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Tips Sought in Catalytic Converter Thefts

Todd PittengerMay 13, 2022

Salina Police are seeking tips in connection with a series of catalytic converter thefts from multiple vehicles. The crime is the latest Salina Crime Stoppers crime of the week. Police say the thefts occurred in the north part of town, near closed businesses. The catalytic converters were taken from Ford model vehicles and the value of theft and damages is estimated to be in excess of $5000. Re...

Saline County Making Most of Federal Aid

Tim UnruhMay 12, 2022

Help has been on a slow gallup from Washington, D.C. to middle America since the worst months of a worldwide pandemic swarmed the United States. Saline County officials, along with some hired professional helpers, have been working for more than a year to effectively divvy up millions of dollars from the federal government. It was gifted to Saline County last spring. “That’s a great thin...

Sports Wagering Legal in Kansas

Todd PittengerMay 12, 2022

For the first time sports wagering is legal in Kansas. Governor Laura Kelly Thursday signed bipartisan legislation allowing Kansans to legally participate in sports wagering in the state. SB 84 also allows state casinos to use digital platforms and create sportsbooks. “Legalizing sports betting will bring more revenue to our state and grow our economy,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “This is...

Kansas Cattle Trader Fined, Banned For life

Todd PittengerMay 12, 2022

A Kansas cattle trader has been  fined and banned for life after repeated violations of the Packers and Stockyards Act. According to the Department of Justice, the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas fined a recidivist violator of statutory and regulatory federal livestock laws. The District Court also entered a lifetime ban against trader, John Rife of Oswego  for his violations o...

UPDATE: Missing Salina Woman Found

Todd PittengerMay 12, 2022

A statewide Sliver Alert which had been issued to help find a missing Salina woman has been cancelled. Salina Police say Joyce Bair, she has been located safe  in Salina. _ _ _ ORIGINAL: A statewide Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Salina woman. Salina Police say 78-year-old Joyce Bair has not been seen since May 8th and has been without her needed medications. She was last ...

Man Angry at McDonald’s Throws Rock at Business

KSAL StaffMay 12, 2022

A man upset that the lobby is still closed at a Salina McDonald's was arrested for damage to property. Tadd Marshall, a 36-year-old man of Salina, was booked into the Saline County Jail on Wednesday morning on a requested charge of felony damage to property. An employee at McDonald's, located at 701 S. Broadway, told police that they saw Marshall walk up to the door around 7:30 a.m. Marshall...

Vehicle Stolen From Driveway

KSAL StaffMay 12, 2022

A Salina couple is looking for help after their vehicle was taken from their driveway early Wednesday morning. Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that between 2:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a gray 2019 Nissan Pathfinder was taken from a residence in the 700 block of Custer. The victims told police that a spare key had gone missing recently. Forrester said a neighbor last saw the ve...

Man Leaves Keys in Running Vehicle, Leads to Theft

KSAL StaffMay 12, 2022

A Salina man trying to get a pizza at a gas station had his vehicle stolen in the process. The 31-year-old man told police that he was at the Casey's at 215 W. Crawford around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday when the incident happened. He parked on the north side of the station and went inside to get a pizza. The man left his vehicle, a 2007 Ford Expedition, running with the keys inside, though. As the...

Discarded Cigarette Catches Truck on Fire

Todd PittengerMay 12, 2022

A man was injured in a crash after setting his own truck on fire when he discarded a cigarette out the window. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 26-year-old Wyatt Anderson of Valley Center was driving his truck on I-135 through Wichita when he flicked a cigarette out his window. The cigarette landed in the bed of the truck, which caught fire. As the fire started to engulf the cab of th...

Kansas To Eliminate State Food Tax

Todd PittengerMay 12, 2022

Kansas is getting rid of its state food sales tax on groceries. Governor Laura Kelly signed a bill Wednesday which will eliminate the state's more than six-percent food sales tax by 2025.  According to the Governor's Office, cutting the food tax will provide Kansans with much-needed fiscal relief, especially as costs continue to rise. This new law will completely eliminate the food sales tax by ...

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