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Injury Crash on Burma

KSAL StaffAugust 5, 2019

A Salina teen was transported to the hospital after a rollover crash on Burma Road. Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that 16-year-old Bryce Cameron was driving a 1997 Ford F150 southbound on Burma Road around 11:30pm Saturday and lost control of the truck after the wheels drifted off the shoulder. He then overcorrected and rolled into the east ditch. Deputies say the truck ...

Kansas Officials React To Mass Shootings

Todd PittengerAugust 5, 2019

Kansas officials are reacting to this past weekend's deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. Governor Laura Kelly issued a statement sending her thoughts to the people of El Paso and Dayton, but she also called for lawmakers to address the issue of gun violence. Congressman Dr. Roger Marshall called for people to stand against racism, terror and violence in all forms. Governor Laura Kelly S...

Former Salinans Among Mass Shooting Victims

Todd Pittenger / Metro Source NewsAugust 5, 2019

A former Salina couple are among the victims of the weekend mass shootings. Memo Guillermo Garcia and Jessica Coca Garcia, formerly of Salina were at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, fundraising for their daughter's soccer team when a shooter opened fire. The couple were both hit by the gunfire. Memo is in critical condition, while Jessica is in stable condition. Their two children suffered less se...

Salina Teacher Contract Agreement Reached

Todd PittengerAugust 3, 2019

The Salina school district and Salina teachers have reached a preliminary agreement on new terms of employment. According to the district, the two sides came to agreement on an average salary increase of 3.2% after completing a successful mediation session. The teams had already agreed to other changes in the contract such as: Increased plan time for elementary classroom teachers and high ...

New Faces on Salina’s Most Wanted

KSAL StaffAugust 3, 2019

The August list of Salina’s Most Wanted is online. The first weekend of each month a new list of Salina’s Most Wanted is released. Over a dozen people on the July list of Salina's Most Wanted were caught, and two Crime Stoppers rewards were handed out. Since the Most Wanted program began back in July of 2000, thanks to tips from the public, 3,098 criminals have been caught, and 404 cr...

Gearing up For School

Todd PittengerAugust 2, 2019

The goal of a massive volunteer effort in Salina on Friday was to make sure all children have the tools they need when they head back to school in a little over a week. Based on attendance at the Saline County Back to School Fair it was mission accomplished. Thousands of parents, students, and volunteers gathered at Lakewood Middle School for the event. Volunteers had over 1,800 backpacks full...

Body Recovered at Wilson Lake

Todd PittengerAugust 2, 2019

A body believed to be that of a missing Lindsborg man was discovered at Wilson Lake. According to the Russell County Sheriff's Office, emergency personnel recovered a body believed to be Engel Rosario. The 26-year-old was reported missing at the lake late Tuesday afternoon after his kayak was found unattended in the lake near Minooka Park. Positive identification is pending an autopsy and th...

Salina Teens Missing

Todd PittengerAugust 2, 2019

Family and friends are looking for a couple of Salina teens who went missing earlier this week. In unrelated cases, 15-year-old T'Yanna Dixon is missing, and so is 13-year-old Melissa Williams. Kansas Missing and Unsolved tells KSAL News T'Yanna has been missing since Monday, while Melissa has been missing since Wednesday. Anyone with any information on where either may be is asked to con...

Heavy Power Washer Stolen

KSAL StaffAugust 2, 2019

Police are investigating a business burglary in north Salina after a power washer was stolen. Captain Gary Hanus tells KSAL News that sometime between 1:30pm Wednesday and 5:30am Thursday morning someone forced open a door at Ramaco, located at 1024 W. Elm and stole a 300-pound power washer from inside the building. Police suspect more than one person was involved in the crime. The heavy ...

Slithery Surprise at Gas Station

MetroSourceAugust 2, 2019

A Kansas woman trying to gas up her vehicle was suprised by a snake slithering behind a gas pump's touchscreen. Holly Malkames say she was filling up at the Mini Mart off old 56 Highway in Gardner when she noticed something odd behind the glass on Pump Six. At first, she thought it was a piece of rubber tubing, until it started to move. Malkames, who reportedly posted a picture on Faceboo...

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