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Requirements Low For Child Abuse Investigators

By associated-press On Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:54:21

Requirements Low For Child Abuse Investigators

Kansas workers responsible for investigating suspected child abuse claims don't need more than a high school education to get a job in which mistakes could result in death. The Department for Children and Families has been using the workers, called special investigators, in addition to state-lice...

 
 

Kansas Gets Grant For Advanced Placement Exams

By associated-press On Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:50:18

Kansas Gets Grant For  Advanced Placement Exams

Kansas has been awarded nearly $81,000 from the federal government to help students pay for advanced placement exams. The state is one of 38 to receive $28.4 million total in grants from the U.S. Department of Education to help prepare low-income students for college. According to the departme...

 
 

Man Arrested For Manhattan Bomb Threat

By associated-press On Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:42:52

Man Arrested For Manhattan Bomb Threat

A 21-year-old Junction City man has been arrested after police say he phoned in a bomb threat in Manhattan, Kansas. According to authorities, the Riley County Police Department and the Manhattan Fire Department responded to a reported bomb threat at Florence Manufacturing Tuesday. The scene was s...

 
 

VIDEO: Attempted ATV Theft

By ksal-staff On Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:02:25

VIDEO: Attempted ATV Theft

Salina Police are asking for the public's health in identifying a thief who tried to steal an ATV from a motel parking lot. Police say that on Sunday a suspect in a dark colored Dodge quad cab pickup attempted to steal an ATV from the back of another truck. The attempted theft happened in the par...

 
 

Rolling Hills Ready For “Zoo Brew”

By ksal-staff On Wed, 12 Aug 2015 22:03:46

Rolling Hills Ready For  “Zoo Brew”

Rolling Hills Zoo will be rockin' this Friday night. Organizers are ready for Zoo Brew, one of the organization's most popular fund raising events of the year. Those who attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to enjoy the zoo, food, drink, and live music. Salina band RockGarden will be perfor...

 
 

Kansas Officials Defend Pension Bonds After Moody’s Report

By associated-press On Wed, 12 Aug 2015 21:40:34

Kansas Officials Defend Pension Bonds After Moody’s Report

Kansas officials are defending the state's decision to sell $1 billion in bonds in an effort to boost the financial health of its public pension system after a rating agency's report suggested the move won't help much. Kansas was selling the bonds Wednesday after legislators authorized them earli...

 
 

Kansas Board of Ed Revises Restraint Rules

By associated-press On Wed, 12 Aug 2015 21:38:48

Kansas Board of Ed Revises Restraint Rules

The Kansas Board of Education has given initial approval to new rules on student restraint that establish procedures for parents who believe emergency safety interventions have been used improperly on their children. The board gave initial approval Tuesday to the changes on seclusion and restrain...

 
 

Report: Retail Sales of Farm Tractors Up In July

By associated-press On Wed, 12 Aug 2015 21:35:40

Report: Retail Sales of Farm Tractors Up In July

A new industry report shows retail sales of farm tractors up nearly 19 percent this past July when compared to the same month a year ago. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers said Tuesday that 21,906 farm tractors were sold nationwide last month. That brings the total so far this year to...

 
 

Kansas Public Pension System Says Funding Gap Has Shrunk

By associated-press On Wed, 12 Aug 2015 21:19:10

Kansas Public Pension System Says Funding Gap Has Shrunk

The public pension system for Kansas teachers and government workers says its long-term financial health improved last year. The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System is citing a recent report showing a 3 percent decrease in the gap between its anticipated revenues and the cost of benefits pr...

 
 

Report: Kansas Corn Crop Forecast to be Larger Than Year Ago

By associated-press On Wed, 12 Aug 2015 21:04:31

Report: Kansas Corn Crop Forecast to be Larger Than Year Ago

The government's first corn production forecast of the season anticipates a good 2015 harvest in Kansas. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Wednesday that it projects the state's corn production to come in at 570 million bushels. If realized, that is 1 percent above last year's...

 
 
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