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Salina Truck Driver Hurt In Crash

KSAL StaffNovember 19, 2013

A Salina truck driver is hurt in a single-vehicle crash in southeast Kansas. According to th Kansas Highway Patrol, 45-year-old Robert Seiler Jr. Of Salina was driving a 2012 Peterbilt semi headed east on US 160 Highway. He drove off the right edge of the road, over corrected, crossed the highway and rolled over into the north ditch. The truck came to rest on its side facing southwest. Seiler wa...

Kansas Group Gears Up For Push on Medicaid Expansion

KSAL StaffNovember 18, 2013

A Kansas group is gearing up to push again for an expansion of the state's Medicaid program as encouraged by the federal health care overhaul, despite strong opposition from Republican legislators. About 30 advocates gathered Monday for a program sponsored by the Kansas Medicaid Access Coalition. The group began lobbying earlier this year to bring more people into Medicaid's health coverage for t...

Groups Question Kansas DCF’s $48M in Reserve

KSAL StaffNovember 18, 2013

Kansas advocacy groups are questioning a decision by the Kansas Department for Children and Families to hold $48 million in reserve funds. DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore said recently the agency has $48 million in reserve funds and was taking $9 million, under a program called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, to pay for a childhood literacy program backed by Gov. Sam Brownback. TANF is a ...

Commissioners Address Downtown Lighting; Tax Exemption

KSAL StaffNovember 18, 2013

City Commissioners approve a property tax exemption for a Salina business, and a change to the downtown lighting overhaul project. Commissioners on Monday approved a tax exempt status for Veris Technologies Inc. The company builds and markets sensors and controls for precision agriculture. Essentially, it aids in GPS Veris is expanding its existing business in the Salina Airport Industrial Area...

UPDATE: Six Most Wanted Arrests

KSAL StaffNovember 18, 2013

Six people on the November list of Salina's Most Wanted are caught. The latest list of Salina's Most Wanted went on-line back on November 2nd. Since then, five have been arrested. Those arrested include Alfred Bennett, Bruce Broome, Jared Shirack, Adam Ratsakhy, Anthony George Jr., and Theresa Foster. They were wanted for crimes that include domestic violence battery, aggravated assault, making ...

Abilene Exit Back Open On I 70

KSAL StaffNovember 18, 2013

A project that has altered traffic along Interstate 70 near Abilene is nearing completion. According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, traffic on I-70 in Dickinson County has been restored to 4-lanes from the Abilene I-70/K-15 Interchange at east to Jeep Road. In addition, the I-70/K-15 Interchange at Abilene is completely open to all traffic. Efforts continue on completing the improv...

Pills Stolen

KSAL StaffNovember 18, 2013

Police are investigating a burglary and theft from a Salina home. Officers were called to the 1300 block of E. Prospect on Friday evening after someone forced open a side door and removed numerous prescription drugs from a home. Police say the crime happened sometime between 10am and 6pm. Thieves took 16 various kinds of pain and prescription pills valued at $600. ...

Fire Destroys Camping Trailer

KSAL StaffNovember 18, 2013

The Saline County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible case of arson after a trailer is burned up. Deputies say Kevin Lilley was just about to take a bath early Saturday morning when he noticed a bright light outside his home around 1:50am. Lilley told deputies he rushed out to his 2001 Fleetwood Travel Trailer to try and fight the blaze with a garden hose. The trailer, which he recentl...

Lewd Conduct

KSAL StaffNovember 18, 2013

A Salina man is arrested on a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior. Police were contacted after a man opened his door and allegedly exposed himself to 2 women in an apartment parking lot at 1800 S. Broadway, Sunday morning just before 11am. Police arrested 33-year-old Semaj Matthews of Salina on charges that could include lewd and lascivious behavior. ...

iPad Taken from Store

KSAL StaffNovember 18, 2013

A computer tablet is stolen from a Salina business. Police are investigating after someone allegedly walked into Pop Culture, 121 E. Walnut between Noon and 6pm and walked out with a Apple iPad Mini. Staff told officers that one employee was out on errands, the other in the back of the store when someone must have entered and taken the computer valued at $900. ...


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