May 21, 2020 3:28 PM

Police investigating arson at train in park

Posted May 21, 2020 3:28 PM

Police continue to investigate two fires in two days at a central Salina park.

Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester reported this morning that officers and Salina Fire Department personnel were first called to the train at 812 Kenwood Park Drive at approximately 6:15 p.m. Tuesday for the report of a fire in the coal box. No damage was done to the train during that incident, he added.

At approximately 9:10 p.m. Wednesday, officers and firefighters were once again sent to the train for another fire in the coal box, Forrester noted. This time, minimal damage was done to the inside of the coal box, he explained.

The incidents are being investigated as arson, he added.

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UPDATE: Bridge repair in McPherson County to begin Wednesday

UPDATE: KDOT has updated the information concerning this project. It is now scheduled to begin on Wednesday and traffic will move through one 13-foot lane in each direction.

The Kansas Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin a twin bridge repair of the northbound and southbound bridges located on Kansas Highway 61 (K-61) over Blaze Fork Creek in McPherson County on Wednesday.

The bridges are located approximately one-half mile south of the K-61/Comanche Road intersection, just south of Groveland.

Traffic will be reduced to one 13-foot lane in each direction through the work zone. Drivers should expect minor delays, not exceeding five minutes.

PCI Roads, LLC of Saint Michael, Minn., is the prime contractor for this $314,000 project. The contractor has scheduled this project to be completed by August, weather permitting.

KDOT urges all motorists to be alert and obey the warning signs when approaching and driving through a work zone.