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Lawsuit Filed in Kansas to Block Science Standards

By associated-press On Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:51:10

Lawsuit Filed in Kansas to Block Science Standards

An anti-evolution group has filed a federal lawsuit to block Kansas from using new, multistate science standards in its public schools. Citizens for Objective Public Education argued in the lawsuit filed Thursday that the standards promote atheism and violate students' and parents' religious free...

 
 

Brownback Uses Float Trip To Push Tourism

By associated-press On Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:49:39

Brownback Uses Float Trip To Push Tourism

Gov. Sam Brownback is hoping that construction of new boat ramps along the Kansas River will draw more people to the waterway and increase its recreational use. Brownback led more than 100 people in canoes and kayaks Thursday on a roughly eight-mile float trip. The paddlers set out at midmorni...

 
 

VIDEO: Wounded Marine Gets New Home

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:45:08

VIDEO: Wounded Marine Gets New Home

A retired Marine sergeant who lost both legs in Afghanistan is getting a new fully accessible home in Reno County. James "Matt" Amos will receive the key to the home in a ceremony Saturday. Amos lost both legs in an explosion in 2011 when he was on his third deployment to Afghanistan. ...

 
 

Child Killed In House Fire

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:38:52

Child Killed In House Fire

Authorities have identified a person killed in a Hutchinson house fire as an 11-year-old girl. The blaze early Thursday also sent the girl's mother to a Wichita hospital, where she was listed in critical condition. Two other people in the house escaped without injury. The girl's name was not...

 
 

Task Force: Man Was Making Heroin in Basement

By ksal-staff On Thu, 26 Sep 2013 15:53:18

Task Force: Man Was Making Heroin in Basement

Police make three arrests after curb-side drug deals are made in a Salina neighborhood. According to Drug Task Force Commander Lt Jim Norton, police received several tips about suspected drug activity at 823 Gypsum. Monday, police used a search warrant to enter the residence and arrested 52-ye...

 
 

Manhattan Woman Fired Over Facebook Post

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Sep 2013 15:33:05

Manhattan Woman Fired Over Facebook Post

A Manhattan woman says she was fired and has received death threats after posting comments on Facebook that criticized the military. Meagan May posted a comment in September that she did not consider the military heroic and criticizing military personnel for expecting discounts at businesses. ...

 
 

Penguins At Rolling Hills Staying Longer

By ksal-staff On Thu, 26 Sep 2013 15:18:15

Penguins At Rolling Hills Staying Longer

The penguins at Salina's Rolling Hills Zoo are staying a little longer. Four African penguins that arrived back in April were scheduled to leave at the end of September. Instead, Penguin Landing will stay open three extra weeks, through October 20th. The traveling exhibit, which has been very ...

 
 

Salina’s Land Institute Gets Two Grants

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:35:36

Salina’s Land Institute Gets Two Grants

The Salina-based Land Institute has been awarded two federal grants totaling more than $650,000 that will help fund the institute's development of perennial milo. The U.S. Agency for International Development will provide $500,000 over five years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture also will giv...

 
 

Charges Filed In Fatal Hit And Run

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:18:42

Charges Filed In Fatal Hit And Run

A 63-year-old Salina man is charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor in the death of a bicycle rider in May. Saline County prosecutors announced Wednesday they had charged Lewis Grider with reckless involuntary manslaughter, leaving the scene of an injury or fatality accident, and failing to ...

 
 

Great Grandson Of Author To Attend Kansas Oz Festival

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:32:32

Great Grandson Of Author To Attend Kansas Oz Festival

Descendants of the man who penned "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" are headed to northeast Kansas this week to take part in a celebration of the enduring novel. Roger and Robert Baum, great-grandsons of L. Frank Baum, will be in Wamego on Saturday and Sunday for the city's ninth annual OZtoberFest ev...

 
 
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