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“Country-Rock’s Most Ferocious Live Band” Coming to Salina

Todd PittengerJanuary 19, 2018

"Country-rock's most ferocious live band" is coming to Salina. Blackberry Smoke is coming to the Stiefel theare. According to the Stiefel, Blackberry Smoke's anticipated new album, Find A Light, will be released April 6 on Thirty Tigers and is now available for pre-order. In advance of the release, the album's lead track, “Flesh And Bone,” has premiered. Self-produced by the acclaimed 5-...

Study: Riley, Decatur Counties Youngest, Oldest In KS

KSAL StaffJanuary 19, 2018

A new study is showing Riley County is popular with the young crowd, while Decatur County is big with the older folks. Financial 24/7 Wall Street has ranked the youngest and oldest county in each state based on the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates. It shows Riley's average is just under 25-years-old, while Decatur's is more than double that at more than 52-years-old. Kansas's statewide...

Gun Pointed at 2 Women

KSAL StaffJanuary 19, 2018

An elderly man was arrested after allegedly pointing a gun at his caretaker. Salina Police Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that officers were sent to the 700 block of Park Street on Thursday night around 8pm after 87-year-old Roy Pierce allegedly pointed a a handgun at a couple of women. Police say Pierce and Denise Johnson got into a verbal disagreement over money inside Pierce's home....

Students Accused in Sex Assault

KSAL StaffJanuary 19, 2018

Two cadets from St. John's Military School were taken into police custody on Wednesday after an alleged sexual assault on the Salina campus. Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that a 16-year-old student and 15-year-old student were arrested after officers interviewed a male victim at the hospital. Police say the victim, who is also a SJMS student and in his mid-teens was assaulted by the t...

Tax Assistance Volunteers Sought

Brenda GutierrezJanuary 19, 2018

Millions of dollars in tax credits go unclaimed each year because people don't know they are eligible. You can help those individuals by volunteering through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program sponsored by the Salina Area United Way. VITA volunteers help people apply for Earned Income Tax Credits and other eligible tax credits. The program serves Saline County and the surrounding a...

Kansas Rides Now Online

KSAL StaffJanuary 19, 2018

There's a new website in town. Kansas Rides, which can be found online at www.ksrides.org, was created to support the efforts of public transportation agencies across the state to provide more information to current and prospective customers about service options. Transit services across rural Kansas are provided by a multitude of local providers. It is necessary to have a unifying theme or ide...

Soldiers Accused of Illegal Gun Purchases

Office of United Sates Attorney Tom BeallJanuary 18, 2018

Three soldiers from Fort Riley are accused of federal weapons crimes. An indictment unsealed Thursday alleges three Kansas residents lied on forms they filled out to purchase firearms, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said. All three defendants were soldiers stationed at Fort Riley. Johny Perez, 26, Junction City, Kan., is charged with six counts of making false statements on ATF Form 4473 when he pu...

Retired State Trooper Charged With Lying to FBI About Gambling

Office of United Sates Attorney Tom BeallJanuary 18, 2018

A retired highway patrol trooper was charged Thursday with lying to the FBI during an investigation into illegal gambling in Wichita, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said. Michael Frederiksen, 52, Derby, Kan., is charged with two counts of making false statements to FBI investigators. A criminal complaint filed in federal court in Wichita alleges that in 2014, while Frederiksen was still a Kansas Highw...

Cops Tried to Out Undercover Investigator at Poker Game

Office of United Sates Attorney Tom BeallJanuary 18, 2018

Two Wichita police officers and a gambling operator tried to out an undercover investigator at a poker game, a federal indictment unsealed Thursday alleges. Three men are charged with obstructing a criminal investigation, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said. Bruce Mackey, 45, Goddard, Kan., a Wichita police officer, Michael Zajkowski, 50, Wichita, Kan., who is no longer a Wichita police officer, and B...

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Start Soon

Kaitie Foley January 18, 2018

Each year Kansas Heartland Girl Scouts learn critical leadership and life skills through the Girl Scout Cookie Program. This year, Kansas girls will kick-off a new century of entrepreneurship from Feb. 10 to Mar. 18 by powering their experiences with cookies and sparking their future careers through this valuable program. In 1917, girls began participating in what would evolve into the largest ...

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