Law enforcement report
A 52-year-old Lawrence man told police he was grabbed by the neck and hit by a man about 8:15 p.m. Friday in the Lawrence Riverfront Park. Police reported that the victim told officers the man told him he was going to "blow off" the victim's head and that he had a gun. Police Sgt. Ron Dalquest said officers have not identified a suspect. The victim, he said, did not see a gun. The man took $50 in cash and a wallet valued at $10 from the victim, the report said.
Dennis Lederer, 24, rural Baldwin, was being evaluated late Saturday at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Lederer was pinned under a tractor at 4:27 p.m. Saturday in a field near the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and U.S. Highway 56, commonly known as Baldwin Junction. According to a news release issued by Douglas County sheriff's Sgt. David Brown, Lederer was standing on the tractor and was cutting trees when his tractor overturned and pinned him. Lederer was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by Douglas County ambulance workers and then transferred to KUMC. A hospital spokeswoman said it was too early to give Lederer's condition because he still was undergoing tests. Condition reports
Kimberlee K. Back, 32, Oskaloosa, was listed in critical condition Saturday evening at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Topeka, where she is being treated for abdominal injuries. Back was injured in a car accident about 10:30 p.m. Friday near Olive and Lucy streets in McLouth. A St. Francis spokeswoman said Back underwent surgery Saturday.