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Iconic Church Protecting Stained-Glass Windows

By associated-press On Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:14:16

Iconic Church Protecting Stained-Glass Windows

The iconic St. Fidelis Catholic Church in Victoria - better known as the Cathedral of the Plains - is working to protect its 48 historic stained-glass windows. The church has started a $155,000 project to refurbish the windows, which are valued at more than $1 million. The 140-foot twin towe...

 
 

Kansas Guard Unit Deploying

By associated-press On Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:46:53

Kansas Guard Unit Deploying

A Kansas National Guard helicopter unit is deploying to Afghanistan to participate in a medical mission. About 45 soldiers of Company G, 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment are heading first to Fort Hood, Texas, for more training before deploying to Afghanistan. The soldiers will provide ev...

 
 

WSU professor leaves $2M to chemistry department

By associated-press On Mon, 04 Nov 2013 03:31:12

WSU professor leaves $2M to chemistry department

A Wichita State University professor has donated $2.2 million to the university's chemistry department where he spent more than 40 years. The WSU Foundation says Erach R. Talaty left the money to the chemistry program to help create endowed scholarships and fellowships for students and to establi...

 
 

Kansas nets about 5 tons of meds on take back day

By associated-press On Mon, 04 Nov 2013 03:30:16

Kansas nets about 5 tons of meds on take back day

Kansans turned in nearly five tons of unused medicine as part of an effort to curb prescription drug abuse. The Kansas Attorney General's office says residents turned in 9,777 pounds of drugs at locations around the state on Oct. 26 for National Drug Take-Back Day. The office says in a release it...

 
 

Teen charged for having unloaded gun at KCK school

By associated-press On Mon, 04 Nov 2013 03:29:01

Teen charged for having unloaded gun at KCK school

Wyandotte County officials say a 13-year-old girl is accused of bringing an unloaded handgun to her middle school. Prosecutors say the girl was charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal use of a weapon. Kansas law prohibits anyone younger than 18 from possessing a firearm. Officials say the gu...

 
 

Fluoride Townhall Meeting In Salina Monday

By ksal-staff On Mon, 04 Nov 2013 01:34:50

Fluoride Townhall Meeting In Salina Monday

A townhall meeting on the topic of fluoride and Salina water will be held Monday evening. The City of Salina will hold an open public forum to discuss water fluoridation. Pro-fluoridation and anti-fluoridation panels will have 30 minutes each for presentations. They will then take questions and...

 
 

50 MPH Wind Causes Minor Damage

By ksal-staff On Mon, 04 Nov 2013 00:26:21

50 MPH Wind Causes Minor Damage

Strong wind around the area Sunday caused minor damage. According to the National Weather Service, strong south wind of 30 to 40 mph with gusts over 50 mph were felt across Central Kansas on Sunday afternoon. These strong winds knocked down some tree limbs and blew over some road signs. The st...

 
 

More than 500 tarantula breeds found in Kansas

By ksal-staff On Sun, 03 Nov 2013 18:33:42

More than 500 tarantula breeds found in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Experts say Kansans don't need to be worried about the healthy population of tarantulas found in the state. The large, hairy spiders are often depicted as dangerous. But Jim Mason, of the Great Plains Nature Center, says the spiders are generally docile. He says tarantulas re...

 
 

Judge OKs $1.3M settlement in KC priest lawsuit

By ksal-staff On Sun, 03 Nov 2013 18:29:47

Judge OKs $1.3M settlement in KC priest lawsuit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Jackson County judge has approved a $1.35 million settlement in a civil lawsuit involving a Kansas City priest who's serving 50 years in prison for producing child pornography. A Jackson County judge approved the settlement in the lawsuit filed in 2011 by a girl and her ...

 
 

Kobach seeks opinion on guns at polling places

By ksal-staff On Sun, 03 Nov 2013 18:24:22

Kobach seeks opinion on guns at polling places

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has asked Attorney General Derek Schmidt for a ruling on whether a new state law allowing concealed carry in most public buildings includes polling places. Polling sites in Kansas are often found in places where guns aren't allowed, such as churches and schoo...

 
 
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