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Wedding Ring Stolen

KSAL StaffSeptember 16, 2019

A woman from Utah contacted police after her wedding ring was stolen during a stop at a Salina gas station. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that on Saturday evening around 7pm, 43-year-old Emily Crabtree drove into the Petro 2 station at 2125 N. 9th and left the door unlocked on her 2015 Toyota Prius while she went inside for about 15-minutes. Police say upon her return she dis...

Asphalt Equipment Stolen

KSAL StaffSeptember 16, 2019

A piece of road construction equipment owned by a Manhattan, KS company was reported stolen after it fell off a truck in Salina. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that an driver for Shilling Construction pulled off I-135 at the Schilling exit and felt a bump. When he checked his load at Tractor Supply he realized a heavy Road-Tec belt had fallen off an asphalt milling machine. Po...

Burn Pit Linked to Gypsum Fire

KSAL StaffSeptember 16, 2019

A detached storage garage was destroyed by fire in Gypsum early Monday morning. Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that firefighters were sent to 608 Spring Street just before 1am as flames and smoke poured from the building. Deputies say owner, Donald Stebbins had used a nearby burn pit earlier in the day and likely did not extinguish the fire completely. The blaze destroyed...

Driver Flees Following Head-On Crash

Todd PittengerSeptember 16, 2019

Two people were hurt in a three-vehicle head-on crash in which the driver who caused it fled the scene late Sunday night. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2006 Nissan Maxima was going the wrong way, headed east in the westbound lane of K18 Highway. The Nissan struck two on-coming vehicles, a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze and a 2005 Nissan Altima, head-on. Patrol says the driver of the Maxima...

Drug “Take Back” Added to Sunflower Fair Line Up

KSAL StaffSeptember 15, 2019

A “Drug Take Back” will be part this week's Sunflower Fair.  The “Hello Yellow Brick Road!” Sunflower Fair is this Tuesday from 8 am to 4 pm at Tony’s Pizza Events Center. The Saline County’s Sheriff’s Office will accept old and unused prescription drugs at event. The drug take back is among the wide array of exhibits, 12 workshops, speakers, health screenings and activities i...

Cowboys Collect Money to Fight Cancer

Todd PittengerSeptember 15, 2019

Cowboys who were tough enough to wear pink were tough enough to collect over $3,300 in the fight against cancer. According to Abilene's Wild Bill Hickock Rodeo the final count is in, and $3,358.46 was raised by their "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" fundraiser. The money will go to the Elsie Brooks Memorial Cancer Fund, to help those undergoing cancer treatment in Dickinson County. This is the tw...

Motorcycle Fleeing Police Crashes

Todd PittengerSeptember 15, 2019

A motorcycle rider was hurt when he crashed while fleeing police in South Central Kansas. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 21-year-old Skyler Rupp from Wichita was riding a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle fleeing Mount Hope Police on a rural road in Reno County.  He lost control of the bike and crashed. Rupp suffered a suspected serious injury. He was transported to a Wichita hospital. The...

KSU Doubles Down on Making Water, Nutrients Go Further on Southern Plains Farms

KSU Research and ExtensionSeptember 15, 2019

Kansas State University is leading a multi-agency team focused on improving water and nitrogen use efficiencies and improving soil health in the semi-arid southern Great Plains. The nearly $10 million five-year research effort is led by K-State University Distinguished Professor Chuck Rice and includes a transdisciplinary team from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Servic...

Woman Killed in Wrong Way Interstate Crash

Todd PittengerSeptember 15, 2019

A woman from Missouri was killed in a wrong-way crash along Interstate 70 in Western Kansas early Saturday afternoon involving a car and two semis. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 40-year-old Monica Miller from Columbia, Missouri, was driving a 2007 Saturn Ion headed east. She crossed the median and struck the front end of a 2015 Volvo semi.  The car then spun down the side of the semi...

Commodities Distribution Event Planned

Kimberly GeorgeSeptember 14, 2019

Eligible Saline County residents can participate in Commodities Distribution on Wednesday. Representatives with the event say it will be at the Kenwood Hall in Salina, 900 Greeley Ave., from Noon-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Items available include: Peanut butter, cranberry juice concentrate, canned apricot halves, canned pears, canned white sliced potatoes, fresh grapes, fresh apples, ...

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