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Civil Air Patrol to Continue Flood Support

KSAL StaffJune 24, 2019

The Kansas Division of Emergency Management has asked the Civil Air Patrol to continue providing support to the ongoing flooding disaster in the state. Kansas Wing was previously supporting the State Emergency Operations Center through June 14th, and was requested to provide additional support as needed through the month. According to the Civil Air Patrol,  Kansas Wing performed an aerial pho...

Eisenhower Census Presentation Planned

KSAL StaffJune 24, 2019

With the 2020 U.S. Census nearing a special program to explain it, and to explain the history of the census is planned at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene. According to the organization, the next Lunch & Learn program is Thursday, June 27 at noon in the Eisenhower Presidential Library Visitors Center Auditorium, 200 SE 4th, Abilene. Free and open to the public, a li...

Air Guard Planning Aerial Gunnery Demonstration

Todd PittengerJune 23, 2019

The Smoky Hill Weapons Range is opening its gates to the public for an open house and  aerial gunnery demonstration this summer. According to the Kansas Air National Guard, citizens can experience the sights and sounds of the largest bomb range in the Air National Guard. They are planning a day full of aerial gunnery demonstrations by fighter and bomber aircraft. The day will include: ...

Cory Bird points out the location of fireworks that the customer's asked for.

Fireworks Go On Sale Thursday

Todd PittengerJune 23, 2019

For the ninth year in a row, most fireworks in Salina and Saline County will be legal. Fireworks will go on sale in the City of Salina and in Saline County beginning on Thursday. Fireworks can be discharged in Saline County the day they go on sale, Thursday June 27th, between 8 a.m. and midnight through July 5th. While they will be on sale in the City of Salina beginning Tuesday, they can on...

Music Organization Establishes Scholarship

Todd PittengerJune 22, 2019

Young adults headed to college who are interested in music might be interested in a new scholarship established this month. The Kansas Music Hall of Fame has established a new scholarship for graduating high school seniors who demonstrate extraordinary musical ability. According to the organization, the board of directors met earlier this month to discuss infrastructure and the future of the pr...

4.5 Saturday Morning Earthquake

Todd PittengerJune 22, 2019

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake shook parts of Kansas and Nebraska early Saturday morning. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake happened at 3:50 Saturday morning. It was centered 6.8 miles west of the Rooks County community of Plainville. According to the USGS, the quake was felt throughout Kansas and into Nebraska. There were no immediate reports of damage. Earthquakes o...

“Wild About Kansas” Photo Contest

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and TourismJune 22, 2019

Are you an award-winning photographer? You could be! Entries are being accepted for the 2019 “Wild About Kansas” photo contest hosted by Kansas Wildlife and Parks Magazine. If you’ve taken a photo highlighting Kansas wildlife, outdoor recreation, hunting, fishing, or local landscapes, consider participating in the 7th annual contest by 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 11, 2019. Here’s how to enter. 1...

Authorities Warn of Potential Fake Utility Workers

Jeremy BohnJune 21, 2019

Authorities are warning of a man posing as a utility worker asking to gain entry in to homes in south Salina. Police Capt. Paul Forrester says they got a report of a man that appeared to be posing himself as a gas utility worker this week. This comes during the same time that multiple burglaries have been reported around south Salina. Police though, are unsure if they are related. Forrester ...

Car Keyed Outside of Bar

Jeremy BohnJune 21, 2019

A Salina woman had her vehicle damaged by what appears to be a key outside of a downtown Salina bar. Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that the damage occurred between 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday and 1 p.m. on Thursday at Big Nose Kate's, 121 N. Santa Fe. The vehicle, a 2008 Chevy Impala, was parked outside of the bar. It had damage all down the side from the trunk to the passenger fro...

UPDATE: Stolen Jeep Found, Suspect Arrested

Jeremy BohnJune 21, 2019

Salina Police located a stolen Jeep that was taken from central Salina earlier this week. According to Police Capt. Paul Forrester, an officer was checking an automated licenses plate reader at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday and noticed multiple alerts for the missing Jeep's tag in the 500 block of S. 12th St. When police arrived, they immediately located the stolen vehicle parked along the curb. The...

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