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Educators Told Students Need More Workplace Skills

By associated-press On Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:56:04

Educators Told Students Need More Workplace Skills

Kansas' new education commissioner says employers across the state are telling him that students need to be learning more life skills in school. Randy Watson, who will become education commissioner July 1, made his comments Wednesday at a meeting with employers and educators in Lawrence. Emplo...

 
 

No Charges after Federal Probe into Kansas Election Loans

By associated-press On Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:32:59

No Charges after Federal Probe into Kansas Election Loans

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's office says federal prosecutors have brought no charges after completing their investigation into loans that the state's lieutenant governor made to the ticket's re-election campaign. In a statement released to The Associated Press, the office said the U.S. attorne...

 
 

2 in Hospital after Explosion at Wichita Plastics Plant

By associated-press On Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:30:16

2 in Hospital after Explosion at Wichita Plastics Plant

Wichita authorities say two people have been taken to a hospital after an explosion at a Wichita plastics-making plant. Wichita media outlets report two people were taken to a local hospital for exposure to smoke, and that five others refused treatment for minor injuries. Emergency crews respo...

 
 

Hutchinson Transforms into Smallville Again

By associated-press On Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:28:22

Hutchinson Transforms into Smallville Again

Hutchinson will transform itself into Superman's hometown again this weekend. The Hutchinson News reports this year's Smallville celebration will be longer and include more festivities. It is scheduled to start Friday and end Sunday, with more downtown events, concerts and even a musical about Su...

 
 

Salina Fan Finalist In MLB Contest

By toddpittenger On Thu, 18 Jun 2015 01:49:48

Salina Fan Finalist In MLB Contest

A Kansas City Royals fan from Salina is a finalist in a national contest to win a trip to the All Star Game in Cincinnati. Matt Gerry, a music teacher at Salina South Middle School, and die-hard Royals fan, is one of 15 finalists in the Fox Sports #FANtasticAllStar contest. To enter, Gerry had...

 
 

Voters Approve Bond for New School in Hoisington

By associated-press On Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:44:12

Voters Approve Bond for New School in Hoisington

Patrons of Hoisington school district have approved an $11.5 million bond issue to build a new elementary school and fund other improvements. Unofficial returns from Tuesday's vote show the issue passed by a vote of 874-278. The new elementary school will replace a school built around 1926. Th...

 
 

Kansas Commerce Secretary Resigning to Take CEO Job

By staff On Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:54:27

Kansas Commerce Secretary Resigning to Take CEO Job

Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George plans to step down in July to become the CEO of a nonprofit group that provides alcohol and substance abuse treatment in seven states. Gov. Sam Brownback announced Wednesday that George is resigning. George has led the Department of Commerce since Brownback to...

 
 

Suspect Found after Fistfight

By staff On Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:55:25

Suspect Found after Fistfight

Police arrest a Salina man suspected of injuring another man in a fistfight. Detective Jim Feldman with Salina Police tells KSAL News that 31-year-old Arnold Ray Law Jr. was arrested on Tuesday afternoon for aggravated battery and burglary. Police say the fight stemmed from an argument between...

 
 

Bail Bonds Scam

By staff On Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:16:00

Bail Bonds Scam

A Salina woman who bonded out of jail on a DUI charge, falls victim to a scam. According to Detective Jim Feldman with Salina Police, the woman was contacted via the telephone by a man claiming to be with a local bail bonds company. He told the 22-year-old woman she still owed them bail money ...

 
 

Ellsworth Woman Killed in Crash

By ksal-staff On Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:34:14

Ellsworth Woman Killed in Crash

A woman from Ellsworth was killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon in Barton County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 45-year-old Teresa Mehl was driving a small passenger car, headed east on K 156 Highway. She crossed the center lane, and entered the west bound lane. An oncoming pickup truck ...

 
 
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