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Woman Injured in Wreck East of Salina

Jeremy BohnJuly 1, 2020

A Salina woman is injured in a single-vehicle crash where she avoided a deer in the road. Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that the crash happened in the 7100 block of E. Magnolia Rd., just east of S. Whitmore Rd.--or about six miles east of Salina--shortly before Midnight on Tuesday. 20-year-old Alexandra Valdez, Salina, was driving her 2009 Jeep Patriot SUV westbound on M...

K-State Announces New Policies Amid Unrest

KSAL StaffJuly 1, 2020

It appears that K-State is unable to expel the student who made an offensive social media post late last month. However, the school is taking several measures to combat racism and continue to become a more inclusive place. K-State President Richard Myers sent out a statement on Wednesday morning which continued to condemn the Twitter post that a K-State student made about George Floyd--a black ...

2 Salina Men Arrested in Confrontation With Police

Jeremy BohnJuly 1, 2020

Salina Police subdue two men in a Tuesday afternoon confrontation at a north Salina motel. Salina Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that an officer observed 30-year-old Adrian Vanley, Salina, in the parking lot of the Airliner Motel, 781 N. Broadway Blvd., at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday. The officer knew that Vanley is wanted on a Saline County District Court warrant. The officer attempte...

Kansas State Fair to Proceed

Todd PittengerJuly 1, 2020

Organizers of the Kansas State Fair are not cancelling this year's event. According to the fair, while this year’s Fair will be different than previous years, fairgoers will still have many of the same experiences that makes the Fair special - including the music, the entertainment, the livestock and the food. The Kansas State Fair Board voted Tuesday to continue plans for the 2020 Fair wi...

KWU Thespians Return to Stage Thursday at SCT

Kansas Wesleyan UniversityJuly 1, 2020

Truer words may never have been spoken for a handful of Kansas Wesleyan students, who, after a lengthy time away from the stage, will return when A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder premiers Thursday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Salina Community Theatre (SCT). The play is an SCT production done in collaboration with KWU, and it features students Paula Rolph (Delphos, Kan.), Dalana Dutton (Lin...

Law Enforcement Mobilizing For Independence Day

Todd PittengerJuly 1, 2020

Law enforcement is mobilizing for Independence Day weekend, specifically looking for drunk drivers. According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, on average more than 415 traffic crashes occur over the Independence Day weekend in Kansas each year. This is attributed to increased traffic and impaired drivers. To keep families safe this July Fourth, Kansas officials will be focused on ...

Man Drowns at Wilson Lake

Todd PittengerJuly 1, 2020

A man from Great Bend man drowned at a lake in Russell County. According to the Russell County Sheriff's Office, on Monday afternoon at around 4:00 their dispatch received a 911 call of a possible drowning at the Lucas Swim Beach at Wilson Lake. Multiple agencies including the Russell County Sheriff's Office, Russell County EMS, Dorrance Fire Department, Lucas Fire Department, US Army Corps ...

Driver Killed in Crash

Todd PittengerJuly 1, 2020

One person was killed in a single vehicle crash in Dickinson County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was headed west on U.S. 56 Highway. The truck failed to negotiate a curve, entered a ditch, and overturned. The driver, who was ejected in the rollover, was killed. He is identified as 38-year-old Luis Salazar from Wichita. The crash happened...

USD 305 Staffer Positive With COVID

Todd PittengerJune 30, 2020

Heartland Early Education Center received confirmation on Tuesday that a staff person has tested positive for COVID-19. According to USD 305, the staff member has not been working with students. The Saline County Health Department is in the process of contacting anyone who needs to be notified. Safety protocols remain in use including sanitizing equipment and classrooms, and taking precaut...

Salina Public Buses to Require Masks

Todd PittengerJune 30, 2020

Those using public transportation in the Salina area will be required to wear a face covering. Amid COVID-19 concerns, OCCK, Inc. Transportation will be requiring face masks for all passengers on all transportation services including CityGo, 81 Connection, Regional Paratransit, City of Abilene, and KanConnect public transportation beginning at start of business this Friday, and continuing unti...


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