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Two More Most Wanted Arrests

Todd PittengerApril 24, 2019

A couple of more people on the April list of Salina's Most Wanted have been arrested. The new list of Salina's Most Wanted went online back on Saturday, April 6th. By Wednesday of this week half of them have been caught. According to the Saline County Sheriff's Office, the latest arrests include: Leader, John, Michael – Felony PV DUI Shepherd, Robert, Anthony, Gustave – Felony Th...

California Woman Accused of Smuggling Meth Into Kansas

Todd PittengerApril 24, 2019

A California woman is accused of smuggling a large amount of methamphetamine into Kansas. According to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister's office, 46-year-old  Maria Alvarez-Buenrostro from Los Angeles was indicted on a federal charge of smuggling more than 60 pounds of methamphetamine. She is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The Kansas Highway ...

County Awards Oliver Hagg Scholarships

Karen ShadeApril 24, 2019

Saline County has awarded scholarships to a half dozen high school seniors. The six students who are attending area high schools each received $1,000 scholarships to study agriculture. These scholarships can be renewed three additional times. The money for the scholarships comes from the leasing of 1,100 acres of property that Oliver Hagg donated to the county in 1991, in the hopes of promot...

Kansas Equifest Coming to Salina

Karen ShadeApril 24, 2019

A major equestrian event is coming to Salina. On March 6, 7 & 8, 2020, Equifest of Kansas, the Premier All Breed Horse Fair and Exposition will open for the 23rd year running at a new location, the Tony’s Pizza Event Center & Saline County Livestock Expo Center in Salina. Rick Lamer, Director of the Expo Center, made the announcement during the Saline County Commission meeting. ...

Citizens Speak Out About Jail

Todd PittengerApril 24, 2019

A crowd of over 30 people gathered to learn a little more and offer input on possible solutions to deal with constant overcrowding at the Saline County Jail. The Saline County Commission hosted a town hall meeting to discuss the issue. The event began with Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan, Annie Grevas from community corrections, and Saline County Administrator Andrew Manley offering facts. ...

Residential Burglary

KSAL StaffApril 23, 2019

Salina Police are investigating a residential burglary near the hospital. According to Captain Paul Forrester, sometime Monday afternoon between 2pm and 3:30pm, someone entered a home in the 300 block of S. 8th Street and removed numerous items from the second floor. Police say a 23-year-old woman came home from an errand Monday afternoon and did not realize that burglars had ransacked her r...

Unused Medication to be Collected

KSAL StaffApril 23, 2019

The Saline County Sheriff's Office will join other law enforcement officers at locations across the state in collecting unused medications for safe disposal on Saturday. According to the Kansas Attorney General's Office,  the collection events are part of a nationwide effort to safely dispose of leftover medications to prevent accidental or intentional misuse. Since the Drug Take-Back Day prog...

E-Waste Recycling Event Planned

KSAL StaffApril 23, 2019

The City of Salina will be hosting an e-waste recycling event. E-waste is obsolete consumer electronic equipment needing to be discarded, such as computers, televisions, cameras, gaming systems, keyboards and microwaves. According to the city, the event, hosted by the City of Salina and the Midwest Recycling Center (MRC), will take place at the East Crawford Recreation Area – Runway, on Ma...

KSU Poly Offering Free Drone Training to Educators

Kansas State UniversityApril 23, 2019

Kansas State University's Polytechnic Campus is offering its award-winning training on unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, to Kansas high school teachers and principals. Attendees will experience an immersive, one-week expenses-paid program June 10-14. After completing the program, attendees will be Federal Aviation Administration-certified as commercial UAS pilots, have fundamental ...

Supreme Court Accepting Comment on eCourt Rules

Kansas Supreme CourtApril 23, 2019

The Kansas Supreme Court is accepting public comment on five new rules and one amended rule that relate to electronic filing, court case data, and case records as the state's judicial districts and appellate courts begin to transition to a new centralized case management system, a primary component of Kansas eCourt. The court is accepting comment until 5 p.m. Monday, May 13. Comment may be made b...

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