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Sex Case School Counselor Seeks New trial

By ksal-staff On Tue, 08 Mar 2016 03:10:43

Sex Case School Counselor Seeks New trial

As part of an effort to get a new trial for a  former middle school counselor serving nearly 14 years in prison in a sex case involving a student, a hearing was held in Saline County District Court Monday. In June of 2014 Brooke Dinkel was found guilty of sex crimes involving a 13-year-old stude...

 
 

Bowling Big for Littles

By jeff-garretson On Mon, 07 Mar 2016 20:32:11

Bowling Big for Littles

It was a record setting day in Salina as 134 teams gathered to knock down some pins and raise money for children who need a mentor. Bowlers at All Star Lanes Saturday, had some all-star results for area kids raising a record $112,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina. "We are very fortuna...

 
 

Moran: Guantanamo Prison Valuable for Intelligence Analysis

By associated-press On Mon, 07 Mar 2016 19:16:52

Moran: Guantanamo Prison Valuable for Intelligence Analysis

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran says his visit last week to U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was an "eye-opening experience." The Kansas Republican told Leavenworth community leaders in a telephone conference call Monday that visit reaffirmed his belief the detention facility is necessary. Without e...

 
 

Young Galva Area Boy Killed While Riding Motorized Bike

By associated-press On Mon, 07 Mar 2016 19:14:57

Young Galva Area Boy Killed While Riding Motorized Bike

Authorities say a central Kansas boy has been killed while riding a motorized bike. KAKE-TV reports that 10-year-old Nicholas Ratzlaff, of Galva, was killed Saturday afternoon near Galva. McPherson County investigators said Nicholas was riding an off-road motorized bike when a pickup truck mov...

 
 

Life Saving Tips Tonight

By jeff-garretson On Mon, 07 Mar 2016 19:07:56

Life Saving Tips Tonight

Severe weather season is here in Kansas and National Weather Service meteorologists will be in Salina this evening to share life saving information at their annual "Storm Fury On The Plains" presentation. Those who attend will learn the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, the fea...

 
 

Salina Face to Face Time

By jeff-garretson On Mon, 07 Mar 2016 19:00:29

Salina Face to Face Time

"Plug In Salina," began as a conversation between two women in a leadership class as they developed a project, "Several members of our group were new to the area and over time didn't feel connected to the community," said Grace Peterson, Visual Arts Coordinator with the Smoky Hill River Festival. ...

 
 

Salina Police Log 3-7-16

By ksal-staff On Mon, 07 Mar 2016 17:58:10

Salina Police Log 3-7-16

Several burglaries, and fraudulent use of a debit card highlight Monday's Salina Police Log. A Business burglary took place between 3pm on the 4th and 9:30am on the 5th at 515 E Walnut in Salina. There was damage and signs of entry through the window. The suspect allegedly took a Dawalt Drill Ki...

 
 

Police Involved in Weekend Pursuits

By ksal-staff On Mon, 07 Mar 2016 17:56:15

Police Involved in Weekend Pursuits

Salina Police were involved in a couple of pursuits over the weekend. According to Police, this past Friday an officer attempted to stop a speeding vehicle with defective lights at 9:06pm. The 1994 blue Honda accord began to speed away. It went in the 400 block of west Lincoln. The driver continu...

 
 

Man Escapes Car Fire

By ksal-staff On Mon, 07 Mar 2016 16:51:11

Man Escapes Car Fire

No one was hurt in a fire that destroyed a vehicle over the weekend. According to the Saline County Sheriff's Office, a fire destroyed a 2007 Toyota Prius at 5:40 in the morning on Saturday. Robert Martin of Salina was driving the car. According to a witness, the lights of the vehicle began to...

 
 

Topeka Cemetery Provides Special Bird Houses for Songbirds

By associated-press On Mon, 07 Mar 2016 15:31:06

Topeka Cemetery Provides Special Bird Houses for Songbirds

A Topeka cemetery is preparing for an annual influx of purple martin songbirds. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Newcomer Funeral Service Group initiated the project five years ago. President Ren Newcomer happened to see several purple martin houses while out on a bike ride and aske...

 
 
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