$350k drug bust in southeast Kansas…and other headlines: September 30, 2016

andy lambertSeptember 30, 2016
The KBI announces more than $350-thousand dollars of drugs have been seized after a raid on a house in Pittsburg. The man who lived there is also in custody. Police found Ecstasy tablets and MDMA powder, dubbed Molly. No word what led up to the search warrant.
The police officer who shot and killed a man in Hays last month was acting in self-defense, according to prosecutors who opted not to press charges following an investigation. It was determined the man who died had already led police on a chase before trying to wrestle the officer’s gun away from him and that’s when that shot was fired into the man’s chest. The family of that man got to see the video of the incident, but it won’t be made public.
The Army names a new commander at Fort Riley, Kansas, to replace an officer who was fired Monday, just weeks before soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division deploy to Iraq. Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin is assuming command of the division, replacing Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby, who is the subject of an Army investigation and was removed from command. Grigsby had that role for just over a year.
A federal judge cancels today’s contempt hearing for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach after he agreed to concessions that will fully register and clearly notify thousands of people that they can vote in November. The ruling came just before a hearing had been scheduled for Kobach to show why he should not be held in contempt for allegedly violating that judge’s injunction regarding the voters. Those are folks who’d signed up to vote without providing citizenship papers.
A Kansas woman is found guilty of killing a man who had warned child welfare officials that she was planning to kidnap her kids from foster care and take them out of state. That woman from Scammon was found guilty of first-degree murder in the case that dates back to May of last year. Her boyfriend and co-defendant was deemed mentally unfit to stand trial and is being treated at a psychiatric hospital.




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