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Family Loses Dog in Fire

KSAL StaffOctober 22, 2019

A family pet dies in a house fire Monday afternoon in Brookville. Saline County Undersheriff Brent Melander tells KSAL News that a neighbor smelled something burning and called 911 just before 2pm as the house at 210 W. Anderson Street was soon veiled in thick smoke. A crew from Rural Fire Department #3 was able to keep the fire from spreading to other homes on the block. Upon arriving at...

Kansas Schools Receive Funding For Student Safety

Todd PittengerOctober 22, 2019

Three Kansas school systems, including one in Salina, have received federal grants to help make students safer. According to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister, the money for Kansas is part of more than $85 million the Department of Justice has awarded nationally to bolster school security – including funding to educate and train faculty – and support first responders who arrive on the scene ...

Ghost Tours Return to Fort Riley

KSAL StaffOctober 22, 2019

Put on a comfortable pair of walking shoes, grab a jacket, and get ready to have a shiver go up your spine. You can take a tour to experience for yourself the stories and legends that have haunted historic Fort Riley. The Historical and Archaeological Society of Fort Riley, or HASFR, will offer the 23rd annual Ghost Tours this Saturday from 4 – 9 p.m. Costumed storytellers will guide visitors...

Deputies Ready To Take Back Drugs

Todd PittengerOctober 22, 2019

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office will be among agencies across the country participating in the National Drug Take Back Day this weekend. Saline County Sheriff Lt. Sean Kochanowski tells KSAL News that the annual Drug Enforcement Administration “Drug Take Back Day” is this Saturday. The collection events are part of a nationwide effort to safely dispose of leftover medications to pre...

SPD’s K9 Karma Assists in Arrest

KSAL StaffOctober 21, 2019

A traffic stop leads to a drug related arrest early Monday morning. Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that a deputy on patrol stopped a man from Cuero, Texas after he made an improper turn off I-70 into Bossleman's Travel Center at 1944 N. 9th around 2:15am. Sheriff Soldan says 41-year-old Billy Daniel Boone refused to follow the deputy's command and exit his vehicle. A K9 u...

Shoplifters Caught

KSAL StaffOctober 21, 2019

A couple of shoplifters were arrested after fleeing a Salina store. Police Captain Gary Hanus tells KSAL News that 44-year-old Shirley Quenzer and 30-year-old Tyler Chihlaz were taken into custody Friday after fleeing Walmart on foot. Police say the two were confronted inside the store by loss prevention staff. The woman handed back a handful of toiletry products and then ran from the store ...

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Truck Stolen near Gypsum

KSAL StaffOctober 21, 2019

A Ford pickup was stolen from a rural property near Gypsum last Friday. The Saline County Sheriff's Office tells KSAL News that sometime between 7pm on October 17 and 5am October 18, someone stole a 2011 Ford F150 Supercrew pickup from a residence in the 6000 block of S. Kipp Road. Deputies say the owner left the keys to the truck inside a car parked next to it. The black pickup is valued...

Threats With a Knife

KSAL StaffOctober 21, 2019

A Salina woman was arrested after allegedly pointing a knife at a couple of men inside a home. Police Captain Gary Hanus tells KSAL News that officers were sent to an apartment complex in the 100 block of S. Phillips on Friday afternoon around 3:30pm. Police say 43-year-old Sarah Wilson-Mosher was taken into custody after an altercation with a 38-year-old man who shares the residence and ano...

Zoo Set to Celebrate 20 Years

KSAL StaffOctober 21, 2019

An organization that started with a collection of horses in a barn is planning to celebrate its 20 year anniversary as an accredited zoo. Rollings Hills Zoo is preparing to celebrate this Saturday. According to the zoo, it was October 26, 1999 when Rolling Hills Zoo opened its gates to the zoo’s first guests.  That day 255 people came out for the zoo’s opening day.  Since then well over 1...

Curbside Leaf Collection to Begin

Todd PittengerOctober 20, 2019

The City of Salina will be conducting curbside leaf collection in the near future. According to the city, general services staff will begin conducting curbside leaf collection from November 4 to December 27, weather permitting. This schedule is subject to change depending on when the leaves actually begin to fall. As the weeks progress, staff will provide public updates to help keep everyone wi...

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