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A law taking effect Monday allows people with concealed-carry permits to bring their guns into public buildings.

Board Of Regents Wants Concealed Carry Study

KSAL StaffAugust 14, 2013

The Kansas Board of Regents wants an in-depth study of a new law that loosens restrictions on carrying concealed weapons into public buildings. The regents indicated they would pursue the study during their annual retreat Tuesday. The new law allows licensed concealed carry on public college campuses. But the regents have taken an immediate six-month exemption for universities, and could later s...

KDOT Spent $18.5 Million Clearing Roads

KSAL StaffAugust 14, 2013

The Kansas Department of Transportation says it spent more than $18.5 million clearing and salting highways during the past winter. KDOT included its winter storm expenses in a quarterly summary of operations posted online Tuesday. The figure for clearing snow and spreading salt to prevent ice buildup was for the 2013 fiscal year, which ended June 30. It was a big jump from fiscal 2012, which sa...

House Where BTK Murder Occurred To Be Sold

KSAL StaffAugust 14, 2013

A south-central Kansas house is being sold where BTK serial killer Dennis Rader killed one of his victims. The three-bedroom, 960-square-foot house in Park City is being sold at an upcoming real estate auction. In 1985, Rader sneaked into it and killed his 53-year-old neighbor, Marine Hedge. After his capture in 2005, he still could recite the address of Hedge's house. Real estate agent Jack Ne...

Chase Ends With Crash, Arrests

KSAL StaffAugust 14, 2013

A short chase east of Salina ends with a crash, and two arrests. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, units  were in pursuit of a 1997 Ford Escort.  As the driver, 24-year-old Mathew Leach from Ramona, Kansas, attempted to make a left turn onto Marymount Road, he struck a large wooden fence post and came to rest in the ditch. Leach and a passenger, 25-year-old John Rudd from Salina, were bo...

Vehicular Burglary

KSAL StaffAugust 14, 2013

It was reported to police that Tuesday night three young boys broke in to seven different cars on five different streets. A neighbor noticed some suspicious activity going on around some of the cars on the street and reported it to the police. The police soon arrived to find a 14-year-old boy stepping out of a car that he had been rummaging through. The boy told police that  he knew the owner of...

Kansas education board yanks 6 teacher licenses

KSAL StaffAugust 13, 2013

The Kansas Board of Education has yanked the licenses of six teachers, including four convicted of sex crimes. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Calvin J. Andrews of El Dorado lost his license Tuesday because he was convicted of one count of lewd and lascivious behavior. Jacob Douglas Lull of Cloud County was convicted of one count of indecent solicitation of a child. And Kurt M. Brundage a...

Abortion foes resurrect zoning challenge to clinic

KSAL StaffAugust 13, 2013

The Wichita City Council has taken no action on efforts by abortion foes to use zoning laws to drive out an abortion clinic. Representatives from four groups asked the council on Tuesday to rezone the property of the South Wind Women's Center to prohibit abortions. A similar effort earlier this year to rezone it was rejected by the city planning commission. Wichita-based nonprofit Trust Women Fo...

Hays’ ex-wastewater manager indicted

KSAL StaffAugust 13, 2013

The former wastewater manager for the city of Hays has been charged with violating the Clean Water Act by lying about nitrogen levels in the city's discharges. The U.S. attorney's office says a four-count federal indictment Tuesday accuses 57-year-old Charles L. Blair with making false statements about nitrogen levels in effluent at the city's wastewater treatment plant. Three counts relate to s...

County, City Closer To Health Department Repair Agreement

KSAL StaffAugust 13, 2013

If a Tuesday afternoon meeting is any indication, Saline County and Salina City Commissioners appear close to reaching an agreement on funding of repair of the Salina-Saline County Health Department. Tuesday afternoon county counselor Mike Montoya discussed the latest proposal from the city in regard to repair funding. A structure problem with the roof caused the health department to close back i...

Siblings Save Toddler From Drowning

KSAL StaffAugust 13, 2013

Two young siblings are credited with saving a toddler from drowning in an apartment pool in Topeka. Six-year-old Crystal Canul and her 11-year-old brother, Josias, rushed to the pool Monday night after their mother spotted the 2-year-old struggling while looking out a window of their second-floor unit. The mother wasn't a strong swimmer, so she asked her children to help. Crystal jumped into ...

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