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The high demand for concealed carry permits is continuing in Kansas.

High Demand for Concealed Carry Permits in Kansas

KSAL StaffJune 6, 2013

The high demand for concealed carry permits is continuing in Kansas. The Wichita Eagle reports the state had taken 22,124 applications through the first 10 months of the fiscal year, which started last July. In all of fiscal year 2012, Kansas residents submitted 12,408 applications. In response to the demand, the Kansas attorney general's office hired more staff and temporarily reassigned worker...

The Sedgwick County Sheriff says inmates are wasting too much toilet paper, so he's reduced their supply.

Sedgwick County Rations Toilet Paper for Inmates

KSAL StaffJune 6, 2013

The Sedgwick County Sheriff says inmates are wasting too much toilet paper, so he's reduced their supply. Sheriff Jeff Easter is limiting inmates to one roll a week. He says that will cut the amount his office is spending on toilet paper from $100,000 to $50,000 a year. Inmates are allowed to buy extra toilet paper. Exceptions will be made for those who are indigent, or inmates who are sick. Ea...

A Salina man is arrested on charges of indecent liberties with a child.

Man Jailed on Charges of Fondling Girl

KSAL StaffJune 6, 2013

A Salina man is arrested on charges of indecent liberties with a child. According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, police learned about an incident that took place on Wednesday morning in an east/central Salina home, after the father of the victim contacted SPD. Police arrested 23-year-old Matthew G. Jackson, 1309 N. 9th, after he allegedly fondled a girl who is under the age of 14. The victim told her fa...

The names of 10 soldiers killed in combat in the past year will be added next week to a memorial walk outside the 1st Infantry Division headquarters building at Fort Riley.

Ten Names Added to Fort Riley Memorial Walk

KSAL StaffJune 6, 2013

The names of 10 soldiers killed in combat in the past year will be added next week to a memorial walk outside the 1st Infantry Division headquarters building at Fort Riley. The ceremonies on Wednesday are part of the division's annual celebration of its establishment in 1917 as the first designated division in the Army. Other activities planned for the week include soldier competition and enterta...

An 11-year-old Salina girl who suffered an electrical shock while playing in a rainstorm remains in critical condition at a Wichita hospital.

Family Rallying Around Child Who Was Shocked

KSAL StaffJune 6, 2013

An 11-year-old Salina girl who suffered an electrical shock while playing in a rainstorm remains in critical condition at a Wichita hospital. An uncle of Jayden says that the family has seen some improvements since the girl was hospitalized May 29 but he did not give specifics. The girl was found lying on two in-ground electrical junction boxes in front of the Campbell Plaza in downtown Salina. ...

Dodge City police chief to retire in 2014

Officials in Dodge City will soon begin looking for a new police chief.

KSAL StaffJune 6, 2013

Officials in Dodge City will soon begin looking for a new police chief. City officials said Wednesday that Chief Craig Mellecker has announced he'll retire in March 2014 after 30 years with the police department. Mellecker was appointed chief in 2011. City manager Ken Strobel says officials knew at the time that Mellecker would be retiring within a few years, but they were confident about what h...

Kansas House Chairman Defends GOP’s Latest Tax Bill

KSAL StaffJune 5, 2013

The chairman of the Kansas House committee on taxation says it's "misleading" for Democrats to describe newly approved tax legislation as a tax increase. Republican Richard Carlson said Wednesday that the plan approved over the weekend is part of a larger tax reform effort that began last year. This year's bill cancels most of a sales tax rollback scheduled for July and adjusts income tax laws t...

VIDEO: Suspected Walmart Hit and Run Driver Caught on Camera

KSAL StaffJune 5, 2013

Salina Police are looking for a hit and run driver who was caught on video. Police say that on Saturday of this week a white male wearing a light colored ball cap left the Salina Walmart parking lot. The driver was in a maroon colored GM truck. The suspect wrecked into another vehicle in the parking lot and left the scene. If you can identify the man in the video, or if you have any information ...

Scholars Recommend Quotes for Eisenhower Memorial

KSAL StaffJune 5, 2013

The commission that is planning a memorial to honor President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington plans to unveil a series of quotations that may be inscribed in the monument. The Eisenhower Memorial Commission is hosting a public forum Wednesday evening in Washington. A committee of scholars and Eisenhower experts will discuss their recommendations for which of Ike's words should be included in t...

Doctor’s Killer Punished for Intimidating Woman

KSAL StaffJune 5, 2013

The Kansas Department of Corrections says the convicted killer of an abortion provider violated prison rules by trying to intimidate the woman who reopened the doctor's abortion clinic in Wichita. DOC spokesman Jeremy Barclay said Wednesday that Scott Roeder will be punished with 45 days in disciplinary segregation with no outside communication. That would be followed by 60 days of loss of privil...


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