Saline County COVID-19 Update: 110 New Cases, 4 Additional Deaths

SALINA – There are 110 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Friday, January 8 report, according to a media release from the Saline County Health Department. The total for the county is now 4,848, with 1,935 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department. The total … Read more

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Saline County COVID-19 Update: 100 New Cases, 2 Additional Deaths

SALINA – There are 100 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Wednesday, December 6 report, according to a media release from the Saline County Health Department. The total for the county is now 4,738, with 1,829 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department. The total … Read more

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Crime Stoppers Seeking Tips in Pair of Burglaries at Same Rural Residence

SALINE COUNTY – Crime Stoppers of Salina and Saline County is seeking tips in regards to a pair of recent burglaries at the same rural residence. According to a media release, Saline County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 2900 block of E. Old Highway 40 On Tuesday, December 22, 2020, in response to a … Read more

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Cloudy, Cool Conditions to Prevail through Friday

The morning rain, drizzle and patchy mix of snow will go away this afternoon, though the clouds will stay with us. It will remain mostly cloudy and cool on Friday with high temperatures around 40 degrees. Today – A slight chance of drizzle before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 40. Northeast wind around 8 … Read more

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OCCK Transportation to Resume Fares February 1

SALINA – OCCK Transportation will resume fare collection for all public transit services, including CityGo, 81 Connection, Paratransit, City of Abilene and KanConnect starting February 1. Monthly passes for CityGo will be available to purchase starting January 27 at the following locations: OCCK Transportation Office, OCCK Corporate Office, Bennington State Bank – both locations, Salina … Read more

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COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin at Salina Presbyterian Manor

SALINA – Salina Presbyterian Manor will begin COVID-19 vaccinations today. According to the facility, vaccinations will be given to all residents and staff. “There’s no doubt the senior population has been hit hard by the virus, along with the health care workers who’ve treated them,” said Christian Gilbert, executive director at Salina Presbyterian Manor. “We … Read more

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Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Saline County Rural Water District 2

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Saline County Rural Water District 2. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the system due to a line break. Failure to maintain adequate pressure can lead to a loss of chlorine residuals and … Read more

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OCCK Transportation Recognizes Driver Safety in 2020

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SALINA – OCCK Transportation has announced the recipients of the 2020 Driver Safety Recognition Awards. According to a media release, 31 drivers were honored with more than 107 years of safe driving. The OCCK Transportation Division Safe Driver Recognition and Award Program is designed to distinguish and honor OCCK Transportation drivers who have proven their … Read more

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Saline County Jail Booking Report – Thursday, January 7, 2021

Saline County Jail Booking Report for Thursday, January 7, 2021. This report shows all persons booked into the Saline County Jail between 7 a.m. January 6, 2021 and 7 a.m. January 7, 2021. Photos and information Courtesy of the Saline County Sheriff’s Office. This notification is set to expire on Sunday March 7th, 2021.

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Kansas Governor Orders Flags at Half-staff Thursday to Honor 3,027 Kansans Who Lost their Lives to COVID-19

TOPEKA – Kansas has surpassed 3,000 Kansas deaths due to COVID-19. In honor of the lives lost and the families they left behind, Governor Laura Kelly has directed that flags be lowered to half-staff throughout the state Thursday, January 7, from sunup to sundown, according to a media release. “It is with great sadness that … Read more

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CityGo, OCCK Transportation to Run Reduced Hours on January 18

SALINA – OCCK, Inc. Transportation, including Salina CityGo, Regional Paratransit, City of Abilene transportation, and 81 Connection, will run shortened hours on Monday, January 18, according to a media release. On January 18, CityGo buses will run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. with no peak routes running. Regional paratransit vehicles will run only essential … Read more

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Patchy, Very Light Snow Possible Tonight

Rain may mix with or change to snow tonight across parts of central and eastern Kansas. If so, only a trace to around one-half inch of snow is expected. Tonight – A slight chance of drizzle before 8 p.m., then a chance of drizzle and snow between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m., then a chance … Read more

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Saline County COVID-19 Update: 158 New Cases, 3 Additional Deaths

SALINA – There are 158 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Monday, December 4 report, according to a media release from the Saline County Health Department. The total for the county is now 4,638, with 1,857 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department. The total … Read more

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Stiefel Theatre Tower Lighting Event Planned for Thursday

SALINA – Salina residents are invited to be a part of history Thursday evening as the Stiefel Theatre tower will once again be lit in downtown Salina. According to Theatre Executive Director Jane Gates, the newly restored tower will be illuminated with a premier light show, which will follow brief remarks and recognition. The event … Read more

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Crime Stoppers Seeking Tips Regarding Trailer Theft

SALINA – Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s help for information regarding a recent trailer theft. According to a media release, a Salina resident reported that between 8 a.m. on December 9 and 8 a.m. December 30, his 2009 18′ black and wood Titan flatbed trailer, which had been parked at Storage Mart, 1540 W. … Read more

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Saline County COVID-19 Update: 142 New Cases, 4 Additional Deaths

SALINA – There are 142 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Monday, December 28 report, according to a media release from the Saline County Health Department. The total for the county is now 4,287, with 1,741 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department. The total … Read more

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Saline County Jail Booking Report – Thursday, December 31, 2020

Saline County Jail Booking Report for Thursday, December 31, 2020. This report shows all persons booked into the Saline County Jail between 7 a.m. December 30, 2020 and 7 a.m. December 31, 2020. Photos and information Courtesy of the Saline County Sheriff’s Office. This notification is set to expire on Monday March 1st, 2021.

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County and Local Partners Address $11 Million in Local Needs

SALINE COUNTY – After disbursement yesterday, Saline County has now expended 99.64% of the $11 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds awarded to the County by the State of Kansas as part of the federal CARES Act funding for states and local governments. Each of the 47 local schools, non-profit organizations, local governments and business representatives … Read more

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Abilene Man Seriously Injured After Chase Ends in Crash in Ellis County

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ELLIS COUNTY – An Abilene man was seriously injured in a Monday-night crash that ended a high speed chase just after 10:30 p.m. on Old Highway 40 in Ellis County. The Kansas Highway Patrol said during a pursuit by the Ellis Police Department on the highway, a 1998 Ford Taurus left the roadway to the … Read more

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Governor Kelly Issues Executive Order Waiving Waiting Week for Unemployment Benefits

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that she has signed Executive Order #20-71, providing temporarily relief from the waiting week requirement for Kansans applying for unemployment benefits. “Kansans who have a lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 cannot afford to wait a week to receive the unemployment benefits they need to make … Read more

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Freezing Rain, Sleet and Snow Expected Tuesday

The early morning and the morning commute for Tuesday looks to be messy and potentially dangerous. A mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow is possible across the area early in the morning just before the morning commute. This could create slippery conditions for the morning commute. Give yourself extra time to get to you … Read more

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