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Stiefel Theatre Announces Winter / Spring Shows

KSAL StaffNovember 8, 2013

The Salina Stiefel Theatre is preparing for a busy Winter and Spring. Coming off a fall season that included shows by Melissa Etheridge, Jim Breuer, Chris Botti, Bruce Hornsby, and ZZ Top, the venue is keeping the momentum going into the Winter and Spring. Executive Director Jane Gates Friday morning announced 9 new shows. Upcoming shows include: * Suessical presented by the McCune Foundation F...

Opposition To New Kansas State Fair Date

KSAL StaffNovember 8, 2013

A proposal to move the Kansas State Fair to Labor Day weekend is getting bad reviews from supporters of traditional events. Leaders in Hoisington and Barton County are concerned the proposal would overshadow Hoisington's 117-year-old Labor Day celebration. Hoisington city council members plan to pass a resolution saying they oppose an idea pushed by Gov. Sam Brownback to start the state fair o...

Proposal Seeks Room, Board Rate Hikes In Kansas

KSAL StaffNovember 8, 2013

Room and board costs at Kansas' six public universities would increase next year under a proposal before the state's Board of Regents. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that under the proposal, the traditional arrangement of two residents per room and a typical meal plan would increase 2.5 percent next year at the University of Kansas. Students would see increases of 4.5 percent at Kansas State...

Students Working Hard For 305 Live

KSAL StaffNovember 7, 2013

305 Live is back. A collaboration of professional musicians and music and drama students from Salina USD 305 schools culminates with a big show Saturday night. On the heels of last year's successful event, the Salina Education Foundation and Joe's Pet Project are back to host the event again this year. Over 200 Salina high school and middle school are working together to promote, produce, and st...

Massage parlor worker to plead in sex trafficking

KSAL StaffNovember 7, 2013

A massage parlor worker has told a federal judge she plans to plead guilty for her role in a sex trafficking scheme linked to Asian massage parlors in Wichita. A document filed Thursday by the lawyer for Xiuqing Tian (shoo-ching tee-AHN') notifies the court of her plans to plead guilty ahead of a trial scheduled to begin next week. The move would leave massage parlor owner Gary Kidgell and his w...

Arrest In Connection With Tag Office Incident

KSAL StaffNovember 7, 2013

A rural Saline County man is now facing charges in connection with an incident at the county tag office. According to the Saline County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Steven Lee Streit of 7200 E Farrelly Road was arrested Thursday afternoon. Streit allegedly threatened to bring guns to the county tag office and "shoot up the place" . Sheriff Glen Kochanowski says that Streit was frustrated when ...

Salina Central, Abilene, Get Grant From Westar

KSAL StaffNovember 7, 2013

Salina Central High School and Abilene Middle School are among 10 schools in Kansas awarded grant money from Westar energy. According to Westar, “Lego Mindstorms,” “Imaginary dreamhouse with circuits,” and “Safer buildings for better lives” are just a few of the project names that will be funded by a first-ever Westar Energy STEM grant. STEM grants support K-12 teachers and schools ...

Roberts Announces Service Academy Nominees

KSAL StaffNovember 7, 2013

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts has selected his nominations for appointments to U.S. Service Academies. “I am very pleased to announce this year’s nominees,” Senator Roberts said. “These men and women are outstanding representatives of Kansas in every way, and I wish them all the best as they pursue their education and service to our nation.” In making the nominations, Senator Roberts follow...

A UTV is stolen from a Salina car lot.

Police: Restaurant Robbery Did Not Happen

KSAL StaffNovember 7, 2013

A follow-up investigation leads to the arrest of a woman who told police she was robbed at a fast food shop. Officers arrested 23-year Lisa Bunting of Salina on charges that include theft and making a false report. Back on November 2nd, the Subway Restaurant employee told officers that a black man in a hooded jacket, approached her outside of the business, demanded money and flashed a handgun at...

Liquor Store Theft and Chase

KSAL StaffNovember 7, 2013

A Wichita woman leads law enforcement on a 22-mile chase down I-135. A Salina Police officer attempted to make a traffic stop Wednesday evening at about 8:15pm on I-135 at Magnolia, after staff at Phil's Liquor called police to report that four females in a gray, Mustang had stolen a bottle of Vodka from the store. The driver sped up and led the officer plus a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper on a ...


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