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Koch Gives $11.25 Million To WSU

By associated-press On Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:58:44

Koch Gives $11.25 Million To WSU

Wichita State University will receive an $11.5 million donation from Koch Industries and the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation. The university said Tuesday the gift is the largest single-time donation in the school's history. The money will be divided in five ways: $4.5 million to expand and renov...

 
 

Police Looking for Known Suspect in Assault

By ksal-staff On Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:52:41

Police Looking for Known Suspect in Assault

A woman falls in front of a vehicle on the street as she runs from her assailant. Police are now looking for a man who choked and threatened a woman with a knife in east Salina Monday night. According to Captain Mike Sweeney, a driver stopped his car in the intersection of Eastburough and Cres...

 
 

Tip Leads Police to Suspect’s Location

By ksal-staff On Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:23:13

Tip Leads Police to Suspect’s Location

Police arrest a man accused of stabbing a woman during a robbery in downtown Salina. Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that investigators received information on the location of 44-year-old James Anthony Brown Monday night and arrested him at a house located at 154 N. 8th Street around 8pm. ...

 
 

Proposal Would Ban Most Teacher Bargaining

By associated-press On Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:37:49

Proposal Would Ban Most Teacher Bargaining

A commission charged with studying efficiencies in Kansas schools considered a proposal that would ban teachers from most collective bargaining. A proposed bill one of several considered Monday by the K-12 Student Performance and Efficiency Commission. It would limit teacher negotiations to only ...

 
 

Snow, Freezing Drizzle On Horizon

By ksal-staff On Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:07:06

Snow, Freezing Drizzle On Horizon

Winter weather returns to the area Wednesday night. According to the National Weather Service, mainly light snow is expected across Central Kansas, with a transition to rain and snow across South Central and Southeast Kansas. Snow accumulation will vary from around an inch in Central Kansas to no...

 
 

Thieves Steal Christmas Decorations

By associated-press On Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:41:12

Thieves Steal Christmas Decorations

Arkansas City police are investigating a Grinch-like crime in the southwest Kansas town. Police say thieves who hit at least 10 homes during the weekend stole mostly Christmas decorations and broke several windows. Police Captain Mark McCaslin says the thefts were in the northwest part of the ...

 
 

Mom Accused Of Killing Son

By associated-press On Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:39:11

Mom Accused Of Killing Son

Police in south-central Kansas have charged a woman who they say stabbed her 10-year-old son to death in his bedroom. Thirty-three-year-old Lindsey Blansett of Wellington is being held at the Sumner County Jail on $500,000 bond. She is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her son, Cal...

 
 

1st Grader Brings Gun To School

By associated-press On Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:37:02

1st Grader Brings Gun To School

The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office says a first-grade student brought a loaded handgun to school but didn't display it or make any threats. Sheriff's Maj. Phil Blume says that the pupil "self-reported" having the gun on Monday at Indian Hills Elementary School in Topeka. Blume says the gun wa...

 
 

Men Admit To Synthetic Drug Scheme

By associated-press On Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:33:54

Men Admit To Synthetic Drug Scheme

Two Kansas men have pleaded guilty in federal court to operating a synthetic drug business that generated at least $16 million in sales in less than two years. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says 58-year-old Tracy Picanso and 56-year-old Roy Ehrett, both of Olathe, each pleaded guilty Monday to one ...

 
 

ACLU Chapters Focusing on Hot-Button Issues

By associated-press On Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:26:00

ACLU Chapters Focusing on Hot-Button Issues

American Civil Liberties Union officials say they have begun a new and more aggressive effort to intervene in Missouri and Kansas over highly public issues like same-sex marriage, privacy and police policy. The ACLU's Missouri chapter has been actively involved in the protests in Ferguson over Mi...

 
 
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