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Dog May Have Chased Burglar Before Being Shot

By ksal-staff On Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:01:38

Dog May Have Chased Burglar Before Being Shot

High-end welding tools are stolen from a home east of Brookville. Saline County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a residential burglary that occurred sometime between July 28th and August 19th at a rural property in the 10,000 block of West Waterwell Road. Owner Derek Devine told officer...

 
 

Rolling Hills Zoo Loses Beloved Tiger

By ksal-staff On Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:14:25

Rolling Hills Zoo Loses Beloved Tiger

Rolling Hills Zoo lost its beloved white tiger  Raja on Thursday. According to the zoo, Raja had to be euthanized as a result of failing health. Raja, who would have been twenty years old in November, had been with the Zoo since before its opening. As one of its longest residents, he was much...

 
 

Topeka Zoo Denies Request to Discuss Elephant Care

By associated-press On Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:00:20

Topeka Zoo Denies Request to Discuss Elephant Care

Topeka Zoo officials have denied claims by activists that the zoo's two elephants are suffering from lack of social interaction. The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wrote to Topeka Zoo director Brendan Wiley asking for a meeting to discuss elephants Tembo and Sunda...

 
 

2nd Mental Evaluation In Child Stabbing Case

By associated-press On Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:53:42

2nd Mental Evaluation In Child Stabbing Case

A Wellington woman accused of stabbing her 10-year-old son to death is set to undergo a second mental evaluation. Lindsey Nicole Blansett will spend 30 to 45 days undergoing psychological testing to determine if she had a mental defect that rendered her incapable of premeditation. She's charged w...

 
 

New School Opens In Salina

By ksal-staff On Wed, 19 Aug 2015 23:53:31

New School Opens In Salina

A new private school opened its doors for the first time in Salina Wednesday morning. Cornerstone Classical School of Salina held classes for the first time. According to the school, doors opened at 7:30 and school began at 8:00 to an enrollment of 48 students, Pre-school thru 6th grade. Cornerst...

 
 

Report: Kansas Missing Out on Manufacturing Job Growth

By associated-press On Wed, 19 Aug 2015 21:42:23

Report: Kansas Missing Out on Manufacturing Job Growth

A new report finds Kansas is missing out on the manufacturing employment growth the nation is experiencing. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors released its findings Tuesday. The group says Kansas saw a 0.9 percent decline in manufacturing employment between...

 
 

Kansas Secretary of State Clerk Sues Over Termination

By associated-press On Wed, 19 Aug 2015 21:40:46

Kansas Secretary of State Clerk Sues Over Termination

A former state employee claims in a federal lawsuit that she was fired from her job at the Kansas secretary of state's office after she declined to attend prayer services in the office. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Courtney Canfield says in her lawsuit filed in federal court in Topeka ...

 
 

Topeka Bans E-Cigarettes in Enclosed Public Places

By associated-press On Wed, 19 Aug 2015 21:38:49

Topeka Bans E-Cigarettes in Enclosed Public Places

Topeka officials have banned electronic cigarettes in enclosed public places. WIBW-TV reports that council members voted 7-2 on Tuesday night to extend the city's ban on indoor smoking to include vaping. The e-cigarettes, which allow nicotine users to inhale vapor, have become increasingly popula...

 
 

VIDEO: Stun Gun Used on Brick-Throwing Man

By associated-press On Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:15:20

VIDEO: Stun Gun Used on Brick-Throwing Man

Authorities say a stun gun was used on a man after he threw bricks at a south-central Kansas law enforcement building and expressed outrage about police shootings. Surveillance cameras at the Law Enforcement Center in Newton captured police officers deploying a Taser on the man Tuesday afternoon....

 
 

Schools Seeking More Aid Asked For Data

By associated-press On Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:02:50

Schools Seeking More Aid Asked For Data

Top Republican legislators are asking Kansas school districts seeking extra state aid to provide information about how they've become more efficient in recent years. Four GOP legislative leaders sent a letter Wednesday to the superintendents of 38 school districts that have applied for extra aid ...

 
 
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