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Salina Man Pronounced Dead After Altercation

Sarah Repp July 8, 2019

A physical altercation on Friday leads to the death of a Salina man and an on-going investigation. City of Salina Department of Police gave the following information in an offical media release: "At 3:45 PM, July 5th, 2019, Salina Police Officers were dispatched to McDonald's, 701 S. Broadway Blvd, for a report of an unconscious person in the parking lot. Officers Arrived on the scene and di...

Money Dispute

Sarah Repp July 8, 2019

Aggravated charges for an 18 year-old from Topeka, in Salina. On July 5th at 5:25 PM, Police were called to the 400 block of S. Connecticut, according to Captain Gary Hanus of The Salina Police Department. Officers arrived on scene, and after an investigation determined a 25 year-old male from Salina was the victim and 18 year-old Skyler Berwert from Topeka was taken into custody. The dom...

Stolen From Storage

Sarah Repp July 8, 2019

A 54 year-old Salina man reported a long list of stolen items from his storage unit on N. Ninth St. Gary Hanus, Captain at the Salina Police Department, told KSAL News: On July 6th the man noticed the contents of his storage unit were missing. He had last been inside on May 4th. The total value is estimated to be over $600 Contents include: Sump Pump Space Heater Leaf Blower ...

Mini Theft

Sarah Repp July 8, 2019

The Tractor Supply Company reported that sometime between 6:00 PM on the 4th and 7:00 AM on the 5th, someone stole two mini bikes. According to Captain Gary Hanus of the Salina Police Department told KSAL News: Someone cut the pad lock securing the outdoor merchandise area, and then cut the padlock to a cable securing two 196cc Green Camouflage Coleman Mini Bikes. The damage to property i...

Speedy Speed Charges For Independence Teen

KSAL StaffJuly 8, 2019

A chase across four counties leads to the arrest of an 18 year-old from Independence KS. Sheriff Roger Soldan of The Saline County Sheriff's Office tells KSAL: On July 6th at approximately 12:20 AM a deputy on saturation patrol noticed a 2005 Chevy Caviler with one headlight out. The deputy attempted to make a simple traffic stop when both pulled into the car wash at State Street and Broadway B...

Citizen’s Academy

Sarah ReppJuly 8, 2019

The Saline County Sheriff's Office and the Salina Police Department announced this morning that they are now accepting applications for the 2019 Citizen's Academy. Applications can be found online, at the Sheriff's Office, or at the Police Department. All applications must be turned in by the 26th. This year's academy will be held from August 14th - October 23rd. From the Saline County Sheri...

Library to Commemorate Moon landing

KSAL StaffJuly 8, 2019

The Salina Public Library will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a couple of special events. On July 20, 1969, NASA’s Apollo 11 mission successfully landed the first two people on the moon. This summer will be the 50th anniversary of that historic event. According to the library, to educate the public about the history of NASA’s Apollo missions and the science it ...

Zebra Mussels Found in Another Kansas Lake

KSAL StaffJuly 7, 2019

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has confirmed the presence of invasive zebra mussels in Lyon State Fishing Lake in Lyon County. Routine samples collected by KDWPT Aquatic Nuisance Species staff to detect zebra mussels were found to contain zebra mussel larvae (also called veligers). Upon finding the veligers, staff returned to the lake and located an established popula...

Celebrating a Year of Drive-Thru Recycling

Todd PittengerJuly 7, 2019

The Salina Drive-thru Recycling Center is coming up on its one year anniversary and is planning to celebrate. According to the City of Salina, the facility will host a free public celebration on July 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to commemorate its first year. The event will include refreshments, giveaways and a live radio DJ from Rocking M Media Radio Station FM 104.9. Adoptable dogs will be on-si...

Man Hurt in Tractor Crash

Todd PittengerJuly 7, 2019

One person was hurt in a single vehicle accident involving an older model farm tractor in western Kansas. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol,  65-year-old Larene Wentz of Oakley was driving a 1958 Farmall Tractor hauling a round hay bale in the front scoop on a rural road. The hay bale came loose from the scoop. The tractor ran over it with its right front tire and rolled over. It rolled o...

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