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Man Missing In Kansas River

KSAL StaffJuly 14, 2013

Authorities are searching for a man who disappeared in the Kansas River while attempting to swim across it. The 30-year-old man last was seen swimming around 7 p.m. Saturday near an Interstate 435 bridge. Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department deputy chief Craig Duke says the man's friends lost sight of him. Authorities using boats searched until 10 p.m. Saturday and then resumed the search Sunday m...

1 Dead, 4 Injured In Overnight Shooting

KSAL StaffJuly 14, 2013

An overnight shooting near downtown Wichita has left one person dead and four others wounded. Police found the gunshot victims while responding to the shooting around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. A crowd of people had gathered in the industrial area beforehand. One shooting victim died at a hospital. The person's name wasn't immediately released. Sgt. Jeff Swanson said two of the survivors are in critical...

Kansas Has High Skin Cancer Rate

KSAL StaffJuly 14, 2013

As a state with a large number of outdoor workers, Kansas has a problem with skin cancer. A 2009 study by the Center for Disease Control shows that more than a million people in the United States have been diagnosed with skin cancer. That makes it the most common cancer. Kansas has 9 percent more new melanoma cases than the national average. About 80 Kansans die from skin cancer every year. Bil...

USD 305 Online Enrollment Begins Wednesday

KSAL StaffJuly 14, 2013

Online enrollment for Salina USD 305 Schools begins on Wednesday. For the first time, parents can avoid enrollment day lines, and instead enroll online. According to the district, enrolling students who were previously enrolled for school will be easier and quicker for district parents and guardians. The online enrollment will be very similar to the process used at buildings’ enrollment last ...

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...

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