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35 Year Sentence in Deputy Shooting Case

By associated-press On Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:04:15

35 Year Sentence in Deputy Shooting Case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Gardner man who took part in a 2013 chase and shootout that injured a sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to more than 35 years in prison. 38-year-old Jason Perez was ordered to serve the 427-month term for about a dozen crimes he and his then-girlfriend committed on Marc...

 
 

Racism Discussed at KU

By associated-press On Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:00:51

Racism Discussed at KU

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) —University of Kansas students and faculty have met at a forum to discuss the effects of racism, expressing frustration with school administration in Lawrence. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the Wednesday forum drew more than 1,000 people to the auditorium at the main st...

 
 

Vigilance of Saline County’s Electronic Voting System Urged

By ksal-staff On Thu, 12 Nov 2015 22:14:02

Vigilance of Saline County’s Electronic Voting System Urged

Statistician Beth Clarkson has been in the news about her efforts to audit Sedgwick County voting machine tapes from the 2014 election. She presented a series of questionable statistical voting patterns linked with electronic voting machines at today’s K-State Salina Polytechnic’s Civic Luncheon...

 
 

City Begins Mapping Project

By ksal-staff On Thu, 12 Nov 2015 21:19:37

City Begins Mapping Project

A mobile mapping project is underway in Salina. According to the City of Salina, the have contracted with Transmap Corporation from Upper Arlington, Ohio, to perform a pavement condition survey on the City’s asphalt streets. The data being collected will track the condition of the streets an...

 
 

Soldier Selected for ‘Operation Rising Star’

By ksal-staff On Thu, 12 Nov 2015 21:02:13

Soldier Selected for ‘Operation Rising Star’

A Fort Riley soldier has been selected as one of 12 finalists to compete in the Army-wide “Operation Rising Star” talent competition Nov. 18 to Dec. 9 in San Antonio, Texas. According to Fort Riley, as a finalist, Army Spc. Xochilt Ramirez-Luna of the 97th Military Police battalion will train...

 
 

Federal Gun, Drug Conviction For Ellis Man

By ksal-staff On Thu, 12 Nov 2015 20:26:48

Federal Gun, Drug Conviction For Ellis Man

An Ellis County man was sentenced Thursday to federal prison on drug and gun charges. According to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom's Office, 30-year-old Joseph Anthony Ransom, of Ellis was convicted in July of one count of growing marijuana plants, one count of possession with intent to distribute ma...

 
 

Lawmakers Get 8.5 Percent Allowance Raise

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Nov 2015 20:19:59

Lawmakers Get 8.5 Percent Allowance Raise

Kansas lawmakers automatically are getting an 8.5 percent raise in their per diem allowance. The  raise is because of a state law that increased lawmakers' daily "subsistence payments" by more than 28 percent through the past seven years. The Legislature set it up in 2008 so members' per diem ri...

 
 

Another Arrest Made in Stolen Gun Case

By hannahholt On Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:58:24

Another Arrest Made in Stolen Gun Case

Another arrest has been made in the vehicle burglary from October 20 where a handgun was stolen from the 200 block of Clark Street. Timothy Collins, 18 of Salina, was arrested after police were contacted about an alleged wreck. When police showed up to the site, there was no wreck, and stopped a...

 
 

Stolen Phones

By hannahholt On Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:56:58

Stolen Phones

One missing phone is recovered and another was stolen. A Salina woman who left her phone in a shopping cart at Dillons on West Crawford found hers from a Facebook post. Keira Flippen, 15, was found to be in possession of the device and has been referred to court. Another phone was stolen from La...

 
 

Wreck Sends Two to Hospital

By hannahholt On Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:56:21

Wreck Sends Two to Hospital

Two people were brought to Salina Regional by ambulence yesterday after a wreck on I-70EB. Esther Ortiz-Rosario, 45 of Tampa, FL, was driving Emma Rosario-Francisco, 73 of Tampa, in a 2002 Dodge Caravan. The Caravan was struck from behind by a silver Toyota Camry trying to merge onto the highway...

 
 
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