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Wrong Way Crash On South 9th Street

KSAL StaffSeptember 10, 2013

One person is hurt in a crash involving a car going the wrong way on South 9th Street in Salina late Monday afternoon. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, an Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by 63-year-old Laura Weinhold of Kanopolis was northbound in the southbound lanes of South 9th Street. A Toyota Corolla driven by 55-year-old Ruben Rivera from McPherson was making a left turn from Ave B to Sou...

Issues With Kansas Voter Citizenship Rule to Linger

KSAL StaffSeptember 9, 2013

Kansas lawmakers have learned that administrative issues are likely to linger from a state law requiring new voters to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship. The issue arose Monday because Department of Revenue officials told a legislative committee they don't have a timetable for requiring everyone who seeks to renew a driver's license to provide citizenship documents. People can fill out vot...

68-Year-Old Rural Manhattan Man Is Homicide Victim

KSAL StaffSeptember 9, 2013

Riley County police say a 68-year-old man whose body was found during a welfare check over the weekend was the victim of a homicide. Police spokesman Matthew Droge says evidence at the rural Manhattan residence Sunday afternoon indicates John Burroughs was killed. He declined to provide any other details, including cause of death. Burroughs was found around 2:30 p.m. Police are asking anyone w...

UPDATE: Woman Jumps Off Overpass

KSAL StaffSeptember 9, 2013

A Salina woman jumps off an overpass onto Interstate 70 in an apparent suicide attempt early Monday afternoon. According to the Saline County Sheriff's Office, 43-year-old Amy Caldwell of Salina parked her car near the overpass. She got out, walked onto the deck, and jumped over the rail. She landed about 30 feet below. A passing truck driver saw her jump, and was able to avoid hitting her on th...

UPDATE: Sheriff’s Son Arrested In Murder Case

KSAL StaffSeptember 9, 2013

The son of the Lincoln County Sheriff is in jail facing second degree murder charges. According to the Lincoln County Attorney's Office, 33-year-old Scott M. Weigel was arrested Monday on a warrant charging him with second degree murder. He is the son of Lincoln County Sheriff Mike Weigel. The arrest is in connection with the shooting death of 21-year-old Keith Ancell. Deputies responded to a h...

A gun and a video game controller are stolen from a Salina home.

Man Hurt in Robbery

KSAL StaffSeptember 9, 2013

Police are looking for two male suspects - after a Salina man is attacked with a pipe wrench. According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, relatives took a 31-year-old male to Salina Regional Health Center on Saturday night after he was allegedly attacked by two men near his house in the 500 block of E. Beloit. The man, who was not identified by police, told officers at the hospital that a white male and His...

SPD Investigating Theft

KSAL StaffSeptember 9, 2013

A Salina man returns home to find numerous items missing. Salina Police are investigating after 3 guitars and numerous power tools were stolen from a home in the 100 block of N. Ohio, sometime between August 6th and September 6th. The homeowner reported to officers that a Troy-Bilt push mower, Stihl chainsaw, various electric hand tools, ladders and various household items were removed. Police s...

Salina Man Arrested in Meth Investigation

KSAL StaffSeptember 9, 2013

A Kansas parole check leads to an arrest by the I 135 / I 70 Drug Task Force. According to Task Force Commander, Lt. Jim Norton, 45-year-old Stephen M. Smith, Jr., of Salina was arrested Friday afternoon on multiple charges that include possession of methanphetimine with intent to sell. Lt. Norton tells KSAL News that a state parole officer was checking on Smith and contacted police after seeing...

Clean Air Act Is Helping Forests

KSAL StaffSeptember 9, 2013

A team of university scientists has found that federal clean-air laws have helped forests recover from pollution. Kansas State University associate biology professor Jesse Nippert collaborated on the project with West Virginia University researchers. Kansas State says in a news release the researchers spent four years studying more than 100 years' worth of rings in Eastern red cedar trees in the...

5 Kansas Lakes Under Algae Health Warnings

KSAL StaffSeptember 9, 2013

Public health warnings have been issued for five Kansas lakes because of dangerous levels of toxic blue-green algae. Less restrictive advisories have been issued for three other lakes. The warnings from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment prohibit swimming, wading, skiing or other direct contact with the water. Lakes now under warnings include Hiawatha City Lake and Mission Lake, bot...

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