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ACLU protests mentor program for male students in Lawrence

By associated-press On Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:55:35

ACLU protests mentor program for male students in Lawrence

The American Civil Liberties Union is calling on the Lawrence school district to suspend a mentoring program for male students. The group objects to an initiative at Free State High School known as the "LEAP Ambassador Program." After it kicked off Thursday, the ACLU's Kansas chapter sent a lette...

 
 

Kansas foster dad sentenced in death of girl left in hot car

By associated-press On Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:52:56

Kansas foster dad sentenced in death of girl left in hot car

A Wichita man has been sentenced to nearly three years in state prison after his 10-month-old foster daughter died after he left her in a hot car while he and his partner smoked marijuana. Seth Jackson pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in November. The 29-year-old Jackson was sentenced F...

 
 

Kansas tax collections $47M short of expectations in January

By associated-press On Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:50:54

Kansas tax collections $47M short of expectations in January

Kansas says its tax collections fell $47 million short of expectations this month. The worse-than-anticipated collections are likely to complicate efforts by Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators to eliminate projected budget shortfalls. The state Department of Revenue reported Friday that the st...

 
 

Hospital Scammed Out Of $1,500

By ksal-staff On Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:38:55

Hospital Scammed Out Of $1,500

Salina Regional Health Center is scammed out of $1,500. Police say that an employee at the hospital's financial office received a call this week from someone claiming to be from Westar Energy. The hospital, which has multiple Westar accounts for its multiple locations, was told that two of the ac...

 
 

Man Arrested After High Speed Chase

By ksal-staff On Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:24:58

Man Arrested After High Speed Chase

A Salina man was arrested late Thursday night after leading police on a high speed chase. Police say that the chase started at 11:44 Thursday night, when an officer pulled over a 1995 green Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by 27-year-old Kenneth Claytor that had a broken tail light. Claytor initially...

 
 

Electronics Stolen, Sold, Recovered

By ksal-staff On Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:07:58

Electronics Stolen, Sold, Recovered

Salina Police quickly recover several thousand dollars worth of electronics shortly after they were stolen. Police allege that 23-year-old Heather Wright who lives at 917 N 13th #2 entered another a home at 917 N 13th #46 on Thursday between 9:00 and 9:15 in the morning. She allegedly stole a San...

 
 

Police Blotter 1-30-2015

By ksal-staff On Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:57:44

Police Blotter 1-30-2015

An alleged business burglary is under investigation. Police say that on Wednesday of this week, between 2:30 in the afternoon and 11:15 in the evening, someone entered Four Brothers Lawn Care at 700 North Santa Fe through an unlocked overhead door. Items taken include a Stihl Chainsaw and a Husqvarn...

 
 

Salina Crime Stoppers 1-30-15

By staff On Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:16:35

Salina Crime Stoppers 1-30-15

Between 11:00 and 11:40 AM on January 23, 2015 a vehicle burglary was committed at 145 S.Broadway. Unknown person or persons entered the unsecured vehicle and took a Ruger Single-Six .22 blued revolver in a leather holster, men’s leather wallet with miscellaneous cards, City of Salina firemanâ...

 
 

Salina Man’s Truck Hit By Car Fleeing Police

By ksal-staff On Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:50:05

Salina Man’s Truck Hit By Car Fleeing Police

A Salina man was not hurt when his truck was hit by a car that was fleeing law enforcement. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a trooper was chasing a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero driven 21-year-old Jacob Craft of  Lawrence. The chase was headed west on Interstate 70. The car hit two sets of st...

 
 

Abilene Woman Hurt In Crash

By ksal-staff On Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:41:38

Abilene Woman Hurt In Crash

  An Abilene woman was hurt in a two-vehicle crash in Dickinson County Thursday afternoon. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a Freightliner semi was headed east on K18 Highway, approaching the intersection with K15 Highway. A Ford Focus passenger car was headed north at the stop sig...