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Kansas school testing robots with autistic children

By associated-press On Sun, 17 Nov 2013 05:06:45

Kansas school testing robots with autistic children

A Wichita school for children with autism is experimenting with robots to help students improve their human interaction, physical skills and emotional behavior. The Wichita Eagle reports the robots being used at Heartspring are programmed to dance, talk, recognize faces and speech and get up and ...

 
 

Kansas patrol says driver’s condition impacted crash

By associated-press On Sun, 17 Nov 2013 05:04:37

Kansas patrol says driver’s condition impacted crash

The Kansas Highway Patrol says a school bus driver's medical condition directly impacted the cause of a crash that injured the driver and 22 middle school students. The Kansas City Star reports the Aug. 21 accident outside Bonner Springs injured the driver and 22 sixth-grade girls from the Pembro...

 
 

Salina Judge Gives KC Rapper Suspended Sentence

By associated-press On Sun, 17 Nov 2013 05:00:08

Salina Judge Gives KC Rapper Suspended Sentence

A Saline County judge has suspended a prison sentence for a 32-year-old Kansas City rap artist convicted of shooting a man in Salina. Reginald “Dalima” Easterwood’s used a small caliber handgun to shoot a Salina man after a disturbance at the Howard Johnson Inn on E. Diamond Drive back in J...

 
 

Kansas City ramping up effort for GOP convention

By ksal-staff On Sat, 16 Nov 2013 23:16:13

Kansas City ramping up effort for GOP convention

Officials in the bistate Kansas City area are stepping up a campaign to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Officials recently submitted a letter to the Republican National Committee formalizing their intent to bid on the convention. On Wednesday, a special bid task force was announc...

 
 

Wichita man sentenced to decades for abuse

By associated-press On Sat, 16 Nov 2013 23:13:37

Wichita man sentenced to decades for abuse

A 38-year-old man convicted of molesting a Wichita girl for nearly a decade faces about 80 years in prison. The Wichita Eagle reports Michael Rae has to serve about 51 years of a life sentence before becoming eligible for parole for raping a girl under 14. If he's ever paroled on that charge, Rae...

 
 

Mustang Season Ends With Tough Loss

By ksal-sports On Sat, 16 Nov 2013 14:21:59

Mustang Season Ends With Tough Loss

The Central Mustangs ended the 2013 season with a disappointing 44 – 42 loss Friday night at Salina Stadium in the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs. After taking an early lead over the Wichita Kapaun Mt. Carmel Crusaders, the Mustangs fell 44 – 42. Central scored first, on a Malik Vea...

 
 

Cougars Advance To State Semifinals

By ksal-staff On Sat, 16 Nov 2013 13:58:03

Cougars Advance To State Semifinals

The Salina South Cougars avenged two consecutive playoff losses to Bishop Carroll Friday night, and in the process snapped the Wichita school's 23 game winning streak. The Cougars finally defeated the Golden Eagles, after disappointing playoff losses to them the last two years. After a scoreless ...

 
 

Ex-worker pleads no contest to Kansas county theft

By associated-press On Sat, 16 Nov 2013 02:38:16

Ex-worker pleads no contest to Kansas county theft

A former employee of a northeast Kansas county has pleaded no contest to stealing $16,000 in public money. KNZA-FM reports 40-year-old Janette Lyn Fund, of Delia, appeared Friday in Jackson County District Court. She pleaded no contest to 20 felony counts of making false information and 20 misdem...

 
 

Judge orders $25K returned in Kanas hunting case

By associated-press On Sat, 16 Nov 2013 02:37:04

Judge orders $25K returned in Kanas hunting case

A federal judge in Kansas has ordered the return of nearly $25,000 paid by a Texas hunter as restitution for running an illegal deer hunting camp. James Bobby Butler Jr., of Martinsville, Texas, was initially assessed a $25,000 fine and $25,000 in restitution at his sentencing in 2011. But U.S...

 
 

Homeless man sets Bibles on fire at mens shelter

By associated-press On Sat, 16 Nov 2013 02:35:20

Homeless man sets Bibles on fire at mens shelter

A homeless man is believed to have set a box of old, worn Bibles on fire at a Wichita men's shelter after becoming upset with the shelter's staff. The Wichita Eagle  reports the fire happened around 7 p.m. Thursday at Union Rescue Mission when an unknown man ignited three or four Bibles in the s...

 
 
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