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Salina Student Headed To Carnegie Hall

By ksal-staff On Sun, 19 Jan 2014 23:37:44

Salina Student Headed To Carnegie Hall

A Sacred Heart student headed to Carnegie Hall gave a special performance in Salina Sunday. The journey began nearly a year ago with the opportunity to audition and perform in one of the most famous venues in the world. By the end of 2013, Shayla Martin, a senior at Sacred Heart High School ...

 
 

3 gay Republicans trying to make election history

By associated-press On Sun, 19 Jan 2014 18:46:29

3 gay Republicans trying to make election history

Three Republicans are trying to make history this fall. No Republican has ever been openly gay when first elected to Congress. Candidates in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and California hope to be the first. None has an easy path. Each must defeat a Democratic incumbent and confront passi...

 
 

Transition teams handling Beechcraft sale details

By associated-press On Sun, 19 Jan 2014 18:34:17

Transition teams handling Beechcraft sale details

The sale of Beechcraft to Cessna Aircraft's parent company, Textron, is expected to close in the first half of this year, pending government approvals. The Wichita Eagle reported two transition teams for each company have been formed to work out the details. Those details include such things as e...

 
 

Lecompton residents concerned for post office

By associated-press On Sun, 19 Jan 2014 18:30:13

Lecompton residents concerned for post office

More than 100 people attended a weekend meeting about the future of Lecompton's post office. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Mayor Sandy Jacquot encouraged the standing-room-only crowd Saturday to write the U.S. Postal Service and state government officials. Lecompton's post office is ...

 
 

1 dead in Wichita fire

By associated-press On Sun, 19 Jan 2014 05:57:41

1 dead in Wichita fire

A 41-year-old man has died in a fire at a duplex in Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports fire crews arrived at the scene early Saturday to find flames coming out of a front window of the duplex. Wichita fire investigator Mark Reibenspies says a neighbor told fire crews that a person was inside. ...

 
 

Kansas Ed officials to seek waiver extension

By associated-press On Sun, 19 Jan 2014 05:47:17

Kansas Ed officials to seek waiver extension

Kansas education officials plan to ask for an extension of their waiver from the No Child Left Behind law. The U.S. Department of Education put Kansas on notice that it's at "high risk" of losing its waiver because Kansas hadn't taken enough steps to use student growth data as part of teacher eva...

 
 

KanCare shift expected Feb. 1

By associated-press On Sun, 19 Jan 2014 05:16:21

KanCare shift expected Feb. 1

Gov. Sam Brownback's administration says it expects the state to get federal permission soon to add long-term services for Kansans with developmental disabilities to KanCare on Feb. 1. Those services were taken out of the Medicaid managed care plan that began Jan. 1 after intense lobbying by disa...

 
 

Body found at Lawrence home

By associated-press On Sun, 19 Jan 2014 04:40:29

Body found at Lawrence home

Lawrence police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found inside a home officers were checking on a missing person report. Sgt. Trent McKinley said Saturday that officers went to the home late Friday in an attempt to contact the individual reported missing by family members. Offic...

 
 

Brown site to mark MLK Day with activities

By associated-press On Sun, 19 Jan 2014 04:39:19

Brown site to mark MLK Day with activities

The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka has a full slate of activities planned to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Monday's lineup includes music and dance performances, dramatic readings and a student art exhibition. Throughout the day, park rangers will also offer art p...

 
 

Wind Farms Could Endanger Small Aircraft

By associated-press On Sat, 18 Jan 2014 17:40:02

Wind Farms Could Endanger Small Aircraft

A new study by researchers at the University of Kansas shows that air turbulence created by wind energy turbines could pose safety problems for small aircraft. Tom Mulinazzi, a KU engineering professor, says wind turbines can set up a circular vortex that can roll a small plane if it gets in the...

 
 
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