From the 13 Weather Team... The National Weather Service has issued... a Winter Storm Watch for the counties of Jewell and Mitchell until 9:00 PM Thursday, and a Winter Storm Watch
More Details

Injured Kansas Pole Vaulter Still Critical

By: AP
By: AP

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) _ A Hutchinson Community College student injured while pole vaulting remains hospitalized in critical condition.

College spokesman Steve Carpenter says Monday that Chase Kear is in a drug-induced coma but is showing signs of improvement.

Carpenter says the 19-year-old student has not made any steps backward since Friday.

Kear is a sophomore from Colwich and a member of the college's track and field team. He was taken by helicopter Thursday from Gowans Stadium to a Wichita hospital after suffering a head injury at practice.

Information from: The Hutchinson News,

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 30535149 -
Gray Television, Inc.