Man arrested after chase accused of looting Evergy warehouse


SALINA — A man arrested after a chase by the sheriff’s office that ended in Salina has had additional requested charges from the Salina Police Department.


Police said Tanner Wheeler, 24, of Salina, who was arrested by the Saline County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday morning, had several stolen tools in the car he was driving during the chase.


According to police, the items were taken Monday night from an Evergy substation warehouse, 429 N. 2nd St.


The total value of all the tools recovered is $17,800. Items recovered in the vehicle included a hydraulic press head and case valued at $1,300, a hydraulic pump and case valued at $6,000, gas analyzer valued at $4,000, electrical line connectors valued at $3,000 and multiple other tools.


Police said the additional requested charges are for burglary, theft and criminal damage to property.


College adjusts by offering virtual visits


PITTSBURG — As Pittsburg State University began making plans to close campus operations in response to COVID-19, Scott Donaldson was transitioning the Office of Admission from its usual customized, in-person visits and large-scale events like Rumble in the Jungle into a virtual world.


“We know that high school graduates still want to go to school in August and they still need to be able to explore their options,” said Donaldson, admissions director.


The newly created Office of Admission Virtual Resources landing page, admission.pittstate.edu/virtual-resources, offers online appointments, utilizes Zoom so students can visit one-on-one with recruiters, has an instant messaging option for answers to quick questions, and includes 360-degree virtual campus tours and other resources.


“The University might look like it’s closed, but we’re still here to serve students who need us,” Donaldson said.