Winter Weather Expected Tonight through Monday Night

Drizzle or light rain this evening, will begin to transition to freezing rain and then become mostly snow by around midnight across central Kansas. The transition zone of rain to freezing rain and wintry mix will drift southeast through the overnight hours. Light snow and ice accumulations will be possible before sunrise. Snow, sleet, and … Read more

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Winter Weather Advisories Now in Effect for the Entire Area

There are numerous Winter Weather Advisories in effect across the entire area. Below is a complete list of advisories in effect for our coverage area. —- WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT MONDAY… For the counties of: Russell, Lincoln, Barton, Ellsworth, Saline and Rice. Including the cities of Russell, Lincoln, Sylvan Grove, … Read more

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UPDATE: Leavenworth Girls Found Safe, Suspect in Custody

LEAVENWORTH – Two girls taken from Leavenworth have been found safe and a suspect is in custody. The suspect’s vehicle was found by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol around mile marker 6 near Erick, Oklahoma, according to the KBI. —- LEAVENWORTH – At 4:30 p.m. the Kansas Bureau of Investigations learned that the Kansas Highway Patrol … Read more

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Wintry Weather Possible Sunday Evening through Sunday Night; Wintry Conditions Continue Monday

Most areas will see drizzle or light rain through the afternoon hours tomorrow. By tomorrow evening, central Kansas will begin to transition to freezing rain and then become mostly snow. The transition zone of rain to freezing rain will drift southeast through the overnight hours and may occasionally mix with snow. Snow and a mix … Read more

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Saline County Food Establishment and Lodging Inspections, Oct. 17-23, 2020

Food Establishment and Lodging Inspections conducted in Saline County by the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Food Safety and Lodging from October 17 through October 23, 2020. Food safety and lodging inspections are unannounced, and inspection results represent only those conditions found in the establishment at the time of the inspection. Disclosure: Please remember … Read more

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Freeze Expected Tonight

A freeze is expected in most locations tonight, with low temperatures ranging from 25 to 32. Person’s with cold sensitive plants should take precautions. A Freeze Warning is in effect for much of the area through 10 a.m. Saturday.

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Two Individuals Charged with Attempted Capital Murder in Connection with Shooting, Injuring Salina Police Officer

SALINA – Two individuals have been charged with attempted capital murder in connection with an August incident in Saline County that included shooting and injuring a Salina police officer, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. Schmidt filed criminal charges against Shawn Patrick Humphrey, 37, Wichita, and Adam Drew Humphrey, 36, Leavenworth. The incident took place … Read more

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USD 305 Adjusts Hybrid Model, Will Resume Half Day of School

SALINA – Starting November 2, the secondary hybrid model will change so that grade 6-12 students will be in school for a half day, every day. The “A” cohort will attend in the morning and the “B” cohort will attend in the afternoon. This change does not affect remote students and elementary students. Middle and … Read more

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Saline County COVID-19 Update: 38 New Cases, 869 Recoveries

SALINA – There are 38 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Wednesday, October 21 report, according to a media release from the Saline County Health Department. The total for the county is now 1,063, with 181 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department. The total … Read more

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Two New Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed at Salina Schools

SALINA – Two additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at Salina schools. According to USD 305’s COVID-19 incidents page, new cases were confirmed Friday at Stewart Elementary School and Central High School. Overall, there have now been 57 cases at Salina schools. They are as follows: One positive test at Stewart High School – … Read more

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Freeze Tonight; Well Below Temperatures, Wintry Precipitation Possible Next Week

Freeze tonight with sub-freezing temperatures are possible across portions of the area Friday night through early Saturday. Make plans to protect sensitive outdoor plants. Well below normal temperatures are scheduled to arrive late Sunday, and persist through at least the middle of next week. High temperatures in the 30’s are likely, with overnight lows in … Read more

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KHP to Participate in Seat Belt Enforcement Near Area Schools

SALINA – The Kansas Highway Patrol will join other Kansas law enforcement agencies, in conjunction with the Seat Belts are For Everyone (SAFE) program, for a one-week seat belt enforcement beginning Monday, October 26 through Friday, October 30. Troopers will focus on drivers and passengers in and around elementary and middle schools. SAFE is a … Read more

