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Area Seniors Graduating

By ksal-staff On Tue, 12 May 2015 19:50:01

Area Seniors Graduating

Graduation supplies are popular items around the Salina area. This past weekend, and again this coming weekend, multiple schools are hosting commencement ceremonies for graduating seniors. This past weekend, seniors at K-State Salina, Kansas Wesleyan University, St. John’s Military School, and ...

 
 

Governor Silent on Vetoing Repeal of Tax Break

By associated-press On Tue, 12 May 2015 17:34:12

Governor Silent on Vetoing Repeal of Tax Break

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is not saying whether he would veto a revenue-raising plan from legislators if it repeals a tax break he's championed for business owners and farmers. The Republican governor shrugged off that question Tuesday as the House Taxation Committee worked on a plan to close a p...

 
 

Report: Kansas Wheat Crop Forecast at 272M Bushel

By associated-press On Tue, 12 May 2015 17:27:52

Report: Kansas Wheat Crop Forecast at 272M Bushel

The National Agricultural Statistics Service is forecasting that the nation's winter wheat crop will be up 7 percent this year. Their official production estimate of 1.47 billion bushels released Tuesday is based on average yield forecast of 43.5 bushels per acre. For Kansas, the agency estima...

 
 

Salina Bulk Solids Innovation Center Opens

By ksal-staff On Tue, 12 May 2015 15:39:19

Salina Bulk Solids Innovation Center Opens

After breaking ground on the project less than a year ago, the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center will celebrate its grand opening with a purple ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in the 600 block of North Front Street in Salina. The public is welcome to attend. ...

 
 

Fat Cats

By joan-jerkovich On Tue, 12 May 2015 15:05:52

Fat Cats

Go to the dictionary and you will find the definition of a “Fat Cat”: fat cat  noun Slang .  1.  a wealthy person from whom large political campaign contributions are expected.  2.  any wealthy person, especially one who has become rich quickly through questionable dealings.  3.  an im...

 
 

Teen Laid To Rest

By ksal-staff On Tue, 12 May 2015 13:54:39

Teen Laid To Rest

A Salina teen who was shot to death last week in what police say was a case of mistaken identity was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon. An overflow crowd attended a funeral service to honor, and say goodbye, to 17-year-old Allie Saum. Allie was shot and killed last Wednesday night in what turned out...

 
 

Sales, Gas, Cigarette Tax Increases To Be Discussed

By associated-press On Tue, 12 May 2015 10:05:56

Sales, Gas, Cigarette Tax Increases To Be Discussed

A Kansas House panel is preparing to debate proposals to increase the state's sales, gasoline and cigarette taxes. The Taxation Committee was meeting Tuesday to continue work on plan for raising at least $406 million to close a projected budget shortfall for the fiscal year beginning July 1. C...

 
 

Panel Approves Plan To End Business Tax Break

By associated-press On Tue, 12 May 2015 10:01:31

Panel Approves Plan To End Business Tax Break

A Kansas House committee has approved a bill to end a business tax break championed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. The Taxation Committee's 13-8 vote Monday sent the measure to the House for debate. The committee is considering proposals to raise taxes to close a budget shortfall. Legislati...

 
 

Salina To Honor Fallen Officers

By toddpittenger On Mon, 11 May 2015 20:15:18

Salina To Honor Fallen Officers

A ceremony to honor Salina and Saline County law enforcement officers, and state troopers who have died in the line of duty will be held later this week. The event will be held at Jerry Ivey Park as part of National Police Week. The Salina Police Color Guard will present the colors, followed by a...

 
 

Incendiary Device Starts Fire, Destroys Home

By toddpittenger On Mon, 11 May 2015 19:59:58

Incendiary Device Starts Fire, Destroys Home

Five adults and a two-month-old baby escaped without injury early Monday morning when their mobile home caught on fire after an incendiary device was  thrown through a bedroom window. Salina Fire Marshall Roger Williams tells KSAL News that firefighters were called at 6:11 in the morning to 917 ...

 
 
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