STRONG CITY, Kan. (KSNW) – A Chase County man died after the truck he was driving crossed the center line and hit a semi east of Strong City.
The Chase County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident in a construction zone on Highway 50 near mile maker 328. It happened around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon. Highway 50 was closed at Strong City for a time.
Sheriff Richard Dorneker says a 2015 Dodge pick-up truck was traveling westbound on U.S. 50 and crossed the highway’s center line and crashed into an eastbound semi truck. The pickup truck was driven by 72-year-old, William Lamey of Elmdale, Kansas. Thirty-five-year-old Gilberto Cisneros of Emporia was driving the 2004 Kenworth semi. Lamey was pronounced dead at the scene. Cisneros was taken to Newman Regional Health in Emporia.
Multiple agencies responded to the accident including Chase County’s Fire and Rescue, EMS, the Kansas Department of Transportation, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Critical Highway Accident Response Team.
SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Kansas City officer has shot at a suspect who then fled in a vehicle and remains at large.
Police said in a news release that it’s not clear whether the suspect was injured Thursday during the failed arrest attempt at a Shawnee convenience store.
The release says an officer from Shawnee asked for help from an officer from neighboring Lenexa after checking a license plate. The check showed that a person associated with the vehicle had an outstanding warrant.
While attempting an arrest, the Lenexa officer fired his weapon. The release offered no other details about what led up to the shooting or the warrant.
The Lenexa officer suffered minor scrapes and has been placed on paid leave amid an investigation. The other officer wasn’t hurt.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has dominated the Twitter conversation surrounding the third and final presidential debate.
Twitter says that the Republican nominee was the subject of nearly 60 percent of the tweets sent about the candidates.
The social media platform says the top tweeted moment was Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s discussion about treatment of women. The second most tweeted was Trump’s refusal to say if he’ll accept the results of the election should he lose.
According to Google Trends, the top issues researched were both candidates’ stances on abortion, immigration and guns. It says people also googled the Clinton foundation, Trump’s position on the Iraq war, and questions regarding Clinton’s emails during her time as secretary of state.
Halloween is just around the corner, and this year Americans are getting the whole family involved including their pets.
“Going out trick-or-treating with them is part of the experience, or going out to Halloween doggie parties,” says Ana Smith of the National Retail Federation
But pets aren’t always as thrilled as we are about dressing up.
“I think the most important thing is that the dog is comfortable, that they can walk full stride and not be restricted,” says trainer Caitlin Cornwell, the “Dog Wizard”.
Get the right fit by considering breed, weight and measurements when sizing a store-bought costume. Be sure the animal can see, breathe and drink normally, and just know some may not be on board.
If your pet seems stressed, consider a simpler option.
“Think about making your own costume, like you can use pet friendly paint on a black dog to make a zebra, rather than the whole costume,” Cornwell says.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News’ Chris Wallace worked hard to keep the final presidential debate substantive with tough questions to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but it was the simplest of queries that extracted the biggest headline.
Noting Trump’s claims Wednesday night that the election was being rigged against him, Wallace asked the Republican whether he would accept the results win or lose, saying GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence had said that he would. When Trump answered that “we will look at it at the time,” Wallace seemed incredulous.
The veteran newsman pointed out that a peaceful transition of power is one of the nation’s longest traditions, no matter how tough the campaign.
“Are you saying you’re not prepared to commit to that principle?” Wallace asked.
Answered Trump: “I will keep you in suspense.”
Wallace walked the finest of lines during a campaign where debate moderators received an intense focus. As the first-ever general election moderator of Fox News, he had the hopes of an organization in the midst of a tough year riding on him along with additional baggage. Fox critics worried that he’d go easy on Trump because of the GOP bent of Fox’s prime-time lineup.
He kept things straight and issue-oriented and rode herd on the audience and candidates to keep control. Wallace promised he would not take on the role of fact-checker and largely adhered to that, although he had one nasty exchange with Trump in correcting the candidate on statements made in Syria in the last debate.
Wallace tended to open a subject area with a general question before boring in on specifics to each candidate. For instance, he asked each candidate about their philosophies in naming Supreme Court justices, then moved in to ask Clinton about partial-birth abortions and Trump about whether he sought to overturn Roe vs. Wade.
“It was a fair and balanced debate,” said Megyn Kelly, Wallace’s Fox colleague. “He pressed both sides.”
Wallace asked Trump about the Republican’s denials that he had groped or made unwelcome advances to women. Several women have come forward with stories following the release of a lewd “Access Hollywood” tape where Trump bragged of touching women against their will, after Trump denied that he had engaged in the conduct.
“Why would so many different women from so many different circumstances over so many different years, why would they all in the last couple of weeks … make up these stories?” Wallace asked him.
When Trump claimed that “nobody has more respect for women than I do,” some audience members in Las Vegas laughed — and Wallace was quick to scold them. “Please, everybody,” he said.
While Trump twice made it a point to thank Wallace for questions posed to Clinton — including the former secretary of state’s claims in a leaked email about free trade — the Republican seemed visibly angry when the newsman tried to correct him on points made about Syria in a previous debate.
“If I may finish the question,” Wallace said.
His toughest exchange with Clinton came when he asked the Democrat about “pay-to-play” charges surrounding people who made contributions to the Clinton foundation. When Clinton answered by praising the work the Clinton foundation had done, Wallace interrupted her with a reminder to answer the question posed. She didn’t get the chance, since Trump interrupted at about the same time, and Wallace turned to him for a rebuttal.
While occasionally wordy, Wallace’s questions seemed designed to get the candidates talking and he mostly let them go at it. The candidates — typical for most debates — bulldozed past his questions at times but there seemed fewer interruptions than in the previous two debates.
The first debate, moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt, reached a record-setting audience of 84 million people. Last week’s second debate with CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC’s Martha Raddatz sharing the journalists’ duties reached 66.5 million. Ratings for Wednesday’s debate will be released Thursday.