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Dirt Bike Stolen

KSAL StaffOctober 13, 2021

The Saline County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a dirt bike from a property in northwest Saline County. Undersheriff Brent Melander tells KSAL News that sometime between October 4th and the 11th, someone entered a garage in the 3900 block of W. Lockard Road and stole a 2017 Hawk 250 motorcycle. The owner told deputies he still has the key to the motorcycle. The off-road bike...

KWU Homecoming and Family Weekend

Kansas Wesleyan UniversityOctober 13, 2021

After cancelling the 2020 version of the event, Kansas Wesleyan is especially excited about its upcoming Homecoming and Family Weekend festivities this weekend, Friday through Sunday. According to the school, several new events have been added to the schedule this year. They include the dedication of a new lab (the Paul Stucky Optics Lab), the opening of a new area that recognizes distinguished...

First Alligator Gar Caught in Kansas

Todd PittengerOctober 12, 2021

A first of its kind fish has been caught in Kansas. For the first time ever an Alligator Gar has been reeled in. According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, when a lure drops below the water’s surface, it’s not always known what might rise to meet it. On a warm night late last month, one angler fishing the Neosho River east of Parsons caught something he probably never expecte...

Jail Project Ground Breaking Scheduled

Todd PittengerOctober 12, 2021

A project to build a new Saline County Jail is progressing, and an official ground breaking event has been scheduled. According to the County, on Tuesday Saline Commissioners approved the first part of a two-phase Guaranteed Maximum Price contract with Turner Construction Company for the construction of the new Jail and Sheriff’s Office at 800 E. Pacific Avenue in Salina. This contract, va...

Salina Fire Chief on KSAL

KSAL StaffOctober 12, 2021

October is Fire Prevention Month across the nation. Salina Fire Chief Kevin Royse stopped into the KSAL Morning News Extra and says prevention really begins with the blueprints on new commercial projects - and that strict city building codes have been a key in keeping Salina safe. With cold weather coming, Royse added to get your furnace checked by a licensed professional at least once a yea...

24/7 Travel Stores Help Fill Food Banks

Todd PittengerOctober 12, 2021

For National Hunger Action Month, all ten 24/7 Travel Stores locations across Kansas collected monetary donations for local food banks at the register and matched donations for the first $30,000 donated throughout the month of September. According to the company, through customer donations and corporate matching dollars, they raised $42,652,28 for local community food banks. These funds raised ...

Accident After Run Red Light

KSAL StaffOctober 12, 2021

A run red light has led to injuries for a few area residents. Salina Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that a two-vehicle accident happened yesterday morning around 11:55 at the intersection of Ninth Street and Crawford Street. A 2012 Ford F150 going east on Crawford allegedly ran a red light and hit a 2020 Ford Expedition going south on Ninth. The 56-year-old Solomon man drivin...

Man Abandons Scene After Crash

KSAL StaffOctober 12, 2021

Salina Police are searching for a man who allegedly left the scene of a two-vehicle accident after surveying the damage. Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that yesterday afternoon around 2, two vehicles were going west on Schilling Road near Walmart. A two-door gray Mazda Coupe struck a 2020 Ford Explorer, causing scratches on the driver's side of the Explorer. The two drivers pulled over...

Drug Take Back Event Planned in Salina

Todd PittengerOctober 12, 2021

Salina Regional Health Center and the Saline County Sheriff’s Department will be collecting expired, unwanted or unused drugs during the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) National Drug Take Back Day later this month. The National Drug Take-Back Day is coordinated by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, which collects and safely destroys the medications. Medicines that languish in...

Motorcyclist Hits Deer

KSAL StaffOctober 12, 2021

A Salina man is dealing with significant injuries after he and his motorcycle collided with a deer Monday night. Lt. Mike Ascher of the Saline County Sheriff's Office tells KSAL News that 53-year-old Michiel Unrein was riding his brand-new 2021 Kawasaki Vulcan west on E. Country Club Road when a deer entered the roadway. Unrein's motorcycle struck the deer, and he went off the road and down thr...




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