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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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Kansas home invasion burglary suspect drank a beer, ate a meal

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.
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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...

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...

Salina Burglar Eats Food, Drinks Beer

Two young women awoke to find a man eating and drinking in their kitchen Saturday morning. Patrol Captain David Villanueva tells KSAL News that officers were called to the 800 block of West South around 9:30am to the report of an intruder. The women yelled at the man to leave...

Exline Recognized For Safety Commitment

A Salina company has been recognized for its efforts to keep its employees safe and healthy. Exline Inc. earned SHARP recognition through work with the Kansas Department of Labor and OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program. According to the company, Exline members were presented with a flag and plaque at a...

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.

Art Center Plans Artist Reception

The public is invited to a free artist reception at Salina Art Center on Thursday of this week from 5-7 pm, with artist Mike Miller giving remarks at 6pm. According to the Art Center, Grains of Sand by Mike Miller is on display until September 4, 2022 at Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe.

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.

City of Salina installs HAWK crosswalk beacon on E. Crawford

The high-intensity activated crosswalk (HAWK) beacon on E. Crawford Street between S. Marymount Road and Fairdale Road is now safely ushering pedestrians across the busy roadway. A HAWK beacon remains off or dark until activated. Once activated it utilizes aspects of railroad crossing signals to notify motorists of pedestrians wanting...