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Eighth COVID-19 Case in Saline County

Todd PittengerApril 8, 2020

An eighth COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Saline County. According to the  Saline County Health Department, they has been notified of one additional positive COVID-19 case in a Saline County resident.This case is a male in his 60s with known contacts to a positive case. Governor Laura Kelly reported a total of 1046 cases in Kansas and 38 deaths. This is an increase of 146 positive cases...

Kansas COVID-19 Update: 4-8

Jeremy BohnApril 8, 2020

Statewide COVID-19 cases have topped 1,000 in the State of Kansas. The Kansas Department of Health & Environment says that as of 2 p.m. Wednesday, there are now 1,046 Kansans who tested positive for the virus with now 38 deaths. As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, Saline County remains at seven positive cases of COVID-19 with one death. McPherson County has 11 cases, Ottawa and Marion counties have ...

DCF Relaxes Food Assistance Work Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults

Lauren FitzgeraldApril 8, 2020

Department for Children and Families Secretary Laura Howard today announced several steps the agency is taking to temporarily ease restrictions on Kansans who are currently receiving or applying for food assistance. “The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act allows states to suspend time limits on food assistance eligibility for unemployed and underemployed individuals known as able-b...

Stay at Home Order Expanded

MetroSourceApril 8, 2020

Kansas' stay at home order is being expanded. Governor Laura Kelly announced yesterday that she is expanding the state's stay at home order to include churches, other religious organizations and funerals in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. The new executive order limits the number of people to ten or less at funerals and other religious services. Kansas officials say at least th...

Tools And Other Items Stolen From Detached Garage

Jeremy BohnApril 8, 2020

Numerous tools and other property were stolen from a detached garage at a Salina rental property. Salina Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that the theft occurred sometime between Monday at 10 p.m. and Tuesday at 8 a.m. from the 700 block of Garden. The victim, 72-year-old Salina man, James OShea, owns the property but rents it out to a tenant. The tenant alerted OShea on Tuesday m...

2 Arrests In Felony Obstruction Case

Jeremy BohnApril 8, 2020

A pair of Salina men are arrested after an investigation brought police to a motel on Tuesday morning. Salina Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that an officer observed a 2002 GMC Envoy pull in to the Budget King Motel, 809 N. Broadway, in Salina at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The known driver of the vehicle had numerous warrants for his arrest and was allegedly involved in an assault on a law en...

Small Business Spotlight: PB&J

Jeremy BohnApril 8, 2020

Adapting to adversity has been the key to PB&J continuing to stay in business. The women's clothing boutique in downtown Salina, 110 N. Santa Fe, has seen a rough few years, but has embraced the change that has come with the hard times. Chrisi Pearson, owner of PB&J, says that this year has been especially tough due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. Pearson relied on herself, ...

Couple Arrested Following Prank

Todd PittengerApril 8, 2020

Two people were arrested  following a coronavirus prank at a Kansas Walmart. Newton police announced Tuesday that 29-year-old Hazel Hamrick and 47-year-old Ernest Williams were arrested on charges that could include making criminal threats and disorderly conduct. Police say both suspects admitted to walking around the Walmart in Newton store and coughing on shoppers while Hamrick told them ...

Saline County Holds Steady With 7 COVID-19 Cases

Todd PittengerApril 7, 2020

Saline County is holding steady with seven confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Saline County Health Department, does have several new announcements. They include: The Saline County Commissioners adopted a resolution that will restrict burning in Saline County until April 30th. This is a restriction on the burning of items such as tree piles, brush, burn barrels, and smaller burns. Agriculture...

United Way Awards COVID-19 Grants

Todd PittengerApril 7, 2020

Funding has been award through a special new fund established at Salina Area Unite Way. The agency says qualified recipients have received help  through the SAUW COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. The following funding has been awarded: Salina Area Technical College Foundation (Salina, KS) - $500 to assist students with the following basic needs rent, utilities, food, gas, bus passes, etc. ...


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