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Spectacular Salina Skyfire Show Planned

Todd PittengerJuly 1, 2022

Area residents and visitors are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, pop-up tents, yard-games and coolers for tailgating while enjoying Skyfire festivities at the Salina Municipal Golf Course on Independence Day Monday. The gates will open at 5:00 pm. General Admission is free with parking and tailgating on the east side of Markley Road. VIP Parking is in the municipal golf course parking lo...

Pets And Fireworks Don’t Mix

KSAL StaffJuly 1, 2022

The Fourth of July is a favorite time of year for many people, not so much for pets. Kansas State University veterinarians recommends owners keep a close eye on their pets because the 4th of July is one the higher times for stressed, and lost dogs. Make sure you have our dog inside and secured during times when fireworks are going off, which for some areas, may only be for a couple of days, oth...

Authorities Stress Fireworks Safety

KSAL StaffJuly 1, 2022

Though they have been on sale since Monday in Salina, fireworks can be legally discharged Sunday and Monday. Local officials say consumer fireworks are a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays. But they must be used carefully. According to the National Fire Protection Association, each year nearly 10,000 people are treated at hospital emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries. Salina a...

Algae Prompts 16 Health Advisories

Todd PittengerJuly 1, 2022

Toxic blue green algae has prompted state health officials to issue public health advisories for 16 different bodies of water across the state, including a pond at a Salina park. According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, a harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or paint floating on the water and be colored blue, bright green, brown or red. Blooms can develop rapidl...

McPherson Daycare Provider Arrested

Todd PittengerJune 30, 2022

The McPherson Police Department arrested a daycare provider for suspicion of Aggravated Endangering a Child and Driving Under the Influence. According to the agency, on Wednesday 0fficers responded to the 100 Block of South Park Street in McPherson in reference to young children and a dog being found and unsupervised in someone’s backyard near a pool. When officers arrived, they found f...

Interim Salina Police Chief Takes Over

Todd PittengerJune 30, 2022

An interim Salina Police Chief will take over the agency beginning Friday. According to the City of Salina, city manager Mike Schrage has appointed Sean Morton as the interim police chief. The interim appointment is the result of current Police Chief Brad Nelson’s recent retirement announcement. Chief Nelson intended to retire on September 2nd, but has elected to move that date to July 1 due ...

Sweet Fundraiser For Sweet Boy

Todd PittengerJune 30, 2022

You can help out a sweet little boy who is battling life-long medical conditions by buying a sweet treat Saturday morning. Beckett was a badly injured shaken baby who was adopted by Salinans Christy and Jay Rector. The Rectors have never given up on Beckett, even when doctors said certain things were not possible.  The Rectors are continuously seeking out ways to improve his life. He is suc...

UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed on I-135

Todd PittengerJune 30, 2022

A pedestrian was killed while walking along Interstate 135 near Salina Thursday morning. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, at approximately 6:30am, dispatch was notified of a two vehicle non-injury crash with one driver walking south from scene. Shortly afterwards an additional crash involving a pedestrian was reported resulting in a death. The agency says a Chevrolet Equinox was...

Average Kansas Gas Price Rises Slightly

MetrosourceJune 30, 2022

Gas prices are up slightly in Kansas. As reported by Triple-A, the average price for regular unleaded rose yesterday to just under four dollars, 59 cents on Thursday. Meanwhile, prices fell across most of the nation, dropping to an average of four 86 per gallon. The cheapest gas continues to be found in Georgia, where the average, per-gallon price fell to four bucks, 36 cents on Saturday. ...

Teen Allegedly Stabs Two Others

KSAL StaffJune 30, 2022

Two teenage boys were taken to Salina Regional Health Center early Thursday morning after an alleged stabbing incident. Salina Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that the incident happened around 1 a.m. in the 600 block of Montrose Street. A 14-year-old male victim had stab wounds to the thigh and buttocks, and his 13-year-old brother had a laceration on his leg. Both were transport...

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