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Evergy to Help With Hurricane Relief

MetrosourceAugust 31, 2021

A Kansas utility is helping residents along the gulf coast recover from Hurricane Ida. Evergy announced yesterday that it is sending 100 distribution linemen with management and support to assist in the power restoration effort in the New Orleans area. Some crews left yesterday for New Orleans, and other personnel will leave for Louisiana today....

Former Governor Ends Campaign

MetrosourceAugust 31, 2021

Former Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer is ending his bid to get his old job back. Colyer announced yesterday that he is ending his campaign for the 2022 Republican nomination for governor to be treated for prostate cancer and to focus on his medical practice. Colyer, who served as governor from 2018 to 2019, has endorsed Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt in the governor's race....

Man Allegedly Attacks Police Officer

KSAL StaffAugust 31, 2021

A Salina man is facing several possible charges after he allegedly tried to attack a police officer. Salina Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that officers headed to the Saline County Community Corrections building on Monday around 3:20 p.m. on reports that Daniel Greer, 23, was causing a scene. By the time officers arrived, Greer was gone, and he was later found at the 200 block o...

Theft of Trailer

KSAL StaffAugust 31, 2021

A trailer was allegedly stolen and recovered early Saturday morning. Salina Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that the theft happened between 3 and 4 a.m. on August 28th at the 1100 block of Holiday Street. A 36-year-old Salina man had his flat bed trailer with a skid steer loader on it parked in a lot. Video surveillance footage shows a 90s Chevrolet Suburban pull onto the lot, an...

Updated Information on Skull Found During Spring

KSAL StaffAugust 31, 2021

Update: More information has been released about a skull that was found in Salina earlier this year. Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation has released its findings on matter. The KBI said that partial DNA was obtained, and it is of insufficient quality for comparison. As a result, no conclusions can be made. Original Story from April 2...

New KSU Aerospace and Technology Fleet

Kansas State UniversityAugust 31, 2021

John and Kim Vanier, Salina, have given funds to help Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus acquire new airplanes to update the fleet. The Vaniers' gift, combined with other funds, will enable the Aerospace and Technology Campus to purchase and maintain 15 new planes in the first phase of updating the 30-plane fleet. The fleet is a combination of single-engine and multi...

2 New COVID Deaths, 60 New Cases

Todd PittengerAugust 30, 2021

There are two new COVID related deaths in Saline County and 60 new cases since Friday. According to Saline County Health Department statistics, dating back to the Aug 20th report, there have been 9 deaths and 247 new cases. There now have been 136 total deaths. There are currently 651 active cases of the virus. Salina Regional Health Center reports they have 17 patients in the hospital ba...

Cowboys Collect Money to Fight Cancer

Todd PittengerAugust 30, 2021

Cowboys who were tough enough to wear pink were tough enough to collect over $4,800 in the fight against cancer. According to Abilene's Wild Bill Hickock Rodeo numbers are in, and they’re good. The Abilene rodeo, through its annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign, raised $4,835 for the Elsie Brooks Memorial Cancer Fund of Dickinson County. Fans were asked to wear pink on the Friday, Aug...

Festival Final Checklist

Todd PittengerAugust 30, 2021

As Festival-goers pack their gear to enjoy Salina’s “Epic Arts Party” this week,  Salina Arts and Humanities have put together some reminders of what to bring and what to leave at home. The 45th Anniversary Smoky Hill River Festival is Labor Day Weekend, September 2nd thru 5th in Oakdale Park. With the current resurgence of COVID, safety changes have been identified and will be implement...

Houston Hub on the Horizon

KSAL StaffAugust 30, 2021

Flying to Denver or Chicago from Salina Regional Airport has climbed to new heights in 2021, prompting talk of adding a third hub city for customers and making improvements to the concourse. Last month total passengers were up by 509% over 2020 passengers - and even 14% higher than flights booked in July of 2019. Authorities say the $675,000 in upgrades inside the airport will add seating fo...


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