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Burn Ban In Ottawa County

By ksal-staff On Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:23:54

Burn Ban In Ottawa County

Dry conditions prompt a burn ban in Ottawa County. According to the Ottawa County Emergency Management Office, due to dry weather and vegetation conditions, the Ottawa County Commissioners have issued a burn ban for Ottawa County.  All towns in Ottawa County utilize the county burn ban as also b...

 
 

Proposal To End Teacher Program

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Mar 2015 22:08:24

Proposal To End Teacher Program

Kansas lawmakers are considering a proposal to replace the Teacher of the Year program with a cash awards system. The proposal establishes the Kansas Legislature Award for Teaching Excellence Program, which would dole out thousands of dollars to chosen teachers, and prohibits the Kansas Departmen...

 
 

Initial Approval For School Overhaul

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Mar 2015 21:02:23

Initial Approval For School Overhaul

The Kansas House gave first-round approval to a plan to overhaul the state's school funding scheme. The move to advance the bill passed 64-58. Republican Rep. Amanda Grosserode from Lenexa carried the bill and said that it is possible some votes could change before the chamber takes final acti...

 
 

Mall, Car Dealer Helping Scammed Teen

By ksal-staff On Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:55:01

Mall, Car Dealer Helping Scammed Teen

A Salina business has started an effort to help a local teen who was scammed out of all of the money she had been saving to purchase her first car. The 16-year-old girl was bilked out of $1,530. She had worked and saved the money to buy a car. The teen found a 2003 Honda Accord for sale on Cra...

 
 

Man Arrested After Argument

By ksal-staff On Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:28:45

Man Arrested After Argument

A Salina man is arrested follow an alleged domestic incident. Police say that 21-year-old Keith Weslanski was arrested Wednesday afternoon. He is alleged to have shoved his girlfriend into a wall during an argument. The woman was holding a 6 month old baby girl at the time. Weslanski could fac...

 
 

Kansas Farmers Feeding The World

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:18:42

Kansas Farmers Feeding The World

The Kansas Department of Agriculture is joining with farm groups to focus public attention on the state's role in feeding a growing global population. National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson is headlining an event March 18 at Kansas State University's Union Little Theatre with a visual jo...

 
 

Escaped Inmates Caught in Kansas

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:17:27

Escaped Inmates Caught in Kansas

Authorities say two men who escaped from a southern Oklahoma correctional center have been arrested in Kansas. Oklahoma authorities said 40-year-old Lance Colbert and 54-year-old Dwayne Motsenbocker escaped through a hole in the fence of Mack Alford Correctional Center on Sunday. A U.S. Marsha...

 
 

Indictments In Fort Riley Murder

By ksal-staff On Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:18:49

Indictments In Fort Riley Murder

Indictments have been handed down in the kidnapping and killing of a woman at Fort Riley. 26-year-old Larry Anderson of Manhattan, 23-year-old Marryssa Middleton of Colorado and 24-year-old Drexel Woody of Fort Riley have each been charged with kidnapping resulting in death. Prosecutors say th...

 
 

Governor Urges Support Of New Education Plan

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:35:36

Governor Urges Support Of New Education Plan

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is urging Kansas House members to support a plan from top GOP lawmakers ahead of the chamber's debate on overhauling school funding. Legislators who drafted the plan up for debate Thursday argue it gives schools predictable funding through the 2016-17 school year. ...

 
 

Local Candidates Gather For Forum

By ksal-staff On Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:34:04

Local Candidates Gather For Forum

A standing room only crowd looked on Wednesday night as Salina USD 305 Board of Education candidates and Salina City Commission candidates answered questions from the media, and from citizens. All were participating in a candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Salina Area Cha...

 
 
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