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Gun Found In Student’s Backpack

By associated-press On Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:47:32

Gun Found In Student’s Backpack

Johnson County police say a handgun was found in a student's backpack outside Spring Hill High School. A Johnson County sheriff's deputy assigned as a school resource officer was checking on a report of a student "in need of care" outside the school Thursday when the gun was found. Spring Hil...

 
 

K-State Salina Planning Community Open House

By ksal-staff On Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:44:35

K-State Salina Planning Community Open House

K-State Salina is planning a open house to begin the new school year. According to the school, Kansas State University Salina is hosting an open house and inviting the community to meet current faculty and staff and welcome the newest members. The event will be 4:30-6 p.m. this coming Monday, ...

 
 

VIDEO: Salina Organizations Benefit From Dancing Penguin

By ksal-staff On Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:00:16

VIDEO: Salina Organizations Benefit From Dancing Penguin

If you drove by one of Salina's busiest intersections Friday morning and you thought that you saw someone dressed as a penguin, in a tutu, dancing, your eyes weren't deceiving you. That giant penguin was Salinan Christina Humphrey. Humphrey, who organizes and helps with charity events through...

 
 

Final Weekend Of Summer At Kenwood Cove

By ksal-staff On Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:51:49

Final Weekend Of Summer At Kenwood Cove

It's another sign that summer is nearly over. This weekend is the final weekend for Salinas Kenwood Cove waterpark before it closes for the season. The waterpark will be open normal hours on Saturday and Sunday. After closing Sunday, Kenwood Cove will open one final time Monday evening for a ...

 
 

iCivics Promoted For Schools

By associated-press On Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:31:28

iCivics Promoted For Schools

The Kansas Supreme Court and state Bar Association are promoting the use of educational video games in schools to teach students civics lessons. The court and the association are advocating the use of games developed by iCivics, a group formed in 2009 by retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra ...

 
 

Sex Assault Near K-State Campus Prompts Warning To Women

By ksal-staff On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 23:23:16

Sex Assault Near K-State Campus Prompts Warning To Women

A sexual assault prompts a warning for women on and around the K-State Campus. The Riley County Police Department and the Kansas State University Police Department are cautioning the K-State community and the general public about walking alone at night after a sexual assault was reported in the ...

 
 

Storms Drop Heavy Rain; Hail

By ksal-staff On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 23:05:59

Storms Drop Heavy Rain; Hail

Thunderstorms dropping heavy rain and hail rolled though Central Kansas Thursday evening. In Saline County, up to 2 inches of rain fell in some areas. In the Brookville area, hail up to the size of ping pong balls was reported. Heavier rain fell to the east. There were reports of flash floodin...

 
 

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...

 
 
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