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Kansas Students Try to ‘Break’ Testing System

By associated-press On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:27:52

Kansas Students Try to ‘Break’ Testing System

Many Kansas students participated in a statewide effort to "break" the state's online mathematics and reading testing system to find its technical limits and uncover any problems. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the effort came after the state encountered several problems administering the tes...

 
 

Metal Pig Missing

By ksal-staff On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:01:07

Metal Pig Missing

A decorative pig is stolen from the front of a Salina restaurant. Salina Police are investigating after an 18-inch pig made of metal was removed from its pedestal at Russell's Restaurant, 649 Westport Blvd. sometime Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 5pm. Police say the black and white pig is ho...

 
 

Man Sought on Federal Drug, Firearms Charges Found

By ksal-staff On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:36:28

Man Sought on Federal Drug, Firearms Charges Found

A manhunt leads to two arrests. Salina Police found 33-year-old Dustin Reavis hiding in a suspended ceiling at the Econo Lodge and 44-year-old Boyd Hatfield crouched down in a construction trailer near K-mart on Tuesday evening after the two exited a stolen car they were in. The search began w...

 
 

Former Col. Takes Over KSU Salina UAV Flight Operations

By ksal-staff On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:29:59

Former Col. Takes Over KSU Salina UAV Flight Operations

The newest addition to the unmanned aircraft systems program at Kansas State University Salina is former U.S. Air Force Col. Kurt Carraway, who will serve as the flight operations manager. Carraway was in the Air Force for 25 years, with much of that time including a focus on UAS. "K-State Salina...

 
 

GOP Plans To Scrutinize Kansas Election

By associated-press On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:24:56

GOP Plans To Scrutinize Kansas Election

The Kansas Republican Party plans to have a network of lawyers ready to watch voting on Election Day for potential legal problems. The GOP plans to have lawyers on standby, as they watch for what state GOP party director Clayton Barber calls "dubious actions" by Democrats. The newspaper says the ...

 
 

Beheading Trial Won’t Be Moved

By associated-press On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:03:27

Beheading Trial Won’t Be Moved

The trial of a Kansas man accused of beheading a man with a guitar string will not be moved out of Osage County. An Osage County judge on Tuesday rejected a request from 30-year-old James Paul Harris to move his trial to another county outside the Topeka news coverage area. Harris is accused o...

 
 

Lawsuit Alleges Problems With Kansas Medicaid

By associated-press On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:00:34

Lawsuit Alleges Problems With Kansas Medicaid

A former executive with a private company managing part of the Kansas Medicaid program alleges in a federal lawsuit that she was wrongly fired for protesting potentially improper cost-saving measures. Jacqueline Leary filed the suit this week. Leary was fired from her position as vice president f...

 
 

Man Critically Hurt In Car Vs Deer Crash

By associated-press On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:58:41

Man Critically Hurt In Car Vs Deer Crash

Douglas County authorities say a 64-year-old man has been critically injured after flipping his car to avoid a deer in the road. Thomas Cunningham was injured south of Lawrence on Tuesday. Sheriff's office spokesman Lt. Steve Lewis says Cunningham's vehicle rolled several times after he drove ...

 
 

Fire Damages Kansas Refinery

By associated-press On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:55:59

Fire Damages Kansas Refinery

A fire damages a soutern Kansas refinery. Flames were shooting out of the roof of the Mag-Plant in Harper County on Tuesday after the fire started in a cooling tower. Emergency Manager Thomas Winter says the area was cleared in about a mile radius until the flames were put out. No injuries were r...

 
 

School Funding Key Late in Kansas Governor’s Race

By associated-press On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:17:22

School Funding Key Late in Kansas Governor’s Race

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and Democratic challenger Paul Davis are making funding for Kansas public schools a key issue as their hotly contested race nears its end. Davis was rallying Tuesday evening with teachers at the Statehouse after kicking off a 30-stop campaign tour through eastern Kan...

 
 
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