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Car Rear-Ends School Bus

Todd PittengerOctober 12, 2019

There were no serious injuries in a crash involving a Southeast of Saline school bus and a small passenger car. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2008 Bluebird School Bus was stopped eastbound  at 6604 E K-4 Highway dropping a student off.The bus was rear-ended by a a small passenger car, a 2014 Chevrolet Spark. The agency says there were 29 passengers on the bus. None of them were ...

Lippert Announces Layoffs at Facilities in Newton

MetroSourceOctober 11, 2019

Slightly more than 100 workers at a Harvey County business are facing a blue Christmas in the form of pink slips. Yesterday, Lippert Components, Incorporated reportedly notified state officials that the company will be closing its two Newton facilities on or before December 13th. One hundred and one workers are expected to lose their jobs. The company reportedly produces a wide range of p...

Topeka police say a 36-year-old woman with severe physical disabilities drowned in a whirlpool bath at a group home.

Butler Co. Officials Conclude ‘Active Shooter’ Report ‘Not Credible’

MetroSourceOctober 11, 2019

The Butler County Sheriff's Office is coming up empty following a late Wednesday-night report of a possible active shooter in El Dorado. Authorities say responding deputies were unable to find any sign of three men, one of whom reportedly appeared to be armed with an AK-47, at the HollyFrontier Refinery following the 10:30 p.m. call. A department spokesperson says deputies, who were later jo...

Camaro Vandalized in Downtown

KSAL StaffOctober 11, 2019

Salina Police are looking through street cam surveillance videos to see if they can identify a person who scratched up a car on Santa Fe Avenue Thursday night. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that sometime during the Joan Jett concert, someone scratched a word into the roof of a 2017 Chevy Camaro and kicked a dent into the passenger side door while the car was parked in the 200 bl...

Student Arrested; Gun Recovered

Todd PittengerOctober 11, 2019

A Salina high school student was arrested after bringing a gun to school. According to Salina Police, on Thursday Salina Central High School administrators received information of a student possibly in possession of a firearm at the school. School administration confronted the student, who then fled the school on foot.  The Salina Police Department School Resource Officer pursued the subjec...

Police Seek Help In Finding Classic Car

Todd PittengerOctober 11, 2019

Police are asking for the public's help in finding a stolen classic car. The crime is this week's Salina Crime Stoppers crime of the week. Police say between Oct 7th at 9:45 PM and Oct 8th at 6:00 PM a 1966 Ford Thunderbird Sedan which had been parked in the 300 block of Otto was stolen. The vehicle is maroon with a black top, and a Kansas antique Tag of 212461. The vehicle is valued at $18...

Abilene Fire Department Celebrating 150 Years

Todd PittengerOctober 11, 2019

A Central Kansas fire department will celebrate its 150th anniversary this weekend. The Abilene Fire Dept is hosting a 150th year celebration on Saturday. Beginning at 1:00 here will be a fire truck parade in downtown Abilene that will conclude at the fire station.The parade will include a the debut of a a new fire truck which arrived in late September. The fire apparatus parade begins at 1 ...

Zoo Set to Celebrate 20 Years

KSAL StaffOctober 10, 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 later this month. 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 ove...

Vaniers Donate $1 Million to Wheat Research Foundation

Marsha BoswellOctober 10, 2019

The Jack and Donna Vanier family continued their legacy of giving by donating $1 million to the future of wheat research. ”As we enter the golden age of wheat research, this gift to the Kansas Wheat Commission Research Foundation (KWCRF) will ensure a bright future for our state's most iconic crop," said Ron Suppes, a Kansas wheat farmer who serves as the chair of the KWCRF Steering Committee...

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Vehicle Fire

KSAL StaffOctober 10, 2019

An Indiana woman was uninjured after her vehicle caught on fire west of Salina on Interstate-70. Saline County Sheriff's Office reports that 27-year-old Kelsey Kirckpatrick was driving a 2008 Toyota Rav 4 SUV westbound on I-70 early Thursday morning when she noticed flames coming from under the hood. She pulled over near mile post #242 and removed her luggage and called for help as the flame...

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