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Lawmakers Touring Kansas Higher Education Campuses

By ksal-staff On Sun, 20 Oct 2013 17:56:05

Lawmakers Touring Kansas Higher Education Campuses

Coming off a divisive budget debate this spring, Kansas legislators and higher education officials hope fact-finding visits to campuses this month by lawmakers will lessen tensions. But the groups have different goals ahead of the tour. The Republican-controlled Legislature reduced funding for...

 
 

Forecasts Call For Above-Average Snow This Winter

By ksal-staff On Sun, 20 Oct 2013 17:35:49

Forecasts Call For Above-Average Snow This Winter

Forecasters say this winter could be snowier than normal with occasional bursts of below-normal temperatures. AccuWeather meteorologist Guy Pearson says snowfall should be more spread out than it was last year, when much of the 30 inches that fell in Wichita came in two snowstorms in less than a ...

 
 

Man In Accident At Salvage Yard

By associated-press On Sun, 20 Oct 2013 15:01:48

Man In Accident At Salvage Yard

A 36-year-old man was seriously injured when a grappling hook grabbed the cab of the pickup truck he was in at a Topeka salvage yard. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the accident occurred Saturday at the recycling center, where the victim works. Shawnee County sheriff's Corporal Steve Evans...

 
 

Teen Killed in Crash

By ksal-staff On Sun, 20 Oct 2013 14:55:52

Teen Killed in Crash

A teen is killed and two others are hurt in a single vehicle crash. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 19-year-old Garrett Olson of Leonardville was driving a car east on a rural road in Riley County. The car went into a skid, entered a ditch, and struck a rock wall. The vehicle then overtur...

 
 

SW Kansas Resident Claims $1 Million Powerball Prize

By associated-press On Sun, 20 Oct 2013 03:06:52

SW Kansas Resident Claims $1 Million Powerball Prize

Someone in southwest Kansas is a bit wealthier after winning a $1 million prize in a Powerball drawing this week. A Sublette resident who doesn't want to be identified claimed the prize Thursday morning at the Kansas Lottery's office in Great Bend. The winning ticketholder bought $20 in ticket...

 
 

Season’s First Snow

By associated-press On Sun, 20 Oct 2013 03:02:36

Season’s First Snow

Some parts of Kansas received up to half a foot of snow in the season's first snowstorm, but the white stuff isn't sticking around very long. The Wichita Eagle reports 6 inches of snow fell in the northwest part of the state, while the Goodland area got 5 inches and eastern Hodgeman and western P...

 
 

Lindsborg Sisters Open Farm To Teach Kansas Students

By associated-press On Sat, 19 Oct 2013 19:09:27

Lindsborg Sisters Open Farm To Teach Kansas Students

Two sisters in central Kansas have turned their family farm into a classroom aimed at helping urban and in some cases rural students learn where their food comes from. Laura Mourn and Angie Flippo spent much of their childhood on their family's farm south of Lindsborg, property that has been in t...

 
 

Salina commissioner questions detention approach

By ksal-staff On Sat, 19 Oct 2013 19:05:39

Salina commissioner questions detention approach

SALINA, Kan. (AP) - A Saline County commissioner says school districts are keeping juveniles out of detention until they've been counted as students so districts can account for them to get state funds. Commissioner John Price accused the Salina School District and other districts of keeping the ...

 
 

South Beats Central; United Way Wins

By ksal-staff On Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:00:51

South Beats Central; United Way Wins

The Salina South Cougars defeated the Salina Central Mustangs Friday night at Salina Stadium. But the biggest winner may have been the Salina Area United Way, and the agencies it serves. On a cold wet day, where over an inch of snow fell through early afternoon, fans lined up early outside the ga...

 
 

Ex-Volunteer Firefighter Gets Probation For Arson

By associated-press On Sat, 19 Oct 2013 11:22:34

Ex-Volunteer Firefighter Gets Probation For Arson

A former volunteer firefighter has been sentenced to a year of probation for setting three Reno County grass fires amid severe drought last fall. The Hutchinson News reports 19-year-old Cody Knox apologized Friday in Reno County District Court. Knox was initially charged with setting 14 grass ...

 
 
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