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Crashed WW II Plane No Stranger to Salina

Todd Pittenger / Metro Source NewsOctober 3, 2019

A vintage World War II aircraft which crashed on Wednesday in Connecticut is no stranger to the Salina area, and the Salina Regional Airport. Seven people are dead following the crash of the plane at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. The B-17 Flying Fortress went down as the pilot attempted to land after notifying the control tower there was an issue. The vintage bomber crashed whil...

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UPDATE: Missing Teen Found Safe

Todd PittengerOctober 3, 2019

A missing Salina teen has been found safe, and is back home. Family, friends and authorities are asking for the public's help in locating 14-year-old Jasmine Jay Tromble, who went missing on Friday. According to Kansas Missing and unsolved, she was found Safe Wednesday night. --- ORIGINAL: Family, friends and authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a missing Salina tee...

Kansas Regents Fall Enrollment Numbers Released

KSAL StaffOctober 2, 2019

While enrollment numbers are a mixed bag across Kansas, two Saline County schools continue to show progress. The Kansas Board of Regents released its Fall Preliminary Enrollment Summary from 2014-2019 on Wednesday. The numbers show that both Kansas State University Polytechnic and Salina Area Technical College continue to build on enrollment success. The Kansas State University Polyt...

Tool Box, Tools and Numerous Other Items Stolen

Jeremy BohnOctober 2, 2019

Several thousand dollars worth of property is stolen from a garage in Salina. Salina Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that the theft occurred between 5 p.m. on Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday from a residence in the 2200 block of S. Ohio St. The thief kicked in a door to the garage and stole several items including a tool box with tools inside. "Jack of Trade" is painted in yellow on bo...

Custom Bike Missing

Jeremy BohnOctober 2, 2019

Police are in search of a custom built bicycle stolen from a west Salina yard. According to Salina Police Capt. Paul Forrester, 21-year-old David Franklin says that the bicycle he build was stolen from his fenced in yard in the 600 block of Montrose St. between midnight and 9 a.m. on Sept. 28. The bike is described with a badge that says "State Bicycle," has thin tires and below the seat rea...

Saline Co. Sheriff’s Office Participating in Drug Take Back Day

Jeremy BohnOctober 2, 2019

The Saline County Sheriff's Office is participating in the National Drug Take Back Day for 2019. Saline County Sheriff Lt. Sean Kochanowski tells KSAL News that the annual Drug Enforcement Administration "Drug Take Back Day" is on Oct. 26 this year. Sheriff's deputies will be at Dillons, 1235 E. Cloud St., Salina; Wal-Mart, 2900 S. 9th St., Salina; Sam's Club, 2919 Market Pl., Salina; and th...

Five cases of West Nile Virus Confirmed in Kansas

Todd Pittenger / Metro Source NewsOctober 2, 2019

More cases of a mosquito-borne illness have been confirmed in Kansas. According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, five cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed across the state. The agency says two cases were confirmed in Barton County, and single cases were confirmed in Sedgwick, McPherson and Sherman counties. West Nile Virus can be spread to people through mosquito b...

Tis’ The Season For Deer Crashes

KSAL StaffOctober 2, 2019

With peak season just beginning, there have already been crashes reported involving deer and vehicles. Deer activity on and near Kansas' roadways poses a seasonal traffic hazard. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, because deer-breeding season runs from October and into December, law enforcement officers routinely investigate a large number of vehicle-deer crashes this time of year. Stay...

Exhibit to Feature “Castles of the Northern Kingdom”

Todd PittengerOctober 2, 2019

An exhibit inspired by the elevators and mills of north Salina opens this week. Salinans Rick Frisbie and Jane Serene are collaborating on the exhibit “Castles of the Northern Kingdom,” on display in the Salina Public Library’s Gallery 708. It will be on display Oct. 4-Nov. 1 with a reception for the artists from 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 4. According to the library, grain elevators and mills have...

U.S. Attorney General To Visit Kansas

MetroSourceOctober 1, 2019

The U.S. justice department's top prosecutor is planning to visit Kansas. U.S. Attorney General William Barr will stop in Topeka tomorrow morning before visiting Wichita for an event tomorrow afternoon. Kansas Senator Jerry Moran invited Barr to the Sunflower State as part of his work on the Senate Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Related Agencies, which overs...

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