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Kansas Militia Members Sentenced in Bomb Case

KSAL StaffJanuary 26, 2019

Three men from a southwest Kansas militia were sentenced Friday on charges of conspiring to detonate a bomb at an apartment complex in Garden City where Muslim immigrants lived, a case in which a judge said the planned attack was worse than the Oklahoma City bombing because it was motivated by hatreds of race, religion and national origin. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the trio w...

2 Residential Burglaries

KSAL StaffJanuary 25, 2019

Salina Police are investigating two residential burglaries that may be connected. According to Captain Paul Forrester the two break-ins took place in northeast Salina within a mile and a half radius and in a 90-minute time frame. Forrester tells KSAL News that around noon Thursday, a 27-year-old man returned to his apartment and found his glass sliding door damaged a black male in his living...

KSU Geologist Exploring Under the Sea

Kansas State UniversityJanuary 25, 2019

Kansas may be landlocked, but that has not stopped a Kansas State University geologist from going 1.5 miles underwater to explore the deepest parts of the Pacific Ocean. Aida Farough, a teaching assistant professor of geology, has been spending weeks at sea while she studies the ocean floor, underwater volcanoes and hydrothermal vents at mid-ocean ridges. But Farough's underwater explorations a...

Abilene Woman Sentenced in Medicaid Fraud Case

KSAL StaffJanuary 25, 2019

A Dickinson County woman who collected money from the state claiming to be personal care attendant while she was in jail was ordered to repay more than $2,500 to the Kansas Medicaid Program after being found guilty of Medicaid fraud-related charges, According to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, 29-year-old Ashley Loomis of Abilene, pleaded no contest in November and was found guilty in Di...

Daylight Saving Proposal

MetroSourceJanuary 24, 2019

Kansas could soon stop observing Daylight Saving Time. A proposal in the Kansas Legislature would exempt the state from Daylight Saving Time starting on November 3rd of this year. The state would remain on standard time if the measure is approved. The "Wichita Eagle" reports some Kansas lawmakers have suggested that Missouri legislators approve a similar measure in an effort to avoid confusi...

Burglar One Beer Short of 6-Pack

KSAL StaffJanuary 24, 2019

Police are investigating a break-in at a Salina liquor store early Thursday morning. Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that officers are reviewing surveillance video from Brooks Liquor, located at 1837 S. 9th after someone apparently took a hammer and smashed the front door of the business. Police say a 5-foot-10" male wearing a hooded sweatshirt and black coat rushed in and grabbed a s...

Salina Judge to Sit With Supreme Court

KSAL StaffJanuary 24, 2019

District Judge Patrick Thompson of the 28th Judicial District has been appointed to sit with the Kansas Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in one case on the court's January 30 docket. After hearing oral arguments, Thompson will join Supreme Court justices in their deliberations and decision drafting. “I am pleased that Judge Thompson is taking time from his duties in the 28th Judicial Distr...

Community Foundation Awards $43,000 in Community Grants

Megan RoblJanuary 24, 2019

The Greater Salina Community Foundation recently awarded more than $43,000 to 13 charitable projects and organizations in Saline County. The foundation will present grants during a “Share the Love” grant tour on Valentine’s Day, February 14. Recipients include: Lakewood Discovery Center, $5,000 to build a sensory learning garden with an interactive, ADA-accessible area designed for v...

Marymount Graduate Gets Oscar Nomination

Todd PittengerJanuary 24, 2019

A graduate of Salina's Marymount College and current University of Kansas professor has been nominated for one of the most prestigious awards in the film industry.  “BlacKkKlansman,” which KU’s Kevin Willmott co-wrote with Spike Lee, has been nominated for multiple Academy Awards. Willmott specifically was nominated for an Oscar in the "Best Adapted Screenplay" category. "BlacKkKlansman"...

“The Kansas Legislature” Debuts Friday

Smoky Hills Public TelevisionJanuary 24, 2019

Smoky Hills Public Television’s local program, The Kansas Legislature, will kick off this Friday, January 25th at 7:00 pm hosted by Michael Walker, Director of the Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hays State University.  State Representatives Troy Waymaster of the 109th District and Ken Rahjes of the 110th District will be our guests this Friday.   The show airs during the legisla...

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