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Injury Crash, DUI Arrest

KSAL StaffDecember 6, 2019

A Solomon woman was transported to the hospital following a two car crash in Salina. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that 62-year-old Klynn Green was taken to Salina Regional Health Center on Thursday evening to be treated for minor injuries after a drunk driver allegedly sideswiped her 2004 Buick Rendezvous as she sat in it at a red light on South Broadway at Crawford. Police ...

Suspect in Custody Following Chase in Barton County

MetroSourceDecember 6, 2019

One person is in custody after a suspect led local police on a high-speed chase early yesterday morning in Barton County. Authorities say it started a little before 5 a.m. in Great Bend after officers tried to pull over an SUV possibly linked to a stolen-vehicle report. The suspect, 32-year-old Stephen Contrerez, reportedly fled east on 10th Street before reaching speeds of more than 100 mph an...

Friday Feel Good: Students Start First LEGO League Robotics Team

Megan RoblDecember 6, 2019

Last year, on Giving Tuesday, Oakdale Elementary School received a $1,000 grant from the Greater Salina Community Foundation to start a First LEGO League Robotics team. First LEGO League is a national robotics building competition that gives students a real-world problem to solve as a team. They work together to design and program the LEGO robots to complete tasks, then meet for regional tournamen...

Museum Planning Holiday Open House

Todd PittengerDecember 6, 2019

The Smoky Hill Museum is planning a holiday open house. According to the museum, there will be festive fun for the entire family this Saturday. Planned activities include 50s Christmas music, crafts, prizes, refreshments, and a visit from Pioneer Prairie Santa. The free event is billed as "a heartland holiday with fun for the whole family". The Museum Store will be open for holiday shopping....

40th Mayor’s Christmas Party is Sunday

Todd PittengerDecember 6, 2019

This Sunday, for the 40th year in a row, the City of Salina will host a Mayor’s Christmas Party. According to the city, this free holiday event is sponsored by the Salina Parks & Recreation Department. Featured activities include: Cat in the Hat with Jammin’ Randy (courtesy of Smoky Hills Public Television) Holiday dancers Treat bags Prizes Crafts Visitor from the No...

Fort Riley Soldiers Deploying to Korea

Todd PittengerDecember 6, 2019

A group of Fort Riley soldiers are preparing to deploy. According to the Army, Fort Riley’s 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division will deploy to the Republic of Korea in the winter of 2020. The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team will replace the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, as part of a regular rotation of forces to support the United States’ commitment to...

Candy Canes and Airplanes Landing Saturday

KSAL StaffDecember 6, 2019

That Jolly Old Elf will be landing at the Salina Regional Airport Saturday for a special event. Young and old alike can explore all things aviation at Candy Canes and Airplanes, and welcome Santa to Salina. The Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus hosts Candy Canes and Airplanes the first Saturday in December each year. The community is invited to this holiday open house to greet Santa as...

Chase Suspect Sought

KSAL StaffDecember 5, 2019

Salina Police are looking for a white male suspect who was involved in a high-speed chase early Thursday morning. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that around 1:35am Thursday, an officer on patrol observed a man driving a Honda Accord, roll through a red light then stop in the middle of the intersection at 9th Street and Ash. The officer attempted to pull the car over - but the ...

Woman Charged with Theft, Drug Possession

KSAL StaffDecember 5, 2019

A Salina woman is facing drug charges after police allegedly found narcotics in her purse while she was being arrested for shoplifting. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that officers were sent to Dillon's grocery store, at 2350 Planet Avenue Wednesday evening after staff contacted authorities. Police say 33-year-old Summer Schulenberg was confronted by employees after she tried ...

Christmas By Candlelight Returns Sunday

Kansas Wesleyan UniversityDecember 5, 2019

Kansas Wesleyan’s Christmas by Candlelight, a long-time Salina tradition, returns for its 2019 performance, Love Came Down at Christmas, on Sunday, Dec. 8 at KWU’s Sams Chapel. There will be two performances, one at 3 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m., along with a 6 p.m. dinner. While there is a $25 charge for the dinner, admission to the performances is free. Love Came Down at Christmas will f...

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