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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."

Judge rules man was competent during 2011 murder trial

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Salina man was mentally competent when he stood trial for murder in 2011.

3-alarm fire in Salina

Crews in Salina responded to a 3-alarm fire in Salina reported in the 100 block of South Santa Fe. 

Salina rape and murder charges

Police are saying it was a domestic issue. David Summers was arrested Saturday night after police say he kept the woman in her basement for hours. Police say Summers came to the home and started arguing with the woman. Officers say he started to beat and strangle her before forcing her down into the basement. Investigators say he sexually assaulted her, choked her and told her he was going to…

Second person arrested in connection with Galva death

A second person is arrested in connection with a murder near Galva.

Accreditation dropped in nursing program

Kansas Wesleyan's nursing program makes up about 20% of the university's students.

Cigarette Blamed for Salina Fire

Update: A cigarette is to blame for sparking a fire at a truck-stop in Salina Wednesday.  That's the word from fire officials who say a cigarette melted through a five-gallon container, then caught a nearby shed on fire. 

Recount overturns coin-toss result

Joe Hay spent less than 48 hours thinking he would be one of Salina's next city commissioners. Last week's election ended in a tie for Hay and incumbent Randall Hardy. They were fighting for one of three open spots on the board. Election officials decided to call a winner with a coin toss...

KDOT unveils aviation tool at K-State Salina

K-State Salina says it continues to lead the state with its aviation program, and now KDOT is helping students and even you learn more about aviation. KDOT leaders unveiled its Kansas Aviation Portal, it's similar to Google Earth.

Salina's downtown to see major improvements

The city of Salina says it's having a hard time bringing people and businesses downtown, and keeping them there. That's why city leaders and a group called Salina 2020 Inc. are trying to give the area some new attractions.

Homeless teen stabs woman at Salina restaurant

Surveillance video shows Patricia McCoy being stabbed by 19 year-old Alexander O'Brian, who she was trying to help. 

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