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3 Appointed to Wildlife and Parks Commission

Lauren FitzgeraldAugust 17, 2019

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly appointed Emerick Cross, Lauren Queal Sill, and Warren Gfeller to the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission. “The conservation of our wildlife and natural resources is critical for the future of our state,” Kelly said. “Emerick, Lauren, and Warren are passionate about conservation, and I know they will work hard to ensure that Kansans have the opportunity to uti...

Premiere Museum Brings Ike and Mamie to Life

Todd PittengerAugust 17, 2019

One of the premiere museums of its kind is now open. The all-new 25,000 square feet of museum exhibit space at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, over a year in the making, has been open in Abilene now for a couple of weeks. Director Dawn Hammatt tells KSAL News the unique museum is a mix of modern technology and priceless Eisenhower artifacts, encompassing Ike's entire life. She s...

Math / Science Academy to Host Information Sessions

Fort Hays State UniversityAugust 17, 2019

High-achieving high school students who have high ambitions, and their families, are invited to meet with staff from Fort Hays State University’s Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science at information sessions around the state in September, October and November. KAMS, the state’s premier early-entry-to-college program, will host 12 free information sessions across the state. The academy o...

Suspected Thief Caught on Camera

Todd PittengerAugust 17, 2019

Salina Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman who was caught on camera using credit/debit cards which are not hers at multiple locations. Police say in July a series of frauds occurred at Walgreens, Dollar General, Kwik Shop, Spangles, Pizza Hut, and Walmart, in Salina where credit/debit cards were used without the victim’s permission. A person of interest was ident...

Woman Killed in Crash

Todd PittengerAugust 17, 2019

A woman from California was killed in a crash involving an alleged distracted driver on a South Central Kansas highway. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 1999 Buick LeSabre was stopped on U.S. 281 Highway waiting to make a left turn into a private driveway. The car was rear-ended by a Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck. The agency says the driver of the truck was distracted by a cell phone. ...

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Crossbows Stolen

KSAL StaffAugust 16, 2019

A couple of crossbows were stolen from a home in Assaria. The Saline County Sheriff's Office is investing a burglary that occurred sometime between August 9 and August 15 when someone entered an unlocked shed behind a home in the 100 block of West Main. Deputies say a black, Barnett brand crossbow valued at $300 was stolen along with a black, unknown brand crossbow valued at $200. The 38-...

Burglars Scared Out of Basement

KSAL StaffAugust 16, 2019

A young man was able to chase a pair of burglars out of his basement after a Thursday morning break in. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that 18-year-old male was awakened by a loud bang around 10:30am Thursday as two men broke into his family's home in the 400 block of Russell. Moments later he observed a white and black man rummaging around before he yelled and chased them up ...

UPDATE: Police Identify Man Found Dead

Todd PittengerAugust 16, 2019

Police have released the identity of a man who was found dead Friday morning in a Southwest Salina field. Salina Police say at 9:19 am a bicyclist was riding on the flood control levee located in the area of Crawford and Centennial. The bicyclist observed what they believed to be a person lying in the grassy area south and west of this intersection. The body was in a field west of the flood con...

Arson Suspected in Salina Fire

KSAL StaffAugust 16, 2019

No one was injured after a suspicious fire damaged a trailer in west Salina. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that officers and crews from the Salina Fire Department were sent to 615 Beverly Drive on Thursday evening around 9:30pm. Police say an argument between a 34-year-old woman and a male acquaintance at the residence may have led him to start the blaze after he threatened ...

UPDATE: Four Friday Morning Earthquakes Shake Area

Todd PittengerAugust 16, 2019

Did you feel it? The U.S. Geological Survey says four small earthquakes shook Central Kansas early this morning. According to the agency, preliminary data indicates the following earthquakes: A magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 7:59 AM A magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 8:10 AM A magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 8:30 AM A magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 8:43 AM All of the earthquakes were centered...

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