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Foundation Awards August Grants

Megan RoblSeptember 21, 2018

During its recent August grant cycle, the Greater Salina Community Foundation awarded $37,760 in grants to 10 area nonprofit organizations. Funding was provided through the foundation’s L.P. “Pat” Mullen Fund and the Kansas Health Foundation Fund for GSCF. Recipients include: St. Johns Military School, $5,000 to develop a combination makerspace and STEAM lab where cadets in grades si...

Man Ducks Sharp Scissors

KSAL StaffSeptember 21, 2018

A Salina woman is facing an assault charge after allegedly throwing a pair of scissors at a man. Police arrested 24-year-old Hazel Ruwwe on Thursday evening after officers responded to a call about a domestic dispute in an apartment in the 200 block of S. 9th. Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that a verbal dispute between Ruwwe and her boyfriend sparked the incident. Police say at o...

Arson Suspected in Truck Fire

KSAL StaffSeptember 21, 2018

A stolen pickup truck is found engulfed in flames at a Salina park. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that an officer on patrol drove into Lakewood Park on E. Iron around 12:30am Friday and discovered a truck burning in the east parking lot. The truck was so badly damaged, officers used the rims to identify the vehicle as a GMC, and the licence plate to find the owners. Scott ...

Salina Crime Stoppers 9-21-18

Todd PittengerSeptember 21, 2018

A pair of burglaries that might be connected at this weeks Salina Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week. On Friday September 7, 2018, the Saline County Sheriff's Office investigated two burglaries that each occurred that day between 5:30 AM and 2:15 PM. Just after 1:00 PM deputies responded to a residence in the 3600 block of S. Ohio St. The front door of the residence had been forced open. Multi...

Tenth Most Wanted Arrest

KSAL StaffSeptember 21, 2018

Another person on the latest list of Salina's Most Wanted has been caught. The September list of Salina's Most Wanted went online back on Saturday, September 1st.  Since then ten of them have now been caught. According to the Saline County Sheriff's Office, the latest arrest is Justin Lockhart. He was wanted for making criminal threats and harassment by telephone. Since the Salina Most W...

Storms Knock Out Power Lines in Rooks County

MetroSource NewsSeptember 21, 2018

First responders are taking stock today after storms prompted officials to close stretches of highway in some areas. On Thursday, a Rooks County Sheriff's spokesman said officers shut down parts of Highway 183 between Stockton and Plainville due to downed power lines. Officials said more storms were expected in the region. Source: MetroSource News...

St. Francis Opens Secure Care Facility for Runaways

KSAL StaffSeptember 20, 2018

A Salina-based organization that provides child services in multiple states has opened an 18-bed secure care facility for juveniles judged to be chronic runaways. Saint Francis Community Services has opened the facility in Sedgwick County. The new facility is licensed by the State and operated under the direction of Saint Francis. According to St. Francis, located within the Sedgwick County ...

Board of Regents Approve Registered Nursing at Salina Tech

Mike Strand / Salina Area Technical CollegeSeptember 20, 2018

The Kansas Board of Regents gave its formal approval Thursday morning to Salina Area Technical College’s plan to start an Associate of Registered Nursing program in the fall of 2019. This approval comes after last week’s approval of the program by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The college started a Practical Nursing program in August with 31 students. While the college can’t be...

Friday Night Saturation Patrol Planned

KSAL StaffSeptember 20, 2018

Saline County Sheriff Deputies will be out in force late Friday night, specifically looking for drunk drivers. According to the agency, local law enforcement will be increased on Friday into the early morning hours of Saturday as deputies work a DUI saturation patrol in an effort to decrease the amount of intoxicated drivers on the streets. Deputies on patrol will look for people driving too...

City Violates Open Records Act

Todd PittengerSeptember 20, 2018

Following a six month investigation the Kansas Attorney General's Office has determined the Salina City Commission violated the Kansas Open Records Act. The ruling stems from an open records request made by former Salina City Commissioner Jon Blanchard. Back in November Blanchard requested copies of documents related to an economic development agreement between the City of Salina and the Salina...

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