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Westar Energy Retirees’ Benefits to Change

By associated-press On Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:54:47

Westar Energy Retirees’ Benefits to Change

Westar Energy is notifying its retired employees that they will have to find their own Medicare supplemental plans beginning Jan. 1. Previously, the employees had received group coverage through the company. Westar spokeswoman Gina Penzig says the change will affect about 1,700 retirees who ar...

 
 

KU Police Begin Using Body-Mounted Cameras

By associated-press On Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:53:33

KU Police Begin Using Body-Mounted Cameras

University of Kansas police officers have begun wearing body-mounted cameras this week. The department spent more than $7,000 to buy eight cameras this spring to outfit all officers on duty at any given time. Officers tested the new technology this summer before introducing it Monday. The d...

 
 

Man Convicted In Fatal Hit And Run

By ksal-staff On Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:44:16

Man Convicted In Fatal Hit And Run

A 64-year-old Salina man involved in a hit and run accident is convicted of two charges. Officials tell KSAL News that 64-year old Lewis Grider was found guilty Thursday of misdemeanor vehicular homicide and guilty of felony leaving the scene of an accident. Last year on May 31st Grider hit 49-ye...

 
 

Salina Crimestoppers 8-29-14

By ksal-staff On Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:32:49

Salina Crimestoppers 8-29-14

Between 9:30 PM on July 28, 2014 and 9:00 AM on July 29, 2014 two homes, under construction, were entered in the 600 Block of Quail Hollow. Unknown person or person(s) gained entry in to one residence by prying open the front door and the second residence was unsecured. Four rolls of copper wire,...

 
 

Woman Accused Of Embezzlement

By ksal-staff On Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:29:13

Woman Accused Of Embezzlement

An employee is arrested for allegedly embezzling from the Salina retail store she worked for. Salina Police say that 50-year-old Verna Fowler was arrested on Thursday. She is accused of embezzling $1,150 from Target, 2939 Market Place. Police allege that Fowler stole money over a period of ti...

 
 

The Coach who Inspired Fatherless Boys

By joan-jerkovich On Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:39:49

The Coach who Inspired Fatherless Boys

Bill Courtney’s father left him and his mother when he was just four years old. Years later, on the night of his winning football game, he remembers watching his teammates walk off the field, side by side, with their fathers helping carry their pads and helmets, discussing the game as they walked ...

 
 

Kansas Gets 1-Year Waiver of Federal Schools Law

By associated-press On Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:24:01

Kansas Gets 1-Year Waiver of Federal Schools Law

Kansas has received a one-year extension of a waiver that gives it more flexibility in meeting some of the provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind education law. The U.S. Department of Education also granted an extension Thursday to Indiana. Kansas first was granted a waiver in 2012, but w...

 
 

Smoking Materials Caused KU Fraternity Fire

By associated-press On Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:22:16

Smoking Materials Caused KU Fraternity Fire

Investigators say a fire at a University of Kansas fraternity house was caused by improperly disposed of smoking materials. No injuries were reported after the fire Tuesday at the Sigma Chi fraternity house. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire official Shaun Coffey said Thursday the fire caused an es...

 
 

Kansas State to Offer First Massive Online Course

By associated-press On Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:20:13

Kansas State to Offer First Massive Online Course

Kansas State University has announced that a health and wellness course will be its first "massive open online course." The school joins dozens of leading universities that have begun offering free, digital versions of their most popular courses. The so-called MOOCs allow tens of thousands of stu...

 
 

Mayor Wants Fieldhouse on Ballot

By jeff-garretson On Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:49:05

Mayor Wants Fieldhouse on Ballot

With a squeeze on recreation space getting tighter, Salina City Commissioners were told this week that a new Fieldhouse in downtown would ease the bottleneck. Mayor Aaron Householter joined in on the KSAL Morning News with a look at a newly proposed multi-use recreation center for Salina. Hous...

 
 
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