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Kansas town changes shelter protocol

By associated-press On Mon, 19 May 2014 02:26:20

Kansas town changes shelter protocol

A southeast Kansas school district is changing its protocol for storm shelters after a school hadn't been unlocked when a recent tornado hit. Two elementary schools were unlocked before the tornado struck Baxter Springs April 27. But a shelter at Baxter Springs Middle School wasn't unlocked in ti...

 
 

Scouts head to Kansas Speedway

By associated-press On Mon, 19 May 2014 02:18:53

Scouts head to Kansas Speedway

More than 12,000 Boy Scouts from the Kansas City region attended a weekend event called Scouting 500 at the Kansas Speedway. The Kansas City Star reports the event at the Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, included a zip line, go-karts, scuba lessons, remote-control helicopters and lessons on weldi...

 
 

Kansas celebrates 142nd commencement

By associated-press On Mon, 19 May 2014 02:10:34

Kansas celebrates 142nd commencement

The University of Kansas has held its 142nd annual commencement ceremony. More than 4,000 students were candidates for graduation this spring, and 12,000 were invited to the commencement ceremony on Sunday. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Li...

 
 

Kansas ROTC graduating woman combat officer

By associated-press On Sun, 18 May 2014 16:41:53

Kansas ROTC graduating woman combat officer

The ROTC program at the University of Kansas is graduating its first female combat arms officer since the Pentagon lifted the ban on women in combat. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Madeline Wilcox enrolled in the Army ROTC program at the University of Kansas four years ago when women weren't ...

 
 

Oklahoma gambling addicts have few places to turn

By associated-press On Sun, 18 May 2014 15:38:17

Oklahoma gambling addicts have few places to turn

Addiction treatment specialists say as dozens of tribal casinos popped up throughout the state in the past decade, resources for problem gamblers haven't kept pace. Only 45 certified counselors are available at 12 treatment facilities, but specialists say there should be at least double the couns...

 
 

10 arrested in Garden City burglaries

By associated-press On Sun, 18 May 2014 01:16:30

10 arrested in Garden City burglaries

- Authorities have arrested several teenagers in connection with a string of daytime burglaries in Garden City. The Garden City Telegram reports that police, the Finney County Sheriff's Office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, arrested 10 people Wednesday. The burglaries cost the victims...

 
 

Touching Art

By jeff-garretson On Sun, 18 May 2014 00:42:37

Touching Art

The 2014 Walking Tour in downtown turned into a chance for Salinans of all ages to stop and touch 26 new sculptures on Saturday. The works made of steel, glass, and bronze gleamed in the sunshine and touched off conversations on the walkways where they'll stand for the next 11-months during Sculp...

 
 

Teachers protest governor at Kansas Statehouse

By associated-press On Sat, 17 May 2014 19:03:53

Teachers protest governor at Kansas Statehouse

A few hundred teachers and education advocates have rallied at the Kansas Statehouse to protest what they view as anti-public school policies from Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. The American Federation of Teachers and the Kansas National Education Association organized Saturday's rally. The prote...

 
 

Brownback files for new term as Kansas governor

By associated-press On Sat, 17 May 2014 19:00:57

Brownback files for new term as Kansas governor

Gov. Sam Brownback has filed for re-election, saying that under his watch Kansas has become a lighthouse for the nation. Brownback and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer filled out the necessary paperwork Thursday morning to ensure that their ticket is on the Aug. 5 Republican primary ballot. They were join...

 
 

Ellsworth County Man Killed In Crash

By ksal-staff On Sat, 17 May 2014 13:48:47

Ellsworth County Man Killed In Crash

An Ellsworth County man is killed in a crash on Friday. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 66-year-old James Thack from Holyrood was driving a Ford F150 pickup truck headed south on 5th Road in rural Ellsworth County. He failed to yield as he crossed K156 Highway, pulled in front of a semi, ...

 
 
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