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Eisenhower Event Moved Because Of Shutdown

KSAL StaffOctober 10, 2013

An annual event honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower has been moved to a new location because of the federal government shutdown. The 32nd Eisenhower Pilgrimage will be held Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Abilene. Previous ceremonies were held at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, which is closed because of the shutdown. The event usually involves a wreath-lay...

Thursday Crash Sends One To Hospital

KSAL StaffOctober 10, 2013

A two vehicle collision sends one person to the hospital Thursday morning. The crash happened at around 9:30 at the corner of Claflin and 9th Street in Salina. Salina Police at the scene told KSAL News that a car and a small pickup truck collided in the intersection. Police say the driver of the car ran a red light. A passenger in the truck was transported by EMS to the hospital with non-life t...

Stephenson Resigns From Access TV

KSAL StaffOctober 10, 2013

The help-wanted sign is out at Salina Community Access TV. According to the organization, Executive Director Marcia Stephenson has resigned her position from effective mid-October. She will be working with the organization to make a smooth management transition over the next several weeks. Stephenson took over as Executive Director in September 2008 and is the fourth Executive Director since ...

Man Sentenced For Throwing Human Waste At Officers

KSAL StaffOctober 10, 2013

A Lansing man was sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison for throwing human waste at two jail guards. Leavenworth County officials say 50-year-old Marcus Crawford was also sentenced Wednesday to nearly three years for burglary and impersonating an officer. Crawford was arrested in December 2011 after he tried to enter a Lansing home, claiming he was a police detective with a search warrant. The ...

Man Hit By Train And Killed

KSAL StaffOctober 10, 2013

Fire officials say a man died after being hit by a train in downtown Emporia. Emporia Fire Department Battalion Chief Rich Gould says rescue units were called to the scene Wednesday night and found a man under the train engine. The man was extricated and taken to Newman Regional Health, where he died. His name has not been released. A bicycle was found nearby but police have not confirmed wheth...

Kansas Group Sends Civil War Images To Website

KSAL StaffOctober 10, 2013

The Kansas Historical Society has contributed more than 1,600 archival images to a Civil War website. The group said in a news release Wednesday that the "Civil War on the Western Border' website explores the Kansas -Missouri border conflict of 1854 to 1865. It was put together through a joint effort by libraries, museums and historical societies in the two states. Images include photographs, ma...

KU Honors Area Seniors In Salina

KSAL StaffOctober 9, 2013

The University of Kansas honored 89 area high school seniors in Salina Wednesday night. The top academic seniors from Bennington High School, Ell-Saline High School, Ellsworth High School, Lincoln High School, Minneapolis High School, Sacred Heart High School, Salina Central High School, Salina South High School, Southeast of Saline High School, St. John's Military School, Sylvan-Lucas Unified Hi...

Kansas WIC Program Hit By Shutdown

KSAL StaffOctober 9, 2013

Kansas officials are notifying county health clinics that a program providing cash subsidies to women and children will cease issuing checks later this month because of the federal government shutdown. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says Wednesday that because of uncertain funding checks won't be issued for November or December through the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition ...

Reward Offered For Fugitive’s Capture

KSAL StaffOctober 9, 2013

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Wednesday issued an executive order authorizing a $5,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension of fugitive Kevin Robert Welsh. Welsh is wanted in connection with the deaths of two individuals and shooting of a third in Eureka, Kan., on Oct. 2. He is believed to be armed and dangerous. “I encourage anyone with knowledge of this crime or the suspect t...

Salina Organizations Receive Grant Funding

KSAL StaffOctober 9, 2013

Three Salina-based organizations have been awarded grants totaling $131,000 for victims service programs. According to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidts Office, Ashby House, Child Advocacy & Parenting Services, and the Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas are all receiving funding. Ashby House was awarded a $5,000 grant to plan for a safe exchange and visitation program for S...




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