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Police, school ramp up security after Salina Central threat »

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Salina Post SALINA — The Salina Police Department is investigating a threat made at Salina Central High School. Police reported a note was found on Tuesday by a school staff member, which gave a vague description there would be violence at the school. The next day, a cellphone was found in one of the school […]

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Silver Alert issued for missing Franklin County man »


A Silver Alert has been issued for a rural Franklin County man last seen Wednesday afternoon. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation described Donald Eugene Cook, 75, as 6 feet tall and 131 pounds, with brown eyes, gray hair and glasses. He recently was diagnosed with a terminal illness. He was last seen by his spouse […]

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First Lady to give commencement address in Topeka »

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TOPEKA–Topeka Public Schools will have a special Commencement speaker. The school district announced today that First Lady Michelle Obama is speaking at the graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 17th. All Topeka Public School seniors will graduate in one ceremony at the Kansas Expocentre on the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. Topeka is […]

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Holder: Americans stand with Kansas City mourners »


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says all Americans are standing with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and several religious leaders also attended the service Thursday at the Jewish Community Center. Holder told the overflow crowd of more than […]

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Kansas Regents sticking with social media policy »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Board of Regents leaders say they do not plan to back away from the board’s social media policy, which has been criticized for allowing administrators to fire or discipline employees for their social media postings. During the board’s meeting Wednesday, chairman Fred Logan says he disagrees that the policy restricts […]

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Kansas Wesleyan plans environmental studies degree »


SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Wesleyan University plans to offer a new environmental science major that will combine sciences with the study of social forces involved in environmental issues. The new Environmental Sciences and Community Resilience will be offered on two tracks. One will include more natural sciences electives, while the other will emphasize social […]

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Huelskamp to USDA: Stop stonewalling »


MANHATTAN – Earlier this year, Kansans expressed questions and concerns regarding a proposal by the USDA to close the Manhattan Area Office of Rural Development and relocate the nine remaining employees to Topeka. Seeking information, Congressman Huelskamp’s office made multiple requests to the USDA requesting a copy of such proposal. After repeated attempts and weeks […]

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Woman who got out of moving vehicle run over, dies »


KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Turnpike Authority says a 52-year-old woman died when she got out of a moving vehicle and was run over. The authority says Deborah Lynn Kloster died Wednesday afternoon when she intentionally got out of pickup truck on an off-ramp from Interstate 635 in Kansas City, Kan. Officials say […]

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State Earthquake Task Force meets, wants to hear from you »


WICHITA–The Kansas Earthquake Task Force held its first public meeting on Wednesday in Wichita. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recently established the task force with direction to study and develop a State Action Plan for potential induced seismicity. Two representatives from the Oklahoma Geological Survey made a presentation at Wednesday’s gathering and also heard from Rick […]

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Family’s story highlights need for autism treatment coverage »


By EVAN DUNBAR KU Statehouse Wire Service OVERLAND PARK – Tara and Raul Ortega are relatively new to autism. Their son, Alex, was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder just three months shy of his third birthday. The Ortega’s enjoyed 15 months of applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy after their son’s diagnosis. ABA therapy involves […]

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Motion to dismiss 1997 rape case is dismissed »


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 40-year-old man will go on trial for the second time on charges that he raped a University of Kansas student in 1997. On Wednesday, Douglas County Judge Michael Malone denied a motion to dismiss the case against Robert Grey, who was convicted of rape in 2009 and sentenced to 26 […]

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Kansan’s remains from WWII to return to Topeka »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The remains of a 22-year-old Topeka airman who went missing in World War II are being returned to his family for burial. The Department of Defense announced this week that U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Verne L. Gibb will be buried Wednesday in Leavenworth. The Prisoners of War and Missing […]

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Kansas officials plan to issue new fiscal forecast »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are preparing to issue a new fiscal forecast to guide legislators and Gov. Sam Brownback in making budget decisions. Forecasters were meeting Thursday afternoon to revise earlier revenue projections for the current fiscal year and for the fiscal year beginning in July. Since July 2013, the state has collected […]

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