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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...

 
 

Experts: Nuclear Power Needed To Slow Warming

By associated-press On Sun, 03 Nov 2013 14:53:43

Experts: Nuclear Power Needed To Slow Warming

Some of the world's top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won't be enough to head off extreme global warming, and they're asking environmentalists to support the development of safer nuclear power as one way to cut fossil fuel pollution. The Associated Press was given an advance copy o...

 
 

Hackers Target School Computers

By associated-press On Sun, 03 Nov 2013 14:44:53

Hackers Target School Computers

Three Topeka area school districts say their computer systems have been attacked recently. The Capital-Journal reports officials with Topeka USD 501 said Friday no data has been compromised in the attacks on that district. Superintendent Julie Ford says it's an ongoing investigation, and the dist...

 
 

Schools Near Army Posts Facing Reviews

By associated-press On Sun, 03 Nov 2013 14:41:24

Schools Near Army Posts Facing Reviews

School districts near Army installations are getting a review of academic progress to ensure students of military families are getting their needs met. The review was announced recently by Army Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno, who says the results will be used among other criteria in future decisi...

 
 

Toddler Without Clothing Found Wandering

By associated-press On Sat, 02 Nov 2013 23:46:13

Toddler Without Clothing Found Wandering

Police in Kansas City, Kan., say a 2-year-old boy has been taken into protective custody after he was found wandering without clothing in a wooded area. Police said in a release Saturday they were called at about 1 a.m. Saturday about a child needing care. A passerby noticed the child walking in ...

 
 
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