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Water Technology Field Days Coming to Several Communities

Lauren FitzgeraldAugust 15, 2019

Technology keeps evolving to help crop producers make every drop of water count on the fields. To demonstrate the latest in crop irrigation technology, farmers in numerous counties are teaming with the Kansas Water Office to present Water Technology Field Days in several locations throughout August and September. I want to thank the growing number of forward-thinking producers who are our partn...

School Bus $top

KSAL StaffAugust 15, 2019

Salina Police are reminding drivers - stiff fines are in your future if you don't stop for school buses and slow down in school zones. Police Sergeant Brent Rupert tells KSAL News that while SPD officers join a nation wide effort to target impaired drivers and look for seat belt violators, they are also stepping up their efforts to ticket school zone violators. Sergeant Rupert says a speeding t...

Meth Found on Wanted Felon

KSAL StaffAugust 15, 2019

A Plainville man wanted on two District Court warrants in Saline County is now facing additional charges after running from police. Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that an officer on patrol recognized a man wanted on two felony warrants in the parking lot at Casey's General Store located at 215 W. Crawford. Police say 23-year-old Michael Emerick tried to hide from the officer, ducking...

Robo Vacuums, Headphones Stolen

KSAL StaffAugust 15, 2019

A couple of Sam's Club Scan & Go members were hit by thieves this week. According to Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester, two male suspects were able to obtain the victim's Scan & Go ap codes while inside the store located at 2919 Market and use them to purchase headphones and robotic vacuum cleaners. Those codes may have been stolen through a wi-fi connection on Monday evening betw...

Hansen Foundation Launching Magazine

KSAL StaffAugust 15, 2019

A charitable foundation which serves a 26 county area of Kansas will begin publishing a magazine. According to the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, they will launch a new quarterly magazine this month. Northwest Kansas Today will be published by the Foundation and distributed to all residents of its 26-county service area. The magazine will feature area businesses, arts, lifestyle, communities and...

Wanted Deputy Leaves Country

Metro Source NewsAugust 15, 2019

A Sedgwick County sheriff's deputy wanted for alleged child sex crimes is believed to have left the country. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office announced yesterday that they are no longer asking for help in finding 29-year-old Derick Chandler because he is no longer in the United States. KAKE reports that Chandler is being investigated for alleged sex crimes involving a 13-year-old girl fr...

Law Enforcement Plan “No Refusal Weekend”

KSAL StaffAugust 15, 2019

The Saline County Sheriff's Office and Salina Police Department are among 150 agencies across Kansas mobilizing for the Labor Day Weekend driving period. The "You Drink, You Drive, You Lose" effort is underway. As part of the effort, extra officers will be on patrol periodically though Labor Day, specifically looking for impaired drivers. New this year is a "No Refusal Weekend", which is thi...

A Powercat With Precision

K State Research and ExtensionAugust 15, 2019

Folks across the country find all kinds of ways to celebrate their favorite universities and sports teams. This summer, Rocky Ormiston may have just out-done them all. The co-owner of Ormiston Farms used precision agriculture technology to plant a hybrid of corn in the shape of the Kansas State University Powercat, which -- at 2,000 feet wide -- is thought to be the largest version ever made...

County Exploring Jail Options

KSAL StaffAugust 15, 2019

The Saline County Commission is slowly progressing forward in an attempt to address persistent over crowding at the Saline County Jail The Saline County Jail has 192 beds. The average daily population increased from 143 inmates in 2008 to 263 in 2017.  The Average Length of Stay (ALOS) increased from 8 days in 2008 to 20.4 days in 2017.  In 2017, 86 more inmates stayed 91+ days than in 2013. ...

GPS Helps Track Down Stolen Vehicle

Jeremy BohnAugust 14, 2019

Salina Police, with the help of GPS, tracked down a stolen vehicle. Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that a 2009 Hyundai Sonata was stolen off the lot at Rodriguez Enterprises, 1707 W. Crawford, at 3 a.m. on Tuesday. The business knew the vehicle had GPS and was able to track its whereabouts. At 6 p.m., GPS showed the stolen car in the 400 block of E. Water Well Rd. However, when ...

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