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Earl Bane Foundation Supports SHPTV’s Literacy Program

Callie Kolacny / Smoky Hills Public TVJanuary 17, 2018

The Earl Bane Foundation has awarded Smoky Hills Public Television with a grant for the station’s Literacy Leadership program. The $5,000 grant will provide books to children in Head Start in Saline County and support children’s programming. “We greatly appreciate the generosity of the Earl Bane Foundation in support of our educational mission,” said Dawn Gabel, Smoky Hills Public...

Fake $100 for Gum

KSAL StaffJanuary 17, 2018

Salina Police are looking for a suspect who took a baggie full of suspected counterfeit cash and bought a pack of gum with a fake $100. Police report a surveillance video from Casey's at 215 W. Crawford shows a black, bald male who is about 5-foot 10 to 6-foot tall in sunglasses pass the counterfeit $100 on January 10 around 10:45am and walk out with the change. Police Captain Paul Forrester...

Fire Destroys Garage and SUV

KSAL StaffJanuary 17, 2018

A garage goes up in flames southwest of Salina. Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that crews from Rural Fire District #6 and RFD #2 were dispatched to a structure fire on Sunday afternoon at 8180 S. Halstead Road just after 3pm. Sheriff Soldan says the firefighters were able to stop the blaze from spreading but could not save the large detached garage and vehicle inside. ...

Woman Hit by Truck

KSAL StaffJanuary 17, 2018

A man from Minneapolis, Kansas was cited for hitting a pedestrian in the Salina Wal-Mart parking lot crosswalk Tuesday. Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that 70-year-old Susan Riordan of Salina was transported to Salina Regional Health Center to be treated for a leg injury after being struck by a vehicle driven by 74-year-old Darrell Francisco. Police say around 2pm, Francisco was driv...

Senate To Reconsider Brownback Nomination

Metro Source NewsJanuary 17, 2018

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is getting a second chance to become an ambassador. The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to take up Brownback's nomination to be Ambassador-At-Large for International Religious Freedom on Thursday.  No confirmation vote has been scheduled for the full Senate. President Donald Trump formally renominating Brownback to become ambassador-at-larg...

Fort Riley Soldier Found Dead

Todd PittengerJanuary 17, 2018

A Fort Riley soldier was found dead in an off-post residence in Junction City this week. According to the Army, Spc. Hunter Schmidtke was found unresponsive in an off-post home on Monday and later pronounced dead. The Junction City Police Department and Fort Riley Criminal Investigation Command are investigating Schmidtke’s death. "The Soldiers of the ‘Iron Ranger’ battalion mourn the ...

K-State Likes Ike

Kansas State UniversityJanuary 17, 2018

It's a story of presidents, generals and love of alma mater represented by one very historic volume. Kansas State University alumnus and donor Richard D. Rees has presented a special book by Dwight D. Eisenhower to Kansas State University, K-State Libraries and the university's president and first lady, Richard and Mary Jo Myers. Rees made the gift in memory of his late parents, Leonard and Bea...

Shooting Call Ruled a Hoax in KC

KSAL StaffJanuary 16, 2018

A shooting call in a Kansas City suburb is ruled a hoax. Police surrounded a home in Overland Park yesterday morning on the report of a shooting. Officers searched the home and soon determined there was no danger. Investigators say someone called 911 with a fake story claiming they had shot someone inside the home. The fake 911 call comes just weeks after a California man's prank call ...

Salina Police

Vandals Damage Trailer

KSAL StaffJanuary 16, 2018

Police are investigating a case of vandalism inside a west Salina trailer. According to Captain Paul Forrester, on Monday officers found damage to a door and spray painted graffiti throughout the interior of a trailer located in the 1300 block of Winona. Police collected numerous spray paint cans from inside and noted the phrase, "Ground Zero" was on a wall. A staff member at the Saddleba...

Suspect Buys Vacuum, Hourglass with Fake $50’s

KSAL StaffJanuary 16, 2018

Salina Police are looking for a suspect caught on camera passing over $500 in counterfeit cash at a retail store. Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that back on January 5, a black male walked into Target, 2939 Market and purchased a $300 robotic vacuum cleaner using fake $50 bills. He left the store and returned 10-minutes later and bought two soda making machines and an hourglass with ...

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