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Wichita police pull frightened dog from overpass

By associated-press On Mon, 07 Jul 2014 03:17:13

Wichita police pull frightened dog from overpass

A photo of Wichita police officers rescuing a 6-month-old German shepherd from an overpass helped reunite the frightened animal with his owners. The Wichita Eagle reports an officer was writing a ticket near the overpass at Kellogg and Tyler Road on Friday night when he saw the dog, named Harley,...

 
 

Over 2,500 School Busses Recalled

By associated-press On Sun, 06 Jul 2014 12:38:28

Over 2,500 School Busses Recalled

Blue Bird is recalling more than 2,500 All American school buses and some transit buses to fix a problem that could make steering more difficult. The company also is recalling a smaller number of school buses that may be prone to a propane fuel leak, according to paperwork filed with the National...

 
 

Push To Keep New College Students On Track

By associated-press On Sun, 06 Jul 2014 12:24:48

Push To Keep New College Students On Track

The excitement of acceptance into that dream college has passed. The first day of classes is still weeks away. But the resources provided by high school teachers and computer labs are no longer available for graduates. Education researchers and academic counselors call it "summer melt," the preca...

 
 

Woman Arrested In Fireworks Attack

By associated-press On Sun, 06 Jul 2014 12:19:23

Woman Arrested In Fireworks Attack

A 39-year-old Wichita woman was arrested after police say she chased three people with large fireworks in her hand. Wichita Police Sgt. John Hoofer tells KSN-TV the fireworks were lit and she sprayed the three victims with sparks Friday night. Hoofer says the woman knew the group of people and...

 
 

Lobbyist: Camptown casino could be running in year

By associated-press On Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:04:52

Lobbyist: Camptown casino could be running in year

Supporters of a bid to bring a casino to southeast Kansas say the long-shuttered Camptown Greyhound Park could be converted quickly into a gambling facility if state regulators approve. The Joplin Globe reports the park has applied to the Kansas Lottery Commission for the lone remaining casino sl...

 
 

SW Kansas residents say spring worst in memory

By associated-press On Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:02:16

SW Kansas residents say spring worst in memory

Some longtime southwest Kansas residents accustomed to long periods without rain say this spring was one of the worst they can remember. The Hutchinson News reports Morton County, which sits closer to three state capitals than its own in Topeka, still has received only about 75 percent of normal ...

 
 

Emporia assisted living facility destroyed by fire

By associated-press On Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:00:30

Emporia assisted living facility destroyed by fire

Nearly two dozen residents of an Emporia assisted living facility are looking for new homes after the building was destroyed by fire. KVOE-AM reports all 21 residents of Sterling House made it out safely after the fire started late Friday night. Emporia Fire Department Battalion Chief Rich Gou...

 
 

PHOTO GALLERY: Independence Day Fun

By ksal-staff On Sat, 05 Jul 2014 12:26:35

PHOTO GALLERY: Independence Day Fun

From fun in the park, to fireworks and fellowship, Salina let freedom ring on Friday. For the 39th year in a row Salina celebrated an old fashioned 4th of July in the park. Oakdale Park was the place to be on Friday for an afternoon of fun and games at the Parks and Recreation Department's 39th...

 
 

State officials say remedial education failing

By associated-press On Sat, 05 Jul 2014 00:14:48

State officials say remedial education failing

Kansas education officials say the state's remedial education plan for incoming college students isn't working. The remedial courses, sometimes called developmental education, are offered to students who need to improve their capabilities in math, English or reading before taking college-level co...

 
 

Suicidal man killed by Wichita police officer

By associated-press On Sat, 05 Jul 2014 00:10:27

Suicidal man killed by Wichita police officer

A man is dead after being shot by police who were called to a Wichita home in response to a suicidal man who needed help. When officers arrived at the home around 1:30 p.m. Friday the man, believed to be in his 20s, ran out of the house toward officers with a weapon. Wichita Deputy Police Chie...

 
 
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