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VIDEO: Police Investigating Hit And Run

KSAL StaffOctober 3, 2013

Salina Police are investigating a hit and run. According to police, on Wednesday of this week a blue 4-door driven by a white male, was involved in a hit and run accident at 8th and Walnut. The suspect vehicle will have damage to the front, driver's side corner. If you have any information concerning who committed this crime, call Crimestoppers at 825-TIPS, text SATIPS to CRIMES (274637), or v...

Crews are searching Kanopolis Lake in central Kansas for a teenager who went missing while kayaking with friends

Kansas State Parks Remain Open

KSAL StaffOctober 3, 2013

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reminds visitors that all Kansas state parks are open for business. State park camping areas, cabins, trails, boat ramps, and other amenities are open, as are many of the businesses who serve lake visitors. Kansas state offices and nature centers are open during regular hours, and access to all wildlife areas and fishing lakes operated by the ...

Beloit Police Chief Fired

KSAL StaffOctober 3, 2013

The Beloit City Council has fired the town's police chief. Brenon Odle led the department for two years. The Salina Journal reports the council fired Police Chief Brenon Odle on Tuesday. The council members, who met in executive session Tuesday, did not offer reasons for firing Odle. Odle says he was "shell-shocked" about the decision and said there were never any complaints about his job perfo...

Escaped Emu Raises Big Flap

KSAL StaffOctober 3, 2013

An escaped emu has been captured after causing a flap at a Johnson County park. Reports that the flightless bird was found running loose Wednesday morning at Kill Creek Park in the western part of the county. Johnson County Park & Recreation District field biologist Matt Garrett says park staff managed to herd the creature into a building. By later in the day, officials believed they had loc...

Motorcycle Rider Hits Two Deer

KSAL StaffOctober 3, 2013

A motorcyclist is in critical condition after hitting two deer south of Garden Plain. It happened Tuesday evening. The 43-year-old Cheney man was transported via EagleMed to St. Francis Hospital. Officials say as we enter fall you want to be extra careful. “As the deer start moving around, it gets dark earlier. People are still out and the deer are moving, so we always see an increase from t...

Man Claimed $3.8 Million In Tax Refunds

KSAL StaffOctober 3, 2013

A southeast Kansas man is accused of falsely claiming more than $3.8 million in federal tax refunds. An indictment unsealed Wednesday in U.S. District Court charges Jerold D. Fisher, of Arma, with two counts of filing false claims. The indictment was initially returned in May. Prosecutors allege Fisher filed fictitious tax forms claiming an alfalfa farm in Crawford County paid him wages of more ...

Manhattan Man Still Missing

KSAL StaffOctober 3, 2013

On Tuesday regarding the investigation into missing person David Welch, the Riley County Police Department conducted a search of areas both in and outside of their jurisdiction. Twenty law enforcement personnel, including several members of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks spent the day conducting searches of areas that would be accessible to Welch. These searches did not turn up ...

Kansas Academics Worry Over Reaction To Prof’s Tweet

KSAL StaffOctober 2, 2013

More than 100 current and former University of Kansas faculty and staff are publicly affirming the free-speech rights of a professor whose Twitter post against the National Rifle Association sparked a political firestorm. The statement issued Wednesday described the tweet by associate professor of journalism David Guth as "intemperate" but said the signers support his right to express his ideas....

Kansas National Guard Drill Canceled

KSAL StaffOctober 2, 2013

Most Kansas National Guard soldiers and airmen will not be attending their monthly drill this weekend as a result of the current shutdown of the federal government. One exception to this is Company G, 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation, headquartered in Topeka, which is beginning premobilization training. The decision to cancel was made prior to the weekend because of the time needed to notify soldie...

Cremated Remains Left At Liquor Store

KSAL StaffOctober 2, 2013

A Wichita businessman is trying to find the owner of a small bag of cremated remains labeled "Grandma." A customer left the bag about two weeks ago at Charlie's Liquor and Smoke Shop near downtown Wichita. Owner Charlie Nguyen reviewed security tapes but couldn't identify the customer. This week, he placed an ad on Craigslist hoping to connect with the bag's owner. The plastic bag holds a sm...

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