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Man arrested after going through undergarments

KSAL StaffSeptember 22, 2013

Authorities have arrested a man suspected of entering a Wichita home and going through a laundry basket containing two girls' undergarments. KAKE reports that the 31-year-old suspect walked through the front door of the unlocked home around 1:20 a.m. Saturday. Sgt. Bruce Watts says the homeowner spotted the suspect and was able to get a good description before he fled. Watts says the suspect was...

1 dead, 5 injured in Wichita shooting

KSAL StaffSeptember 22, 2013

One man has died and five have been injured in a shooting in Wichita. Wichita Police Sgt. Bob Gulliver told KWCH-TV the shooting happened about 2 a.m. Sunday in the Old Town neighborhood. Gulliver said officers were helping clear the area after the bars closed when they heard about 10 gunshots. The victims were taken to Via Christie Hospital St. Francis in Wichita. Hospital house manager Joye ...

Federal proposal threatens rural Kansas hospitals

KSAL StaffSeptember 21, 2013

A proposal by a federal agency's fiscal watchdog would strip higher Medicare payments from 72 of the 83 rural Kansas hospitals designated as "critical access hospitals." It is raising fears it will force some facilities to close in sparsely populated communities across the state. The report from the inspector general's office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has alarmed hospita...

Downtown Microbrewery Closer To Opening

KSAL StaffSeptember 21, 2013

A downtown Salina microbrewery should be up and running in time for Oktoberfest. Monte Shadwick, owner of Blue Skye Brewery, says the brewery equipment showed up Tuesday morning. “We spent the day unloading and that’s a little bit like Christmas for the brewers,” Shadwick said. “We’ve got their crew here setting up. They’ll be here for five days, kind of just making sure the whole pro...

Search And Rescue Event Coming to Salina

KSAL StaffSeptember 21, 2013

Search and rescue professionals from across the state will meet in Salina for a large training event. According to the Kansas Adjutant General's Office, the 6th annual Kansas Technical Rescue Conference begins on Tuesday. It is sponsored by the Kansas Search and Rescue Working Group, Kansas Division of Emergency Management, Adjutant General’s Department, Great Plains Joint Training Center, Cris...

Sterling Woman Sentenced For Cattle Fraud

KSAL StaffSeptember 21, 2013

A central Kansas woman has been sentenced to two years of probation for embezzling more than $211,000 from a feedlot where she worked to pay off losses from her own cattle trading. The U.S. Attorney's office says 37-year-old Carrie Frederick of Sterling must also pay about $80,000 in restitution under the sentence she received Friday in federal court. Frederick pleaded guilty in June to wire fra...

Kansas Voter Rule Hits Unaffiliated

KSAL StaffSeptember 21, 2013

A majority of the prospective Kansas voters whose registrations were put on hold after the state began enforcing a proof-of-citizenship law claim no political affiliation. An Associated Press computer analysis shows that 57 percent of the registrations put on hold since the law took effect in January were from people listing themselves as unaffiliated. Such residents make up only 30 percent of th...

Tweet Lands Professor In Hot Water

KSAL StaffSeptember 20, 2013

A University of Kansas journalism professor is on leave, and facing criticism because of his Twitter post after the recent shootings in Washington, D.C., in which he says "blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters." David W. Guth, an associate professor of journalism, tweeted the comment in the aftermath of the Navy Yard shootings Monday that left people dea...

Dirt Bike and ATV Stolen

KSAL StaffSeptember 20, 2013

An ATV and mini-bike are stolen from a storage building. Saline County Sheriff Glen Kochanowski tells KSAL News that deputies are investigating a burglary and theft in the northwest Saline County town of Glendale. Deputies say that someone pushed a Polaris ATV and a small 50-cc dirt bike out of an open storage shed in the 100 block of E. 2nd Street. Officers followed the tire tracks onto Brookv...

Playground Dedicated To Salina Children

KSAL StaffSeptember 20, 2013

Community members gathered Friday morning to celebrate a large, unique children's project. A ribbon was cut in celebration of the official opening of America's largest fully accessible playground at Coronado Elementary School. Over 500 volunteers converged on the school on a Saturday morning back in July to do their part in helping build the one-of-a-kind playground. The 10,800 square foot play...

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