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Official: Using Private Vendor for Test Could Be Costly

By associated-press On Wed, 06 Jan 2016 19:18:23

Official: Using Private Vendor for Test Could Be Costly

A Kansas education official says using a private vendor for state tests would boost costs. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the issue came up after an interim legislative panel released a draft of its public school recommendations. Among those was a recommendation that the state seek a tes...

 
 

Manhattan Inmate Dies in Suicide Attempt

By associated-press On Wed, 06 Jan 2016 18:20:56

Manhattan Inmate Dies in Suicide Attempt

Authorities say a Manhattan man has died after a jailhouse suicide attempt. The Manhattan Mercury reports that the man died Monday morning after he was removed from life support. Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf said in a news release that the man had attempted suicide in his cell Dec. 31 at the co...

 
 

UPDATE: Powerball Reaches $500 Million

By associated-press On Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17:59:39

UPDATE: Powerball Reaches $500 Million

The estimated jackpot for Wednesday night's Powerball was at $450 million to begin the day on Wednesday. By mid-day, that number had soared to $500 million. Sally Lunsford from the Kansas Lottery tells KSAL News that the estimate is based on sales and activity across the country. No one has wo...

 
 

Documentary to Shine Light on HPV

By jeff-garretson On Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17:36:34

Documentary to Shine Light on HPV

Local physicians will be on hand Thursday at the Stiefel Theatre for the screening of a documentary film about the HPV epidemic, and to talk to parents about options to prevent the disease in their preteen children. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the Human Papillomavirus ...

 
 

Menards Theft Goes Awry

By ksal-staff On Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:16:34

Menards Theft Goes Awry

A man and woman who attempted to steal $3,000 worth of merchandise at Menards yesterday at 7PM are at large. The couple, who were caught on surveillance camera, entered the business through the front entrance, and attempted to launch various items including tools, home security cameras and other ...

 
 

Busy Month For Salina’s Most Wanted

By ksal-staff On Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:12:36

Busy Month For Salina’s Most Wanted

The latest list of Salina’s Most Wanted went online Saturday. Since then there have been 9 arrests. According to the Saline County Sheriff's Office, those arrested include: Heather Wright Caitlyn Jepson Tammy Hyman Paul Douglas Moody Angela Feenstra Kyle Fry Jaleka Rutz Jessic...

 
 

KWU To Improve New Stadium Grandstands

By ksal-staff On Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:34:47

KWU To Improve New Stadium Grandstands

Kansas Wesleyan University will begin renovations this month to its grandstands at the newly constructed Graves Family Sports Complex. The renovations include replacing the mill finish aluminum deck system with an anodized aluminum deck system. The aluminum that was delivered for the grandstand p...

 
 

Mentoring Program For Poor, Foster Kids

By associated-press On Wed, 06 Jan 2016 12:23:40

Mentoring Program For Poor, Foster Kids

Kansas is preparing to start a new program to provide mentors for poor residents receiving cash assistance from the state and for foster children reaching adulthood. Gov. Sam Brownback and officials from the state Department for Children and Families officials were having a Wednesday afternoon ne...

 
 

County Voices Frustrations at City

By ksal-staff On Tue, 05 Jan 2016 22:33:55

County Voices Frustrations at City

County Counselor Mike Montoya told County Commissioners he’d made oral arguments earlier this morning regarding the City and County’s inability to agree on the interpretation of a statute regarding annexation. For five years, this has been an obstacle in reaching a joint agreement on road mainte...

 
 

7 Year Path Leads Back to The City

By jeff-garretson On Tue, 05 Jan 2016 18:55:26

7 Year Path Leads Back to The City

Coming back to lend a hand is what some students are doing after graduating from the Xcel After-School Program - and to encourage kids who are currently signed up. "Two of the boys from our very first group in 2008 always wanted to tinker with things and program and now they've come back to help,...

 
 
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