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St. Louis County pays extra $3.4M after protests

By associated-press On Fri, 05 Dec 2014 08:41:47

St. Louis County pays extra $3.4M after protests

St. Louis County elected leaders have transferred $3.4 million from an emergency fund to cover police overtime and other expenses after the Ferguson shooting protests. KWMU-FM reports that the County Council unanimously endorsed the emergency spending measure Wednesday. Overtime accounts for more...

 
 

Laura Bush to speak at Pittsburg State in April

By associated-press On Fri, 05 Dec 2014 08:34:53

Laura Bush to speak at Pittsburg State in April

Former first lady Laura Bush is coming to southeast Kansas in the spring to speak during Pittsburg State University's Women in Government Lecture Series. The university says Bush will speak on education, literacy, volunteerism and human rights on April 22 at the Bicknell Family Center for the Art...

 
 

Judge blocks University of Kansas records release

By associated-press On Fri, 05 Dec 2014 08:31:02

Judge blocks University of Kansas records release

A judge has temporarily blocked the University of Kansas from releasing emails and other documents to a group looking for ties between a research center and the billionaire Koch brothers. Douglas County District Judge Robert Fairchild issued an order Thursday after Art Hall, executive director of...

 
 

KSU Crops Team Claims 6th Straight National Championship

By ksal-staff On Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:06:01

KSU Crops Team Claims 6th Straight National Championship

The Kansas State University Crops Team recently captured the title of national champion for the sixth year in a row. K-State teams have now won the collegiate crops contest championship in 13 of the past 16 years. To win the 2014 national title, the team won both the Kansas City American Royal Colle...

 
 

Ex-Counselor Gets Over 13 years In Sex Case

By ksal-staff On Thu, 04 Dec 2014 23:42:13

Ex-Counselor Gets Over 13 years In Sex Case

A former middle school counselor convicted in a sex case involving a student was sentenced to over 13 years in jail. Judge Patrick Thompson sentenced 33-year-old Brooke Dinkel Thursday afternoon in Saline County District Court to 165 months in prison. Back in June Dinkel was found guilty of se...

 
 

Secretary: State Highway Projects Will Proceed

By associated-press On Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:18:24

Secretary: State Highway Projects Will Proceed

The top transportation official in Kansas says highway projects scheduled for 2015 and 2016 will proceed, despite a projected multi-million shortfall in the state's budget. The Kansas Department of Transportation announced in August $1.2 billion in highway projects for the next two years. In Nove...

 
 

Cattle Markets Focus of Kansas Ranchers’ Meeting

By associated-press On Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:16:20

Cattle Markets Focus of Kansas Ranchers’ Meeting

A market analyst is warning Kansas ranchers not to get too comfortable with the record high cattle prices they have been enjoying recently. CattleFax Executive Vice President Randy Blach told producers attending the Kansas Livestock Association convention in Wichita that they can continue to make...

 
 

Counterfeit $20 Found

By ksal-staff On Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:44:10

Counterfeit $20 Found

A bogus $20 bill is discovered in a restaurant's bank deposit. Salina Police are investigating after another counterfeit bill was found, this time by employees at Bennington State Bank - in a deposit made by Jim's Chicken, 649 S. Broadway on Wednesday. Police are also investigating a couple of...

 
 

Salina Woman Charged with Slashing Man

By ksal-staff On Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:03:23

Salina Woman Charged with Slashing Man

A woman is found months after cutting an acquaintance with a knife. Salina Police arrested 20-year-old Ashley Morris on a warrant Wednesday for allegedly slashing a 19-year-old man with a utility knife during an argument in a home on September 15th. Police say the hospital used 21 staples to c...

 
 

Tamarin Monkeys Die At Kansas Zoo

By associated-press On Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:23:47

Tamarin Monkeys Die At Kansas Zoo

Three tamarin monkeys from the Hutchinson Zoo in Kansas have died from a virus. The animals died late last month from the highly fatal virus likely contracted by eating an infected mouse or mouse urine. Two of the cotton-topped tamarins native to Colombia were born at the zoo in 2001. The othe...

 
 
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