UPDATES!! Due to low air temperatures and the stormy forecast Kenwood Cove will NOT open on Sunday, May 26. Staff will m…

UPDATES!! Due to low air temperatures and the stormy forecast Kenwood Cove will NOT open on Sunday, May 26. Staff will monitor temperatures and the forecast and will post updates for Monday’s opening on this Facebook page and RecZone. Sign up for RecZone alerts can be found at www.salinaparks.com Bring on the sunshine and heat – we hope to see you soon! Source

One Hospitalized After Two Vehicle Accident in McPherson County

MCPHERSON COUNTY – One person was hospitalized after a two vehicle accident that occurred just after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in McPherson County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Kenneth L. Ashlock, 63, was driving a 2003 Buick LeSabre, and had entered onto U.S. Highway 56 from a driveway, crossing paths with a 2012 Toyota Tacoma driven by Brian K. Schmidt, 54, Salina. The two vehicles collided as a result. An occupant of Schmidt’s vehicle, Lewis D. Schmidt, 80, Hutchinson, was taken to McPherson Hospital for treatment of possible injuries. Brian Schmidt and Ashlock were not hurt. All three were wearing … Read More

Hutchinson Woman Injured in Ottawa County Crash

OTTAWA COUNTY – A Hutchinson woman was injured in a two vehicle crash in Ottawa County just before 3 p.m. Wednesday. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Olivia R. Beeson, 21, was traveling north on U.S Highway 81, less than a mile north of Garnett Road, in a 2007 Ford Five Hundred, when she crossed the median entering the south bound lanes, and struck a 2017 Ford F-250 pickup driven by Jeffrey L. Benson, 56, Salina. Benson’s pickup came to rest in the right lane. Beeson’s vehicle left the roadway to the right, and came to rest on its side. … Read More

Warm Temps Again Thursday, Several Rounds of Storms Expected Friday Through Tuesday

The heat is sticking around tomorrow with highs in the upper 80’s to low 90’s across the area. Expect southerly winds of 15-25 mph during the afternoon hours. Chances of showers and storms will increase overnight Friday through the day on Saturday. Some storms may be severe. Periodic storm chances across the region extend from Friday night through early next week. Severe storms and flooding possible. Still quite a bit of uncertainty, so please stay tuned for later forecasts. Several rounds of storms (potentially severe) are expected to impact the area this weekend through early next week. Flooding is likely … Read More

Kansas Governor Orders Flags to be Lowered in Honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day

TOPEKA – In recognition of the National Peace Officers Memorial Day on Wednesday, May 15, Governor Laura Kelly has ordered flags throughout the State of Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown on May 15. President Donald J. Trump also issued a flag directive honoring National Peace Officers Memorial Day. “Each year we recognize law enforcement officers for putting service above self to protect fellow Kansans,” Kelly said. “I have a deep appreciation for these officers and their families – and on behalf of the State of Kansas, thank them for their commitment.” H.J. Res. 730, P.L. … Read More

Flooding Impacts to Continue; Weather to Improve by Mother’s Day

Impacts from flooding continue. In fact, some areas will be dealing with flooding through the weekend and into next week as water will be slow to recede. Some rivers will remain above flood stage well into next week and some have yet to crest. Please continue to monitor Flood Warnings for your area for the most up to date information. The upcoming Mother’s Day weekend will start on a cool and cloudy note, but should gradually improve by Sunday. In fact, Sunday looks like the best day of the weekend.

High Water Expected Throughout City of McPherson

MCPHERSON – Motorists and pedestrians are encouraged to avoid select locations throughout McPherson due to recent rains. According to McPherson City officials, high waters in the Turkey Creek Basin were expected to peak at noon on Wednesday. Areas to avoid include Maxwell Street (between 1st Street and Northview Avenue), Lakeside Park, Wall Park, Park Street (between Elizabeth Street and Avenue A) and Grand Street (between Euclid Street and Simpson Street). With more rain expected and saturated soils, flood conditions are expected to worsen or remain in areas with issues. For more information or to report a flooded street, contact the … Read More

Numerous Flood Warnings in Effect Across the Area

Numerous flood warnings are in effect across The Salina Scoop coverage area. All warnings in effect as of 10 p.m. Wednesday are listed below: A flood warning is in for the following river in Kansas… Mulberry Creek Near Salina affecting Saline County. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Never drive into flooded areas or go around barricades, especially at night! It takes only two feet of water to carry away most vehicles. Turn around. Don`t drown. The Flood Warning continues for The Mulberry Creek Near Salina. * Until Thursday afternoon. * At 9:46 PM Wednesday the stage was 26.0 feet. * Flood stage is … Read More

Kansas Governor to Honor Fallen Kansas Law Enforcement Officers

TOPEKA – In recognition of the 37th annual Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on Friday, May 3 and National Peace Officers Memorial Day on Wednesday, May 15, Governor Laura Kelly has ordered flags throughout the State of Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown on both May 3 and May 15. “Each year we recognize law enforcement officers for putting service above self to protect fellow Kansans,” Kelly said. “I have a deep appreciation for these officers and their families – and on behalf of the State of Kansas, thank them for their commitment.” On Friday, Kelly … Read More

KBI Provides Update on Rice County Shooting Investigation

RICE COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Rice County Sheriff’s Office provided a brief update Wednesday on the investigation taking place in Rice County. Rice County Undersheriff Chad Murphy is currently in serious condition, and the prognosis for his recovery is good. A fund was established for those inquiring about how they can assist during his recovery. Donations can be made at the Alden State Bank in Sterling, or mailed to the bank at: Alden State Bank Attn: Chad Murphy Fund P.O. Box 288 Sterling, KS 67579 Donations will be used for medical expenses, or other … Read More

UPDATE: Suspect Who Shot Rice County Sheriff, Undersheriff Dead After Standoff

RICE COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) announced that the standoff with a suspect who shot the Rice County Sheriff and Undersheriff Monday evening ended just after midnight on Tuesday morning. According to the KBI, authorities located the body of David L. Madden inside the residence at 490 Avenue S. in Raymond at approximately 12:10 a.m. Also found deceased in the home was Thomas T. Madden, 65, the father of the suspect, and owner of the home where the standoff occurred. No threat to the public exists any longer as a result of these shootings. The investigation suggests … Read More

Isolated Evening Storms Possible

Isolated storms may impact portions of northern and central Kansas this evening and tonight. Though storm initiation will be conditional, any storms that do develop will have the potential to be strong or marginally severe in central Kansas with nickel to quarter sized hail and wind gusts to around 60 mph.

Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Expected This Afternoon and Evening

Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected late this afternoon and evening across portions of central, south central and southeast Kansas. The greatest threat will be across south central and southeast Kansas, where hail up to golf-ball size and damaging winds to 65 mph will be possible. Locally heavy rainfall may also result in minor lowland or urban flooding this evening.

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