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Minor Injuries After Red Light Run

KSAL StaffDecember 3, 2021

A two-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon led to one Salina resident having minor injuries. Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that at 2:10 p.m., a 2017 Honda Pilot going west on Crawford St. ran a red light and hit a 1993 Mercury Topaz going north on Front Street. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene. The 74-year-old female driver of the Topaz suffered minor injuries and wa...

Business Burglary, Front Door Shattered

KSAL StaffDecember 3, 2021

Packs of cigarettes and several lighters were stolen from a convenience store Thursday night. Salina Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that the burglary occurred around 10 p.m. at Snak Attak, located at 1619 W. Magnolia Road. Officers responded to an alarm that was set off at the business. Security video shows a male subject shatter the front door with an object and then jump over ...

Truck Stolen in Gypsum

KSAL StaffDecember 3, 2021

A Gypsum man is without his truck after it was taken yesterday. Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that around 2:14 a.m., grainy video footage shows a 2004 white Ford F250 truck being stolen from 701 Maple Street. The victim, 42-year-old Robert McKim, told deputies the keys were left in the vehicle. The truck is valued at $20,000 and has Kansas tags reading 589 FPG....

Former NC State Dean Takes Reins as K-State’s New President

MetrosourceDecember 3, 2021

A former department dean at North Carolina State University is in line to take over as president of Kansas State University. In a statement issued yesterday, members of the school's Board of Regents announced the hiring of Richard Linton. He reportedly will serve at the university's 15th president. Authorities say he replaces former President Richard Myers, who announced his retirement last ...

Colleagues Mourn Death of Retired Goodland Sheriff

MetrosourceDecember 3, 2021

Family, friends, and brothers and sisters in arms are mourning the death of retired sheriff and part-time deputy Doug Whitson. Local authorities announced that Whitson died this week due to complications associated with COVID-19. He was 69. Officials say Whitson served with the Goodland Police Department from 2006 to 2011....

Student Earns Marshall Theatre Scholarship

Todd PittengerDecember 3, 2021

An incoming student from Nebraska is the first ever winner of a new scholarship at Kansas Wesleyan University. According to KWU, Sydney Mitchell is the winner of the inaugural Barbara Marshall Theatre Scholarship competition. Mitchell (Alma, Neb.) intends to major in Psychology when she begins her education at KWU in the Fall of 2022. In addition to academics and her involvement in Theatre A...

Christmas Celebrations in Lindsborg

Todd PittengerDecember 3, 2021

Make a joyful noise! It’s Christmastime in Lindsborg! According to the Visit Lindsborg organization, there are many holiday inspired activities over the next several weeks. Celebrate the season with great music opportunities at Bethany College. Sunday, December 5 at 4:00 p.m. in Presser Hall, Dr. Hentus van Rooyen and Pastor Amy Truhe presents Comfort & Joy: A Christmas Handbell Hymnfest. ...

2 Saline Co. Women Scammed

KSAL StaffDecember 2, 2021

Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan is reminding citizens to be on the lookout for scams that come through your computer or telephone after a couple of women were recently coerced out of thousands of dollars. Sheriff Soldan tells KSAL News that a 41-year-old woman was hoping to raise her credit score and was searching online for a small loan. A call from someone at "American Loan Company" soon t...

Train vs Car Injury Crash

KSAL StaffDecember 2, 2021

An Abilene man was transported to the hospital after his car collided with a stationary train early Thursday morning. According to Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan, 67-year-old Ray Snieder was driving eastbound on Old 40 Highway when for an unknown reason hit a train that was not moving at a marked railroad crossing near Amos Road. Deputies say Snieder suffered some minor cuts and was comp...

Armed Robber Takes Backpack from Woman

KSAL StaffDecember 2, 2021

A Salina woman had her backpack stolen at gunpoint. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that around 2am Thursday, a 38-year-old woman was checking her phone while seated on a bench near the Hawthorne Apartments on 9th Street when she noticed a white, Dodge Charger or Dodge Challenger drive past. Moments later a man approached her from behind, flashed a black handgun and demanded he...




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