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Salina Man Helping in New York

Todd Pittenger7 hours ago
A Salina man has spent the last week helping at the COVID-19 hotspot in America, New York City. Richard Holmgren, known to many for his traveling "Flying Debris" juggling and comedy show, is driving a bus in the Big Apple, working 12-hour shifts transporting doctors and nurses from hospitals to hotels. Holmgren tells KSAL News that driving ...

Eighth COVID-19 Case in Saline County

Todd Pittenger9 hours ago
An eighth COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Saline County. According to the  Saline County Health Department, they has been notified of one additional positive COVID-19 case in a Saline County resident.This case is a male in his 60s with known contacts to a positive case. Governor Laura Kelly reported a total of 1046 cases in Kansas ...

Kansas COVID-19 Update: 4-8

Jeremy Bohn10 hours ago
Statewide COVID-19 cases have topped 1,000 in the State of Kansas. The Kansas Department of Health & Environment says that as of 2 p.m. Wednesday, there are now 1,046 Kansans who tested positive for the virus with now 38 deaths. As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, Saline County remains at seven positive cases of COVID-19 with one death. ...

Stay at Home Order Expanded

MetroSource15 hours ago
Kansas' stay at home order is being expanded. Governor Laura Kelly announced yesterday that she is expanding the state's stay at home order to include churches, other religious organizations and funerals in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. The new executive order limits the number of people to ten or less at funerals and other ...

Saline County Holds Steady With 7 COVID-19 Cases

Todd Pittenger1 day ago
Saline County is holding steady with seven confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Saline County Health Department, does have several new announcements. They include: The Saline County Commissioners adopted a resolution that will restrict burning in Saline County until April 30th. This is a restriction on the burning of items such as tree piles, brush, burn barrels, ...

United Way Awards COVID-19 Grants

Todd Pittenger1 day ago
Funding has been award through a special new fund established at Salina Area Unite Way. The agency says qualified recipients have received help  through the SAUW COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. The following funding has been awarded: Salina Area Technical College Foundation (Salina, KS) - $500 to assist students with the following basic needs rent, utilities, food, gas, ...

Police Temporarily Changing Accident Policy

Todd Pittenger2 days ago
The Salina Police Department is temporarily changing its accident reporting policy. According to the agency, due to the dramatic rise of amount of COVID-19 cases in Kansas in the past week they will be enacting the Emergency Accident Reporting Plan (EARP) on Wednesday of this week at 12:01 P.M. The spread of the virus is projected to worsen ...

Kansas COVID-19 Update: 4-7

Jeremy Bohn2 days ago
The Kansas Department of Health & Environment has updated its daily charting of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Sunflower State. The KDHE released its numbers at 11 a.m. Tuesday and says that 900 Kansans have tested positive for COVID-19, with 27 statewide deaths due to the virus. In Saline County, there are seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 ...

Officials Discourage Church Gatherings

MetroSource2 days ago
Kansas health officials are urging residents to avoid church gatherings in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment's Dr. Lee Norman announced yesterday that three of the state's 11 Coronavirus case clusters are related to church gatherings. Norman says church gatherings have been part of the problem when it comes ...

Dillons Grocery Stores to Limit Customers

Metro Source News2 days ago
A grocery store chain in Kansas is planning to limit the number of customers in its stores. Dillons stores will limit the number of customers to 50-percent of building capacity in order to help limit the spread of coronavirus and to promote social distancing. Dillons' parent company Kroger says all employees are being encouraged to wear protective ...

Seventh Saline County COVID-19 Case

Todd Pittenger2 days ago
A seventh case of the COVID-19 Coronavirus has been confirmed in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department the latest case is a female in her 50s. She had no known contacts to the disease, or recent travel. This additional case brings the total to 7 in Saline County, with one death. At 11 am the KDHE ...

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