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Accreditation Team Visiting Salina Tech

SALINA – As the next major step in a 10-year process of accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a peer reviewer will be on the Salina Tech campus October 26-27. The college was first accredited by the HLC in 2016, and placed on the commission’s “Standard Pathway” at that time. The pathway includes annual … Read more

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Two New Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed at Salina Schools

SALINA – Two additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at Salina schools. According to USD 305’s COVID-19 incidents page, new cases were confirmed Thursday at Meadowlark Ridge Elementary School and Coronado Elementary School. The district confirmed five other cases earlier on Thursday, including two at Central High School, one at Stewart Elementary School, one … Read more

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Crime Stoppers Asking Public’s Help to Identify Suspect in Recent Theft from Salina Business

SALINA – Crime Stoppers of Salina and Saline County is asking the public’s help to identify a man suspected of stealing shoes from a local business. According to a media release, a man was inside Shoe Carnival, 2584 S. 9th, between 3 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. on October 21. While there, the male subject stole … Read more

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Second Earthquake Rattles Part of Southeastern Dickinson County

DICKINSON COUNTY – Another small earthquake rattled part of southeastern Dickinson County Thursday afternoon. According to the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS), the 2.7 magnitude earthquake occurred at 2:10 p.m. and was centered just north of K-4 Highway, between Sage Road and Trail Road, near Herington. This is the second earthquake to occur in southeastern Dickinson … Read more

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Three New Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed at Salina Schools

SALINA – Three new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at Salina schools. According to USD 305’s COVID-19 incidents page, new cases were confirmed Thursday at Sunset Elementary School, Coronado Elementary School, as well as an additional case at Central High School. The district confirmed cases earlier on Thursday at Stewart Elementary School and Central … Read more

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New Case of COVID-19 Confirmed at Stewart Elementary School

SALINA – One new case of COVID-19 have been confirmed at a Salina school. According to USD 305’s COVID-19 incidents page, the new case was confirmed Thursday at Stewart Elementary School. It is the fourth case confirmed at Stewart since the beginning of September. Overall, there have now been 50 cases at Salina schools. They … Read more

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New Case of COVID-19 Confirmed at Central High School

SALINA – One new case of COVID-19 have been confirmed at a Salina school. According to USD 305’s COVID-19 incidents page, the new case was confirmed Thursday at Central High School. It is the fifth case confirmed at Central since the beginning of September. Overall, there have now been 49 cases at Salina schools. They … Read more

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Showers, Storms Possible This Evening; Below Freezing Temperatures Friday Night; Colder Weather Coming Early Next Week

Well above normal temperatures and strong south winds will prevail today. A strong cold front will blast southeast across the region later this afternoon and evening, with much cooler and windy weather in its wake. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will impact the region this evening and tonight. Nickel size hail and brief heavy … Read more

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Wind Advisory, Freeze Watch Issued

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON…FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING… For the counties of: Saline, Rice, McPherson, Marion, Chase, Dickinson, Morris, Cloud, Clay and Ottawa. Including the cities of Salina, Lyons, Sterling, McPherson, Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody, Cottonwood Falls, Strong City, Abilene, Herington, Council Grove, Concordia, … Read more

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Abilene Memorial Hospital Announces Changes to Visitor Guidelines

ABILENE – Abilene Memorial Hospital is once again allowing visitors. Here are the most current guidelines: One visitor per patient during normal visiting hours. Visitors must wear masks, and have temperature checked prior to visiting the patient. COVID patients will not be allowed visitors, unless they have reached the end of life or are in … Read more

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KDHE Amends Travel Quarantine List

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to include those who have traveled to North Dakota and the country of Andorra beginning October 21. Kansas evaluates the previous two week’s case rates by 100,000 population for states and countries. Locations with significantly higher rates – approximately … Read more

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Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Assaria

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Assaria public water supply system. This advisory is not related to COVID-19. Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run … Read more

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Annual Curbside Leaf Collection to Begin November 2

SALINA – City of Salina General Services and Streets staff will begin conducting its annual curbside leaf collection from November 2 to December 23, weather permitting, according to a media release. This schedule is subject to change depending on when the leaves actually begin to fall. As the weeks progress, staff will provide public updates … Read more

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