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House Delays Marijuana Vote

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:54:04

House Delays Marijuana Vote

Kansas lawmakers are delaying action on a bill that would reduce sentences for the first two marijuana possession offenses. The House chose Thursday to return the measure to a panel for further discussion rather than vote on it or discard it. Most bills had to be passed by their chamber of origin...

 
 

Bank Gives $62,000 To Help Wounded Soldiers

By toddpittenger On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:22:58

Bank Gives $62,000 To Help Wounded Soldiers

A Salina-based bank has made a large donation to an organization that helps wounded military, and their families. Sunflower Bank on Thursday presented a $62,000 check to the Yellow Ribbon Fund during a celebration at the bank's corporate headquarters in South Salina. Sunflower President Molly Car...

 
 

School Officials Let Popular Student Get Away With Bullying

By joan-jerkovich On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:58:42

School Officials Let Popular Student Get Away With Bullying

This father wants to do the right thing by his son who is being bullied by the popular kid at school, but he also wants to work within the system of school administrators in a reasonable way. He's not about making waves; he just wants to protect his son. Ed first heard from his son about the bull...

 
 

Bill Would Prevent Candidates from Taking Names Off Ballot

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:13:29

Bill Would Prevent Candidates from Taking Names Off Ballot

The Kansas House has approved a bill that would prohibit candidates from withdrawing from an election unless they die. It also would require political parties to name another candidate to fill ballot vacancies. The bill sought by Secretary of State Kris Kobach was given final approval Thursday an...

 
 

Sodomy Charge

By ksal-staff On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:40:56

Sodomy Charge

Salina Police arrest an Abilene man for the sexual assault of a male acquaintance. Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that police arrested 47-year-old Scott David Widler on Wednesday, after officers interviewed a man in his 30's at the hospital. Police allege Widler sexually assaulted the vi...

 
 

Proposed Law Would Criminalize Teachers

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:53:10

Proposed Law Would Criminalize Teachers

Teachers no longer would be exempt from criminal charges for showing students materials deemed to be harmful to minors under a bill passed by the Kansas Senate. The Senate's vote Wednesday was 26-14. Teachers could be charged for any materials thought to be too sexual or too profane for minors...

 
 

Inmate Dies In Kansas Jail

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:50:35

Inmate Dies In Kansas Jail

A sheriff in northeastern Kansas' Pottawatomie County says foul play isn't suspected in the death of a 24-year-old jail inmate. Sheriff Greg Riat says the unidentified inmate was pronounced dead at a hospital early Wednesday shortly after being found unresponsive in his cell by a jailer. The K...

 
 

Topeka Zoo Bear Dies In Surgery

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:47:54

Topeka Zoo Bear Dies In Surgery

Topeka zoo officials say a 20-year-old black bear died during spinal surgery. Zoo director Brendan Wiley says the bear, named Peek, died Wednesday during surgery at Kansas State University's veterinary health center. Peek was diagnosed with spinal stenosis in January and gradually got worse, r...

 
 

Two-Day Childhood Cancer Radiothon Underway

By toddpittenger On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:00:45

Two-Day Childhood Cancer Radiothon Underway

Two radio stations have started a two-day effort to help in the fight against childhood cancer. Salina Media Group radio stations Y 93.7 and Sunny 102.5 are hosting a two-day radiothon to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. All money collected during the radiothon will go to St. Jude,...

 
 

PHOTO GALLERY: Fire Burns Salina Park

By toddpittenger On Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:47:43

PHOTO GALLERY: Fire Burns Salina Park

A fire blackened several acres of a Salina park early Wednesday afternoon. At around 12:45 in the afternoon, firefighters were called to a report of smoke, and a "popping sound" coming from inside a wooded area of Indian Rock Park. First responders discovered an active grass fire, that was spread...

 
 
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