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Miss Kansas Shows Tattoos At Miss America Pageant

By associated-press On Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:00:00

Miss Kansas Shows Tattoos At Miss America Pageant

Miss Kansas Theresa Vail says she wants to break the stereotype that women with visible tattoos don't compete in pageants. So during the swimsuit portion of the Miss America competition on Tuesday, Vail revealed two tattoos - the Serenity Prayer on her right side and the insignia of the U.S. Arm...

 
 

Fort Riley Soldier Sentenced to Life for Murder

By associated-press On Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:11:16

Fort Riley Soldier Sentenced to Life for Murder

A Fort Riley private has been convicted in the stabbing death of another soldier and sentenced to life in prison without parole. A court martial panel at Fort Riley sentenced Pvt. John Hughes Tuesday for the death of 21-year-old Pvt. Thomas Lavrey, of West Seneca, N.Y. Lavrey was found unrespo...

 
 

Smoke Alarm Sounds at Jail

By jeff-garretson On Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:39:24

Smoke Alarm Sounds at Jail

A Saline County Jail inmate is facing additional charges after allegedly lighting a small fire. According to Saline County Sheriff Glen Kochanowski, members from the Salina Fire Department responded to the jail on Monday at 5:30pm, after smoke was discovered in an air vent. Sheriff Kochanowski...

 
 

Deaf Amputee Bricklayer To Be Honored

By ksal-staff On Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:06:50

Deaf Amputee Bricklayer To Be Honored

A Kansas community will honor a deaf, double amputee who became a famous bricklayer before his death more than six decades ago. On Thursday, the northeast Kansas town of Atchison will unveil a statute honoring William Boular. He once was featured in "Ripley's Believe It or Not! and was credited ...

 
 

Lincoln Shooting Victim Remembered

By ksal-staff On Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:43:22

Lincoln Shooting Victim Remembered

The murder of 21-year-old Keith Ancell Monday has sent a shock-wave through two communities in Lincoln County. Ancell grew up in Sylvan Grove about 15 miles west of Lincoln where he was shot and killed Monday morning. The town of about 500 people is visibly shaken by the loss of one of their o...

 
 

UPDATE: Parent Miscommunication Prompts Abduction Report

By ksal-staff On Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:20:51

UPDATE: Parent Miscommunication Prompts Abduction Report

Miscommunication between two parents leads to a scramble Wednesday morning to find a child who was reported abducted. Law enforcement was searching for a child who was reported abducted from Solomon Elementary School. The abductor was believed to be the second grade student's mother. After an ...

 
 

Neighbors Updated On KWU Sports Complex Plans

By toddpittenger On Wed, 11 Sep 2013 01:19:41

Neighbors Updated On KWU Sports Complex Plans

Kansas Wesleyan University hosted a neighborhood gathering Tuesday evening to discuss the new $7.5 million sports complex project. KWU President Dr. Matthew Thompson gave a presentation on the latest project plans and developments to citizens who live in the area, and several city officials. P...

 
 

Kansas Rural Counties Join Student Loan Program

By associated-press On Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:24:59

Kansas Rural Counties Join Student Loan Program

Eight more Kansas counties have joined a rural economic development program that helps new residents repay their student loans. The Kansas Department of Commerce said Tuesday the counties have been certified to partner with the state to help new residents repay up to $15,000 in college loans. ...

 
 

Eisenhower Memorial Faces Further Delay

By associated-press On Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:59:53

Eisenhower Memorial Faces Further Delay

After more than 18 months of delays, the planned Eisenhower Memorial project near the National Mall faces further setbacks. The federal Eisenhower Memorial Commission announced Tuesday that it will not appear before the National Capital Planning Commission as planned on Thursday. The memorial g...

 
 

State Decides Not to Apply for Race to Top Funds

By associated-press On Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:21:14

State Decides Not to Apply for Race to Top Funds

Kansas education officials say the state won't apply this year for federal Race to the Top funds. The state's two previous applications for the federal funds have been rejected. Colleen Riley, who oversees early childhood programs at the Kansas State Department of Education, says feedback from...

 
 
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