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Tuesday Blast of Winter

KSAL StaffFebruary 19, 2019

Another blast of inclement winter weather is anticipated. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a large portion of the state, including all of Central Kansas, from noon today until 6:00 tomorrow morning. Snowfall is anticipated to start by midday into the afternoon as it moves from southwest to northeast. The highest chances of precipitation are in the late af...

State Reaches Settlement With Walgreens

KSAL StaffFebruary 19, 2019

Kansas has joined a nationwide legal settlement resolving allegations that Walgreens knowingly engaged in fraudulent over-dispensing of insulin pens to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. According to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's Office, the settlement resolves allegations that from January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2017, Walgreens repeatedly dispensed more insulin than had been...

Kansas Law Enforcement Agencies Honored

KSAL StaffFebruary 19, 2019

The Salina Police Department is among 41 law enforcement agencies  throughout the the state being honored with AAA Kansas Community Traffic Safety Awards for their 2018 work to keep roadways in their cities and counties safe through a variety of initiatives and programs. According to AAA, the awards have been presented annually since 2011 to community law enforcement agencies for their efforts...

Monday In Jersey, Tuesday In Garden City, Wednesday Dead After Practice

Sam Zeff / Kansas News ServiceFebruary 18, 2019

Last August, a mother put her youngest son on a plane in New Jersey bound for Garden City Community College to play football in southwestern Kansas. Just 48 hours later, the 19-year-old was dead. The family knows how and when Braeden Bradforth died. But in the six months since he collapsed in a narrow alley after a grueling conditioning practice in Broncbuster Stadium, questions remain ab...

KSU Grads in High Demand

Kansas State UniversityFebruary 18, 2019

Kansas State University graduates continue to set records for employment rates and salaries in a wide variety of careers across the globe. According to the university's annual post-graduation report, 96 percent of 2017-2018 graduates are employed or pursuing further education — a 1 percent increase from 2016-2017 graduates and a 2 percent increase from 2015-2016 graduates. In addition, the ov...

First Legislative Update Planned Saturday

KSAL StaffFebruary 18, 2019

The first in a series of three legislative issue meetings with the Saline County legislative delegation will be held this Saturday. The event is 8:30-10am, at the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce Visit Salina Annex, 120 W. Ash. The meetings are designed to keep citizens informed on state legislative activity. Senator Randall Hardy, and Representatives Steven Johnson, Diana Dierks and J.R. Cla...

More Cold and Snow

KSAL StaffFebruary 18, 2019

Another blast of winter will start another week in Kansas. After unseasonable cold on Monday snow is anticipated on Tuesday. According to the National Weather Service, below normal temperatures will continue today. Cold temperatures and a breezy north wind will support wind chills from around 5 below zero to 5 above this morning. Highs will range from the lower 20s in central Kansas to the lowe...

Payless Closing in Salina, Across Country

Todd Pittenger / Metro Source NewsFebruary 17, 2019

The Payless ShoeSource store at the Central Mall in Salina is one of the 2,100 that will soon be out of the business. The company is shutting down all 21-hundred-stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Liquidation sales, including in Salina, began on Sunday. The company made the announcement on Friday, becoming the biggest closing by a single chain this year. A Payless spokesperson says the s...

North Salina Group / Public Works Public Meeting

KSAL StaffFebruary 17, 2019

The City of Salina’s Public Works department along with the North Salina Community Development (NSCD) group will be holding a public meeting at the St. Johns Military Academy library from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on February 28, 2019. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the ongoing efforts of the NSCD group to improve the area with their “Front Porch Project” as well as provide informati...

60-Year-Old Gymnast to Compete at Salina Event

KSAL StaffFebruary 17, 2019

When the Salina Family YMCA hosts its  9th  annual "Tumble in the Jungle" gymnastics event in a couple of weeks there will be a unique competitor. According to the YMCA 60-year-old Sherrie Martin, a gymnast from Spokane, Washington, is set to compete in the Ladies Division. Martin's competitive gymnastics covers fifty years, with a 35-year break in the middle.  Her early gymnastics career...

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