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Prelim Rescheduled In Lincoln Fatal Shooting Case

KSAL StaffOctober 9, 2013

A preliminary hearing in a second-degree murder case involving the son of a Kansas sheriff has been postponed. The hearing for Scott Weigel was scheduled Tuesday in Lincoln County District but it was rescheduled to Nov. 25. The 33-year-old Weigel is charged in the Sept. 9 shooting death of 21-year-old Keith Ancell of Lincoln. Lincoln County Attorney Jennifer O'Hare asked that the hearing be dela...

Candlelight Tour Canceled At Fort Larned

KSAL StaffOctober 9, 2013

A candlelight tour at the Fort Larned National Historic Site has been canceled because of the government shutdown. The tour had been scheduled for Oct. 12. But site officials said in a news release that the event requires a large number of volunteers and that it isn't possible to reschedule it later this year. The park site near Larned will remain closed until the government reopens. ...

WSU Hosting Girls In Science Conference

KSAL StaffOctober 9, 2013

Wichita State University is scheduled to host a conference aimed at encouraging middle-school girls to consider careers in science disciplines. The Expanding Your Horizons conference is set for Nov. 2 at WSU. The university says in a release the conference is part of a national program that gives girls a chance to meet role models in science, technology, engineering and math. Registration is lim...

Roberts Faces GOP Foe in Senate Ee-Election Bid

KSAL StaffOctober 8, 2013

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has drawn an opponent for the Republican primary in Kansas next year. Dr. Milton Wolf of Leawood announced Tuesday that he intends to challenge Roberts. Wolf is a 42-year-old radiologist who's never sought political office, but he's gained attention in conservative and tea party circles for his vocal criticism of the federal health care overhaul. The 77-year-old Roberts is ...

Justice: Will Kansas Schools Litigation Ever End?

KSAL StaffOctober 8, 2013

A Kansas Supreme Court justice is asking whether legal battles over school funding will ever end if the high court sides with school districts that have sued the state to force higher spending. Justice Eric Rosen said during a hearing Tuesday that he worries about what he called "constant litigation." The court heard arguments on the state's appeal of a lower-court ruling that the state must boo...

Job Seekers Attend Salina Event

KSAL StaffOctober 8, 2013

Those in the area in search of a job, or maybe a career change, attended an event at the Salina Central Mall on Tuesday. Over 40 area employers set up booths, accepted applications and resumes, and talked with prospective employees. Those in search of jobs also had an opportunity to get a little extra help. KansasWORKS had their mobile unit on site. Job seekers were able to complete online appl...

Sierra Club Says KDHE Not Enforcing Odor Control

KSAL StaffOctober 8, 2013

The Sierra Club says Kansas environmental regulators are not enforcing an odor control provision in a permit for Seaboard Food Inc.'s hog feeding operation in Greeley County. At issue is the way Seaboard calculates water levels in lagoons used to treat manure for odor control. Its Ladder Creek facility has a capacity for 132,000 mature hogs. The environmental group on Tuesday criticized the ...

Salina Nixes $15K Art For New Bridge

KSAL StaffOctober 8, 2013

Salina city commissioners have rejected a request to spend more than $15,000 on artwork for a new bridge. The commissioners turned down the request Monday from Community Art and Design and Salina Arts and Humanities for the new Greeley Avenue Bridge. Mayor Barb Shirley and three commissioners said they didn't feel the bridge warranted art. Commissioner Randall Hardy was in favor of the art. The...

Multiple construction tools are stolen from an outbuilding.

ATV and Mower Stolen

KSAL StaffOctober 8, 2013

The Saline County Sheriff's Office is investigating a rural burglary and theft. Deputies were called to a home in the 1200 block of North Powers Road on Monday after the owner discovered that his new Toro Zero-Turn mower was missing from an outbuilding. Deputies say a 2003 Honda racing ATV, valued at $2,600 was also stolen sometime Monday between 7am and 3pm. Total loss is listed at $6,926. ...

Man Killed In Mowing Accident

KSAL StaffOctober 8, 2013

Shawnee County authorities say a Silver Lake man died in an apparent accident while mowing. The body of 52-year-old Bernie M. Menhusen was found Monday night pinned beneath a riding lawn mower. Shawnee County sheriff's Lt. Jay Simecka says Menhusen was dead at the scene. Simecka says the sheriff's office was called about 10 p.m. Monday after Menhusen's family reported they hadn't heard from h...




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