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KU Gets Million Dollar Donation

By associated-press On Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:39:48

KU Gets Million Dollar Donation

The University of Kansas has received a $1 million donation that will be used for a new business school scholarship program. The gift from Jerry and Kay Jennett, of Valdosta, Ga., will create the Jerry and Kay Jennett Finance Scholars Program. Jerry Jennett is a 1963 graduate of the university...

 
 

Senate Committee Votes Against Renewable Standards

By associated-press On Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:37:53

Senate Committee Votes Against Renewable Standards

A Kansas Senate committee has voted to repeal the state's renewable energy standards. The measure would repeal the 2009 Renewable Portfolio Standard, or RPS, which required major utility companies to have the capacity to generate 10 percent of their energy through a renewable source by 2011. It a...

 
 

KDHE Names New Oral Health Director

By associated-press On Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:34:49

KDHE Names New Oral Health Director

A Missouri dentist has been named director of the Bureau of Oral Health in the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Agency Secretary Robert Moser announced the appointment of Dr. Cathy Taylor-Osborne this week. Taylor-Osborne is dental director of Cabot Westside Medical and Dental Center ...

 
 

Phelps’ Hate Seen As Helping Gay Rights

By associated-press On Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:31:02

Phelps’ Hate Seen As Helping Gay Rights

Fred Phelps Sr. led his small Topeka church for more than two decades in a bellicose crusade against gays and lesbians, declaring that the U.S. was doomed because of its tolerance of homosexuality. But the tactics of Phelps and his Westboro Baptist followers created public circuses that some say ...

 
 

Southern Baptist leader condemns anti-gay pastor’s message

By associated-press On Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:39:32

Southern Baptist leader condemns anti-gay pastor’s message

A leader of the Southern Baptist Convention says it has no connection whatsoever to the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church founded by the Rev. Fred Phelps, who died late Wednesday at the age of 84. The Rev. Russell Moore, president of the SBC's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, calls Westbor...

 
 

Kansas, Missouri men killed in crossover collision

By associated-press On Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:35:39

Kansas, Missouri men killed in crossover collision

Two people are dead after a pickup truck crossed the median on a northeast Kansas highway and struck a car head-on. The Highway Patrol says the accident happened about 1:20 a.m. Thursday on Kansas 10 in Johnson County. Investigators said a westbound pickup driven by 45-year-old Johnnie Royce J...

 
 

Online Relationship Leads to Scam

By ksal-staff On Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:48:58

Online Relationship Leads to Scam

A Salina man falls victim to a scam. Salina Police report a 53-year-old man met a woman online who convinced him she needed help with paying her bills. The woman allegedly sent him a check for $4,400 with instructions to cash it. He was then asked to wire it to a man in Florida who would then ...

 
 

Drones Could More Efficiently Search For Missing Airplane

By ksal-staff On Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:46:18

Drones Could More Efficiently Search For Missing Airplane

As the hunt continues for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, a Kansas State University Salina aviation professor says using unmanned aircraft systems could make the search more efficient. Kurt Barnhart is head of the department of aviation and executive director of the Applied Aviation Resear...

 
 

Computer, Meat Stolen

By ksal-staff On Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:25:23

Computer, Meat Stolen

Salina Police are investigating a business burglary. According to Captain Chris Trocheck, someone forced open a door at the Prairieland Market, 305 E. Walnut sometime between Tuesday night at 10pm and Wednesday morning at 10am. Officers say $1,000 worth of steaks, ground beef and pork was stol...

 
 

Infamous Kansas Pastor Dies

By ksal-staff On Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:09:12

Infamous Kansas Pastor Dies

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., who founded a Kansas church widely known for its protests at military funerals and anti-gay sentiments, has died. That's according to his son Tim Phelps and KSN Wichita sister station Kansas First News. Phelps, 84, was being cared for in a Shawnee County facility, Westbo...

 
 
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