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Zookeeper Failed Protocols, Blamed for Tiger Attack

MetroSourceJune 7, 2019

The Topeka Zoo says the zookeeper who was attacked by a tiger did not follow protocol. Kristyn Hayden-Ortega was attacked by a Sumatran tiger back in April, but she is still recovering from head and neck injuries. New details from the investigation show that she did not follow proper safety steps, including locking the tiger inside a separate space before he entered his exhibit. The zoo i...

Credit Card Thief Caught on Camera

KSAL StaffJune 7, 2019

Salina Police are asking for the public's help in locating a suspected credit card thief who was caught on camera. According to police, on May 28th officers responded to a local banking establishment where the victim reported multiple transactions that occurred on their credit card at various local retail establishments between 5/2/2019 and 5/11/2019. If you have any information concerning t...

First Friday Kicks Off Today

Amanda MorrisJune 7, 2019

First Friday programming kicks off at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 7 with a matinee showing of “The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism Exhibition on Screen” at the Salina Art Center Cinema (150 S. Santa Fe Ave.). After this showing, FNL events include “Art at the Nook” featuring Brenda Smith, Beverly, and Cassie “Princess” Powell, plus a street performance by the New Pink Circus, a...

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes

Kansas Department of Health and EnvironmentJune 7, 2019

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has three lakes under watch status for blue-green algae. Watches are in effect for the following: Atchison County State Fishing Lake Marion County Lake in Marion County Big Eleven Lake in Wyandotte County A watch means that blue-green algae have...

Explore Kansas Festival Coming to State Fair

Amy Bickel / Kansas State FairJune 7, 2019

A new festival the first weekend of the Kansas State Fair will feature the treasures and tourist attractions found in Kansas communities. The Explore Kansas Festival — a showcase of Kansas culture, history, events and attractions — will take place the first weekend of the Fair, Sept. 7-8, 2019, in Gottschalk Park. The first-ever festival is a way to educate fairgoers about Kansas’ many...

KANcycle Bike Share Coming to Area

KSAL StaffJune 7, 2019

A new bicycle sharing will soon be pedaling in eight communities in North Central Kansas including Salina. KANcycle is a program of OCCK, Inc. Transportation, and Zagster. It will provide everyone with a convenient, affordable and healthy way to get around. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is sponsoring a first of its kind rural bike share program for the following communities: Bellevi...

VIDEO: Remembering D-Day 75 Years Later

Todd PittengerJune 6, 2019

A large crowd gathered Thursday morning at the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the day that changed history. On June 6th, 1944, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander during World War II, led the Allied Forces in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. Code-named Operation OVERLORD, this was the greatest invasion in human history that, l...

Salina Wrestling Event Cancelled

KSAL StaffJune 6, 2019

A professional wrestling event which was scheduled for October in Salina has been cancelled. WWE SmackDown Live had originally been scheduled for Memorial Day. As that event date approached it was postponed, and rescheduled for October. The October show on Thursday was  cancelled, due to what the WWE says is a scheduling conflict. All fans who purchased tickets for the Salina event shoul...


Sarah ReppJune 6, 2019

A Salina male chased an intruder out of his home only to have his truck stolen moments later. Captain Gary Hanus of the Salina Police Department told KSAL News: A 57-year old from Salina woke up around 4:00 AM and discovered an uninvited guest standing in his living room. The man chased the intruder out of his home in the 300 block of S. 4th street down the block then went back inside. While...


Sarah ReppJune 6, 2019

A Salina teen was threatened through the drive thru window while working at McDonald's on S. Broadway. According to Capt. Gary Hanus of the Salina Police Department: The incident happened last night between 11:00 and 11:15 PM. Officers received the call from a young male employee after a man allegedly walked up to the drive thru window and made threats. The window was immediately closed until p...




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