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Kansas State Student Sentenced For Crash That Killed Two

KSAL StaffJune 17, 2013

A Kansas State University graduate student has been sentenced to 60 days in jail plus three years' probation for head-on crash that killed two people last year. The Manhattan Mercury reports a Riley County judge imposed the sentence Monday on Miles Theurer, who could have received up to 14 years in prison. The 24-year-old veterinary medicine student pleaded no contest in May to two counts of inv...

Salina City Commissioner Aaron Householter (right) debates with Saline County Commissioner John Price (left).

A Year Later Officials Still Debating Health Department

KSAL StaffJune 17, 2013

In a spirited joint meeting Monday afternoon, Salina City and Saline County Commissioners discussed the displaced Salina / Saline County Health Department. It's been over a year, and the two commissions are still trying to find a permanent home for the agency. A structure problem with the roof caused the agency to close over a year ago, on May 31, 2012. Since that time, city and county commissio...

The Black Hawk helicopter unit deployed July 15, 2012 to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

National Guard Soldiers To Be Welcomed Home In Salina

KSAL StaffJune 17, 2013

A group of National Guard soldiers are coming home Tuesday. According to the National Guard, about 20 Kansas National Guardsmen from Detachment 2, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment will be welcomed home from Afghanistan on Tuesday. A ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Salina Army Aviation Support Facility #2, 2917 Hein, located at Arnold Avenue and Schilling Road. Doors will...

Multiple construction tools are stolen from an outbuilding.

Burglars Hit Rural Garage

KSAL StaffJune 17, 2013

Multiple construction tools are stolen from an outbuilding. The Saline County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary that took place over the weekend in the 300 block of N. Simpson Road. Deputies were contacted by Archie Ponton of Ponton Construction, after realizing someone entered his garage and took a number of power tools and saws. Some of the tools are stamped "Ponton Construction." ...

The final four all got to draw a key to a brand new Ford F150 or 250 trucks. Inside each truck was an envelope containing a prize, so each were surprised to see what was inside when they opened the truck coordinating with their key.

Salina Man Wins Country Stampede VIP Package

KSAL StaffJune 17, 2013

A Salina man will be making his first ever trip to the Country Stampede next week thanks to a Salina radio station. Cory Saylor of Salina was the grand prize winner over the weekend in the Salina Media Group radio station Y93.7 Long McArthur Country Stampede VIP ticket giveaway. Finalists had to qualify at event sponsor locations previously to Saturday's grand finale. Sponsor locations included:...

Multiple camp-type activities will be available throughout the week.

National Guard Teen Camp This Week

KSAL StaffJune 17, 2013

The Kansas National Guard Teen Camp is going on this week at the Webster Conference Center north of Salina, According to the National Guard, the camp is designed for youth ages 13-17 who have a family member in the Kansas National Guard. The annual event is an opportunity for these teens to engage with each other and take part in fun, challenging events designed to test themselves and build frien...

Salina Police are investigating a business burglary.

Numerous Power Tools Stolen

KSAL StaffJune 17, 2013

Salina Police are investigating a business burglary. According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, someone entered Mid Kanas Tool and Electric, 314 W. Cloud, sometime between Thursday night at 9:30pm and Friday morning at 8am. Once inside someone removed multiple tools from the display area and took $150 from the cash drawer. Police say there was no sign of forced entry into the building. Lt. Siemsen tells ...

Bill Lucero, whose father was murdered 40 years ago, has been a volunteer for several years with the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty.

Kansas Death Penalty Foe to Bike Ride For Repeal

KSAL StaffJune 17, 2013

A longtime opponent of the Kansas death penalty plans to bicycle 100 miles through northeast Kansas to push legislators to repeal the law. Bill Lucero will attempt to make the ride Tuesday around Topeka and Shawnee County. He is expected to be joined by other death penalty opponents and members of a local bicycling club. Lucero, whose father was murdered 40 years ago, has been a volunteer for se...

Small Kansas Church Finds Stash of Bibles

KSAL StaffJune 17, 2013

A small rural Kansas church is celebrating what some might consider a gift from God. A minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ashland says she was sorting through some boxes at the church when she found one filled with some unusual Bibles. The 15 Bibles found by Minister Marsha Granberry were printed in several languages including Eskimo, Slavic, Cherokee, Russian, Chinese and Yiddish. Most of ...

A woman is killed in a crash involving a deer on Interstate 70 late Sunday night.

Woman Killed in Crash Involving Deer

KSAL StaffJune 17, 2013

A woman is killed in a crash involving a deer on Interstate 70 late Sunday night. According to the Kansas Hughway Patrol, 22-year-old Kayla Lowrey was driving a Pontiac G6 car westbound on the interstate. A deer ran in front of the vehicle, and she hit the the brakes. The car began skidding sideways and entered the center median. It impacted a washout, rolled several times across the eastbound ...

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