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Suspected Serial Arsonist Arrested

Todd PittengerFebruary 19, 2020

The Barton County Sheriff's Office has arrested a suspected serial arsonist. According to the agency, late Sunday afternoon 911 began receiving phone calls about hay bales on fire. Three fire calls were made to 911 and two more were discovered by citizens and extinguished. All of the fires occurred within 45 minutes of each other. Citizens had reported seeing a silver Chevrolet four-door at ...

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Chase, Drug Arrest

KSAL StaffFebruary 18, 2020

A couple in a stolen car was arrested after leading deputies on a chase through Saline County early Tuesday morning. Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that around 2am, a deputy on patrol approached a parked car on Watkins Road west of Salina. As he neared, the 4-door Lexus drove away, kicking off a chase that stretched from Brookville to southwest of Salina near Magnolia and Hohneck Roads. ...

Pack of Shoplifters

KSAL StaffFebruary 18, 2020

Area authorities are on the lookout for a group of grab and run thieves that filled up two shopping carts at Salina's Walmart, 2900 S. 9th and ran out the door without paying. Police Lieutenant Jim Feldman tells KSAL News that the four suspects described as two white men and two white women have been identified as being from Wichita. Police say the group piled up items from the electronics, ...

Storage Unit Burglary

KSAL StaffFebruary 18, 2020

Authorities are investigating the theft of a number of power tools from a storage shed. Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that the owner of Assaria Storage, 205 E. 2nd contacted a 70-year-old renter after noticing the lock on his unit had been cut. Deputies say that numerous power tools, hand tools, an engine stand, engine lift and a 4-foot metal bender were stolen sometime ...

Styx Coming Back to Salina

Todd PittengerFebruary 18, 2020

A legendary rock band is coming to perform in Salina. Styx will perform at the Stiefel Theater this spring. Styx is coming to Salina on Wednesday, April 22nd. Styx formed in Chicago. The group became famous for its albums from the mid-1970s and early 1980s. They were cutting-edge, melding the style of progressive-rock with the power of hard-rock guitar, strong ballads, and elements of internati...

KWU Nursing Center Project Progressing

Todd PittengerFebruary 18, 2020

The next phase of Kansas Wesleyan University’s first new, on-campus instructional facility in 50 years began Monday. According to the school,  Harbin Construction will be the general contractor for the school’s Nursing Education Center. Harbin Construction, a Salina-based contracting company, will also be utilizing exclusively local subcontractors for the duration of the project. “We...

Kansas Coronavirus Story is Hoax

Metro Source NewsFebruary 18, 2020

State health officials are trying to get the truth out about a story circulating on social media that there are six coronavirus cases in Wichita. The Centers for Disease Control say there are 15 confirmed cases in seven states but none in Kansas. The same fake story is making the rounds in other states as well. In other coronavirus news, a Kansas international relations group is raising funds t...

McPherson College President Elected to National Board

KSAL StaffFebruary 18, 2020

The president of  McPherson College has been elected to a national board. According to the school, President Michael Schneider was elected to a three-year term to the Board of Directors for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. He will represent Region VII, which includes Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. President Schneider ...

Farmers Market Workshop Planned

Todd PittengerFebruary 18, 2020

A farmer's market workshop is planned for next week. The Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension will host a regional workshop at the Beloit First Christian Church in Beloit on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. This is one of six regional workshops which are being offered this year to assist farmers’ market vendors and managers. The other workshop locations are Iola, Wichita,...

Tools Stolen from Worksite

KSAL StaffFebruary 17, 2020

Salina Police are investigating a residential burglary after tools were stolen from a home in the 100 block of Aspen Road. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that on Sunday, a Lindsborg man who was doing remodeling work inside the property discovered the front door on the home was open - and his power tools were gone. Police say a Milwaukee impact drill, DeWalt miter saw, Makita c...




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