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Student Diagnosed With Tuberculosis

By associated-press On Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:01:29

Student Diagnosed With Tuberculosis

Johnson County and Kansas health officials say a student at an eastern Kansas high school has been diagnosed with tuberculosis. The Olathe Northwest High School student was diagnosed Tuesday and is being treated. The student, whose age and gender weren't released, will not attend school for at le...

 
 

Lawmakers To Unveil School Funding Plan

By associated-press On Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:59:23

Lawmakers To Unveil School Funding Plan

Top Republicans in the Kansas Legislature are preparing to outline their plan for overhauling how the state distributes money to public schools. The chairmen of the House and Senate budget committees have scheduled a Thursday morning news conference at the Statehouse to discuss the school funding...

 
 

Car Speakers Stolen

By ksal-staff On Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:58:49

Car Speakers Stolen

Salina Police are investigating after items were allegedly taken from a vehicle parked at an auto repair shop. According to Captain Jim Norton, Trey Ponting of Salina contacted police several days after picking up his 1999 Buick Regal from Bengston Service Center, 730 N. Santa Fe, on February 24t...

 
 

Time Changes Inside House in Western Kansas

By associated-press On Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:33:01

Time Changes Inside House in Western Kansas

This weekend's time change can be rough on some people. But consider Ron and Sherry Finlay. Their home near Kendall in western Kansas sits on the line that divides the Mountain and Central time zones, about 1 1/2 miles from the Kearny County line. So, when a person walks through the Kendall's eas...

 
 

Flint Hills Discovery Center Receives $750,000 Gift

By ksal-staff On Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:58:48

Flint Hills Discovery Center Receives $750,000 Gift

The Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation has received a gift of $750,000 from Marty Vanier and Bob Krause. Foundation President, Bruce Snead, announced today that over a five year period, $500,000 of the gift will be earmarked for the City of Manhattan, $220,000 will establish a semi-endowment f...

 
 

Salina Man Arrested after Rampage

By ksal-staff On Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:56:06

Salina Man Arrested after Rampage

A 13-year-old student comes home after school to discover a man destroying his parents' house. Sheriff Glen Kochanowski tells KSAL News that the teen noticed the front door had been kicked in at his rural residence west of Salina, located in the 2400 block of Cottonwood on Tuesday afternoon, and ...

 
 

Governor Not Backing Off School Cuts

By associated-press On Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:41:49

Governor Not Backing Off School Cuts

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's budget director says he's not planning to back off cuts in funding for public schools and state universities even though tax collections were better than expected last month. Budget Director Shawn Sullivan said Wednesday that the state's revenue picture is still too u...

 
 

Deputy Shot During Robbery

By associated-press On Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:47:59

Deputy Shot During Robbery

Wyandotte County officials say an off-duty deputy was shot and critically wounded when he walked into a convenience store early Wednesday during an armed robbery. Local media report the deputy underwent surgery and is in critical condition. The deputy was shot at a 7-Eleven in Kansas City, Kansa...

 
 

Poet Laureate Talks Race At KU

By associated-press On Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:47:47

Poet Laureate Talks Race At KU

A former U.S. poet laureate has shared with an audience at the University of Kansas her experience of having parents of different races and being raised in the South. Natasha Tretheway spoke Tuesday in Woodruff Auditorium, focusing on race and gender issues. Tretheway was born to a white fathe...

 
 

Back To Business In Topeka

By associated-press On Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:38:58

Back To Business In Topeka

Kansas legislators are returning to the Statehouse for the second part of their annual session. Lawmakers reconvened Wednesday, the 47th day of their 90-day session, after a five-day weekend tied to their "turnaround" deadline. That's when many bills must clear their chamber of origin to be consi...

 
 
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