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Family Seeking Missing Salina Teen

By ksal-staff On Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:12:11

Family Seeking Missing Salina Teen

Family and friends are trying to find a Salina teen who has been missing since late last week. 13-year-old Rebecca Jayne Hein has not been seen since Friday. She was last seen at the Starlite Skating Center with a 16-year-old female friend. The 16-year-old has a boyfriend in new Mexico. It's unkn...

 
 

Bird Flu No Danger To Humans

By ksal-staff On Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:49:37

Bird Flu No Danger To Humans

A highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed in four states can be very deadly for birds, but a Kansas State University poultry expert says humans don't need to worry about their own health or contaminated poultry products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Se...

 
 

Life Sentence In Child Sex Case

By ksal-staff On Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:43:53

Life Sentence In Child Sex Case

A Salina man has been sentenced to three life sentences with no possibility of parole for 25 years for sex crimes against three small children. The crimes involved two girls and a boy, and occurred between July and September 2014. Court officials tell KSAL News that 72-year-old Gerald A. Jones wa...

 
 

Senate Aporoves School Funding Overhaul

By associated-press On Tue, 17 Mar 2015 03:24:49

Senate Aporoves School Funding Overhaul

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's $4.1 billion plan to overhaul public school funding has passed through the Senate. The Senate voted 25-14 to approve the measure Monday, but a district court order issued on Friday signaled that the plan may be blocked before it gets off the ground. The three-ju...

 
 

Slowing Enrollment in Kansas Schools Shows Economic Recovery

By ksal-staff On Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:07:11

Slowing Enrollment in Kansas Schools Shows Economic Recovery

The number of students who enrolled in the Kansas higher education system dropped slightly in 2014, especially among older, non-traditional students which officials say indicates economic recovery. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the overall enrollment at Kansas public institutions, including ...

 
 

Mapping Tools Stolen

By ksal-staff On Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:24:30

Mapping Tools Stolen

The Saline County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a transmitter used to map underground utilities. Sheriff Glen Kochanowski tells KSAL News that a worker with USIC of Wichita was using a $3,000 Dynatel 2250 transmitter in the 5900 block of W. State Street on Friday to locate some u...

 
 

Police Log 3-16-15

By ksal-staff On Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:40:44

Police Log 3-16-15

Salina Police are investigating the theft of prescription drugs from a van. Police say someone removed multiple prescriptions from an unlocked van on Thursday afternoon that was parked at 1102 Armory. The medications were valued at $1,200. Police say a wallet and cash were taken from a vehicle pa...

 
 

Argument Leads to Arrest

By ksal-staff On Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:06:15

Argument Leads to Arrest

Police break down a door after a Salina woman calls for help. According to Captain Chris Trocheck, officers arrested 34-year-old Robert A. Davis early Sunday morning after responding to a call in the 1000 block of Millwood Drive. Police say they were outside the home and heard a woman inside y...

 
 

Slow Start To Tornado Season

By ksal-staff On Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:47:26

Slow Start To Tornado Season

March is the time of year when tornado talk ramps up.   The severe weather season looms.  Days become longer and the atmosphere changes. If this year seems different, it is. Only a few tornado watches have been issued so far in 2015.   The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma says th...

 
 

Birth Center Seeks To Reopen

By associated-press On Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:27:44

Birth Center Seeks To Reopen

A suspended Topeka birthing center is in talks with two hospitals as it seeks to reopen. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment suspended the Topeka Birth and Women's Center last month. A report found, among other things, that it was placing women at unnecessary risk. The center says ...

 
 
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