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4 stabbed in Junction City

KSAL StaffAugust 11, 2013

Authorities in Junction City have arrested a man suspected of stabbing four people. Four people were stabbed early Saturday in Junction City, and two of the victims appeared to have serious wounds. The other two victims suffered minor injuries. Police took a man into custody and were holding him Saturday on charges of aggravated battery. --- Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal ...

Search For 14 Year Old Boy Resumes

KSAL StaffAugust 10, 2013

Wichita police have resumed the search for a 14-year-old boy apparently swept away by floodwaters Friday. Police told The Wichita Eagle  Saturday that search crews had found no sign of the boy, who was not identified. The boy went under the water about noon Friday while swimming with at least two other boys in a west Wichita waterway called The Big Ditch. Witnesses say the boy was pulled under ...

Pictures From The Fair

KSAL StaffAugust 10, 2013

[caption id="attachment_2255" align="alignnone" width="300"] Julian hugs a stuffed animal won at the Tri-Rivers Fair.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2256" align="alignnone" width="300"] The Pen 15 car smokes from the hood after being hit by another demolition car.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2257" align="alignnone" width="300"] Angel holds on to his father while captivated by the flashi...

Abilene Teen Killed In Crash

KSAL StaffAugust 10, 2013

A teen from Abilene is killed in a one-vehicle crash in Ottawa County late Friday night. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 32-year-old Earl Anderson from Mantua, Nebraska, was driving a pickup truck south on US 81 Highway. He swerved to miss an animal in the road, and lost control. The truck entered the west ditch and overturned.  A passenger was ejected, and killed in the crash. She is ...

Hays Resident Claims $1M Powerball Prize

KSAL StaffAugust 9, 2013

A northwest Kansas resident has come forward to claim a $1 million cash prize in Wednesday's Powerball drawing. The Kansas Lottery said Friday the person lives in Hays but has chosen to remain anonymous, as allowed by state law. The winning ticket matched the first five numbers but not the Powerball in Wednesday's drawing, which had a $425 million jackpot.  Lottery officials say the million-do...

Geared-Up For Back to School

KSAL StaffAugust 9, 2013

Nearly 2,000 Saline County children picked up backpacks full of school supplies Friday in anticipation of the upcoming school year. For the 12th year in a row a group of dedicated volunteers and organizations  teamed up for the Saline County Back to School Fair. To qualify for the free basic school supplies, the child must live in Saline County and be a K-12 student in the 2013-2014 school year ...

Board Cracking Down On Teacher Crime

KSAL StaffAugust 9, 2013

The Kansas State Board of Education will consider disciplinary action next week against six teachers who have been convicted of criminal activity, an usually large number for one meeting. Cheryl Whelan, attorney for the State Department of Education, says the board is pursuing school districts that are not reporting criminal activity by teachers and administrators. Four of the six teachers wer...

Cowboys On Horesback Catch Cattle After Crash

KSAL StaffAugust 9, 2013

Horses, cowboys and rescue personnel worked together to clear the wreckage of a cattle truck that closed westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near downtown Kansas City. The accident occurred about 3:45 a.m. Friday and the westbound lanes of the interstate weren't reopened until about 10:30 a.m. Police say the driver told them the accident occurred when his load of about 80 cattle shifted, causing ...

Looking For a Hero

KSAL StaffAugust 9, 2013

Tim Murry is on a mission - and he may be looking for you at the Tri-Rivers Fair. The father of four sons who have a rare blood cancer is asking people to stop by the Salina's Got Talent Contest on Saturday to have their mouths swabbed and be added to a nation wide Bone Marrow Registry. Murry tells KSAL News the process takes less than 10-minutes, "Usually to be a hero, somebody has to run into ...

Salina Area Judge Honored

KSAL StaffAugust 9, 2013

A Salina area judge is one of two Kansas court officials honored. The two were recognized by the American Bar Assn. Thursday when they were presented prestigious awards as part of the ABA’s annual meeting, in San Francisco. Receiving the national awards were District Magistrate Judge Mary B. Thrower, Minneapolis, and Denise Kilwein, Director of Judicial Education, at the Office of Judicial Adm...

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