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Coronavirus Relief Fund Advisory Committee

Hannah StambaughJune 30, 2020

Saline County Commissioners signed a resolution today to receive $11,026,434 in Coronavirus Relief Funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economy Security Act (CARES Act) signed by the President back in March. With the best interests of Saline County residents, businesses, and organizations in mind, the Board of County Commissioners approved to form a committee to advise the Commis...

Cory Bird points out the location of fireworks that the customer's asked for.

Planning for Safe 4th of July

Jeff GarretsonJune 30, 2020

Before one fuse is lit - fireworks safety begins with a check on each vendor's tent in and around Salina to ensure a safe Independence Day holiday. Salina Fire Chief Kevin Royse tells KSAL News that before any firecrackers are sold to the public, tents are checked by city code inspectors and then again by fire officials. [audio mp3="http://www.ksal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/fire-1.mp3"]...

Stolen Car Transported to NYC

KSAL StaffJune 30, 2020

A thief used a stolen credit card number to purchase a car online from a Salina dealership and then shipped it to the east coast. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that a phone call from the victim began the investigation into a stolen 2018 Honda Accord that was purchased online from Long McArthur Ford, located at 3450 S. 9th. Staff at the dealership told authorities the thief pr...

Public Transportation Hours Changing for Independence Day Holiday

Todd PittengerJune 30, 2020

Public transportation in Salina, including CityGo, 81 Connection and Paratransit services, will have shortened hours on Friday, July 3rd and will be closed on Saturday, July 4th. CityGo will run hours of operation from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m on Friday, July 3, 2020.  Peak routes will not be running. Regional Paratransit service will only be running essential trips on Friday, July 3rd. 81 ...

12 New Saline County COVID-19 Cases

Todd PittengerJune 29, 2020

Saline County has 12 new COVID-19 cases. According to the Saline County Health Department, there are 12 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Friday, June 26 report.  The total for the county is now 110, with 78 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department. All of the new cases are associated with prior positive cases and all of...

COVID-19 Exposure Update for AHS/AMS Athletics, Parks and Rec and Rebels

Trent SanchezJune 29, 2020

Abilene USD 435 released an update Sunday night in regards to a COVID-19 exposure that halted all athletic activities.  The statement read as follows: First and foremost, it is with great pleasure to announce that our exposed AHS student and family have all tested negative for COVID-19.  We are grateful that this family is safe and healthy.  Second, the recommendation for those students and ...

UPDATE: Face Coverings Mandatory In Kansas Beginning Friday.

KSAL StaffJune 29, 2020

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is issuing an Executive Order, making  face coverings or masks mandatory in public settings statewide beginning Friday. The mandate goes in to effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 3 for the entire state of Kansas. The governor said starting July 3, she will issue an Executive Order requiring masks be worn in indoor public spaces, and at any outdoor gathering in whic...

Arrest Made after Bike Chase

KSAL StaffJune 29, 2020

A Salina man wanted on a felony warrant out of Saline County District Court was taken into custody after a short lived bike and foot chase on Friday. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that an officer on patrol identified 29-year-old Alec Somrak as he rode a bicycle in the 200 block of S 9th about 7:45am. The officer attempted to stop Somrak with his patrol car but the man peddled aw...

Saline County Sheriff truck

Woman Injured by Backing SUV

KSAL StaffJune 29, 2020

A woman from Galva was injured at Salina Speedway after a man backed into her with a Jeep. Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that Friday evening around 6:15pm, 68-year-old Dana Rogers was walking in the parking lot at the racetrack located west of Salina at 2841 S. Burma Road and was struck by a vehicle in reverse. Deputies say 24-year-old Michael Dodge of Salina was backing...

Positive COVID-19 Test in Jail – Jail Lobby Closed to Public

KSAL StaffJune 29, 2020

A female inmate waiting transport to the Kansas Department of Corrections has tested positive for COVID-19. This woman is asymptomatic and had been housed in general population since early June. The Sheriff’s Office is working with the Saline County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment in this matter. Until further notice the jail is suspending fingerprinting a...


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