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Kansas Man Faces December Sentencing in Shooting

KSAL StaffOctober 29, 2013

A Manhattan man will be sentenced in December for killing a Fort Riley soldier. KMAN reports that the sentencing date for 43-year-old Matthew Wilson is set for Dec. 12 in Riley County. Wilson pleaded no contest Friday to one count of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated battery. Prosecutors say Wilson began shooting in April as four people...

Kansas Winter Wheat Planting Nearly Done

KSAL StaffOctober 29, 2013

The latest government snapshot of Kansas farms shows that winter wheat planting is nearing completion amid the harvest of other crops. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 94 percent of the winter wheat has now been planted. About 74 percent of the crop has emerged. The report rated wheat condition as 59 percent good to excellent, 38 percent fair and 3 percent poor t...

Westar Asks Regulators to Allow Prepaid Option

KSAL StaffOctober 29, 2013

The state's largest electric utility is asking Kansas regulators for permission to let some customers pay for their electricity in advance. The Wichita Eagle reports Westar Energy has filed an application with the Kansas Corporation Commission, which will decide whether to allow the prepaid service. Westar says the pilot program would allow customers to make smaller advance payments, rather than...

Jet Ski Stolen

KSAL StaffOctober 29, 2013

Watercraft is stolen from a property in Salina. According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, a 1999 Kawasaki Jet Ski and trailer were stolen from a side yard in the 2500 block of Blakemoore Saturday night. Police say on October 26th sometime between 6pm and 8pm, someone removed the watercraft and trailer that were parked just outside the privacy fence on the south side of the home's property. Total loss is ...

2 Vehicles Damaged on Car Lot

KSAL StaffOctober 29, 2013

Police are investigating a burglary, theft and damage to property case after vehicles are damaged on an auto lot. Officers were called to R & L Motors, 304 E. Pacific on Monday, after someone damaged an SUV and passenger car. Police say sometime between Saturday night at 8pm and Monday morning at 9am, someone smashed a driver side window on a 1999 Chevy Suburban and removed a stereo, speaker...

Police Chase Called off Before Fatal Wichita Crash

KSAL StaffOctober 29, 2013

Wichita police say officers ended a chase two minutes before a fleeing motorist was involved in a fatal collision. Officials said Monday that the pursuit ended just after 2 a.m. Sunday after speeds reached 60 to 70 mph. The Wichita Eagle reports that the driver of the fleeing van then ran a stop sign and slammed into a car. Capt. Brent Allred says the car's driver, 34-year-old Maria Martinez, wa...

The DUI patrol will be from 11:00 Friday night through 3:00 Saturday morning.

Police Urge Drivers to Buckle Up

KSAL StaffOctober 29, 2013

Salina Police will be out in force Wednesday evening looking for seat belt violations. Lt. Russ Lamer tells KSAL News that four officers and one spotter will be working around the city from 9pm to 11pm Wednesday, looking for occupants who are not buckled up. Citations for unrestrained adults are $10 while the citation for children under 18-years old who are not buckled up is $60 plus court costs...

A soldier from Kansas is killed in Afghanistan this week in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Names Of 2 Kansas Soldiers Going On DC Memorial

KSAL StaffOctober 29, 2013

Two Kansas National Guard soldiers who died in a suicide bombing in Iraq are being honored by the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington. The agency will add the names of Sgt. 1st Class Clayton Wisdom and Sgt. Don Clary to a memorial honoring those who have died in service while protecting DIA personnel. Clary and Wisdom were killed in November 2004 while protecting a contingent of DIA staff ...

Judge Sends Two Men to Prison For Illegal Hunting

KSAL StaffOctober 28, 2013

A federal judge has sentenced two Texas brothers to prison for what prosecutors say may have been the largest deer poaching operation in Kansas history. James Bobby Butler Jr. was the owner and operator of a hunting camp near Coldwater, where his brother, Marlin Jackson Butler, worked as a guide. James Butler was sentenced Monday in Wichita to 10 months in prison and has already paid a $25,000 f...

Kansas Vet in Grenades Case Spared More Prison Time

KSAL StaffOctober 28, 2013

A federal judge in Wichita spared a survivalist any more prison time after his attorney argued the man created explosive devices for defense, not for a possible attack. Alfred Dutton, of Eureka, was sentenced Monday to time served for unlawful possession of unregistered explosive devices. The veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marines was convicted in July of having grenades and parts to make des...


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