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Police Warn of Phone Scam

KSAL StaffJuly 29, 2013

A Salina woman is scammed over the phone. SPD's Lt. Scott Siemsen tells KSAL News that a woman in her late 70's contacted police on Friday after being conned over the telephone. The woman reported to police she was told over the phone last weekend that her grandson was in legal trouble in British Columbia, because authorities found marijuana in his vehicle. The caller identified himself as a se...

Storm Chasers Say They Help Save Lives

KSAL StaffJuly 29, 2013

Despite criticism leveled against storm chasers after a May tornado in Oklahoma, some storm chasers say they deserve respect for their efforts to collect data during vicious weather. Four storm chasers - three professionals and one amateur - died in the El Reno tornado. Mike Smith, senior vice president for AccuWeather, says he's bothered by the criticism of storm chasers after the El Reno, Okla...

SPD on Seat Belt Sweep Wednesday

KSAL StaffJuly 29, 2013

Salina Police will be out in force Wednesday evening - looking for seat belt violations. Lt. Russ Lamer tells KSAL News that four officers and one spotter will be working around the city, from 9pm Wednesday to 1am Thursday, looking for occupants who are not buckled up. Lt. Lamer says that citations for unrestrained adults are $10 while the citation for children under 18-years old who are not buc...

Man Injured with Ball Bat

KSAL StaffJuly 29, 2013

A K.C. area man is charged with robbery and battery in Salina. According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, 46-year-old Troy Harlin of Fairway, KS, was arrested Friday night after an incident at a room at the Value Inn and Suites, 1640 W. Crawford. Police were contacted by 51-year-old James Purucker, around 9pm on Friday night, after Harlin allegedly entered his room and hit him with a baseball ball and then...

Million Dollar Winning Lottery Ticket Sold In Kansas

KSAL StaffJuly 29, 2013

For the second week in a row, a ticket sold in Kansas for a Saturday night Powerball drawing won $1 million. According to the Kansas Lottery the winning ticket sold in northeast Kansas. It matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball, to be worth $1 million. The winning numbers are 9-23-40-53-58 Powerball 6. In addition to the $1 million ticket, another Powerball ticket, also sold in...

Bells Return To Eisenhower Presidential Library

KSAL StaffJuly 29, 2013

Bells are ringing again over the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum thanks to the donation of an electronic system by veterans. The American Veterans Memorial Carillon program donated a new system to the Abilene museum and library complex that honors the nation's 34th president. The previous carillon system was damaged by a spring storm. The electronic bells are located at...

Man Dies After Being Hit By Train

KSAL StaffJuly 29, 2013

Topeka police say a 50-year-old deaf man died after he was struck and killed by a train. Topeka police Lt. Mike Cross says the man's death Sunday evening in north Topeka is being investigated as an accident. The man had stayed at the Topeka Rescue Mission in the past and apparently was headed there when he was hit. Two other men who were with the man crawled under a train that was parked on the...

Man Killed In Airplane Crash

KSAL StaffJuly 28, 2013

A Cimmaron man is killed in a plane crash near Wilson Lake on Sunday. According to the Russell County Sheriff's Office, on Sunday afternoon at 12:20 a report of a plane crash came into the Russell County 911 Dispatch. Deputies from the Russell County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene along with officers from the Kansas Wildlife and Parks, US Army Corps of Engineers and Troopers from Kans...

Former Salina Bishop Passes Away

KSAL StaffJuly 28, 2013

A former Bishop of the Salina Catholic Diocese has passed away. The diocese Sunday evening announced the passing of Bishop Emeritus George K. Fitzsimons. The Bushop, wh would have celebrated his 85th birthday this September, passed away earlier on Sunday. In sharing this news Bishop Weisenburger made the following statement: "Bishop Fitzsimons was loved by all. In his 20 years of devoted minist...

Deduction For Kan. Gambling Losses Bites Dust

KSAL StaffJuly 28, 2013

Kansas gamblers will still be able to deduct part of their losses on their income tax forms this year, but starting next year that deduction is gone. Amid haggling over income and sales tax rates, doing away with the little-used gambling deduction was a popular idea among lawmakers during their session earlier this year. The Topeka Capital Journal ( reports the bill that in...




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