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Tornado Rated EF-Zero

MetrosourceOctober 14, 2021

A tornado that touched down in northwest Kansas is rated an EF-Zero. The National Weather Service says the twister touched down near Sharon Springs on Tuesday night, traveled more than three miles and produced peak winds of 85-miles-per-hour. No injuries or damage were reported during the storm....

County Approves $100 Bonus for Employee Covid Shot

Jeff GarretsonOctober 14, 2021

Will Saline County employees be affected by vaccine mandates aimed at the private sector? It's been hurry up and wait for human resource managers across the nation since President Joe Biden in September announced his vaccine mandate plan for private companies with a least 100 employees. The president tasked the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to put...

KWU to Honor Alumni During Homecoming

Todd PittengerOctober 14, 2021

It's homecoming week at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina. As part of the celebration this weekend the school will honor several alumni including a Meridian Media staffer. According to the school, the Kansas Wesleyan University Alumni Association has selected its annual award winners, individuals who bring particular honor to KWU. The recognition of these distinguished alumni and friends wil...

COVID Exposure at City Commission Meeting

Todd PittengerOctober 13, 2021

The Saline County Health Department is cautioning those who attended Monday's Salina City Commission meeting they may have been exposed to COVID by an attendee at the meeting who is not vaccinated,  was showing symptoms of being infected, and did not wear a mask or socially distance. According to the agency, they were notified Wednesday that an attendee of the Salina City Commission meeting, w...

3 New COVID Deaths, 95 New Cases

Todd PittengerOctober 13, 2021

There has been three new COVID deaths in Saline County since Friday and 95 new cases of the virus. According to the Saline County Health Department there are currently 466 active cases of the virus in the community. Salina Regional Health Center reports they have 10 patients in the hospital battling the virus. Overall, 154 people have now died in Saline County from COVID. An additional...

Love Chloe Fueling the Fight

Jeff GarretsonOctober 13, 2021

The long wait for a distinctive Kansas license plate to help raise money for families hit by childhood cancers will soon be over. Heidi Feyerherm-Smith, President and Founder of the Love Chloe Foundation says drivers can purchase the plate in January. The plate will help the organization raise money to support the “Fueling the Fight” campaign which provides gas cards to help families pay fo...

Truck Stolen

KSAL StaffOctober 13, 2021

Salina Police are looking for a stolen truck and the thief who took it from a north side alley. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that sometime between 1pm and 7pm on Monday, someone entered a 2000 Chevy Silverado pickup with extended cab and drove off from a storage building in the 700 block of N. Broadway. The owner told police he still has both sets of keys for the truck with ...

Escape Suspects Identified

MetrosourceOctober 13, 2021

Prosecutors are identifying two women who were arrested in connection with the escape of a sexual predator from the Larned State Hospital. Fifty-year-old Rachel Rena Perez of Larned and 45-year-old Liliana Guadalupe Houser of Garden City made their first appearance in court yesterday afternoon to face numerous charges. Perez and Houser were employed by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disa...

Semi-Truck Driver Shot on I-70

KSAL StaffOctober 13, 2021

Multiple agencies responded to an area near the Saline County/Lincoln County border after the report of a shooting incident on Interstate-70 Tuesday night. According to Lincoln County Undersheriff Luke Sanders, around 9:30pm, dispatch was advised of a possible shooting near mile marker 234. Officers from the Kansas Highway Patrol and Saline County Sheriff's Office responded, while Deputies f...

Trio Attacks Man In Kenwood Park

KSAL StaffOctober 13, 2021

A Salina man was allegedly beaten in a park and robbed by his assailants. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that officers were sent to Kenwood Park on Tuesday evening around 8:30pm after a 28-year-old man was attacked by three males in their late teens or early twenties. The victim told police he was approached by a white male near the locomotive who asked if he was, "here causin...


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