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Regional Headlines for Sunday, July 22, 2012

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A man has been arrested in a police chase that left two Wichita officers injured and their vehicle in flames. The injured officers had been staking out a suspected drug house when a suspicious pickup truck took off around 1:30a.m. Saturday morning. Wichita police Sergeant Bruce Watts says the truck pulled over before speeding backward and ramming the officers' vehicle. The officers were treated for minor injuries at a hospital and released. Other officers took over the pursuit, which ended when the pickup slammed into a tree and the two men inside ran away. Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies acting on a tip arrested one suspect near the town of Goddard, about 15 miles from Wichita. The arrest took place around 8:30a.m. yesterday morning. Authorities are still looking for the second suspect. 


Law Enforcement Agencies Looking For KS Highway Patrolman Imposter

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas law enforcement agencies are looking for a man posing as a Highway Patrol trooper who pulled over a driver in southern Kansas and handcuffed him, then rifled through his vehicle before freeing the man and taking off. Officials say it's too early to know if the July 16th incident Monday in Kingman County is related to one earlier this month on the eastern side of the state in which an 18-year-old woman said an impersonator sexually assaulted her. Osawatomie police detective Donnie Basore says he's still investigating the July 2nd stop that happened around 10p.m. in Miami County. The incident Monday happened around 2:30p.m. on Kansas 14, two miles northwest of Nashville, Kansas. Kingman County Sheriff Randy Hill says the imposter is considered armed and dangerous. 


Wichita Man Drowns in Backyard Pool

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A 48-year-old man has drowned in a backyard pool in the southern part of Wichita. The man was found around 8:30a.m. Saturday morning floating in the above-ground pool. Wichita police Sergeant Bruce Watts says the man was a neighbor who had a "history of medical issues." No foul play is suspected. The name of the victim was not immediately released, pending notification of relatives. 













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