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Hummer Burned in Arson Case

KSAL StaffJanuary 14, 2022

A Salina man's vehicle has been heavily damaged in an alleged arson. Salina Police and Fire Department personnel were sent to the 200 block of N. 2nd St. Friday morning at 3:20 for a vehicle on fire. A witness reported hearing a car alarm and when they came outside to investigate, they discovered a black Hummer H3 in flames. The fire originated at the rear of the vehicle and destroyed the inter...

Tractor Stolen, Key Still With Victim

KSAL StaffJanuary 14, 2022

Salina Police are looking into a tractor theft from Thursday. A 73-year-old Lindsborg man, who owned the 2003 Farmtrack DTC 360 tractor, loaned it to a friend to help with clean up at a residence in the 100 block of E. Kirwin. The tractor was last seen at 3 p.m. on Wednesday parked in the driveway of the residence. When the friend showed up to do some work on the Thursday afternoon around 1:50,...

Truck Stolen, Hits Other Vehicles

KSAL StaffJanuary 14, 2022

A truck in Salina was stolen and then became a part of a hit and run accident. Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that a 36-year-old female victim reported to police earlier in the week that her 2005 Ford F150 was stolen from the 100 block of N. Columbia. The victim reported that the keys were missing for the vehicle and it was unknown if she had left them in the truck. The truck wa...

SW Kansas Museum Featuring Bob Dole

Todd PittengerJanuary 13, 2022

A museum in Southwest Kansas is honoring and remembering  the late Senator Bob Dole with a new temporary exhibit.  The Finney County Historical Museum in Garden City opened the 2022 display year this week with a new short-term exhibit in the Front Door Gallery that focuses on the life and career of Robert J. Dole, who died in December as one of the best-known Kansans in history. According to ...

$1.5 Million Available in Tourism Grants

Todd PittengerJanuary 13, 2022

A new grant opportunity is now available to help communities develop or enhance tourism attractions to boost their local economies. According to Kansas Governor Laura Kelly's office, the grant program is the Tourism Attraction Sub-grants for Kansas (TASK) program available through the Kansas Tourism Department. The program offers funding support for public and not-for-profit groups to pursue ne...

City Preparing For Possible Snow

Todd PittengerJanuary 13, 2022

With weather forecasts expecting rain and the possibility of snow late Friday evening (January 14) and into Saturday (January 15), the City of Salina is making preparations to pre-treat roadways with salt and Magnesium Chloride brine (MgCl2), treat initial accumulations of snow with salt and MgCl2, and if necessary plow roadways. According to the City, salt spreaders will be loaded Friday and r...

Teenager Leads Police on High-Speed Chase

KSAL StaffJanuary 13, 2022

A Salina teenager is facing charges after he led police on a pursuit early Thursday morning. Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that at 12:25 a.m., an officer attempted to stop a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire in the 700 block of S. 4th St. after the vehicle made an improper turn in the 1000 block of E. Crawford. The vehicle accelerated southbound on 4th St. and a pursuit was initiated. The purs...

Kansas Education Officials Approve Emergency Declaration

MetrosourceJanuary 13, 2022

The Kansas Board of Education is taking steps to address a teacher shortage. Board members voted yesterday to approve an emergency declaration that lifts some requirements for substitute teachers. The emergency declaration allows for substitute teacher candidates to apply for a Temporary Emergency Authorized License, and it removes a requirement for candidates to have 60 semester credit hour...

Shots Fired in Salina, House and Vehicles Damaged

KSAL StaffJanuary 13, 2022

A flurry of gunshots on Wednesday left some Salina residents with several bullet holes in their property. Salina Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that at 10:50 p.m., officers were sent to a residence in the 2400 block of Pheasant Lane for multiple reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, they observed a 2019 Ford F150 and a 2003 Buick Rendezvous with bullet holes in the back windshields...

VIDEO: COVID Putting Strain on Hospital

Todd PittengerJanuary 12, 2022

The local surge in COVID cases in putting a strain on Salina Regional Health Center. Locally there have been as many COVID cases the first 12 days of this month as there were in all of January last year. In an update on Wednesday,  Sr. Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Freelove said there are currently 25 COVID patients in the hospital, including eight in ICU, four on ventila...

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