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Kansas Officer Charged With Child Sex Crimes

KSAL StaffJuly 14, 2013

An Augusta police officer has been charged with two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a 14-year-old middle-school girl. Augusta officer Jerry Dale Ballinger made his first court appearance this past week. Assistant Butler County attorney Cheryl Pierce says Ballinger was released from custody after posting a $50,000 bond. Ballinger doesn't have a listed phone number. Authorities allege...

Reward Offereed In Deadly Crash

KSAL StaffJuly 14, 2013

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of a driver who fled from a collision that killed a horseback rider and injured a 6-year-old boy. Police say a 2003 to 2005 silver or gray Mercury Grand Marquis likely struck the horse carrying 49-year-old Lloyd Ferguson and the child on July 5. The Wichita Eagle  reports that Ferguson died, and the chi...

Man In Moving Car Shot

KSAL StaffJuly 14, 2013

Leavenworth police are investigating the death of a 31-year-old man. The victim was identified as Dick Mathis. Witnesses said Mathis was inside a moving vehicle when he was shot. Around 3 a.m. Saturday, two people took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. --- Information from: The Kansas City Star ...

VIDEO: Alleged Forger Caught On Camera

KSAL StaffJuly 13, 2013

A man suspected of forging a prescription is caught on video. Acording to Salina Police, a man wearing a ballcap dressed in black, forged a prescription to illegally obtain pain medication at the Dillons grocery store on West Crawford Street. The alleged crime happened on June 29th. If you can identify the man in the video, or if you have any information concerning who committed this crime, call...

Salina Scouts Headed To National Jamboree

KSAL StaffJuly 13, 2013

A group of scouts from the Salina area is among 30,000 participants at the 2013 Boy Scout National Jamboree. The Salina scouts left earlier this week for the event, which begins Monday. The new home of the Boy Scouts of America's national Jamboree in West Virginia offers miles of bike trails, zip lines, rock climbing and Olympic-size pools. And to get there from base camp, Scouts must walk. Exer...

Salina Restaurant Linked To Sickness Outbreak

KSAL StaffJuly 13, 2013

A Salina restaurant is linked to a June food poisoning outbreak in which over 30 people became ill. According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, twenty‐eight cases and five secondary cases of gastroenteritis were associated with consuming food at a wedding rehearsal dinner at Martinelli’s Little Italy on May 31st. Additionally, five others reported gastroenteritis after consu...

500 Volunteers Converge To Build Playground

KSAL StaffJuly 13, 2013

Over 500 volunteers converged on a Salina elementary school Saturday morning to do their part in helping build a one-of-a-kind playground. Organizers of the event tell KSAL news that they are "overwhelmed" by the response from the community. This 10,800 square foot playground is totally handicapped accessible, and is the only one between Mexico and Canada that features a ramping system to allow ...

Water Stolen From Junction City

KSAL StaffJuly 13, 2013

Junction is looking for a possible water thief. The Junction City Police Department is seeking the Public’s assistance in locating and identifying any person that may be involved in the theft of water from the City of Junction. According to the department, currently the City of Junction City cannot account for approximately 30% of their water usage and has been told by the State of Kansas that...

Judge Delays Hearing in Abortion Lawsuit in Kansas

KSAL StaffJuly 12, 2013

A federal judge has postponed a hearing in a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood against parts of a new Kansas abortion law. Chief Judge Kathryn Vratil's decision Friday came after attorneys for both sides asked Vratil to revise her schedule for considering the case in U.S. District Court. Vratil had scheduled a hearing for July 29. Instead, she set a telephone conference call for that date to s...

Toxic Algae Prompts Lake Warnings

KSAL StaffJuly 12, 2013

Toxic blue-green algae is prompting health warnings at several area lakes. According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment four lakes are under warning and one is under advisory. CURRENT WARNINGS & ADVISORIES: Public Health Warning: High levels of toxic blue-green algae have been detected. A Public Health Warning indicates that water conditions are unsafe and direct water contac...




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