Salina

April 19, 2019 - 10:57 am
Authorities say a woman has been injured in an explosion at a Salina plant that makes vehicle batteries. Saline County Sheriff's Office Capt. Jim Hughes says the 48-year-old woman was cleaning and servicing a machine when the explosion happened just before 6 a.m. Friday at Exide Technologies. He...
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March 29, 2019 - 9:53 am
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Salina, Kansas, has identified 14 priests with substantiated allegations of clergy sexual abuse with a minor. Bishop Gerald Vincke released a list of the names Friday after a county prosecutor who's now a judge audited the diocese's clergy files. A...
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March 25, 2019 - 6:51 pm
A zoo near Salina is working to find a new lion for its exhibits after one of its lions was euthanized. Officials at Rolling Hills Zoo said Motomba, an African lion, was euthanized Friday after a long term illness. He would have been 22 on March 30. Motomba and his brother, Simba, lived at the...
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February 16, 2019 - 11:27 am
The board of an embattled Kansas military school is exploring what to do with the property as the private boarding school prepares to close after facing years of litigation, including accusations that administrators failed to supervise cadets. St. John's Military School announced this month that...
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February 10, 2019 - 11:40 pm
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The state has awarded the Salina Area Technical College a $210,000 grant to help with start-up costs of the college's new associate degree in nursing program. The college announced the grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce on Friday. The Kansas Board of Regents and the...
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February 06, 2019 - 7:29 pm
An embattled Kansas military school has announced it plans to close after the conclusion of this school year. St. John's Military School announced on its website Wednesday that recent legal issues and a low enrollment resulting from "negative and unfair portrayals in the media" created a deficit it...
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January 14, 2019 - 8:22 pm
An arbitrator has found that a Kansas military school failed to supervise its cadets and intentionally inflicted emotional distress in 2014 on a bullied student, 11, who had been tied together with his harasser in public as punishment. The boy was later allegedly raped and sodomized by his harasser...
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December 01, 2018 - 4:18 pm
Police say a man has been arrested on charges in a Salina shooting death, the city's first homicide this year. 25-year-old Mika Lee Thille was booked Friday afternoon into the Saline County Jail on charges of murder, burglary and robbery. Thille and a 24-year-old woman were taken in for questioning...
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November 13, 2018 - 8:15 pm
A man who helping to beat a Salina woman with a chain before strangling and drowning her has died. The Kansas Department of Corrections says Joel Heil, 30, died Sunday. Hiel was in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in the 2013 death of Kristin Tyler, 27. Corrections department...
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October 19, 2018 - 6:44 pm
Another man has been convicted in the contract killing of a Salina man whose battered body was found on a path near a popular fishing area in June 2017. Brandon St. Clair is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 21 for multiple counts, including felony murder and aggravated kidnapping, in the death of...
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