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Altered KPERS Rules Create Concern

By associated-press On Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:23:13

Altered KPERS Rules Create Concern

Education authorities are raising concerns about new rules for the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System that they say could discourage retirees from teaching in Kansas classrooms. Under former rules, a teacher or school administrator could retire, draw a KPERS benefit and work full time for ...

 
 

Child Saved From Hot Car

By associated-press On Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:18:48

Child Saved From Hot Car

A pair of Kansas shoe store employees are being lauded for their actions after one of them found a 2-year-old locked inside a sweltering car in the parking lot. 16-year-old Porscha Bland had just left a Famous Footwear store in Merriam on Saturday afternoon when she saw the child in a car, covered ...

 
 

Former Surgery Center Employee Sentenced

By associated-press On Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:21:33

Former Surgery Center Employee Sentenced

A 54-year-old former employee of a Wichita surgery center has been found guilty of computer fraud for a mass transfer of emails that included information of 317 patients. April Galvan was found guilty Monday of seven counts of computer fraud. Authorities say that around 11:30 a.m. June 12, 201...

 
 

Kansas To Get Aid For Spring Storms

By associated-press On Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:19:00

Kansas To Get Aid For Spring Storms

President Barack Obama has signed a federal disaster declaration that will free up federal funds to help Kansas recover from recent spring storms. The federal money will go toward repairing damage to infrastructure and services damaged by May and June storms that included tornadoes, straight-line...

 
 

Art To Be Part Of Field House Project

By ksal-staff On Mon, 20 Jul 2015 22:21:23

Art To Be Part Of Field House Project

The Salina City Commission has expressed interest in making public art a part of the new Field House Salina project. Salina Arts and Humanities Executive Director Brad Anderson mew with commissioners during a study session Monday afternoon. Anderson tells KSAL News that he was asked to work with ...

 
 

Undecided On New Life Direction?

By joan-jerkovich On Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:36:53

Undecided On New Life Direction?

For 20 years I ran a successful bakery working long days. I sold it a few months ago and tried retirement, but found I am happier having something to do every day. I don’t need the money because I made a lot in the sale of my business, but just to keep busy I now work at a Deli. This isn’t...

 
 

Administrator’s Suspension Raises Eyebrows

By associated-press On Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:50:01

Administrator’s Suspension Raises Eyebrows

A Kansas school district the state's new education commissioner left earlier this month is facing questions over the timing of revelations that an administrator was suspected of misusing district funds. McPherson School District officials knew in mid-June that associate superintendent Chris Ruder...

 
 

Judge Dismisses Charges in Alleged $132 Million Scam

By associated-press On Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:43:05

Judge Dismisses Charges in Alleged $132 Million Scam

A federal judge has dismissed the indictment against seven men accused in 2012 of cheating investors out of $132 million. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten granted on Monday the request from prosecutors to dismiss the case. Its end comes nearly three years after the government announced the in...

 
 

K-State Reports $141.5M in Donations This Year

By associated-press On Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:41:40

K-State Reports $141.5M in Donations This Year

Kansas State University says it has received $141.5 million in gift pledges in the fiscal year that just ended. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the donations for the fiscal year that ended June 30 came from individual supporters and corporate partners, with 57,813 individuals making more than ...

 
 

Fort Riley Marina Closed Because of Algae

By associated-press On Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:39:57

Fort Riley Marina Closed Because of Algae

Fort Riley officials say the fort's marina is closed because of high levels of toxic blue-green algae at the north end of Milford Lake. The marina is expected to remain closed until the lake conditions improve. The south end of Milford Lake is open, but is under a public health warning, which mea...

 
 
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