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Thieves remove all four tires and rims from a truck.

4 Tires Stolen

KSAL StaffMay 21, 2013

Thieves remove all four tires and rims from a truck. According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, a 2008 Chevy pickup was hit by thieves sometime between Monday at 10pm and Tuesday at 2:56am, while parked in the 1200 block of Faith Drive. The owner contacted police after someone jacked up the truck, removed all four tires and rims and left the vehicle on blocks. Total loss is listed at $2,300. ...

Former IRS Agent Faces Sentencing for Theft

KSAL StaffMay 21, 2013

A former Internal Revenue Service agent faces sentencing after admitting she was paid for meetings with taxpayers that never occurred. U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil will decide Tuesday whether to accept the government's recommendation of probation for Becky L. Book of Pittsburg. Book pleaded guilty in February to receiving more than $26,000 in salary and mileage payments that she didn't ear...

$500 Stolen from Wallet

KSAL StaffMay 21, 2013

Movie staff finds an empty wallet. A Salina man is out $500 cash after accidently leaving his wallet at the Starplex Cinemas at the Central Mall, 2259 S. 9th. Police say the 45-year-old man attended a movie Sunday night and realized the next morning he'd left his wallet behind. Staff found the wallet on the floor Sunday night, which did not contain any cash - and put it in the safe. The man me...

Vandals damage a door at KDOT.

Door Glass Shattered

KSAL StaffMay 21, 2013

Vandals damage a door at KDOT. According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, someone shattered the door glass on a building used by the Kansas Department of Transportation, 1112 N. 3rd, sometime over the weekend between Friday at 5pm and Monday at 6:30am. Police say no entry was made into the building, after the 3-foot by 6-foot double pane glass on the door was smashed with an unknown object. Total damage i...

Salina Commission Discusses Sunday Liquor Sales

KSAL StaffMay 21, 2013

Salina's city commission will consider allowing liquor sales in the city on Sunday. The possibility arose during a meeting Monday, when the commission approved an ordinance that allows microbreweries in the city. During discussion of that ordinance, commissioners considered whether to allow Sunday liquor sales. Current Salina law prohibits Sunday sales at liquor stores and other places that sell...

Company To Appeal Whistleblower Case

KSAL StaffMay 21, 2013

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - An engineering firm says it plans to appeal a decision by federal regulators in favor of a whistleblower allegedly fired for reporting unsafe conditions at a nuclear power plant in eastern Kansas. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration found Georgia based Enercon Services violated whistleblower protections when it retaliated against an engineer for raising concerns...

This was the longest the U.S. had gone into May without an EF1 or stronger tornado

Tornado Season Gets A Late Start

KSAL StaffMay 21, 2013

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The tornadoes that have raked communities in Oklahoma, Texas and other states over the past week belie what has been an unusually slow start to the 2013 tornado season. In fact, this was the longest the U.S. had gone into May without registering an EF1 or stronger tornado, which are the types that can cause damage. That's according to Harold Brooks, a research meteorologist at...

Kansas Lawmakers’ Talks on Taxes at Standstill

KSAL StaffMay 20, 2013

Negotiations among Kansas legislators on tax issues are stalled amid bickering between Republican leaders in the House and Senate. Senators and House negotiators had no meetings Monday. House GOP leaders complained that Republican senators have not responded to their compromise proposal to drop the 6.3 percent state sales tax to 6 percent. The tax is now scheduled to drop to 5.7 percent in July,...

Lawmakers are working on proposed budgets of roughly $14.5 billion for each of the next two fiscal years, beginning in July. Talks broke off Friday.

No Sign of When Kansas Budget Talks Will Resume

KSAL StaffMay 20, 2013

Negotiators for the Kansas House and Senate still haven't decided when they'll resume talks aimed at reconciling differences between the two chambers on budget issues. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Marc Rhoades of Newton was meeting privately Monday with other GOP House leaders. Lawmakers are working on proposed budgets of roughly $14.5 billion for each of the next two fiscal years, be...

Antonio M. Brown is charged with first-degree murder and child abuse in the October 2011 death of his girlfriend's 14-month-old son, Clayden Lee Urbanek.

Salina Man’s Trial Moved to Riley County

KSAL StaffMay 20, 2013

The trial of a Salina man charged in the abuse death of a toddler will be moved to Riley County. Antonio M. Brown is charged with first-degree murder and child abuse in the October 2011 death of his girlfriend's 14-month-old son, Clayden Lee Urbanek. Saline County District Court Administrator Todd Heitschmidt said Monday that county officials were notified late last week of the trial's new locat...

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