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The sirens at Cottonwood School 215 S. Phillips, Smoky Hill Museum 211 W. Iron, and the City of New Cambria are not working.

Three Outdoor Warning Sirens Not Working

KSAL StaffMay 7, 2013

Three outdoor warning sirens in Saline County are currently not working. According to the Saline County Emergency Management office, during the normal test of the outdoor warning sirens this week three sirens were found not to be operational. These sirens are located at Cottonwood School 215 S. Phillips, Smoky Hill Museum 211 W. Iron, and the City of New Cambria. These sirens are scheduled for r...

Governor Sam Brownback talks with students Jeff Horinek and JuliAnne Rathbaun while touring the University of Kansas School of Medicine's Salina campus.

Governor Visits Salina Medical School

KSAL StaffMay 7, 2013

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback concluded a statewide tour with a stop in Salina Tuesday afternoon. The governor talked with students and faculty, and toured the University of Kansas School of Medicine's Salina campus. Brownback began his tour more than two weeks ago while legislators were on their monthlong recess. He wants legislators to keep funding for the higher education stable in the 2014 b...

First responders work the scene Tuesday afternoon.

Trucks Crash Tuesday Afternoon

KSAL StaffMay 7, 2013

Two heavy trucks crash south of Salina Tuesday afternoon. First responders were called to the area of Lapsley Road and Highway 81 to the report of a two-vehicle injury accident. The crash involved a dump truck and a tractor-trailer truck that collided. Neither driver was seriously injured. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, both vehicles were headed south. The tractor-trailer truck, which ...

Windows Damaged at Chamber

KSAL StaffMay 7, 2013

Windows are smashed at the Salina Chamber Annex building. Salina Police are investigating after someone damaged several windows at the Salina Area Chamber's Annex building, 120 W. Ash. Police say two, 3-foot by 4-foot windows were broken while 3 other windows were scuffed. The double pane windows were damaged sometime between Friday at 4:30pm and Monday afternoon at 3pm. Total loss and damage ...

Car Stereos Stolen

KSAL StaffMay 7, 2013

Salina Police are investigating two vehicle burglaries that are likely connected. According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, sometime between Saturday at 4pm and Monday afternoon at 3pm, two vehicles were broken into - at two different businesses. Police say a 2003 GMC pickup had the driver's side window broken and CD player stolen while parked at MC Auto, 601 N. Santa Fe. Total loss and damage is estimat...

Reports on Monday show that just 17 percent of the planned corn is now in the ground.

Cool Temps Slows Corn Planting, Wheat Development

KSAL StaffMay 7, 2013

Cool temperatures and wet fields are stalling corn planting in Kansas and slowing development of the state's winter wheat crop. Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that just 17 percent of the planned corn is now in the ground. That is two weeks behind average. The weather is also slowing wheat development. The reports says just 3 percent of the crop has headed, about three wee...

Advocates Backing Brownback’s Plan For Disabled

KSAL StaffMay 7, 2013

Advocates are supporting Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's plan to divert projected savings from the state's Medicaid program to in-home services for the disabled. But advocates for the developmentally disabled said Monday that they'll also push the state to develop a long-term plan for eliminating the state's waiting list for in-home services. Kansas overhauled its Medicaid program, which covers heal...

Authorities say they are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a barn in east-central Kansas as homicides.

UPDATE: Three Bodies Found on Farm

KSAL StaffMay 7, 2013

Authorities in eastern Kansas are investigating the deaths of three people whose bodies were found on a rural property. The bodies of two adult men and one woman were found Monday on the farm west of Ottawa, which is located about 60 miles southwest of Kansas City. Sheriff Jeff Richards said at a news conference Tuesday that the deaths are being investigated as homicides. Richards declined to re...

Sites Nominated For Historic Designation

KSAL StaffMay 7, 2013

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas board has nominated 10 properties around the state for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, including two public school buildings. The Kansas State Historical Society says the state Historic Sites Board of Review nominated the sites during its quarterly meeting earlier this month. The nominees include the historic Belleville High School building in Be...

Prosecutors are seeking forfeiture of money and property.

Manhattan Doctor To Appear In Federal Court

KSAL StaffMay 7, 2013

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas doctor accused of illegally distributing prescription drugs returns to federal court for a detention hearing. Fifty three year old Michael Schuster of Manhattan was indicted last week on multiple counts alleging he operated a so called pill mill from his clinic. Prosecutors are seeking forfeiture of money and property. Schuster is due to appear Tuesday afternoon befo...


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