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KSU to Award Honorary Doctorate to Ex-Cargill CEO

KSAL StaffApril 25, 2013

Kansas State University is awarding an honorary doctorate to a former CEO of agribusiness giant Cargill Inc. Warren Staley, of Edina, Minn., will receive the honorary degree during a May 17 commencement ceremony in Bramlage Coliseum. Staley also is the commencement speaker. Staley graduated from Kansas State in 1965 with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He went on to receive a mast...

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Senate Committee Consider Bonds For Bio-Defense Facility

KSAL StaffApril 25, 2013

A Kansas Senate committee has introduced a bill authorizing an additional $202 million in bonds to help finance construction of a federal biosecurity lab in Manhattan. The Senate Ways and Means Committee scheduled a hearing on the proposal Thursday. The full Legislature reconvenes May 8 to wrap up the year's business. President Barack Obama's proposed federal budget includes $714 million to buil...

Dr. Corbin Witt was honored by the Kansas Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development with the prestigious “Outstanding Curriculum Leader of the Year” Award.

Dr. Corbin Witt Receives Outstanding Curriculum Leader Award

KSAL StaffApril 25, 2013

Dr. Corbin Witt, Executive Director of School Improvement of USD 305 was honored by the Kansas Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development with the prestigious “Outstanding Curriculum Leader of the Year” Award in the state of Kansas for his exceptional leadership in the area of educational assessment. The Outstanding Assessment Coordinator of the Year is an annual award that recogni...

Kansas Lottery players are encouraged to check their Powerball tickets. One ticket sold in southwest Kansas for the January 26, 2013, drawing is worth $1 million and remains unclaimed.

Million Dollar Kansas Winning Lottery Ticket Unclaimed

KSAL StaffApril 25, 2013

A million dollar winning lottery ticket in Kansas remains unclaimed. According to the Kansas Lottery, one Powerball ticket sold in southwest Kansas for the January 26, 2013, drawing is worth $1 million and remains unclaimed. The ticket matched the first five numbers, winning the $1 million cash prize. The winning numbers were: 3-22-26-41-49 Powerball 18. Because of its security policies, the Ka...

Kansas Expects Results Soon in “In Cold Blood” Tests

KSAL StaffApril 25, 2013

A Kansas official says the state expects to have results early next month from DNA testing done on remains from two men executed for the 1959 slayings that inspired Truman Capote's classic book, "In Cold Blood." Officials in Florida sought the tests to see whether Perry Smith and Richard Hickock can be linked to decades-old multiple murders of four Walker family members south of Sarasota, Fla. Th...

Mayors Join gary marriage support

Salina Mayor Joins Group Supporting Gay Marriage

KSAL StaffApril 25, 2013

Salina Mayor Barb Shirley has joined a national group of mayors who support gay marriage. The announcement Wednesday that she had joined Mayors for Freedom to Marry came six months after Salina voters repealed protections from discrimination for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered. The mayor says she has no tolerance for any type of discrimination, and she wants all people to...

Farmers Market Law

Kansas Ag Officials Tout New Farmers’ Market Law

KSAL StaffApril 24, 2013

Kansas agriculture officials say a new law taking effect in July will help a growing number of farmers' markets across the state. The measure approved by legislators and signed by Gov. Sam Brownback earlier this month sets up a central registry for farmers' markets in the state Department of Agriculture. Registering with the state will limit the legal liability of farmers' markets if accidents oc...

Federal prosecutors told a magistrate judge

Accused Doctor Considered Flight Risk

KSAL StaffApril 24, 2013

A Kansas doctor linked to drug overdoses by active-duty Fort Riley soldiers remains jailed for now as a possible flight risk. Federal prosecutors told a magistrate judge Wednesday that Michael P. Schuster, of Manhattan, has more than $1 million outside the U.S., a home in Paraguay and two passports. A hearing to determine whether he should remain in custody pending trial has been set for Tuesday ...

Police: Prostitute’s Client Calls For Help

KSAL StaffApril 24, 2013

Police in northeast Kansas are investigating possible charges after a man called for help, saying he feared for his safety after he was unable to pay a prostitute for sex. The 23-year-old man summoned Riley County police to a mobile home in Manhattan around 2 a.m. Wednesday. The man told officers he hired a Topeka woman online at an agreed rate of $400 for two hours of sex. When the two hours we...

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VIDEO: Suspected Shoplifter Caught on Camera

KSAL StaffApril 24, 2013

A suspected thief is caught on camera. According to Salina Police, a white female entered Walmart at 2900 S. Ninth on Tuesday. She allegedly removed items without paying for them. The suspect left the parking lot in a gold colored station wagon. If you can identify the woman in the video, or if you have any information concerning who committed this crime, call Crimestoppers at 825-TIPS, text SAT...




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