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Enrollment Drops At Kansas Community Colleges

By associated-press On Sun, 06 Oct 2013 13:32:07

Enrollment Drops At Kansas Community Colleges

A new report says enrollment is down this fall at the 19 community colleges in Kansas. The report for the Kansas Board of Regents says statewide community college enrollments are down 3.82 percent, which is a drop of 3,095 students from last fall. The total number of students at the colleges was ...

 
 

Police say bag on clinic roof failed arson attempt

By ksal-staff On Sun, 06 Oct 2013 12:35:36

Police say bag on clinic roof failed arson attempt

A bag tossed onto the roof of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Joplin contained incendiary material in what police are calling a failed arson attempt. Surveillance video from the facility shows a person dressed in a hooded sweatshirt approach the back of the building around midnight Wednesday and t...

 
 

Animals, Keepers Blessed At Rolling Hills

By ksal-staff On Sat, 05 Oct 2013 22:28:47

Animals, Keepers Blessed At Rolling Hills

Animals at Rolling Hills Zoo, including an ailing kangaroo, were blessed Saturday afternoon. The Very Rev. Benjamin Thomas, Th.D. of Christ Episcopal Cathedral, traveled through the zoo performing blessings on animals, and their keepers. Father Thomas began with the big cats, moved to the primat...

 
 

Man Hit By Car After Hitting Deer

By ksal-staff On Sat, 05 Oct 2013 13:02:42

Man Hit By Car After Hitting Deer

A man standing outside his vehicle after hitting a deer late Friday night is hit and killed by another vehicle. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 32-year-old Boe Keesling of Lyons was standing on the road outside of his disabled SUV after he hit a deer. A car came upon the scene, and hit bo...

 
 

Salina Man Convicted Of Murder In Child Abuse Death

By associated-press On Sat, 05 Oct 2013 07:32:51

Salina Man Convicted Of Murder In Child Abuse Death

A Salina man has been convicted of first degree murder and other charges in the abuse death of his girlfriend's 14 month old son. A jury returned the verdict against 35 year old Antonio Brown on Friday - two years to the day after Clayden Urbanek died of what doctors at a Wichita hospital called ...

 
 

Kansas Furloughing Civilians Who Support Guard

By associated-press On Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:15:55

Kansas Furloughing Civilians Who Support Guard

The federal shutdown has already furloughed 772 members of the Kansas National Guard, and the Adjutant General's Department says 263 civilians who support the Guard will be furloughed as well. Friday's announcement says the civilians are state employees whose jobs are funded by the federal gover...

 
 

Man Convicted Of Human Trafficking

By associated-press On Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:14:48

Man Convicted Of Human Trafficking

A jury in western Kansas has convicted a 27-year-old Minnesota man on charges related to human trafficking. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office says in a release that a Logan County jury on Thursday convicted Preston Sanders, of St. Paul, Minn., of transporting a person under 18 knowi...

 
 

Elderly Person wants to Die? Joan Jerkovich “Your” Life Coach

By joan-jerkovich On Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:14:47

Elderly Person wants to Die? Joan Jerkovich “Your” Life Coach

Recently, at a community event, I ran in to an elderly woman that I have always admired for her spunk and love for life.  While we don’t know each other well, we’ve always had a mutual admiration and easy connection.  After a brief hello, she told me she’s ready to die. When I asked why, she...

 
 

Kansas Court Reverses Coal Plant Permit

By associated-press On Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:12:59

Kansas Court Reverses Coal Plant Permit

The Kansas Supreme Court has reversed a state agency's decision to issue a permit to construct a new coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas. Friday's unanimous decision by the justices is a setback for Sunflower Electric Power Corp. in its plans to build a second plant near Holcomb. The ...

 
 

Man Walks for Kenyan Orphanage

By associated-press On Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:05:54

Man Walks for Kenyan Orphanage

A man walking across the country with a goat to raise money for a Kenyan charity is hitting the halfway point of his journey. The Salina Journal  reports that Steve Wescott set off on in May from the Space Needle in Seattle. Now, he's crossing through Kansas with his pack goat as he makes his wa...

 
 
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