Category: Regional News

State Shuts Down Hays Restaurant That Briefly Had Salina Location

TOPEKA – Agents from the Kansas Department of Revenue, accompanied by the Ellis County Sheriff’s Department, on Wednesday executed tax warrants and seized the assets of Terrance J. Kinderknecht and his company, Terry’s Backyard BBQ, LLC., for non-payment of sales tax, withholding tax and liquor drink tax totaling $16,213.13. According to a media release from […]

First Human West Nile Virus Cases Reported in Kansas This Year

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is reporting two cases of neuroinvasive West Nile virus (WNV) disease in individuals who reside in Johnson County. Four regions of the state remain under a high-risk warning for WNV, including north central, south central, northwest, and southwest Kansas. Northeast and southeast regions are at […]

Warming Trend Expected Through the Weekend, Hot and Dry Weather Likely Returning Next Week

Temperatures will gradually warm back to near or above normal levels into the 90’s by mid to late week, and persist through at least the weekend. After a relatively cool start to this week, the large-scale pattern will likely favor above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation across Mid-America through next week. Today – Sunny, […]

Shower and Storm Chances Return Tonight, Cool Start Expected to the Work Week

Scattered showers and storms will be possible tonight. The stronger storms will be capable of 50 mph winds, brief heavy rain and small hail. Below normal temperatures are expected for the start of the work week with highs in the 80’s. This Afternoon – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m. […]

Storms Expected This Evening and Overnight, Showers and Storms Possible Sunday Night into Monday

Storms are expected to become more numerous tonight. A few severe storms will be possible in the yellow shaded area. Winds up to 60 mph, high rainfall rates, and quarter size hail will be possible with the stronger storms. Scattered showers and storms will be possible again across much of the area Sunday night into […]

Slightly Cooler Temperatures Sunday, Rain Chances Increase Late in the Week

Slightly cooler temperatures are forecast on Sunday, with highs generally in the lower 90’s area wide. The upcoming week will start relatively dry. However beginning late Wednesday night, chances of storms will increase markedly. An active pattern is expected to continue into the weekend. This will NOT be a continuous period of rain, but multiple […]

UPDATE: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Cancelled

***UPDATE: The Severe Thunderstorm Watch, originally scheduled until 9:00 PM, has been cancelled for all counties in The Salina Scoop coverage area and is no longer in effect.*** SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 284 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS… KANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE… ALLEN ANDERSON ATCHISON BARTON BOURBON CHASE CLAY CLOUD COFFEY DICKINSON […]

Veterans Charity Shut Down for Violating Kansas Consumer Protection Laws

TOPEKA – A charity claiming to raise funds to send care packages to deployed service members has been shut down for violating state charity and consumer protection laws, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Tennessee-based Operation Troop Aid (OTA) reached an agreement with Kansas and 15 other states to resolve allegations that it mishandled funds […]

Indictment: Man Behind Cyberattacks Was Working for Wichita Lawyer

WICHITA – A Wichita lawyer and a computer software engineer were charged today in a federal indictment alleging they were responsible for cyberattacks on web sites that posted information critical of the lawyer’s work, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Wichita Attorney Bradley A. Pistotnik, 62, and David Dorsett, 36, Wichita, co-founder of a company called […]

Scattered Severe Thunderstorms Possible Today and Tonight

Scattered to numerous thunderstorms with heavy rainfall will affect much of the area through the midday. Localized flooding is possible. Gusty winds to 45 mph may briefly occur as well. Scattered severe thunderstorms remain possible for all areas today and tonight with winds around 60 mph, hail around 1 inch diameter, and very heavy rains […]