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Dinner, Auction, Raffle to Benefit Shelter Group

Todd PittengerFebruary 17, 2019

An event this week which helps an organization whose mission is to help the animals at Salina Animal Services is giving supporters an opportunity to take home some unique prizes. The Friends of the Salina Animal Shelter's Spay-ghetti & No-Balls Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser, which is this Thursday, has multiple raffle items. They include: 41" Flat Screen Smart TV (Valued at $200...

Defrocked Archbishop to Continue to Live in Kansas

KSAL StaffFebruary 16, 2019

A former Catholic Archbishop who was defrocked by Pope Francis on Saturday will continue to live in Kansas. According to the Catholic Diocese of Salina, on Saturday the Vatican announced that former Archbishop Theodore McCarrick has been dismissed from the clerical state. This type of dismissal is specifically known as laicization, a scenario in which a member of the clergy, through the use of ...

VIDEO: Perfect Day For a Polar Plunge

Todd PittengerFebruary 16, 2019

With the air temperature struggling to reach 20 degrees the Salina Polar Plunge lived up to its name on Saturday. A group of hearty volunteers took an icy dip as a large group of well-wishes cheered them on. The Salina Polar Plunge event to help support Kansas Special Olympics was held at GreatLIFE Golf and Fitness in Salina. After holding the event for the last several years north of Salina at...

KAMS Session in Salina Monday

Fort Hays State UniversityFebruary 16, 2019

Staff from Fort Hays State University’s Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science will host six free information sessions across the state for interested students and their families in February, March and April. The Academy offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to live and learn at Fort Hays State University and get a head start on their college educations. Students and gue...

Saturday Snow and Ice

Todd PittengerFebruary 16, 2019

Another mix of wintry weather is anticipated Saturday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, a light wintry mix of snow, freezing drizzle, sleet and freezing rain is expected across the region Saturday afternoon through Saturday night. Light accumulations are possible, making for patchy slick roads. It should be dry, but very cold Sunday into Monday. Chilly temperatures and a ...

Salina Man Avoids Injury in Train Crash

Todd PittengerFebruary 16, 2019

A Salina man was not hurt when a Union Pacific Train he was engineering crashed into an SUV. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe was driving east on Ash Street in Junction City. The SUV went left of center and was struck by an oncoming train. The driver and two passengers in the SUV were hurt. All three were transported to Geary County Community Hospital. They are ...

Salina Police Log 2-15-19

KSAL StaffFebruary 15, 2019

Salina Police are investigating a couple of unrelated damage to property cases. According to Captain Paul Forrester, someone used a BB gun to shoot out seven windows and damage a backdoor on a rental home in the 1000 block of N. 8th Street. Although the incident dates back to mid-December, the owner did not report the crime to authorities until this week. Damage is estimated at $4,000. Vandals ...

8 Lbs of Pot Seized, 2 Arrests Made

KSAL StaffFebruary 15, 2019

A couple of men from Maryland were arrested on Thursday evening with over eight pounds of marijuana in their vehicle. Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that a deputy on patrol noticed a 2016 Chevy Malibu leave the Flying J Travel Center, 2250 N. Ohio without its headlights on. A traffic stop led to the discovery of just over 8-pounds of marijuana wrapped in vacuum sealed bag...

Monster Trucks Rolling Into Salina

KSAL StaffFebruary 15, 2019

Some of the biggest and baddest trucks in the world are roaring into Salina. The Toughest Monster Truck Tour is making a stop at the Tony’s Pizza Events Center on Saturday night, and trucks are already arriving. Last year, Bigfoot came back with a vengeance after losing the Tour Championship to rival Snake Bite the year before. The competition was tough at all events in 2018, with less than ...

Russell Man Arrested in Child Porn Case

KSAL StaffFebruary 15, 2019

A Russell man will face federal charges in connection with a child pornography case. According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, special agents arrested 54-year-old  Kenneth D. Herd of Russell, was arrested at his place of employment in Hays. He was arrested for transportation of child pornography, and possession of child pornography. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in Lyons. ...

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