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Two Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Todd PittengerJune 18, 2022

A motorcycle rider and his passenger were both killed when the motorcycle they were on skidded out of control on a Kansas highway and was hit by a car. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 40-year-old Christopher Hodgkiss of Meriden, Kansas was riding a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle headed west on U.S. 40 Highway in Shawnee County. For an unknown reason, the bike veered left of center and overtu...

Remembering Dana Adams

Todd PittengerJune 17, 2022

A project which began in 2009 will culminate Saturday with the dedication of a memorial during a "repast" event at the Robert Caldwell Plaza on the grounds of the Salina City County Building. A small group gathered Friday evening at the Gypsum Hill Cemetery at a marker for Dana Adams. The marker for Adams was dedicated in 2009. He had never received a proper burial after being hanged during a l...

I-135 Work Project Starts Monday

KSAL StaffJune 17, 2022

KDOT is ramping up for a six-month long resurfacing project in the north and southbound lanes on I-135 in Saline County. Beginning Monday, June 20, the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing the northbound and southbound lanes of I-135 in Saline County. Work on I-135 will begin at the McPherson/Saline County line and continue north about 19.3 miles to the I-70/I-135 junction...

27 Pounds of Marijuana and THC Found, Arrest Made

KSAL StaffJune 17, 2022

An Alabama man driving on I-70 Thursday was arrested after a large amount of drugs was found in his vehicle. Willie Boswell, a 49-year-old man from Montgomery, Alabama, was arrested Thursday and is facing requested charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal use of weapons and failure to signal a lane change. Boswell, driving a ren...

Algae Prompting More Public Health Advisories

Todd PittengerJune 17, 2022

Toxic blue green algae has prompted state health officials to issue public health advisories for eight different bodies of water across the state, including a pond at a Salina park. According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, a harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or paint floating on the water and be colored blue, bright green, brown or red. Blooms can develop rap...

Motorcycle Rider Hurt in Crash

Todd PittengerJune 17, 2022

A motorcycle rider from Lindsborg was hurt in a motorcycle crash which happened as vehicles were passing a sheriff deputy conducting a traffic stop in south central Kansas. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol,  a Toyota Camry headed south on K-14 Highway passed a stationary Rice County Sheriff's vehicle on a traffic stop. The car entered the northbound lane to pass the patrol vehicle. The c...

Cattle Die in Heat

Metro Source News / Todd PittengerJune 17, 2022

Local ranchers are blaming the region's brutal heat and humidity after several thousand cattle died last weekend in southwest Kansas. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says it is aware of at least 2,000 cattle deaths that occurred in the southwest part of Kansas.The cattle deaths were tallied based on the number of carcasses the agency was called to dispose of Weather officials...

Remember Pets in the Heat

Todd PittengerJune 16, 2022

An early summer blast of dangerous heat is a good reminder to no forget your furry friends. With high temperatures scorching much of the country, a Kansas State University veterinarian says that dogs, with that layer of fur, are susceptible to the heat. According to the school, as the summer heat index rises, the risk for dehydrated and overheated dogs does the same. Susan Nelson, clinical prof...

New Map Won’t Change Polling Place

Jeff GarretsonJune 16, 2022

The political map has changed in Saline County since data from the last census was extracted and applied to area districts. County Administrator Phillip Smith Hanes joined in on the KSAL Morning News Extra Thursday to cover a wide range of topics including the coming primary elections in August. Smith Hanes says a few boundaries for County Commissioners have been adjusted. [audio mp3="htt...

Bat Stolen From Business

KSAL StaffJune 16, 2022

A business near downtown Salina was broken into Tuesday night. Restore, located at 210 E. Walnut, had a $300 baseball bat stolen from its office and had $1,000 in damage to its back door. Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that the burglary happened around 9:55 p.m. Unreleased video surveillance footage shows two subjects with crowbars pry open the back door at the time. The two ind...




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