Details are revealed about Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Kansas. Pence will be in Wichita tomorrow to attend a dinner and reception to campaign for Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach. On Friday he will be in Topeka to campaign for Republican Steve Watkins in his bid for the 2nd Dist. Congressional seat. Pence’s visit comes less than two weeks after President Donald Trump spoke at a rally for both in Topeka.
A Kansas woman was seriously injured in a workplace accident. According to Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan, a work crew was using a tractor to power an auger while digging fence post holes at a KOA Campground located near Salina. The woman’s jacket became caught in the tractor’s PTO shaft. As it continued to spin it severed her left arm. Her right arm was also badly injured. The 50-year-old woman was transported by EMS to Salina Regional Health Center, then transferred to a Wichita hospital.
A Kansas sheriff deputy who was shot continues to recover at home. Undersheriff Kim Ost and another deputy were shot at the sheriff’s office inside the Jewell County Sheriff’s Office in late August. The shooter later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a high speed pursuit. The Jewell County Sheriff’s Office shared a photo of the recovering undersheriff wearing a thin blue line t-shirt that reads, “WE GOT THIS.” His left foot is in a cast and he’s sitting down with his foot propped up. A fund to help cover the expenses for the injured deputies has been set up at the State Exchange Bank in Mankato.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism Tuesday dumped thousands of Walleye into El Dorado Lake. Stocking the lake with the popular fish is part of the department’s effort to provide anglers with better recreational fishing. As part of the program, the fish, hatched this spring, grew at the Milford Hatchery for about six months before Tuesday’s move to El Dorado Lake. In all, biologists released more than 5,000 fish into the lake Tuesday and say they plan to do the same at reservoirs across Kansas.
A child was struck by a vehicle in the Eastern Kansas community of Paola. Police say a 12-year-old boy was struck by an SUV yesterday. The suspect fled from the scene, and the child was taken to a hospital.
One of the last remaining drive-in movie theaters in Kansas is going out of business. The owners of the Starlite Drive-In in Wichita says it is permanently closing. An auction for the theater’s equipment will take place in November. This leaves four drive-in movie theatres left in Kansas. They are located in Dodge City, Kanapolis, Merriam, and Paola.