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Tires Punctured

KSAL StaffJuly 8, 2013

Multiple tires are slashed on vehicles parked at a Salina apartment. Salina Police are investigating after seven vehicles that were parked at the Chapel Ridge Apartments in the 2000 block of Chapel Ridge, had tires that were slashed sometime Sunday between midnight and 8:30am. Total loss is and damage is estimated at $700. ...

KU Researchers Study Use of Blue Light Signal

KSAL StaffJuly 8, 2013

Researchers at the University of Kansas are experimenting with using a blue light to help law enforcement officers nab red-light runners. Here's how the system works: Blue lights come on when traffic signals turns red, providing a visual clue to officers. The university says the blue light is visible from 360 degrees. That way even if officers can't directly see the traffic signal change, they ca...

Police Investigating Theft of Riding Mower

KSAL StaffJuly 8, 2013

A riding mower is stolen from a garage. Salina Police are looking for someone who removed a Huskee riding mower from a garage in the 600 block of Duvall, sometime between July 3rd and July 7th. Police say a padlock was pried open to gain access inside. Three pallets of shingles were also taken from the building. Total loss and damage is listed at $3,350. ...

Vehicle Vandalized

KSAL StaffJuly 8, 2013

A Salina man's car is damaged by vandals. According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, on Friday, 52-year-old James Muck returned to his home in the 300 block of W. Claflin, and found his 1990 Chevy Cavalier badly damaged and his car battery stolen. Police say sometime between July 2nd and July 5th, someone smashed the windshield on the vehicle and removed the hood, bending it. Both headlights were removed ...

Construction Equipment Stolen

KSAL StaffJuly 8, 2013

Heavy work equipment is stolen from a driveway. Salina Police are looking for someone who removed an attachment for a forklift boom known as a granite clamp. The Abco brand clamp is yellow in color and was stolen from a driveway area at 207 N. Cherry, sometime between midnight and 11:43am on Friday. Owners at Top Shop Counter Tops in Salina list the loss at $600. ...

Another Hearing Planned On Westar Rate Hike Plan

KSAL StaffJuly 8, 2013

Another public hearing is planned on a Westar Energy plan to boost rates for residential customers while decreasing rates for major commercial customers. The hearing will be held Thursday night at the Kansas Corporation Commission office in Topeka. Two-way teleconferencing will be available for customers to testify from satellite locations in Hutchinson, Salina and Pittsburg. About 120 people at...

New Help For First-Generation Students At KSU

KSAL StaffJuly 8, 2013

A national program that aims to help first-generation college students stay in school is coming to Kansas State University. First Scholars is a national program. The university says the Suder Foundation in Plano, Texas, awarded the university $850,000 to pay for student scholarships and start-up costs for the program. The Suder Foundation created the First Scholars program five years ago. The pr...

Eisenhower Library To Host Climate Discussion

KSAL StaffJuly 8, 2013

The Eisenhower Presidential Library is continuing its Kansas Town Hall series with an upcoming discussion of climate change. A panel discussion will follow. Participants will include a Kansas legislator, an agricultural expert, a University of Kansas geography professor and an agronomist from Kansas State University. Admission is free. The program takes place Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the lib...

Body Recovered At Wilson Lake

KSAL StaffJuly 7, 2013

The body of a Hoisington man is recovered from Wilson Lake. According to the Russell County Sheriff's Office, on Saturday night at 8:43 they received a call of a missing man in the Rock Town area of Lake Wilson. The Sheriffs Office along with officers from Wild Life and Parks, Corp of Engineers, Russell City Fire Department, Lucas Fire Department, Russell County Emergency Management responded. I...

Divers Find Woman’s Body

KSAL StaffJuly 7, 2013

Divers have found a woman’s body inside a car that apparently drove off a southern Johnson County bridge. The discovery was made Sunday. The car was upside down in the water. The woman’s name wasn’t immediately released. Authorities are investigating the accident. --- Associated Press information from: The Kansas City Star ...

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