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Dangerous Sex Offender Captured

Todd PittengerSeptember 28, 2021

A man considered to be a dangerous sex offender who escaped from a state mental hospital in Kansas is back in custody after 3 months on the run. Authorities say John Freeman Colt was captured Monday night. According to KWCH TV in Wichita, U.S. Marshal for the District of Kansas Ronald Miller said Wayne County, Utah authorities were notified of Colt’s presence there by a citizen who observed ...

Statewide Virtual Job Fair This Week

Todd PittengerSeptember 28, 2021

Kansans looking for employment are encouraged to participate in this week’s KANSASWORKS Statewide Virtual Job Fair. According to Governor Laura Kelly's Office, the virtual job fair which begins at 8 a.m. on Wednesday and ends at 5 p.m. on Thursday, will give job seekers the opportunity to meet virtually with multiple businesses, with the ability to live chat and conduct interviews through com...

Free Rides For T-birds

Todd PittengerSeptember 28, 2021

A partnership between OCCK Transportation and Cloud County Community College will continue to allow students, faculty and staff to ride 81 Connection buses for free. Acocording to OCCK, all Thunderbird students, faculty and staff can ride any 81 Connection regular fixed-route bus for free during normal operating hours by presenting a valid Cloud County Community College ID to the driver. “...

KSU Salina, NOAA Signing Collaboration Agreement

Todd PittengerSeptember 28, 2021

The Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus in Salina is set to enter into a partnership with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration to collaborate on a first-of-its-kind program to prepare students to serve as officers and pilots with the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps, or NOAA Corps, one of the nation's eight uniformed services. According to Kansas State Unive...

Injury Accident in Salina

KSAL StaffSeptember 28, 2021

A Salina woman is recovering from injuries after a two-vehicle accident yesterday morning. Salina Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that the collision occurred around 8:15 a.m. on Sept. 27th at the intersection of Broadway Blvd and State Street. A 2016 Subaru Legacy was going south on Broadway and allegedly ran a red light. The vehicle hit a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee going west on S...

Two Vehicles Stolen and Found

KSAL StaffSeptember 28, 2021

Two alleged stolen vehicles were found yesterday, but their keys are still missing. Salina Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that on the night of Sept. 26th, two vehicles owned by separate owners turned up missing. The first was a 2000 Lincoln Town Car taken from the 100 block of N. Columbia Avenue. The second was a 2016 Ford Mustang stolen from the 800 block of Highland Avenue. Both ...

Rider Hurt in Motorcycle Crash With Deer

Todd PittengerSeptember 27, 2021

A motorcycle rider was badly inured in a crash involving a deer. According to the Barton County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday night at about 8:15 first responders were called to the 400 block of Kiowa Road to a reported injury accident. Initial reports indicated a motorcycle had been struck by another vehicle. The agency says upon investigation this was not the case. Investi...

“Increase the Reach” Grants Available

Todd PittengerSeptember 27, 2021

To bolster local organizations supporting health equity in communities across Kansas, Governor Laura Kelly Monday announced the “Increase the Reach” Grant Initiative. According to the Governor's Office, the “Increase the Reach” Initiative, launching through a partnership between the Wichita State University Community Engagement Institute and the Kansas Department of Health and Environme...

Honoring Fr. Emil Kapaun

Todd PittengerSeptember 27, 2021

The remains of a Kansas Catholic Priest who died in a prisoner of war camp during the Korean War while ministering his fellow prisoners are back home and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held this week for  Fr. Emil J. Kapaun. According to the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, the mass will be held at Hartman Arena on Wednesday at 10:30 AM. Fr. Kapaun's remains arrived in his hometown of Pilse...

Museum Planning Ghost Town Presentation

Todd PittengerSeptember 27, 2021

Stories of long-forgotten Kansas ghost towns will be focus of an upcoming Smoky Hill Museums virtual presentation. According to the museum  “Your Favorite Haunts: Ghost Towns of Central Kansas,” with author Daniel C. Fitzgerald, Thursday, is planned for October 7th, 5:30-6:30p. Even if the towns are gone, the energy and stories live on. Fitzgerald will discuss the beginnings, growth, pe...


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