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Railroad Facing Charges For Herington Spill

By associated-press On Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:21:22

Railroad Facing Charges For Herington Spill

Prosecutors have filed a misdemeanor charge against Union Pacific Railroad over a 2012 spill of sulfuric acid after a derailment at the company's Herington yard in central Kansas. A criminal information filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Kansas alleges the railroad spilled 114,297 pounds of s...

 
 

Downtown Dream Project Inches Forward

By toddpittenger On Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:57:37

Downtown Dream Project Inches Forward

A new vision of a revitalized Salina downtown inched forward Monday. Salina City Commissioners at a special meeting set a public hearing date for consideration of a request to form a Tax Increment Financing District and a STAR Bond District generally described as being located in downtown Salina. No...

 
 

Shots Fired During Disturbance

By ksal-staff On Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:47:19

Shots Fired During Disturbance

Shots were fired during a weekend disturbance outside a Salina motel. Salina Police Captain Chris Trocheck says that officers were called to America's Best Value Inn late Saturday, just after midnight. They were responding to a report of a disturbance, with shots fired. Officers found multiple...

 
 

Fire Consumes Trailer, Hay Bales

By ksal-staff On Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:40:59

Fire Consumes Trailer, Hay Bales

A fire destroyed a trailer hauling ten hay bales Saturday afternoon. According to the Saline County Sheriff's Office, Jerry Short was hauling the load of hay, on 1648 N. Brownhill Road near Brookville when the bales caught fire. The fire destroyed the trailer, which had just been bought. Offic...

 
 

Fire Destroys Lawn Tractor

By ksal-staff On Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:35:45

Fire Destroys Lawn Tractor

A fire destroyed a Saline County man's garden tractor over the weekend. According to the Saline County Sheriff's Office, Jeffrey Stover was mowing at his home at 1110 W. Hidden Springs Road in the northwest part of the county when it caught fire. Stover unsuccessfuly tried to smother the fire ...

 
 

UPDATE: Missing Falun Man Found

By ksal-staff On Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:15:50

UPDATE: Missing Falun Man Found

A man who has been missing from Saline County since early March has been safely located. According to the Saline County Sheriff's Office, contact was made with Scott Brunson Monday morning and "all is well". Brunson was reported missing Back on March 17th after family members had not seen him ...

 
 

Police Log 3-30-15

By ksal-staff On Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:14:49

Police Log 3-30-15

Police are investigating an alleged theft from a store in the Salina Central Mall. Express Your Cell reports that numerous cellular telephone accessories were stolen over a period of time, dating back to August of 2013. Items taken include among other things cell phone batteries, cases,  and screen...

 
 

Swarthout Recital Hall To Reopen At KU

By associated-press On Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:23:48

Swarthout Recital Hall To Reopen At KU

A $2.5 million, 10-month renovation project is completed at Swarthout Recital Hall on the University of Kansas campus. The hall has been the School of Music's primary academic performance space since 1957. However, it had not been renovated for decades, prompting the university to begin the reno...

 
 

Campus Religion Bill Scrutinized

By associated-press On Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:03:20

Campus Religion Bill Scrutinized

The American Civil Liberties Union plans to testify before a Kansas legislative committee against a bill designed to protect religious groups on public college campuses. The House Federal and State Affairs Committee was having a hearing Monday on the bill. The Senate approved the measure earlier...

 
 

State Plane Flew Lawmaker To Vote

By associated-press On Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:11:14

State Plane Flew Lawmaker To Vote

State records show Rep. Virgil Peck of Montgomery County used a state plane to fly from western Kansas to Topeka and back to vote on school finance bill. Peck was the only passenger on the plane from Coffeyville to Topeka on March 13 so he could vote on implementing block grant funding for the st...

 
 
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