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Soldier Pleads No Contest In Fatal Chase

By associated-press On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:38:50

Soldier Pleads No Contest In Fatal Chase

A Fort Riley soldier faces up to 41 years in prison after pleading no contest to charges in a fatal, wrong-way chase on Interstate 70. 22-year-old Gary Fisher Nelson, of Junction City, will be sentenced Nov. 12. The Geary County prosecutor's office says Nelson pleaded no contest last week to seco...

 
 

USD 305 Plans Community Meetings to Discuss Schools’ Facility Proposals

By ksal-staff On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:29:55

USD 305 Plans Community Meetings to Discuss Schools’ Facility Proposals

The Salina USD 305 school district will begin a series of community meetings next week. According to the district, a community meeting will be held at South High School on Thursday, August 22, at 6:00 p.m., to propose facility solutions and receive input. South High School is located at 730 E. Ma...

 
 

Kansas Gets Federal Warning On No Child Left Behind

By associated-press On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:30:24

Kansas Gets Federal Warning On No Child Left Behind

U.S. education officials say Kansas is one of three states that have not fulfilled their promises to bring their teacher and principal evaluation systems up to federal standards. Washington, Oregon and Kansas will have one extra year to finish the work. The new teacher evaluation systems were par...

 
 

Pipes Stolen from Basement Plumbing

By jeff-garretson On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:30:16

Pipes Stolen from Basement Plumbing

Copper pipes are cut and removed from a Salina basement. Police say copper thieves entered a vacant rental home in the 600 block of N. 9th sometime between August 7th and August 13th and cut out 15-feet of copper plumbing from the basement. A neighbor contacted the property owner when he notic...

 
 

Hearings Upcoming On Massive Kansas Power Line

By associated-press On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:25:42

Hearings Upcoming On Massive Kansas Power Line

Public hearings are scheduled for a massive power line that will cross the state of Kansas and deliver electricity to Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The Grain Belt Express line will cross Russell and Osborne counties and send 600,000 volts of electricity from wind farms. The Kansas Corporation C...

 
 

Suspects Try to Sell Guitar, Flute

By ksal-staff On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:16:20

Suspects Try to Sell Guitar, Flute

Police make two arrests in a burglary, theft case. According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, two suspects attempted to sell a stolen Fender guitar and Pearl flute at SM Hanson Music in Salina. Police say staff at the music store had been tipped off by the victim of the crime, who called area music store...

 
 

Police Step Up DUI Patrols

By jeff-garretson On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:59:30

Police Step Up DUI Patrols

Salina Police are planning to crack down on drunk drivers through the Labor Day Holiday. Beginning tonight, through Saturday night, police will have two additional officers on the streets specifically looking for impaired drivers. Police will use a grant from the Special Traffic Enforcement Pr...

 
 

Kansas Voters’ Limbo Shows Hitch In Citizenship Law

By associated-press On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:50:30

Kansas Voters’ Limbo Shows Hitch In Citizenship Law

Nearly 15,000 Kansas residents who registered to vote are having their voting rights held up under a new law requiring voters to prove U.S. citizenship. The law took effect in January and aims to keep immigrants in the U.S. illegally and other noncitizens from casting fraudulent ballots. Criti...

 
 

Georgia Recognizes Kansas Concealed Carry Licenses

By associated-press On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:46:52

Georgia Recognizes Kansas Concealed Carry Licenses

Kansas residents with concealed carry permits will now be allowed to carry their weapons in Georgia. Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Wednesday that Georgia has become the 33rd state to honor permits issued in Kansas. Schmidt said Georgia's decision came after Kansas lawmakers passed new gu...

 
 

KWU Sports Complex Plans Progressing

By ksal-staff On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 01:51:10

KWU Sports Complex Plans Progressing

Kansas Wesleyan University's plans for a new sports complex are progressing. The Salina Heritage Commission on Wednesday approved plans to demolish Glenn L. Martin Stadium. Glenn L. Martin Stadium has been the home field for Kansas Wesleyan University since its official name dedication in 1940. K...

 
 
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