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Kansas State Faculty Discuss Pay Grievances

KSAL StaffMay 18, 2013

Faculty members at Kansas State University say they are tired of being paid less than their peers at other institutions. The faculty plans to present the university's administration with a resolution next week. It seeks a moratorium on pay increases for upper administrators, or creation of new administrative positions, until salaries improve for faculty and unclassified professionals. The facult...

Education Provision Muddies Kansas Budget Talks

KSAL StaffMay 18, 2013

Kansas education advocates say they were surprised by a provision added to the 2014 state budget banning the spending of any money to implement the national Common Core standards for math and reading. The provision mirrors language of a bill that failed to get out of the House Education Committee earlier in the session. Several conservative legislators have argued that Kansas can't afford the pr...

A driver fleeing law enforcement on Interstate 70 in Dickinson County died in a crash Friday night.

Driver Fleeing Law Enforcement Killed in Crash

KSAL StaffMay 18, 2013

A driver fleeing law enforcement on Interstate 70 in Dickinson County died in a crash Friday night. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol a vehicle was headed east on I 70, attempting to flee KHP units. For an unknown reason the driver drove off the road into the south ditch and struck a cement culvert. The driver, whose name was not yet released Satuday morning, was killed. The crash happened...

Powerball Could Rise To World Record Jackpot

KSAL StaffMay 18, 2013

It's been less than 10 months since the world record for a lottery prize. On Saturday night, it could conceivably fall once again. The jackpot for Saturday night's Powerball drawing currently stands at $600 million. That's just $56 million less than the record from the March 2012 Mega Millions jackpot, which was split by three winning tickets. Should nobody pick the correct five white balls and ...

A new report says the Kansas unemployment rate dipped to 5.5 percent last month.

Kansas Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly in April

KSAL StaffMay 17, 2013

A new report says the Kansas unemployment rate dipped to 5.5 percent last month while the number of people filing initial claims for jobless benefits also fell. But Friday's full report from the Department of Labor also says April's job growth was less robust than expected. The report says the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged lower from 5.6 percent in March. The rate for April 2012 wa...

Talks were scheduled to begin Friday morning, following three rounds of negotiations Thursday which saw legislators make steady progress.

Kansas Budget Negotiations Abruptly Halted

KSAL StaffMay 17, 2013

Negotiations on the Kansas budget for the next two fiscal years have come to an abrupt halt after senators demanded a final offer from the House that could lead to ending the 2013 session. The talks were scheduled to begin Friday morning, following three rounds of negotiations Thursday which saw legislators make steady progress. Senate Ways and Means Chairman Ty Masterson asked his House counter...

Forecasters are preparing for likely severe weather this weekend.

UPDATE: Weekend Severe Weather Could Impact Area

KSAL StaffMay 17, 2013

Forecasters are preparing for likely severe weather this weekend. According to the National Weather Service in Wichita, there is a severe weather threat on both Saturday and Sunday. Exceptionally powerful thunderstorms are likely from late Saturday afternoon thru Monday night. The greatest area of concern on Saturday is West Central Kansas into Southwest Nebraska, where severe thunderstorms are ...

Fort Riley is moving forward with plans to implement furloughs.

Fort Riley Preparing For Furloughs

KSAL StaffMay 17, 2013

Fort Riley is moving forward with plans to implement furloughs. According to the Army Post, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced May 14 his decision to proceed with federal furloughs to manage the budgetary shortfalls facing the military and the nation. Fort Riley officials will move forward with plans to implement the secretary's mandate. Furloughs will affect about 2,400 civilian workers...

Video games and devices are taken from a Salina apartment.

TV, Video Game Consoles Stolen

KSAL StaffMay 17, 2013

Video games and devices are taken from a Salina apartment. According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, a resident of an apartment in the 700 block of Fairdale contacted police after someone burglarized her home. Police say someone entered the apartment between Thursday night at 11:40pm and early Friday morning at 3:30am. Once inside burglars stole a small TV, a PlayStation 3 with controllers, three PS3 gam...

Police are investigating after a vehicle is stolen.

Vehicle Theft

KSAL StaffMay 17, 2013

Police are investigating after a vehicle is stolen. Police say someone removed a car that was parked in the 400 block of Baker, sometime between May 11 and May 14th. The red, 1991 Mazda 323, was parked on the north side of the residence on the street. The car is valued at $1,200. ...

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