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Salina man injured in storm related crash

 Heavy rain and wet roads are blamed for rollover crash near Salina.

Salina police officer talks about body camera video

The Salina police department says body cameras are an advantage to its officers. 

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Charges dismissed in McPherson death investigation

UPDATE: McPherson police say charges have been dismissed in an on-going death investigation.

McPherson man stuck in Nepal after earthquake

Cell phone video captures a glimpse of what Nepal was like just moments after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Kathmandu.

Teenager drowns in river in eastern Kansas

 
BURLINGTON, Kan. (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has drowned in a river in eastern Kansas.
    
The Coffey County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that Matthew Edwards of Burlington drowned Tuesday evening in the Neosho River in Burlington.
    
Numerous agencies responded to the river and worked for about an hour to recover the teenager from the water.
    
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Saline County inmate carves hole in jail cell

Jail officials found a hole in the ceiling in an inmates cell. Sheriff Glen Kochanowski says things like this wouldn't happen if they had more staff and cameras. Saline county jail officials say it's easy to miss things like this when they are understaffed.

Reward for info on who tampered with KHP vehicles

Update: The Kansas Highway Patrol is now offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in tampering with patrol vehicles last weekend.

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Trial date set for Salina teen

A 15-year-old Salina girl accused in the death of her younger sister will go to trail September 15th.

Lucas tornado sirens

Heavy rain, hail and wind left Russell and Lincoln counties with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage to schools, cars and homes. But Friday night, people in Lucas didn't hear the the tornado sirens. Lucas fire chief Kenny Kain says the area was under a tornado warning, but officials didn't think it was necessary to sound the outdoor warning device.

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Lug nuts loosened on KHP vehicles

Kansas Highway patrol officers noticed Monday morning that lug nuts were loosened on multiple patrol vehicles.   The incident occurred at the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy in Salina.

Hoisington man dead after house fire

A Hoisington man is dead after a fire at his home. 62 year-old Leroy Schartz didn't make it out. Several neighbors say they knew the man well and are sad to see this happen in their neighborhood, especially to such a close friend.

Salina antique store damaged by fire

For almost a decade, Laura Underwood has made a living out of preserving things from the past. She the owner of "Laura's Antique Store."

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