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K-State Recognized For Diversity

Kansas State UniversitySeptember 21, 2019

Kansas State University is again earning national recognition as one of the top higher education institutions for diversity and inclusion. Insight Into Diversity magazine has awarded the university with the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, Award. K-State has received the award every year since 2014. The university is one of 94 higher education institutions selected this y...

Pallet Thieves Strike Again

KSAL StaffSeptember 20, 2019

Salina Police are looking for a couple of white males in connection to the theft of hundreds of wooden pallets. Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that video surveillance from Tractor Supply Company, 3120 Riffel Drive captured two suspects loading 200 wooden pallets onto a white, Dodge flatbed pickup and driving away. The video from late August may match video from early Thursday morning th...

Police Ask For Public’s Help in ATM Crime

Todd PittengerSeptember 20, 2019

Salina Police are asking for the public's help in finding thieves who broke into the Tony's Pizza Events Center, dragged an ATM outside, and broke it open and stole the cash from inside. The crime is this week's Salina Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week. According to police, between September 16th at 6:20 PM to September 17th, 5:25 AM, unknown persons entered the Tony’s Pizza Event Center locat...

Stolen Chiefs QB Cutout Back On Display

Metro Source NewsSeptember 20, 2019

Two suspects are facing charges after they allegedly stole a life-sized cardboard cutout of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes from a Lawrence fast-food joint, and then fumbled their getaway. Police say it happened Monday when the pair ran into a local McDonald's, grabbed the display and bolted out the door. However, their well-crafted plan went off the rails a short time later when...

Museum Day Saturday

KSAL StaffSeptember 20, 2019

More than 1,500 museums across the U.S. - and 25 located in Kansas - will be participating in the Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Saturday. According to the Visit Abilene organization, Museum Day Saturday is an annual celebration of the institutions that tell the stories of our past and preserve our culture and heritage. This year's Museum Day will focus on musical collections and music-re...

Donut Day Deadline

KSAL StaffSeptember 20, 2019

Dunkin' Donuts is coming to Salina to team up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina and Rocking M Media. The Trio will be hosting a Big Dunkin' Donuts Day to help raise funds to cover the cost of match in response to their recent Big recruitment campaign for new mentors. The Dunkin' Donuts truck will be in Salina on Tuesday, September 24 at The Temple parking lot located at 336 S Santa Fe....

Fall Apple Day Festival Set For Saturday

Fort RileySeptember 20, 2019

The Fall Apple Day Festival returns to Fort Riley on Saturday. The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival, which is free and open to the public, is the largest annual event at Fort Riley and serves as the military installation’s open house. Community members are invited to meet their Army through various attractions including Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard demonstrations, ...

Water At Salina Parks Remains Unsafe

Todd PittengerSeptember 20, 2019

Health warnings at a couple of Salina parks prompted by toxic blue-green algae remain in effect. The lake at Lakewood Park and the pond at Jerry Ivey Park remain unsafe. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment,  in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, has issued public health advisories for the following Kansas lakes: Warnings: Elk Horn Lake, J...

Arrest Made in April Rice County Shooting Case

Todd PittengerSeptember 19, 2019

An arrest has been made in connection with the April 29 shootings of the Rice County Sheriff and Undersheriff. According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, on Wednesday 27-year-old Erin M. Baker was arrested at her residence at 517 E. 5th St., in Ellinwood. Baker was arrested for interference with a law enforcement officer, aggravated child endangerment, and obstruction of apprehension. ...

Salina DVACK Receives Over $60,000 in Grant Funding

KSAL StaffSeptember 19, 2019

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced more than $1.2 million from the Federal Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) grant program awarded to communities across Kansas. “It takes great courage to leave an abuser. Oftentimes, victims need to leave a dangerous situation quickly,” Kelly said. “We must do all we can to encourage women and men to leave abusive relationships. Housing...

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