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Capuchin Priests End Era Moving Out Of Hays

KSAL StaffJuly 31, 2013

An era that began in 1878 is ending in Hays this week. Three Capuchin priests are moving from the St. Joseph friary in Hays to a friary in Victoria. The Capuchin order started the St. Joseph parish in 1878 but the order announced last spring that it would leave the parish this year. Fathers Earl Befort, pastor of three small area Catholic parishes, and retired priests Father Canice Froehlich ...

Driver Hitting Cows Hurt

KSAL StaffJuly 31, 2013

A truck driver is hurt when he hits multiple cows late Tuesday night, According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 31-year-old Matthew Salter from Missouri Valley, Iowa, was driving a Peterbilt semi on K15 Highway. He struck four cows, and ended up in the east ditch. Salter was hurt, and was transported to the hospital in Clay Center. It was not immediately known if he was buckled up. The crash hap...

Texting Program Delivers Tips To New Parents

KSAL StaffJuly 31, 2013

A new program aims to deliver tips to new parents over their cell phones. The Kansas Early Childhood Advisory Council and Kansas Project LAUNCH have awarded $40,000 in mini grants to communities across the state. The money will help promote a texting campaign designed to provide parents with easy access to health information. Project coordinator Cristi Cain told 6News Lawrence that the program's...

KU Autism Researchers Get $1.2M Grant

KSAL StaffJuly 31, 2013

University of Kansas researchers have received a $1.2 million grant to test whether an iPad voice output application can help children with autism. The researchers will train pre-schoolers with autism and their classmates to use the app. The researchers want to determine whether the technology can improve their deficits in communication, social reciprocity and play skills. The four year study wi...

Abortion Debate Sought For Kansas Special Session

KSAL StaffJuly 30, 2013

An anti-abortion group's leader says he wants Kansas lawmakers to consider banning most abortions early in pregnancy during their special session in September. Kansas Coalition for Life Chairman Mark Gietzen said Tuesday that he believes proposed fetal heartbeat legislation would pass if it were put to a vote in both chambers. The measure would prohibit abortions when doctors can detect a fe...

American Red Cross in Lindsborg

KSAL StaffJuly 30, 2013

It's cleanup time in northern McPherson County after yesterday's deluge. Lindsborg's City Administrator, Greg DuMars tells KSAL News that waters have receded enough for teams to enter homes to assess damage from Monday's flash flood. "Right now we're estimating between 125 to 140 homes impacted," he said. "We have crews out, American Red Cross - paired with city staff going door to door to do da...

AUDIO: County Wants Health Department

KSAL StaffJuly 30, 2013

A split Saline County Commission wants the Salina-Saline County Health Department to become a county agency. In executive session County Commissioners conferred with County Counselor Mike Montoya early Tuesday afternoon. Afterwards, they again discussed the issue, and a possible counter-proposal to the city. Commissioners accepted several things that the city offered including the city paying $5...

County Ponders New Health Department Proposal

KSAL StaffJuly 30, 2013

Saline County Commissioners appear split as they discuss a new proposal from the City of Salina in regard to the future of the Salina-Saline County Health Department. A structure problem with the roof caused the health department to close back in  May of 2012. Since that time, city and county commissioners have been trying to come up with a plan for a permanent facility and the best course of ac...

Guns, Jewelry and Music

KSAL StaffJuly 30, 2013

A Remmington 22 cal. rifle, costume jewelry, an iPod dock, a Fender guitar and a Pearl brand flute were all stolen from the home of Gloria Mattison on July 28. Mattison noticed that items in her home were shifted around and that her front porch screen door had been torn. The burglary appeared to have happened between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. last Sunday in the 1500 block of N 5th. The total loss in pr...

Trial Delay for Woman in Alleged WWII Flight Theft

KSAL StaffJuly 30, 2013

The trial of a woman accused of stealing more than $100,000 from a group that flew World War II veterans to Washington D.C. has been delayed because of problems between her and her attorney. The attorney for LaVeta Dianne Miller of Great Bend told a judge Monday that Miller had stopped communicating with him since her preliminary hearing in April. He asked to be removed from the case. Miller sai...

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