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Tips Sought in Business Burglary

Todd PittengerSeptember 17, 2021

Salina Police are asking for the public's help in a case involving a business burglary. The case is this week's Salina Crime Stoppers crime of the week. Police say on September 13th officers investigated a burglary at Popeye’s, 720 S. Ohio Street. The burglary occurred between 10:30 PM on September 12th and 8:40 AM on September 13th. Unknown person entered the restaurant and stole over $1,...

Officer Involved Fatal Crash

Todd PittengerSeptember 17, 2021

A law enforcement officer responding with lights and siren to an emergency call was involved in a crash which killed a motorcycle rider. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol,  a marked Ford Explorer law enforcement vehicle was responding to an injury crash with lights and sirens headed north in rural Greenwood County. A collision occurred when a Harley Davidson motorcycle attempted a left tu...

Volunteers to “Re-Lei for a Cure”

Todd PittengerSeptember 16, 2021

A group of dedicated volunteers will be on a mission this Saturday to raise money in the fight against cancer. The "Re-Lei for a Cure" event will be held at the Central Mall. This is a community event to benefit the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life of Saline County. Saline Co Relay For Life is an annual walk to celebrate, remember, and fight back against cancer. Organizers say at R...

KSU Salina Launches New Degree Option

Todd PittengerSeptember 16, 2021

Industry demand for workers skilled in machine learning and autonomous systems is behind the newest bachelor's degree option from Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus. This program is one of just a few offered in the United States and the only one in Kansas. Autonomous systems and machine learning involve letting an application learn and improve from data and experien...

Farm Bros at State Fair Friday

KSAL StaffSeptember 16, 2021

Celebrating "All Things Kansas," the 2021 State Fair in Hutchinson wraps up this weekend. The Peterson Farm Brothers will be performing on Friday, September 17th at 10am and again that afternoon. Greg Peterson tells KSAL News ever since their first YouTube video went viral in 2012 - their mission has remained the same. [audio mp3="https://www.ksal.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Greg-P-1.m...

Ellis Man Gets 40 Years for Production of Child Porn

Todd PittengerSeptember 16, 2021

A Kansas man was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for child pornography. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, back in May 41-year-old Clinton Wade McElroy of Ellis pleaded guilty to one count of production of child pornography after a prior conviction. According to court documents, McElroy admitted that between May 2020 and June 2020, he persuaded an 8-year-old child to produce s...

Regents Approve Early Childhood Program

Todd PittengerSeptember 16, 2021

Salina Area Technical College has received  final approval to begin an Early Childhood Education program, to help address the need for additional quality child care options in the Salina area. The college plans to begin the program in January, instead of waiting until the fall of 2022. According to the school, when Salina Tech graduates a nurse, welder or machinist, that typically means one p...

Salina Man Exposes Himself, Headbutts Officer

KSAL StaffSeptember 16, 2021

A Salina man is in jail after he allegedly exposed himself outside of a business and then later tried to attack a police officer. Salina Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that yesterday around 5:30 p.m., officers noticed a person indecently exposed on the north side of a pharmacy building in the 600 block of South Ohio Street. The person was identified as 38-year-old Ronald McAdams...

Lottery Jackpots Balloon to $862 Million

Todd PittengerSeptember 16, 2021

The summer is closing out with some hot Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots, giving players having a shot at a combined $862 million.  There was no  Powerball jackpot winner Wednesday night, so Saturday's drawing will roll to an estimated $457 million.  On Friday, the Mega Millions drawing will see an estimated $405 million jackpot. According to the Kansas Lottery, at a combined $862 million...

1 New COVID Death, 45 New Cases

Todd PittengerSeptember 15, 2021

There has been 1 new COVID death in Saline County since Monday and 45 new cases. According to the Saline County Health Department, with the new death there have been 142 COVID-related deaths locally during the pandemic. With the 45 new cases there have been 7,685 total cases with 6,884 recoveries. There are currently 659 active cases of the virus in the community. Salina Regional Health C...


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