Category: Regional News

KU Dismisses Athletic Director, Salina Native Sheahon Zenger

LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has dismissed Athletic Director and Salina native Sheahon Zenger citing a “lack of progress” within the department as the reason for the dismissal. Chancellor Douglas A. Girod made the announcement in a statement on the University’s website Monday morning. Zenger, who was born in Salina, had served as KU’s […]

Severe Storms Expected Late This Evening Through Saturday Night

An approaching storm system will bring a chance of severe storms late this evening and tonight. The best chances for large hail and damaging winds will remain west of I-135 where damaging winds to 70 mph and ping pong ball sized hail will be possible. Severe thunderstorms remain possible Saturday evening and Saturday night as […]

Severe Storm Threat Continues Today and Tomorrow Across the Area

Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop mid afternoon in the middle of Kansas and will likely persist throughout the evening and spread over much of south central and potentially southeast Kansas. There is a good chance the strongest storms this afternoon and evening will produce baseball sized hail and 70 mph winds. A few tornadoes […]

Strong Winds Expected Monday, Severe Storms Possible Tuesday and Wednesday

Monday will be windy with strong southerly winds expected across the area. The strongest winds will be in central and south central Kansas, where sustained speeds of 25-35 mph and gusts near 45 mph will be possible. A few severe storms will be possible Tuesday, especially in the afternoon and evening. Main threats for Tuesday […]

Light Rain Possible Early Sunday, Windy Sunday and Monday, Severe Storms Possible Tuesday and Wednesday

There is a chance of light rain showers with occasional thunder early Sunday morning generally west of the Kansas Turnpike. Chances of rain will diminish during the morning and end around noon. Severe weather is not expected with this activity. Strong southerly winds are expected both Sunday and Monday, though the strongest winds will be […]

Frost Advisory Issued for Early Friday Morning

FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 8 AM CDT FRIDAY… For the counties of… Russell-Lincoln-Barton-Ellsworth-Saline-Cloud-Clay-Ottawa- Dickinson Including the cities of Russell, Lincoln, Sylvan Grove, Great Bend, Ellsworth, Wilson, Salina, Concordia, Clay Center, Minneapolis, Bennington, Tescott, Abilene, and Herington. The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Frost Advisory, which is in effect […]

Cool, Wet Weather Continues Today; Nice Weather Pattern Begins Thursday

Rain will move slowly eastward across the region with cooler below normal daytime highs today. Scattered showers and drizzle will affect most of the area through 3 p.m. Wednesday. Additional rainfall amounts will generally be less than a tenth inch. A nice weather pattern will be in store for the region on Thursday through Saturday. […]

Winner of Missing Children’s Poster Contest Honored; Kansas Missing Children’s Day to be Observed May 25

TOPEKA – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) recently honored the 2018 winner of the Kansas Missing Children’s Poster Contest, an art competition for Kansas 5th graders that encourages child safety and creates awareness for children who remain missing. The annual national poster contest is sponsored by the U.S. […]

Widespread Rainfall Continues Through Sunday, Mild and Dry Weather Returns Monday

Widespread rain showers are going to persist into the afternoon with additional rainfall amounts ranging from a trace to 0.25″. There could be some breaks in the rain, but chances remain for much of the day. Widespread, beneficial rainfall will affect central and southeast Kansas today and tonight, before ending from west to east across […]