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Suspect Admits Role in Couple’s Murder

KSAL StaffMarch 5, 2019

A suspect is admitting his role in the deaths of a Wichita couple. Michael Fowler pleaded guilty last week in Barton County District Court to two counts of first-degree murder. Fowler was one of four people charged in the July 2018 deaths of Alfred and Pauline Carpenter, who were working as carnival vendors at the Barton County Fair. The couple disappeared from the Barton County Fairgroun...

A Week Dedicated to Severe Weather Awareness

Todd PittengerMarch 5, 2019

Severe weather is being highlighted across Kansas this week. This week is severe weather awareness week. It is a week where citizens are urged to become educated about severe weather, and about what to do when it threatens. According to the National Weather Service, the 2018 severe weather was pretty active statewide. Highlights include: 97 Reports of Severe Wind, Hail, Flooding 20 Torn...

Fort Riley Leaders Address Concerns

Fort RileyMarch 5, 2019

As part of an ongoing Army wide effort to assess conditions in Army family housing, Fort Riley’s leadership held town halls on Feb. 26 and 27 to provide information and gain resident feedback. Maj. Gen. John Kolasheski, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commanding general; Col. Stephen Shrader, Fort Riley garrison commander; Steve Milton, Director of Housing Services at Fort Riley; and Ang...

Saline County Slide-Offs

KSAL StaffMarch 4, 2019

The Saline County Sheriff's Office worked three motor vehicle accidents over the snowy weekend, but no occupants required medical attention. Deputies worked a crash in the 4800 block of K4 Highway on Sunday around 8am, after a 2007 Ford Focus slid off the road and hit a tree. The 29-year-old driver cut his lip but refused medical treatment.   Sunday at 11:08, a 21-year-old driver from C...

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2 Hurt in Sunday Crash

KSAL StaffMarch 4, 2019

A two car accident on Sunday sends a man and woman to the hospital to be checked out for minor injuries. Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that two pickups collided at a red light in the 1900 block of N. 9th Street around 10:30am. Police say a 1993 Dodge Dakota driven by Jerry Hendricks rear ended a 2017 Ford F150 that had Richard Hurt in the driver's seat. Hendricks was transported ...

Running Man Arrested

KSAL StaffMarch 4, 2019

A Salina man is facing multiple charges after running and hiding from police officers following an attempted traffic stop. According to Captain Paul Forrester, an officer on patrol Sunday afternoon observed a man driving a Geo Tracker, fish tailing and hitting the curb twice in the 1600 block of South 9th. The driver, 24-year-old Seth Finch pulled over in the lot at the Kwik Shop on S. 9th a...

Supreme Court to Hear Appeal in Salina Murder Case

Todd PittengerMarch 4, 2019

The Kansas Supreme Court is scheduled to hear an appeal in a case involving a Salina teen who was shot and killed back in May of 2015. Justices will hear oral arguments next Monday, March 11th  for Macio Palacio, who was convicted of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, criminal discharge of a firearm, and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery in connection with the death of ...

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Trailer Thief Caught Pulling Flatbed

KSAL StaffMarch 4, 2019

A man reports his trailer stolen and moments later sees it hooked up and driving past him on I-135. Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that Stephen Howard of Brookville unhooked his 14-foot trailer and left it on Halstead Road just south of K140 Highway to run an errand. When he returned the $1,500 H&H flatbed was gone. Mr. Howard met with a Saline County Sheriff's dep...

Woman Battered, Arrest Made

KSAL StaffMarch 4, 2019

A Salina man was taken into custody after an argument with his girlfriend turned violent. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that 47-year-old Scott Haase was arrested on Sunday afternoon after his 51-year-old girlfriend called authorities for help. Police say an argument centered on housekeeping escalated inside a house in the 600 block of Charles around 2pm. The woman told office...

Bounce Blast Planned at Tony’s Pizza Events Center

KSAL StaffMarch 4, 2019

The Tony's Pizza Events Center is planning a new event to help you beat the winter blues. Kids of all ages are invited to attend Bounce Blast on Saturday, March 23rd from 10 am to 9 pm. Bounce Blast will feature over 20 inflatables from Bounce-A-Roos, LLC, a designated kiddie land for smaller children, 4 obstacle courses, free games, and face painting courtesy of Salina Parks & Recreation, ...

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