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Seat Belt Saves Woman’s Life

By ksal-staff On Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:38:59

Seat Belt Saves Woman’s Life

The Kansas Highway Patrol credits a seat belt with saving a woman's life Tuesday morning. According to the agency, 26-year-old Misty Dawn Schartz of Ellis was driving her 2007 Dodge Nitro when a semi was accelerating on the shoulder and pulling out into the driving lane. Schartz struck the semi. ...

 
 

KU Has Record Setting Donation Year

By associated-press On Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:13:13

KU Has Record Setting Donation Year

The University of Kansas says it received a record $253.2 million in donations in the fiscal year that ended June 30. The university said in a news release Tuesday that the donations compared with $174.2 million donated the previous fiscal year. The contributions to the university and the Un...

 
 

Highway Patrol Workers Loyal; Dissatisfied

By associated-press On Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:52:25

Highway Patrol Workers Loyal; Dissatisfied

A survey of Kansas Highway Patrol employees found a high degree of loyalty to the organization but strong frustration with management. The $20,000 study was done by University of Kansas researches and was prompted by complaints of weak morale in the organization. About 83 percent of those s...

 
 

KSU Salina Welcomes Brazilian Students

By ksal-staff On Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:58:12

KSU Salina Welcomes Brazilian Students

Kansas State University Salina is experiencing an influx in its international student population this year after 55 Brazilian students arrived on campus to study engineering technology. The students are participating in the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program, which allows them to study for one y...

 
 

Study Links Gender To Crashes

By associated-press On Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:47:57

Study Links Gender To Crashes

A new Kansas State University study finds gender affects the likelihood of young drivers being involved in different types of crashes. For the study, a civil engineering professor and doctoral student looked at five years of Kansas accidents involving 16- to 24-year-old drivers. Their findings...

 
 

State Gets Grant To Push Healthier Meals

By associated-press On Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:46:14

State Gets Grant To Push Healthier Meals

Kansas is receiving nearly $350,000 in federal grants to help schools serve healthier meals and snacks. The Kansas Department of Education says it will use the money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide training. The state also will take steps to increase participation in the school...

 
 

State Fair To Showcase New Museum

By associated-press On Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:44:07

State Fair To Showcase New Museum

When the Kansas State Fair opens Friday, it will include a new museum honoring a longtime painter and fair fixture who died last year. The fair's new Lair White House is located on the site of the former home of J.B. Holdren, long known as Bardo the Clown. He was a clown and show painter at the f...

 
 

Device found at Wichita motel novelty item

By associated-press On Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:02:01

Device found at Wichita motel novelty item

A Wichita motel employee who was cleaning rooms found a device with wires and a pair of tubes that were made to look like sticks of dynamite, but it turned out to be a novelty item. The Wichita Eagle reports 30 people were evacuated from the Mark 8 Inn shortly after the employee reported the item...

 
 

71-year-old killed in shootout with officers

By associated-press On Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:52:38

71-year-old killed in shootout with officers

A 71-year-old central Kansas man has been identified as the person killed in a shootout with Kansas Highway Patrol troopers and Barton County deputies over the weekend. Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir on Monday identified the man as George Carson of rural Barton County. He was wounded durin...

 
 

Drug abuse top reason for removing kids from home

By associated-press On Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:48:28

Drug abuse top reason for removing kids from home

Reports from the Kansas Department for Children and Families show that more children in the state are removed from their homes and placed in foster care because of concerns about parents' drug and alcohol abuse than for any other primary reason - including physical abuse, neglect and sexual abuse. ...

 
 
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