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Stage Mural Dedication Planned

Todd PittengerJune 28, 2022

A special dedication for the recently completed mural on the city stage at Santa Fe Avenue and Ash Street is planned for Saturday. According to Salina Arts and Humanities, “Dream Cartographers” was designed by Lawrence, Kansas, muralist Dave Loewenstein after conducting a variety of community workshops and visioning sessions earlier in the spring. Workshop participants mapped their memories...

Statewide Silver Alert For Missing Man

Todd PittengerJune 28, 2022

A statewide Silver Alert has been issued to help find a missing man. According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the whereabouts of 71-year-old Joseph M. Hayes of Towanda are unknown, and the public’s assistance is requested to help locate him. Hayes is a 71-year-old white male. He is around 5 ft. 8 in. tall, and weighs 175 lbs. He has blue eyes and grey hair. Hayes left his home i...

Pursuit in Mall Parking Lot, Suspect Arrested

KSAL StaffJune 28, 2022

A 44-year-old Salina man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly led police on a chase around the Central Mall parking lot. Joshua Lynch is facing requested charges of felony flee and elude, no vehicle registration and multiple traffic violations. Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, an officer saw a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado with no license plate display i...

Operation Dry Water Ready to Launch

Todd PittengerJune 28, 2022

Over the July 4th holiday weekend, law enforcement officers and agencies across the country will be on the water educating boaters on safe boating practices as part of the annual Operation Dry Water weekend, July 2nd – 4th. Operation Dry Water (ODW) is a national awareness and enforcement campaign focused on reducing the number of alcohol- and drug- related incidents and fatalities on the wat...

Department of Justice Files Lawsuit Against Kansas

Todd PittengerJune 28, 2022

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit in federal court in against the the State of Kansas. The DOJ says the lawsuit is against the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to protect the employment rights of Army National Guard Staff Sergeant (SSG) Stacy Gonzales. The Department of Justice alleges that KDHE violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act ...

SkyWest Withdraws Termination Notice

Todd PittengerJune 27, 2022

Daily flights out of Salina nonstop to Chicago and Denver will continue uninterrupted. Air service provider SkyWest Airlines has withdrawn a termination notice it filed earlier this spring. According to the Salina Airport Authority, as a result of a pilot shortage having an acute impact on the regional airline industry SkyWest Airlines, operator of United Express service at the Salina Regional ...

Zoo Grieves Loss of Bear

Todd PittengerJune 27, 2022

Rolling Hills Zoo is mourning the loss of another member of its animal family. According to the zoo, male Andean bear Boo Boo has passed away  at the age of 28. The median lifespan of an Andean bear, also known as the spectacled bear, is 20 years old in human care, and in the wild is unknown. As the keepers were doing their morning checks they discovered that Boo Boo was experiencing acute ...

Co-Responders to Offer Mental Health Help ‘On the Street’

Tim UnruhJune 27, 2022

Imagine a dispatcher at the Salina Law Enforcement Center being alerted to someone known to have mental issues, capable of causing anguish, injury, or worse. Under normal protocols, officers with the Saline Police Department, Saline County Sheriff’s Office, or both, send officers to the scene. If the subject is deemed to present a danger to self or others, the usual option is to arrest and...

Two-Vehicle Accident Injures Three

KSAL StaffJune 27, 2022

Three people were transported to the hospital after an accident on K-4 near I-135 on Friday. Saline County Undersheriff Brent Melander tells KSAL News that at 6:20 a.m., a 23-year-old woman from Salina driving a 2020 Jeep Renegade north on K-4 turned left and pulled in front of a 2003 Mercury Marquis. The two vehicles collided. The 21-year-old man driving the Marquis and a 52-year-old male p...

Salina Tech Students Place at SkillsUSA Nationals

Todd PittengerJune 27, 2022

Three recent graduates of Salina Area Technical College’s Computer Aided Drafting program and one Diesel Technology graduate placed this past week at the SkillsUSA national competition in Atlanta, Georgia. In all, more than 6,500 high school and college students participated in the national competition. According to the school, the team of Clayton Knipp and Ashton Richards, of Salina, both...




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