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Kansas man jailed after alleged incident with woman at motel

Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas man after an incident that began in downtown Salina late Monday night. Just before 11p.m., police were sent to Homewood Suites by Hilton, 115 E. Mulberry Street, for the report of a man allegedly following and harassing a 28-year-old woman who had a protection order against him, according to Salina Police Captain Gary Hanus. Another woman in her 20s was with the 28-year-old.
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Waterloo Police searching for missing person ends, found safe

WATERLOO, Iowa (KCRG) - Waterloo Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person from Abilene, Kansas. The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office has learned that Makayla Robertson is possibly in the Waterloo area. Robertson was last seen on July 17th, 2022. She told her mother...
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Abilene Reflector-Chronicle

Team derby highlights Sunday CKFF Demolition Derby

The opening night of the Central Kansas Free Fair featured the Team Competition, in which ten teams competed for the $4000 first place prize money. Nebraska drivers, Shad Turner, and Josh Turner, outlasted Justin Klein, and Adam Klein in the feature event to finish as first place champions. The 24...

OPINION: Value Them Both - a week later

A week ago a constitutional proposition known as Value Them Both failed to gain the necessary support from Kansas voters in the primary election. Like many supporters of the amendment, I was surprised and disappointed with the results of this endeavor. While it is tempting to speculate on the reasons...

Salina man arrested on requested aggravated burglary, theft charges

Two Salina residents awoke Saturday morning to find a man in the residence who didn't belong there. Officers were sent to a residence in the 800 block of W. South Street just after 9:30 a.m. Saturday after a 23-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl awoke to find Michael James Haffner, 35, of Salina, inside the residence, Salina Police Interim Patrol Captain David Villanueva said this morning. The two told Haffner to leave and then called police.

CORRECTED: Saline County Booking Activity, Aug. 7

CORRECTED 10:30 a.m. Monday: The Salina Police Department has corrected one of the requested charges for Joseph Taylor Moran. According to police, a software glitch caused one of Moran's requested charges to be murder instead of criminal solicitation. We have corrected that information below. . . . Following is recent...
Abilene Reflector-Chronicle

Abilene woman demonstrates resilience, advocacy and diversity through national competition

Byron Center, MI – The 51th annual Ms. Wheelchair America National Competition will be held in Grand Rapids, MI from August 13 – 21, 2022 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. Throughout the week women, representing states across the country, will be judged based on their ability to make a difference for the more than 56 million Americans living with disabilities. The competition will culminate with a Crowning Gala on August 20, 2022 where Ms. Wheelchair America 2023 will be crowned.

Salina teen arrested for alleged attempts to solicit others to harm stepfather

A Salina teen was arrested Saturday after he allegedly attempted to solicit acquaintances to do harm to his stepfather. Salina Police Interim Patrol Captain David Villanueva said this morning that a 43-year-old Salina man was notified by other people that Joseph T. Moran, 18, Salina, was attempting to solicit acquaintances to do bodily harm to the 43-year-old with an edged weapon. The solicitation attempts were made via social media.

Salina Fire: 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb and Family Walk set for Sept. 11

The Salina Fire Department has announced that the inaugural Central Kansas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb and Family Walk will take place this fall at Kansas Wesleyan University. Event check-in and on-site registration is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Graves Family Sports Complex, 231 E. Cloud Street. The event is scheduled to begin with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m. The cost is $30 per person until Sept. 2. After that, the cost is $35 per person.

Kansas Wesleyan students return this week

A new year is on the horizon at Kansas Wesleyan, and with it the promise of continued momentum. New students will check in Wednesday, while returning students come back to campus two days later. While orientation features many new activities and events, it’s what’s on the horizon that may be most exciting.

OCCK Transportation announces Get On & Go fall bus pass for CityGo

CityGo “Get On & Go” program for Salina area youth ages 7-18 has been announced by OCCK Transportation. Youth ages 7-18 will be able to purchase a Get On & Go Fall Youth Bus Pass for $10. The pass will be good for unlimited rides on Salina CityGo from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30. Youth must show the drivers their “Get On & Go” pass when they board the buses. Face masks and social distancing policies will be followed as needed.