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Kansas Property Taxes on the Rise

By associated-press On Mon, 09 Nov 2015 12:57:35

Kansas Property Taxes on the Rise

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Property taxes are expected to increase this year for patrons of most Kansas school districts. The projected increases come as the Kansas Supreme Court considers whether public schools are underfunded. Homeowners in most of the state's districts saw their bills for suppor...

 
 

Students Without Proper Shots to be Sent Home

By associated-press On Mon, 09 Nov 2015 12:55:18

Students Without Proper Shots to be Sent Home

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita students who aren't up to date on required immunizations will be excluded from school next week. Beginning Nov. 16, students in the Wichita school district will be pulled out of class and told they are not allowed to return to school until their immunizations are up...

 
 

Bishop to Make Case for Kapaun Sainthood

By associated-press On Mon, 09 Nov 2015 12:52:04

Bishop to Make Case for Kapaun Sainthood

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita is preparing to make the case that an Army chaplain from Kansas who died in a North Korean prisoner of war camp deserves to be granted sainthood. Bishop Carl Kemme is addressing the leadership of the Vatican's Congregation for t...

 
 

Fire Quickly Extinguished at Pizza Plant

By toddpittenger On Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:13:15

Fire Quickly Extinguished at Pizza Plant

A fire at the Tony's Pizza plant in southwest Salina was quickly extinguished Sunday evening. The Salina Fire Department tells KSAL News that crews were called at 5:44 in the evening to the report of a fire on the roof of the facility. There was initially flames, and heavy smoke. The fire was out...

 
 

Series of Earthquakes Along Oklahoma, Kansas Border

By staff On Sun, 08 Nov 2015 12:19:44

Series of Earthquakes Along Oklahoma, Kansas Border

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a series of earthquakes along the Oklahoma-Kansas border - including magnitude 4.2 and 4.1 temblors near Medford. Emergency management and law enforcement officials say no injuries or damage are reported. The 4.2 quake was recorded at 12:29 p.m. Saturday nine...

 
 

3 Groups to Push For Plastic Bag Restrictions in Lawrence

By staff On Sun, 08 Nov 2015 12:08:11

3 Groups to Push For Plastic Bag Restrictions in Lawrence

Three environmental groups want Lawrence to reduce the use of plastic grocery bags by imposing a ban or fining shoppers who use them. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the Sustainability Action Network, the Sierra Wakarusa Group and the Lawrence Environmental Teams United for Sustainability...

 
 

Teacher Who Showed Controversial Film to Return to Work

By staff On Sun, 08 Nov 2015 11:59:01

Teacher Who Showed Controversial Film to Return to Work

A Kansas teacher will return to work Monday after being on leave for showing a controversial anti-bullying film to his students. Conway Springs school officials said Friday that Tom Leahy will be allowed back in the classroom with some safeguards in place. The Wichita Eagle reports Superintendent...

 
 

South Stunner: Cougar Soccer Wins State

By toddpittenger On Sun, 08 Nov 2015 04:36:35

South Stunner: Cougar Soccer Wins State

Lightning struck not once, but twice for the Salina South High School Soccer Team in the state championship game in Topeka Saturday evening. In a stunning upset, South won the state championship. The Cougars, playing against perennial state power and the two-time defending state champion St. Thom...

 
 

Serial Killer Sentenced to Death

By associated-press On Sat, 07 Nov 2015 14:39:30

Serial Killer Sentenced to Death

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a convicted serial killer who stuffed several of the bodies of his female victims into barrels. The ruling Friday in the case of John E. Robinson Sr. marks the first time justices have upheld a death sentence since K...

 
 

Brownback Advises Against Emergency Education Funding

By associated-press On Sat, 07 Nov 2015 14:38:12

Brownback Advises Against Emergency Education Funding

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback's administration is recommending against granting emergency state aid to most Kansas school districts that plan on seeking funds at an upcoming meeting with lawmakers. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports superintendents were sent a message from the Kansas S...

 
 
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