Law enforcement officers look for a man involved in a police chase who fled and left a child behind in the car. The Saline County Sheriff says the chase began yesterday morning when a deputy tried to stop a car in north Salina. The ensuing chase reached speeds up to 110 mph before the car ran off the interstate and eventually stopped. Two men jumped out and ran into a nearby field. The child left in the car wasn’t hurt.
A church pastor in Paola is accused of sexually molesting a child. Jay Preston has bond set at $500-thousand, and is charged with aggravted indecent liberties with a child. He had served as pastor of Grace Revolution Church of the Nazarene as well as president and CEO of the charity My Father’s House, where he is now on unpaid leave.
The city of Pittsburg plans to issue $6.5 million in bonds to cover construction costs for utilities at its new state-owned casino. The Pittsburg City Commission approved a development agreement that says the Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel will initially pay for necessary improvements to bring sewer and water service to the facility.
Wichita police and community activists are inviting folks in the city to a community cookout this Sunday. The event “First Steps Barbecue,” will be held at McAdams Park in an effort to improve relationships between police and the public. after a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest this week, the police chief met with local activist groups to discuss a way to replace a second planned protest with that cookout.
Bond is set at half a million dollars for a man in Wyandotte County accused of shooting another man to death. He’s charged with second degree murder for the attack this week. Officials haven’t said what led up to it.