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Few Hitches in State Tests This Year

By associated-press On Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:22:45

Few Hitches in State Tests This Year

Officials say the state math and reading tests this year went off with relatively few hitches. The Kansas State Board of Education has learned that students and schools should have access to their scores in September. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that results from the exams last year wer...

 
 

Arson Investigation

By staff On Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:02:53

Arson Investigation

The burned out shell of a stolen SUV is found in a Saline County tree grove. Sheriff Glen Kochanowski tells KSAL News that a vehicle reported stolen in Great Bend was discovered in a field in the 7000 block of S. Lightville Road on Sunday morning. Deputies say Justin Kindlesparger of Falun was...

 
 

Hutchinson Animal Shelter Unsettled after Inmate Controversy

By associated-press On Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:17:08

Hutchinson Animal Shelter Unsettled after Inmate Controversy

Six months after the director of the Hutchinson Animal Shelter resigned amid a disagreement over use of inmate labor, the city is still looking for his replacement. Former shelter director Richard Havens resigned earlier this year. He had complained that inmates from the Hutchinson Correctional F...

 
 

Relaxing River Fest Style

By jeff-garretson On Mon, 15 Jun 2015 04:22:35

Relaxing River Fest Style

Sunday’s Festival finale had more cottonwood seeds falling from the sky than raindrops - as thunderstorms held off until closing time at the 2015 Smoky Hill River Festival. It was the perfect weather to stretch out under the tents and soak up the last musical performances floating through the p...

 
 

Westar Drops 3 Efficiency Programs

By associated-press On Sun, 14 Jun 2015 12:19:41

Westar Drops 3 Efficiency Programs

Westar Energy has dropped plans for three new energy efficiency programs. The Kansas Corporation Commission issued an order Thursday allowing the utility to withdraw its request for the programs. A current program, called WattSaver, which installs special thermostats in homes, will serve existing...

 
 

New Tax Plan Has Many Policy Changes

By associated-press On Sun, 14 Jun 2015 12:18:17

New Tax Plan Has Many Policy Changes

A plan approved by Kansas legislators for balancing the state budget would increase sales and cigarette taxes but also make numerous other policy changes. Lawmakers passed two bills that together would raise $384 million during the fiscal year beginning July 1st. A deficit would be averted. Bu...

 
 

PHOTO GALLERY: Festival Fun In Salina

By toddpittenger On Sun, 14 Jun 2015 12:03:28

PHOTO GALLERY: Festival Fun In Salina

The threat of a little rain has not deterred crowds at the 2015 Smoky Hill River Festival. Through Saturday, the heaviest rain had held off until the gates have closed, and festival fans have cleared the grounds. Though things are a little damp in Oakdale Park, and light showers have fallen off a...

 
 

Gone But Not Forgotten

By toddpittenger On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 12:01:20

Gone But Not Forgotten

Saturday marks the 40 year anniversary of one the most tragic days in Salina's history. On June 13, 1975, Salina Police Officer Jerry Ivey was shot and killed by a robbery suspect. According to an Officer Down Memorial to Ivey, he was shot and killed by a suspect armed with a Browning high-powere...

 
 

Accused Teen Stabber Back in Court

By ksal-staff On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 11:26:35

Accused Teen Stabber Back in Court

A Saline County teen accused of stabbing her sister to death appeared in court Friday afternoon. 15-year-old Sierra Niehaus appeared with her attorney as Judge Patrick Thompson listened to, and ruled on, a few pre-trial motions. Sierra is scheduled to stand trial in September in connection with t...

 
 

Legislature Passes Tax Plan

By associated-press On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 02:43:49

Legislature Passes Tax Plan

The Kansas Legislature has finished its business for the year except for a brief adjournment ceremony June 26. Lawmakers' annual session lasted 113 days. It was the longest in state history. The previous record was 107 days in 2002. Deep disagreements among majority Republicans about raising t...

 
 
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