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Man Electrocuted By Power Line

By associated-press On Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:26:47

Man Electrocuted By Power Line

Pratt County officials say a worker has died after coming into contact with a 7,200-volt power line. The sheriff's office says he died Tuesday while using a bucket truck near the line in Pratt. The man was taken to the Pratt Regional Medical Center where he later died. His identity has not bee...

 
 

Wanted Man Leads High Speed Chase

By associated-press On Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:25:27

Wanted Man Leads High Speed Chase

Shawnee County authorities have arrested a man who they say led officers on a chase through two counties using a stolen vehicle. Sheriff's Lt. Danny Lotridge says on Tuesday a Silver Lake officer spotted the 54-year-old man walking at a park. There was an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Lotri...

 
 

Kansas Gets $3.8 Million For Conservation

By associated-press On Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:19:42

Kansas Gets $3.8 Million For Conservation

Kansas will receive $3.8 million in conservation funding to help landowners protect key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands. The grant was announced Tuesday by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. It's part of $328 million the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing nationwide for conse...

 
 

Feds Allow Kansas to Withhold Test Data

By associated-press On Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:43:56

Feds Allow Kansas to Withhold Test Data

Federal education officials have granted a request from Kansas to not release assessment test results that experts say are invalid because of technical problems and cyber attacks. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports only generalized information about how Kansas students did on certain test items w...

 
 

University Group Aims to Boost Graduation

By associated-press On Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:42:10

University Group Aims to Boost Graduation

The University of Kansas is joining 10 other major institutions in an initiative to increase graduation rates for low-income and first-generation college students. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the University Innovation Alliance will develop what the group calls a "playbook" on how to help s...

 
 

Salina School Benefits From $84,000 Grant

By toddpittenger On Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:58:41

Salina School Benefits From $84,000 Grant

Students, faculty, and ultimately those in need of dental care in Kansas will all benefit from a generous donation to Salina Area Technical College. Officials gathered at the school in Salina Tuesday afternoon to celebrate an $84,137.45 grant from the Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation. The grant ...

 
 

UPDATE: Missing Salina Teen Found

By ksal-staff On Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:11:30

UPDATE: Missing Salina Teen Found

A missing Salina teen is found safe. Family and friends had been looking for 16-year-old Jake Bostater. He went missing Monday morning. One of the teen's parents reported early Wednesday morning on social media that he has been found alive and safe: "Power of Prayer ANSWERED!!!!!!! Jake is Fou...

 
 

Sunflower Fair Blooms September 23

By jeff-garretson On Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:20:56

Sunflower Fair Blooms September 23

The 2014 Sunflower Fair is coming to the Bicentennial Center on Tuesday, September 23rd. Keynote Speaker Dr. Patricia Neuman of the Kaiser Family Foundation joined in on the KSAL Morning News Tuesday with a look at understanding the layers of Medicare in 2014. "I'm going to be talking about so...

 
 

Olympic Gold Medalist To Speak In Salina

By toddpittenger On Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:38:57

Olympic Gold Medalist To Speak In Salina

The Salina Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing another high profile speaker to town. 1984 Olympic Gold medalist figure skater, and cancer survivor, Scott Hamilton will speak at the organization's annual banquet and membership meeting February 5th. Hamilton is one of the most recognized male figu...

 
 

Teens Accused Of Robbery, Beating

By associated-press On Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:28:11

Teens Accused Of Robbery, Beating

Wichita police say they've charged four teenagers in the armed robbery of a party bus and the beating of its driver. Lt. James Espinoza says the boys are 14-17 years old. He says they robbed four people of cellphones, wallets and money on Sept. 5 and that one boy was armed with a shotgun. The ...

 
 
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