MORNING-MidwestDigest-08-31-17

Steve Alexander fills in for Max Armstrong. (audio)

Steve Alexander fills in for Max Armstrong. It’s the final day of the Farm Progress Show. It brings in $10 million to the area, economist estimates.

One of the most dangerous things a police officer does is a traffic stop. An Indiana state trooper was hit by a passing car as he walked to car pulled over on Interstate 865. He was taken to the hospital and is listed in serious but stable condition.

Police are defending the decision an officer made to shoot an Evansville, Ind., man who was chasing an officer with a baseball bat.

Several elderly people around the Midwest received a call from a person posing as a sheriff deputy. The caller told them relative in jail, most often a grandchild. The caller knew the name of the grandchild. When the relative sent money, it went to scammer.

Rebecca Campbell got a piece of chicken stuck in her throat. Her 8-year-old son knew what to do. Did the Heimlich maneuver and he saved his mom’s life.

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