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Saline County Officer Shooting Suspect Arrested

Todd PittengerMarch 20, 2019

A suspect from an officer involved shooting that occurred in early February in Saline County is out of the hospital, and in jail. According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, on Tuesday 25-year-old Colt F. Wright of Derby, was released from Ascension Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita, where he received medical treatment from injuries sustained in the shooting with police. When released from ...

Multiple Items Stolen From Vehicle

Jeremy BohnMarch 20, 2019

Two victims from Salina are out of several belongings after their vehicle was burglarized. Police Capt. Gary Hanus tells KSAL News that the theft happened between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday from a vehicle in the 2300 block of Centennial. The two victims who had belongings taken from the vehicle say that two iPads, a log book, glasses and a backpack were all removed. There was no forced ...

‘Bloodbath’ Comment Alarms Store Patrons

Jeremy BohnMarch 20, 2019

Alarmed customers called authorities after a Salina man allegedly made threats at a business. Police Capt. Gary Hanus tells KSAL News that officers were sent to Wal-Mart, 2900 S. 9th St.,  at 7 a.m. on Tuesday after receiving multiple calls from concerned customers in reference to a disturbance at the store. Multiple witnesses told authorities that a man was allegedly highly agitated, actin...

Match Madness Countdown

KSAL StaffMarch 20, 2019

Match Madness tips off Thursday at the Salina Fieldhouse. The eighth annual event is one of the biggest days of the year to help boost non-profit and service organizations around Salina. Megan Robl with the Greater Salina Community Foundation tells KSAL News that gifts can be earmarked for your favorite charity from 7am to 7pm. [audio mp3="https://www.ksal.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/3...

From Salina to Woodstock

Todd PittengerMarch 20, 2019

One of the bands headlining this year's Smoky Hill River Festival in Salina has landed another big gig. Larkin Poe will perform at the 50th anniversary Woodstock concert. Larkin Poe, fronted by sisters Rebecca Lovell and Megan Lovell, is scheduled to play on the first day of the three day Woodstock 50 concert on August 16th in Watkins Glen New York. Prior to their performance at Woodstock, L...

Agency Mourns Loss of Beloved K-9

Todd PittengerMarch 20, 2019

Kansas game wardens are mourning the loss of a former colleague who was credited for helping in multiple arrests and saving a child. According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, former agency K-9 Meg passed away this week just 14 months following her retirement. Meg is credited with making a multitude of poaching cases, apprehension of many fugitives, and providing crit...

Grants Available to Engage Volunteers

Todd PittengerMarch 20, 2019

Kansas organizations seeking to get more volunteers involved in special projects are encouraged to apply for special grants which are available. According the Volunteer Kansas organization, they are offering organizations in Kansas the opportunity to apply for Seed Grants in the amount of $500. Grants are given to help support service projects that will engage volunteers. “This grant oppor...

Students Awarded Prestigious Rudd Scholarships

Todd PittengerMarch 20, 2019

Over two dozen Rudd Scholarship winners are heading to college in Kansas. Twenty Five Kansas high school seniors have been named as part of the newest class of Rudd Scholars, each receiving a 4-year scholarships. Fifteen will to attend Wichita State University. In addition, five Kansas students received Rudd Scholarships to attend Emporia State University, and another five will attend Fort Hays...

K-State Investigating Accident Involving Pedestrian

KSAL StaffMarch 19, 2019

Authorities are investigating after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in the area of the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan. According to the school, the Kansas State University Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian accident in the crosswalk at Denison Ave. and Todd Road at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. One person was transported to Ascension Via ...

“Science on Screen” Coming to Salina

KSAL StaffMarch 19, 2019

Salina will be among a handful of cities across the country to host "Science on the Screen" on the big screen. The Salina Art Center Cinema is again this year a "Science on Screen" grantee. Through the program, participating  organizations will use one of the nation’s favorite pastimes—going to the movies—to promote public understanding of science. The Cinema in Salina will run four "...

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