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Board Faces Decision On Test Data

By associated-press On Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:02:41

Board Faces Decision On Test Data

Kansas State Board of Education members face a decision about how much data to release from statewide math and reading tests after public schools faced problems administering the exams. The board's discussion Tuesday was a response to cyberattacks and glitches in the computerized testing system e...

 
 

K-State Media Relations Staffer Takes Job At KU

By associated-press On Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:59:36

K-State Media Relations Staffer Takes Job At KU

The University of Kansas has a new director of news and media relations, and she previously held a similar job at archrival Kansas State University. KU announced Monday that Erinn Barcomb-Peterson had started the director's job on the Lawrence campus after nine years at Kansas State. Barcomb-P...

 
 

Harvest Making Slow Progress

By associated-press On Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:49:47

Harvest Making Slow Progress

The latest government crop update shows the Kansas wheat harvest is making slow progress. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 70 percent of the wheat has now been harvested, compared with an early-July average of 88 percent. The agency says that some cutting was dela...

 
 

Kansas Gun Law To Be Challenged

By associated-press On Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:47:01

Kansas Gun Law To Be Challenged

A national gun-control group says it is planning to challenge a Kansas law declaring that the federal government has no authority to regulate guns manufactured, sold and kept only in the state. The Washington-based Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence announced Monday that it would file a federal...

 
 

Firefighters Find Marijuana Growing Operation

By associated-press On Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:39:50

Firefighters Find Marijuana Growing Operation

A northern Kansas man's troubles may go beyond a burned-out mobile home after firefighters reported finding an apparent marijuana-growing operation inside the structure. The fire broke out around 1 a.m. Saturday in the Clay County town of Wakefield. Clay County Sheriff Chuck Dunn says firefigh...

 
 

Crash Sends Solomon Man to Hospital

By ksal-staff On Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:03:00

Crash Sends Solomon Man to Hospital

A Solomon man is injured after an SUV hits the motorcycle he was riding. The Saline County Sheriff's office reports that Pamela Misker of Indiana was westbound on Old 40 Highway at 7:10pm on July 3rd, when she attempted to make a left hand turn onto Simpson Road in front of an eastbound motorcycl...

 
 

Feds Reject Kansas Tribal Casino Land Application

By ksal-staff On Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:30:16

Feds Reject Kansas Tribal Casino Land Application

The federal government has refused to accept a tract of suburban Wichita land into trust so an Indian tribe can build a casino there. The Kansas Attorney General's Office said Monday that the Interior Department rejected a request from the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma to take the land into trust....

 
 

Vandalism of Union Pacific Vehicle Leads to Arrest

By ksal-staff On Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:23:02

Vandalism of Union Pacific Vehicle Leads to Arrest

A teen is arrested for vandalism and theft after equipment is stolen from a Union Pacific vehicle. Samuel Johannes, 16, of 2363 Chapel Ridge was arrested July 6th for allegedly removing items from the vehicle. Johannes is being charged with vehicular burglary, theft and damage to property for ...

 
 

Woman Loses $1,200 to Scam Artist

By ksal-staff On Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:20:19

Woman Loses $1,200 to Scam Artist

Salina Police Department is investigating a scam on Craigslist. A 31-year old female employee of Salina Dental Arts reported she had listed dental chairs on Craigslist. She received several text messages from a man using the name of Matt Baker, who stated he was interested in purchasing the chair...

 
 

Police Log 7-7-14

By ksal-staff On Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:08:12

Police Log 7-7-14

A 26-foot U-Haul truck is reported stolen. Salina Police are investigating the theft of a moving truck that has not been seen since March 13th. A recent fleet inventory revealed the truck was checked out at the City Wide Storage Center, 440 N. Ohio, in March and was to be returned to a center in Ark...

 
 
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