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Pursuit Ends with Teen Arrested

KSAL StaffAugust 20, 2019

A 14-year-old male was arrested after he allegedly led Salina police on a chase in a stolen car. Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that St. Francis Ministries reported a 2016 Chevy Impala stolen from their office at 1813 S. Ohio on Friday. Police say on Sunday, the mother of the young suspect sent a picture of her son sitting on top of the car to an employee at St. Francis. On Monday...

FIREX-AQ Opens in Salina

KSAL StaffAugust 20, 2019

A massive joint collaboration studying the effects of fire and smoke on the earth and its inhabitants set up shop officially on Tuesday. Hundreds of scientists and crew members with the Fire Influence on Regional to Global Environments and Air Quality, a joint mission between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, descended upo...

Salina Police

Stolen Trailblazer

KSAL StaffAugust 20, 2019

Salina Police are looking for a stolen vehicle after a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer was driven off the lot at the former K-Mart. Police say sometime between August 16 and August 19, someone stole the white, Trailblazer that had a 'For Sale' sign on it from the lot at 400 S. Broadway. The vehicle has a Kansas tag: 169 LEW and is valued at $3,000....

Fight Leads to Arrest, Drug Charges

KSAL StaffAugust 20, 2019

A Salina man was arrested after allegedly making threats with a handgun. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that officers were sent to the 2000 block of Applewood Lane on Monday afternoon after two men were involved in a tussle inside a home's basement. Police say 38-year-old Nakhaly Chindavong provoked the 20-year-old son of his girlfriend Monday afternoon by smashing his Xbox ag...

Four Teenage Victims Allege Sexual Exploitation

KSAL StaffAugust 20, 2019

A former employee at St. Francis Ministries in Salina was taken into custody Monday on charges of rape and sexual exploitation of a child. Lieutenant Michael Asher with the Saline County Sheriff's Office tells KSAL News that 39-year-old Nathaniel R. McEachin was arrested after a months long investigation that stretches back to May of 2019. Authorities allege that McEachin, who was on staff a...

Call For Street Fair Parade Entries

KSAL StaffAugust 20, 2019

The Smoky Hill Museum Street Fair is seeking parade entries and invites you to participate in this wonderful event. Last year’s parade was attended by over 3,400 people. Parade applications must be returned by Tuesday, September 3, in order to participate. There is no entry fee. Fill out an application online or download at http://smokyhillmuseum.org under the Street Fair tab. To have an appl...

Salina Hosting UAS Tech Forum

KSAL StaffAugust 20, 2019

The City of Salina is hosting the 2019 Unmanned Aerial System Tech Forum this week. The conference is the largest annual event produced by the Unmanned Arial Systems Cluster Initiative of the U.S Small Business Administration to support the growth of the UAS industry within the two states. The 2019 Conference is the sixth UAS-focused conference in the region. Previous locations include Stillwat...

Salina Health Organization Gets $167,000

KSAL StaffAugust 20, 2019

The Salina Health Education Foundation  is receiving $167,000 to help its fight against opioid abuse. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced nearly $400 million in funding to help combat the nation’s ongoing opioid epidemic. This funding will help community health centers work at the local level to assist individuals suffering from substance use and mental ...

Salina Science Mission Open House Today

Todd PittengerAugust 20, 2019

The public is invited to an open house at the Salina Regional Airport this morning to learn details about a joint scientific mission between the premiere space and weather agencies in the world which will be headquartered in Salina. Smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. and agricultural fires in the southern U.S. has become an increasingly significant air quality issue affecting the public. ...

VIDEO: Kenwood Cove Lets The Dogs Out

Todd PittengerAugust 20, 2019

Salina's Kenwood Cove water park went to the dogs Monday evening. After closing for the season on Sunday, the water park opened Monday evening for one final swim, the annual "Pooch Plunge". The event proved popular. A large crowd of people enjoyed the last swim of the summer on a hot late-summer evening with their best friend, their dog. Only owners and their dogs were allowed in the wate...

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