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Teen Arrested in Stolen Truck

KSAL StaffJune 22, 2018

A truck thief was arrested after being spotted by the victim's family driving his stolen Ford F-150. Salina Police Sergeant Jim Feldman tells KSAL News that 17-year-old Johnathan Hulse was taken into custody after he allegedly jumped into a pickup with the keys inside and drove away from the 200 block of Millview early Thursday morning. Police say a few hours later a member of the victim's f...

Police: Don’t Leave Keys in Your Car

Todd PittengerJune 22, 2018

Salina Police are issuing a message to the public. They say don't leave your keys in your vehicle. According to the agency, in April they had eight reported stolen autos. Nearly all of them had the keys left in them. They say six of these had the keys left in them. Police have this advice: lock your car do not leave valuables in plain sight do not ever, ever leave your keys in you...

KSU Polytechnic Get FAA’s First University Waiver to Fly UAS Beyond Line of Sight

Julee CobbJune 22, 2018

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has received a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly unmanned aircraft systems beyond the line of sight. It's the first such waiver granted to a university by the FAA. The FAA certificate to Kansas State Polytechnic's Applied Aviation Research Center waives the rules regarding visual sight of aircraft operations by the pilot and visual...

Long-Time Salina Restaurant Closing

Todd PittengerJune 21, 2018

A Salina restaurant that has been in business for over 40 years is closing. La Hacienda, located at 641 S Broadway, announced it plans to close for good in early July. La Hacienda has been serving home made Mexican food in Salina for 43 years. La Hacienda was known, for among other things, serving both home made corn and flour chips with all of its meals. The restaurant posted a notice in...

A Great Day For Salina and KU

Todd PittengerJune 21, 2018

It was just an idea nine years ago. Thursday night it became a reality. Dignitaries were among a large crowd that gathered to celebrate the opening of the Salina Health Education Center, the new home of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina and the KU School of Nursing-Salina. What had been a vacant downtown property is the new Jayhawk home in Salina. The building, located at 138 N...

Marshall Defends Immigration Policy

Todd PittengerJune 21, 2018

Kansas Congressman Dr. Roger Marshall participated in a teleconference with a group on constituents concerned about immigration issues. Over a dozen people gathered inside the First District Congressman's Office in Salina. They asked Marshall a wide range of question related to immigration, primarily on the issue of children being separated from their families. Marshall cited some statistics...

A soldier from Kansas is killed in Afghanistan this week in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Flags at Half-Staff For Deputies

KSAL StaffJune 21, 2018

Flags are half-staff around the state and the law enforcement community gathered to pay their respects to two fallen Wyandotte County deputies. A joint funeral for deputies Patrick Rohrer and Theresa King was held at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas, Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. Deputies Rohrer and King died when an inmate allegedly got a hold of one of the deputy's guns and sho...

Saline County Sheriff truck

Bobcat Loader Stolen

KSAL StaffJune 21, 2018

A skid steer loader was stolen from a fenced-in property north of Salina. Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that sometime between 3:30pm Tuesday afternoon and 7am Wednesday, someone started up a 2004 Bobcat loader, and broke down the gate as they drove away from a field that is located in the 1200 block of W. K 143 Highway. The owner, Jane Schumaker told deputies the white a...

Kansas State Polytechnic Awards Prestigious Scholarships

Julee CobbJune 21, 2018

Totaling more than $240,000 over the next four years, the top scholarships at Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus will be helping five Kansas high school seniors achieve their educational dreams when classes begin this fall. Wesley Elliott, Salina, has been chosen to receive Kansas State Polytechnic's 2018 Vanier Presidential Scholarship. The $20,000-per-year award, worth $80,000 over fo...

Kansas BOR Approves Tuition Hike

MetroSource NewsJune 21, 2018

Students at Kansas' six public universities will soon be paying higher tuition costs. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the tuition increases yesterday. The average tuition increases range from 48-dollars per semester at Fort Hays State University to 137-dollars per semester at the University of Kansas. Officials at the public universities say the increases were necessary due to four-percent...

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