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New school named after Eisenhower opens in his boyhood home

By associated-press On Sat, 09 Jan 2016 19:20:43

New school named after Eisenhower opens in his boyhood home

A new elementary school named after President Dwight D. Eisenhower has opened in his boyhood home of Abilene, Kansas, 46 years after he left office. Parents considered Eisenhower as a name for an Abilene elementary school in the 1960s. But it wasn't until Thursday that fourth- and fifth-grade stu...

 
 

Powerball Skyrockets to $900 Million

By associated-press On Sat, 09 Jan 2016 16:26:23

Powerball Skyrockets to $900 Million

The Powerball jackpot has reached another new level never before seen. According to the Kansas Lottery, as of Saturday morning the jackpot climbed to $900 million. This is the largest jackpot in Powerball history, and also the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history. Lottery officials...

 
 

Safety Issues Delay Fort Riley Hospital

By associated-press On Sat, 09 Jan 2016 16:10:41

Safety Issues Delay Fort Riley Hospital

A top Army official says the latest delay in opening the new hospital at Fort Riley is attributed to 357 safety issues. Assistant Secretary of the Army Katherine Hammack told U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran in a letter obtained by The Associated Press that the problems were identified during pre-final insp...

 
 

More Salina Most Wanted Arrests

By ksal-staff On Sat, 09 Jan 2016 15:51:53

More Salina Most Wanted Arrests

The latest list of Salina’s Most Wanted went online a week ago. Since then, about a dozen of them have been arrested. According to Saline County Jail records, Jerry Alkire and Shane Bunch are the latest two on the list to be arrested. They were wanted for crimes that include making criminal thr...

 
 

Report: Governor Repays Running Mate for Loans

By staff On Sat, 09 Jan 2016 12:02:28

Report: Governor Repays Running Mate for Loans

A new report shows Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has made a final $100,000 repayment on loans from his running mate to their re-election campaign. Three loans from Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer totaling $1.5 million were the subject of a federal grand jury investigation last year. No charges we...

 
 

Judge Dismisses Ouster Against Topeka City Councilman

By staff On Sat, 09 Jan 2016 12:00:03

Judge Dismisses Ouster Against Topeka City Councilman

A Shawnee County judge quickly dismissed a civil action to remove a Topeka city councilman charged with child abuse from the council. But prosecutors say they will refile the action later. In a hearing Friday, Judge Franklin Theis dismissed the ouster effort against Jonathan Robert Schumm. The...

 
 

Kansas Tax Amnesty Generates $23M, $7M Less Than Expected

By staff On Sat, 09 Jan 2016 11:57:22

Kansas Tax Amnesty Generates $23M, $7M Less Than Expected

A tax amnesty program designed to help balance the Kansas budget has generated only about three-quarters of what lawmakers expected. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the program brought in about $23 million, which fell about $7 million short of the $30 million that was anticipated. The ...

 
 

Governor Brownback Broadens Order Against Refugee Resettlements

By staff On Sat, 09 Jan 2016 11:55:29

Governor Brownback Broadens Order Against Refugee Resettlements

Governor Sam Brownback has issued a new, broader executive order telling state agencies that they can't assist with resettling refugees who are security risks. The order issued by the governor Friday applies to any refugees presenting a security risk to the state. Brownback's office issued a stat...

 
 

Salina Crime Stoppers 1-8-16

By ksal-staff On Fri, 08 Jan 2016 19:57:28

Salina Crime Stoppers 1-8-16

Between August 28th-December 21st, a vacant farmstead located at 4429 North Brookville Road was broken into and items were stolen from the house and outbuildings. The following items were stolen: • A blue electric guitar & amplifier • A full size accordion • A 60” Samsung flat screen ...

 
 

State Mistakenly Notifies Employees They Were Fired

By associated-press On Fri, 08 Jan 2016 19:43:45

State Mistakenly Notifies Employees They Were Fired

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Department of Administration has apologized after several state employees were mistakenly notified that they had been fired. Department spokesman John Milburn said Thursday a computer glitch caused the problem. The email was intended for people who retired or were f...

 
 
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