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Stolen Car, Candy and Drugs

Jeremy BohnAugust 30, 2019

Salina Police recovered a stolen vehicle on the early morning hours of Thursday. Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that officers received a call from 30-year-old victim from Salina on Wednesday night, in reference to his car being stolen. Forrester says that the man had been letting an acquaintance he knew as "T.J." stay with him at his residence in the 700 block of Fairdale Rd. th...

Another Gift Card Scam

Jeremy BohnAugust 30, 2019

A rural Saline County man is out nearly $3,000 after he was duped by a scammer claiming to be from the FBI. Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that the 46-year-old victim lives in Saline County and received the scam phone call on Thursday. The scammer told the victim that they were with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and had found a vehicle with blood inside on the Texas...

Suspected Thief Caught on Camera

Todd PittengerAugust 30, 2019

Salina Police are asking for the public's help in catching a suspected thief who was caught on camera. According to the Salina Police Department, on Monday of this week a man shoplifted multiple items from the Salina Wal-Mart. He returned some of those items for credit before leaving the store with the remaining unpaid items. The suspect is described as a white male mid-20-early-30s, brown ...

OCCK Transportation and Salina CityGo Closed on Labor Day

KSAL StaffAugust 30, 2019

Public transportation in Salina will not be running on Monday. According to OCCK, the organization which runs the services, transportation will be closed on Monday in observation of Labor Day. No vehicles will run on Monday,  including Paratransit vans and buses, as well as Salina CityGo buses. Transportation services will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday.     ...

“Purple Friday” Relaunches in Salina

Todd PittengerAugust 30, 2019

Purple Fridays are back in Salina. Kansas Wesleyan University and Kansas State Polytechnic have partnered together with the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, Rocking M Media and Salina-area businesses to help promote pride in both KWU and K-State Polytechnic with the Purple Friday promotion. Purple Friday has been a long-standing tradition on both college campuses, where students, faculty, an...

College, Hospital Offer New Model For Rural Health Care

Tina Goodwin / McPherson CollegeAugust 30, 2019

An initiative introduced by McPherson College and McPherson Hospital with a focus on community health sets out to become a new model for community health care in rural areas.  It features a new enhanced health science degree at the college with a wide variety of hands-on educational opportunities thanks to a partnership with the hospital. Working together toward healthier communities is the goal...

Best Tailgating, Labor Day Getaways Require Safe Driving Plans

AAA KansasAugust 30, 2019

Football fans will be hitting the roads this weekend with college seasons kicking off. But the real difference in winning and losing can depend upon not driving while intoxicated or “intexticated”. With Labor Day trips to the lake and other gatherings adding to the busy weekend, odds of distracted and impaired drivers on the road will increase. In the five year period from 2013-2017, an ...

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Labor Day Weekend Drunk Driving Enforcment

Todd PittengerAugust 29, 2019

A mobilization of over 150 law enforcement agencies across Kansas, including the Salina Police Department and Saline County Sheriff's Office, culminates this weekend. The "You Drink, You Drive, You Lose" effort began back on August 14th and runs through Labor Day weekend. Extra officers are on patrol, specifically looking for impaired drivers. According to the National Safety Council, 40 per...

Advanced Screening of New Ken Burns Documentary “Country Music”

Todd PittengerAugust 29, 2019

Several advanced screenings of the new Ken Burns documentary "Country Music" are planned in several cities across Kansas, including in Salina, The 16-Hour documentary "Country Music" chronicles the history of country music, from the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills to Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, ...

Antique Coins, Tools Stolen

KSAL StaffAugust 29, 2019

Salina Police are investigating a residential burglary after power tools and a coin collection were stolen. Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that sometime between Sunday and Wednesday of this week, someone entered a home in the 700 block of Choctaw and stole a money collection that included antique paper currency and old coins. Thieves also removed $2,000 worth of power tools and a set...

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