Alton school board, teachers approve 2-year contract

ALTON, Ill. (AP) – The school board in the Mississippi River city of Alton has approved a two-year contract with teachers, ending concerns about a possible strike. The (Alton) Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/1QvecN6) the school board approved the agreement Tuesday. Alton Education Association members had approved the deal last week. The agreement includes wage increases and maintains…

Person Arrested After Online Threat To Kansas College

Athison, Kan. (AP) -A suspect is in custody in connection with an online threat to a northeast Kansas college. The St. Joseph News-Press reports  Benedictine College late Tuesday after an anonymous threat to Benedictine College was posted on the social networking site YikYak on Tuesday.  Atchison police Chief Mike Wilson says authorities arrested one person associated…