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Rollover Crash NW of Salina

KSAL StaffOctober 17, 2019

A Salina man was injured in a rollover crash north of the city on Wednesday morning. Deputies with the Saline County Sheriff's Office were sent to the 3400 block of N. Halstead Road after 37-year-old Michael Sorden was hurt in a single car accident around 7am. Deputies say Sorden missed a turn from Watkins onto N. Halstead - then overcorrected and rolled the 2003 Buick Rendezvous into a ditch. ...

Area Check Scam Continues

KSAL StaffOctober 17, 2019

Investigators with the Salina Police Department continue to unravel several different strands of a check fraud scheme in Salina and the surrounding area. Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that the First United Methodist Church, 122 N. 8th contacted authorities this week about five fraudulent checks that were written for a total of $9,000. Police say the church's bank did not allow the t...

McPherson College Launches Campaign With $10.5 Million

Tina Goodwin / McPherson CollegeOctober 17, 2019

McPherson College has raised $10.5 million toward its Building Community Campaign, a comprehensive funding campaign that launched during Homecoming on October 12. The centerpiece of the $20 million campaign is a proposed new student center. Starting the campaign with more than 50 percent of the goal raised is unprecedented in the college’s campaign history. As part of the campaign’s launch,...

Last Overhead Structure Goes Up Thursday

Todd PittengerOctober 17, 2019

A portion of Santa Fe in Downtown Salina which re-opened a couple of weeks ago will temporarily closed today to allow for the fourth of four overhead structures to be put in place According to the city of Salina, Santa Fe Avenue from Iron Street to Walnut Street will be closed to erect the new overhead structure between Campbell and Strand Plazas. This project is scheduled for the majority of t...

Art is Agelss For Some Salinans

Melissa McCoyOctober 17, 2019

Three local artists will be featured in Salina Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless juried competition 2020 Art is Ageless calendar.  The Calendar is produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America). “Midsummer Day,” a painting by Eva Lankhorst, “Batik on Ginwashi Paper,” a mixed media/craft entry by Salina Presbyterian Manor resident Don Lloyd, and “Poinsettia & Fab...

Sacred Heart Senior Student Recognized as National Scholar

KSAL StaffOctober 16, 2019

Sacred Heart student, Gabby Rodriguez, continues to excel in the classroom. According to social media, the senior student at Sacred Heart was recently recognized by the National College Board as a National Hispanic Scholar. Rodriguez took the Preliminary SAT last fall with 400,000 other students across the United States. Results from the standardized test show that Rodriguez was in the top 2...

Hedville Road Car Burglaries

KSAL StaffOctober 16, 2019

The Saline County Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of vehicle burglaries northwest of Salina. Deputies say sometime between midnight and 1am on Tuesday morning, someone entered four unlocked vehicles that were parked near four homes north of I-70 on Hedville Road. A stolen wallet was recovered in a nearby ditch but was missing a Lowe's card and drivers license. Also stolen was a...

KWU Hit in Check Scam

KSAL StaffOctober 16, 2019

Authorities continue to follow an electronic trail left by thieves in a check forging scheme that has snared a number of Salina businesses. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that officials at Kansas Wesleyan University contacted investigators after they learned that sixteen forged checks were cashed across the country in the amount of $44,000. UMB Bank told police that checks wer...

Good Karma; K-9 Finds Pot

KSAL StaffOctober 16, 2019

A police dog named Karma helped sniff out a drug runner with 98-packages of marijuana in his vehicle. A traffic stop near I-135 led to a drug related arrest early Wednesday morning. According to Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan, a deputy on patrol stopped an SUV after the driver failed to make a stop on the State Street exit around 1:06am. The deputy observed an open can of beer inside the...

KAB Hall of Fame Honors Former KSAL Staffers

Todd PittengerOctober 16, 2019

A couple of former KSAL staffers will be inducted into the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame this weekend. Rick Mach and Dave "Lewis" Guthals will both be bestowed the honor. The Kansas Association of Broadcasters was formed in1951, to support broadcasters in the state so that they might better represent the public. In 1969 the organization established the Distinguished Service Aw...

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