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Burglar Stabbed In Home

By associated-press On Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:39:57

Burglar Stabbed In Home

Wichita police say a teenager stabbed a burglar in his home while his brother alerted authorities. The suspect is hospitalized recovering from the stab wounds he suffered during the attempted burglary Monday. His condition was not released. 17-year-old Austin Schierkolk encountered the burglar...

 
 

Two Hurt In Hunting Accidents

By associated-press On Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:35:56

Two Hurt In Hunting Accidents

Authorities say two people are in the hospital after they were injured in two separate hunting accidents on the same day. According to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse, a 15-year-old male was shot in the leg while turkey hunting with three other boys on Sunday. Morse says a shotgun accidentall...

 
 

Homeless Man Accused Of Double Stabbing

By associated-press On Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:11:34

Homeless Man Accused Of Double Stabbing

A 34-year-old homeless man has been arrested for attempted murder after police say he stabbed two people in Kansas last week. The man was booked early Sunday morning in the Shawnee County Jail on charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery. Police officers who arrived Thurs...

 
 

Tickets For Obama KU Visit Available Tuesday Morning

By associated-press On Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:42:05

Tickets For Obama KU Visit Available Tuesday Morning

University of Kansas students, faculty and staff are getting first dibs on tickets to see President Barack Obama in Lawrence discussing themes from his State of the Union address. The university says students can start picking up their free tickets at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the box office in the Kansa...

 
 

KU Buys Multi-Million Dollar Jet

By associated-press On Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:55:42

KU Buys Multi-Million Dollar Jet

The University of Kansas has a new high-flying perk for some of its officials. The university is using a new airplane purchased by a gift from the Kansas Endowment. University spokeswoman Errin Barcomb-Peterson says the seven-passenger Cessna Citation CJ4 was delivered Dec. 23 and has alre...

 
 

Waste Water Disposal Might Be Causing Earthquakes

By associated-press On Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:53:12

Waste Water Disposal Might Be Causing Earthquakes

A state group says a steep increase in earthquakes in south-central Kansas likely is caused by the disposal of waste water from an oil and gas extraction process often called fracking. The state recorded more than 120 earthquakes last year, up from zero in 2012. State officials have hesitated ...

 
 

Two Earthquakes Shake Southern Kansas

By associated-press On Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:32:49

Two Earthquakes Shake Southern Kansas

Two earthquakes were felt in south-central Kansas early Monday. No major damage was reported from either quake. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 2.7 magnitude quake was reported about 3:50 a.m. Monday near Caldwell in Sumner County. A few minutes later a quake measuring 3.9 was reported about ei...

 
 

Kansas Medicaid, Foster Care Reorganized

By associated-press On Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:30:23

Kansas Medicaid, Foster Care Reorganized

Gov. Sam Brownback is trying to reorganize the licensing of foster care homes and the state workers who determine whether people are eligible for Medicaid. Brownback issued an executive order last week to move foster home licensing to the state Department for Children and Families from the Depart...

 
 

PHOTO GALLERY: The Dream Is Alive

By ksal-staff On Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:39:14

PHOTO GALLERY: The Dream Is Alive

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream is still alive and well in Central Kansas. Salinans gathered to celebrate the civil rights pioneer's life and legacy Sunday afternoon at Kansas Wesleyan University. KWU President Dr. Matthew Thompson said that it was appropriate that the event was held in Sam's ...

 
 

Most Freshmen Meet College Standards

By associated-press On Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:05:28

Most Freshmen Meet College Standards

Kansas' public universities are admitting few freshmen who don't meet admission standards. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that fewer than 5 percent of freshmen fell short of state-established academic benchmarks last year. Before 2000, Kansas had an open admissions policy that allowed virtual...

 
 
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