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College Officials Want Assessment in Learning

By associated-press On Tue, 09 Sep 2014 01:22:24

College Officials Want Assessment in Learning

Kansas higher education officials have sought an annual assessment of student learning, but a first attempt by schools produced a wide-variety of assessment systems. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Kansas universities used six different assessment systems, while community and technical college...

 
 

Small Quakes Shake South-Central Kansas

By associated-press On Tue, 09 Sep 2014 01:21:08

Small Quakes Shake South-Central Kansas

Emergency management officials in south-central Kansas say there are no reports of damage from a series of small earthquakes that shook Sumner County. The U.S. Geological Survey says two quakes in the magnitude 3 range were centered southeast of Conway Springs. One earthquake struck just before 8...

 
 

Mom Gets Life For Starving Baby

By toddpittenger On Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:16:34

Mom Gets Life For Starving Baby

A Salina woman who pleaded no contest to first degree murder charges in connection with the death of her 3-month-old son is sentenced to life in prison. Judge Patrick Thompson on Monday sentenced 21-year-old Desirah N. Overturf to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years. The case...

 
 

Woman in Jail after Pointing Knife

By ksal-staff On Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:31:31

Woman in Jail after Pointing Knife

Police arrest a Salina woman accused of pointing a knife at an acquaintance. Officers were called to a central Salina home early Sunday morning around 12:15am after a 46-year-old man was threatened with a knife. Police arrested 37-year-old Leslie Keeler after an argument escalated in the home....

 
 

Police Log 9-8-14

By ksal-staff On Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:22:49

Police Log 9-8-14

Police are investigating a vehicle burglary in the 1800 block of Quincy. Police say on Saturday someone broke the window on a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero that was parked in the driveway and removed the radio after damaging the dash. They also stole $100 in currency. Total loss is listed at $550. An e...

 
 

Men Accused Of Poaching Doves

By associated-press On Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:02:48

Men Accused Of Poaching Doves

State wildlife officials are deciding what type of charges to file against four men who they say shot 209 doves in one day in Kansas. The daily limit during hunting season in Kansas is 15 doves per hunter. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism officials say the men were stopped in...

 
 

Arrest Made in Closing Time Attack

By ksal-staff On Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:59:19

Arrest Made in Closing Time Attack

A police investigation leads to the arrest of a Salina man after he allegedly slashed a victim with a box cutter outside a Salina bar. According to Captain Mike Sweeney, interviews with eye witnesses helped identify 26-year-old Kashif Wilson as the suspect who attacked a 24-year-old male outside ...

 
 

Warm Start, Then Unseasonably Cool Week

By ksal-staff On Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:26:12

Warm Start, Then Unseasonably Cool Week

After a warm start to the week, unseasonably cool tmperatures will follow. Acording to the National Weather Service, temperatures will rise into the upper 80s and low 90s through Tuesday. Then a cold front arrives Tuesday night into Wednesday. Showers and thunderstorms will become more widesp...

 
 

K-State Establishing Confucius Institute

By associated-press On Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:10:35

K-State Establishing Confucius Institute

Kansas State University is adding a Chinese language and cultural center called a Confucius Institute. The university announced last week that it has signed an agreement with China's language-teaching agency, the Hanban. A Confucius Institute already is located at the University of Kansas. Thr...

 
 

UPDATE: Topeka Officer Shot, Killed

By associated-press On Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:36:24

UPDATE: Topeka Officer Shot, Killed

A Topeka police officer was shot and killed while making a car stop late Sunday afternoon. Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones said at a news conference Sunday night that the officer had stopped a car in east Topeka, and in the middle of the stop the officer was shot. Authorities said the car the...

 
 
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