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Winter Storm and other headlines for November 11, 2015

andy lambertNovember 11, 2015
Western Kansas could have blizzard conditions today as a powerful weather system sweeps out of the Rockies and across the nation’s midsection. And forecasters say an area from Nebraska to Illinois might face high winds, large hail and tornadoes Wednesday.
Frazier Glenn Cross has formally been sentenced to death. The avowed white supremacist who admitted to killing three people outside a pair of jewish facilities in Overland Park had argued that he should’ve been allowed to get a change of venue, and should’ve been allowed to consult with his standby attorneys.
The government is boosting estimates for the size of the nation’s corn and soybean crop. Farmers could have their third-largest corn crop on record — 13.7 billion bushels — and a record soybean crop of almost 4 billion bushels.
A report from a nonprofit group in Washington gives Kansas a failing grade for government transparency. The Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity points to the centralization of power in the executive branch and the Governmental Ethics Commission’s inability to audit lawmakers’ financial disclosures. Secretary of State Kris Kobach says the group’s report is flawed.
The Kansas State Board of Education says it opposes a bill that would allow high schools to recruit athletes from home schools and private schools. The bill passed the state Senate earlier this year but the House never acted on it. It remains alive for the next session.
A Kansas gun dealer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for bribing employees of the gun maker Glock. Federal prosecutors say John Ralph III admitted he paid about $900,000 in exchange for preferential treatment. He owned Olathe-based Global Guns & Hunting. A former Glock sales manager also pleaded guilty in the case and got an 18-month sentence.

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