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Teacher Who Showed Controversial Film to Return to Work

By staff On Sun, 08 Nov 2015 11:59:01

Teacher Who Showed Controversial Film to Return to Work

A Kansas teacher will return to work Monday after being on leave for showing a controversial anti-bullying film to his students. Conway Springs school officials said Friday that Tom Leahy will be allowed back in the classroom with some safeguards in place. The Wichita Eagle reports Superintendent...

 
 

South Stunner: Cougar Soccer Wins State

By toddpittenger On Sun, 08 Nov 2015 04:36:35

South Stunner: Cougar Soccer Wins State

Lightning struck not once, but twice for the Salina South High School Soccer Team in the state championship game in Topeka Saturday evening. In a stunning upset, South won the state championship. The Cougars, playing against perennial state power and the two-time defending state champion St. Thom...

 
 

Serial Killer Sentenced to Death

By associated-press On Sat, 07 Nov 2015 14:39:30

Serial Killer Sentenced to Death

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a convicted serial killer who stuffed several of the bodies of his female victims into barrels. The ruling Friday in the case of John E. Robinson Sr. marks the first time justices have upheld a death sentence since K...

 
 

Brownback Advises Against Emergency Education Funding

By associated-press On Sat, 07 Nov 2015 14:38:12

Brownback Advises Against Emergency Education Funding

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback's administration is recommending against granting emergency state aid to most Kansas school districts that plan on seeking funds at an upcoming meeting with lawmakers. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports superintendents were sent a message from the Kansas S...

 
 

Obama’s Guantanamo Plan Could Affect Kansas

By associated-press On Sat, 07 Nov 2015 14:33:38

Obama’s Guantanamo Plan Could Affect Kansas

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Pentagon's plan outlining the long-stalled effort to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, expected next week, includes details suggesting that the Centennial Correctional Facility in Colorado is one suitable site to send detainees whom officials belie...

 
 

Veterans Day Events Planned Across Area

By ksal-staff On Sat, 07 Nov 2015 12:45:46

Veterans Day Events Planned Across Area

Kansas National Guard Soldiers will be busy on, and in the days leading up to, Veterans Day. Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislation that was passed ...

 
 

State to Auction Off Buffalo

By ksal-staff On Sat, 07 Nov 2015 12:30:53

State to Auction Off Buffalo

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism  will auction off surplus buffalo at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 beginning at 11 a.m. Corrals are located 6 miles north and 1.75 miles west of Canton. Those interested in bidding are encouraged to arrive early t...

 
 

Lawrence Woman Charged in Fleeing to Europe With Daughters

By staff On Sat, 07 Nov 2015 12:24:13

Lawrence Woman Charged in Fleeing to Europe With Daughters

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas woman has been charged after she fled to Europe with her 9-year-old and 11-year-old daughters. The Douglas County District Attorney's Office says Samantha Elmer was charged Friday with two counts of aggravated interference with parental custody. Authorities say E...

 
 

Budget Division Recommends Against Emergency School Aid

By staff On Sat, 07 Nov 2015 12:12:59

Budget Division Recommends Against Emergency School Aid

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Governor Sam Brownback's administration is recommending against granting emergency state aid to most Kansas school districts that plan on seeking funds at an upcoming meeting with lawmakers. The Capital-Journal reports superintendents were sent a message from the Kansas State ...

 
 

Kansas Slashes Revenue Forecast, Adjusts Budget to Avert Gap

By staff On Sat, 07 Nov 2015 12:10:48

Kansas Slashes Revenue Forecast, Adjusts Budget to Avert Gap

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas has slashed its revenue projections, and Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's budget director has announced immediate budget adjustments so the state keeps paying its bills on time. State officials and university economists on Friday issued a new, more pessimistic forecast f...

 
 
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