Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Sunday, 14 February 2016
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Sunday
Low  33°
High 60°
Monday
Low  38°
High 67°
Tuesday
Low  36°
High 65°
Wednesday
Low  42°
High 72°
Thursday
Low  47°
High 83°
Friday
Low  38°
High 73°
Saturday
Low  42°
High 74°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 30°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Photographer Arrested For Paragliding Over Feedlot
07/10/2013

Finney County authorities say a freelance photographer working for National Geographic was arrested and briefly detained after he shot pictures of a feedlot near Garden City while on a paraglider.

George Steinmetz, of Glenn Ridge, N.J., and his paraglider instructor, Wei Zhang, of Beijing, China, were arrested for misdemeanor criminal trespass on June 28 after flying over the feedlot. The Hutchinson News reports they were held briefly in the Finney County jail before each paid a $270 bond and were released.

Finney County Sheriff Kevin Bascue says Steinmetz and Zhang didn't have permission to launch their paraglider from private property and they didn't tell anyone they were going to take photos from the air.

National Geographic spokeswoman Beth Foster says the organization doesn't believe Steinmetz broke the law.

© AP/KAKE
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
UPDATE: Liberal Kenworth Catches Fire
Torres Taken into Custody Wednesday, Makes First Appearence
Amparan Crowned New Miss Liberal
Parsons Time Not Enough for Record Setting Olney
2016 Babycakes Is Born
LFD Report On Kenworth Fire
USPS Offers Pancake Day Cancellation
2016 Pancake Day Parade Results
Southern Pioneer Electric’s H.U.G.S Team Donates to Southwest Sexual Assault Services
2016 Pancake Day Talent Show Winners
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Tim's Big Heart and Daniel's Big Nigh Highlight Homecoming
Triple the Pleasure the Redskins on Homecoming
Lady Skins Hold Off Hays on Homecoming
Friday's Scores
Diamond Bailey is Mead Lumber Athlete of the Week  
High School Juniors Win Cooperative Leadership Trip
Seward County United Way Surpasses Goal
2016 Babycakes Is Born
Friday's Games
Great Bend Edges LHS Bowling at Ayr Lanes
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2016 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group