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Proposed Law Would Criminalize Teachers

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:53:10

Proposed Law Would Criminalize Teachers

Teachers no longer would be exempt from criminal charges for showing students materials deemed to be harmful to minors under a bill passed by the Kansas Senate. The Senate's vote Wednesday was 26-14. Teachers could be charged for any materials thought to be too sexual or too profane for minors...

 
 

Inmate Dies In Kansas Jail

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:50:35

Inmate Dies In Kansas Jail

A sheriff in northeastern Kansas' Pottawatomie County says foul play isn't suspected in the death of a 24-year-old jail inmate. Sheriff Greg Riat says the unidentified inmate was pronounced dead at a hospital early Wednesday shortly after being found unresponsive in his cell by a jailer. The K...

 
 

Topeka Zoo Bear Dies In Surgery

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:47:54

Topeka Zoo Bear Dies In Surgery

Topeka zoo officials say a 20-year-old black bear died during spinal surgery. Zoo director Brendan Wiley says the bear, named Peek, died Wednesday during surgery at Kansas State University's veterinary health center. Peek was diagnosed with spinal stenosis in January and gradually got worse, r...

 
 

Two-Day Childhood Cancer Radiothon Underway

By toddpittenger On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:00:45

Two-Day Childhood Cancer Radiothon Underway

Two radio stations have started a two-day effort to help in the fight against childhood cancer. Salina Media Group radio stations Y 93.7 and Sunny 102.5 are hosting a two-day radiothon to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. All money collected during the radiothon will go to St. Jude,...

 
 

PHOTO GALLERY: Fire Burns Salina Park

By toddpittenger On Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:47:43

PHOTO GALLERY: Fire Burns Salina Park

A fire blackened several acres of a Salina park early Wednesday afternoon. At around 12:45 in the afternoon, firefighters were called to a report of smoke, and a "popping sound" coming from inside a wooded area of Indian Rock Park. First responders discovered an active grass fire, that was spread...

 
 

Police Looking for Couple in Van

By ksal-staff On Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:58:32

Police Looking for Couple in Van

Salina Police are looking for a man and woman who borrowed a van - and never returned it. Police say a 42-year-old woman loaned her 2000 Town and Country Chrysler van to a couple on February 13th, with the understanding it would be returned. Police are now looking for the two known suspects an...

 
 

Police Log 2-25-15

By ksal-staff On Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:45:36

Police Log 2-25-15

Salina Police are investigating a residential burglary in the 1100 block of Acorn. Police say sometime between Monday night at 9pm and Tuesday at 2am, thieves took a bottle of the prescription drug Hydrocodone and 30 Blu-Ray DVDs. There was no sign of forced entry. Total loss is listed at $1080. ...

 
 

Climbing Gear Stolen

By ksal-staff On Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:28:23

Climbing Gear Stolen

The Saline County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary at the Webster Conference Center. Staff discovered that someone had entered a storage shed on the property at 2601 N. Ohio, and removed climbing gear used on their ropes challenge course. Sheriff Glen Kochanowski says numerous rope...

 
 

Lawmakers Consider Cutting Parents As Teachers

By associated-press On Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:27:34

Lawmakers Consider Cutting Parents As Teachers

A Kansas House committee has recommended cutting all funding for the Parents as Teachers program, which would end the program. The House Social Services Budget Committee on Tuesday recommended cutting $7.2 million for the program, which has staff member visit homes to help parents prepare student...

 
 

Remodel Plans For Salina South Approved

By ksal-staff On Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:05:57

Remodel Plans For Salina South Approved

Plans for a remodel of Salina South High School have been approved. According to USD 305, the schematic design for the largest of the district's bond projects has been approved. After a year of updates about a planning process that addresses the needs at South High School (SHS), the board of educati...

 
 
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