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Army fires Fort Riley commander…and other headlines: September 27, 2016

andy lambertSeptember 27, 2016
The U.S. Army now says it has fired the commander of Fort Riley and is continuing an investigation that was opened last week at the base in Kansas. Details are still under wraps, with an Army spokesman only saying Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby was relieved of command due to loss of confidence in his ability to lead. He’d been in that role for just over a year.
A federal judge has ordered Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to show why he shouldn’t be held in contempt for failing to register for federal elections people who registered at motor vehicle offices without providing citizenship documents. The judge ordered Kobach to appear in her courtroom Friday to explain himself and to file a written response by Thursday. The secretary of state’s office claims its in compliance with that injunction.
A crash near Brewster lands a Goodland woman in the hospital. She was apparently passing a pair of semis on I-70 when she lost control, went between the two trucks and off into a ditch, where her car rolled. The KHP says she did have a seat belt on.
There is progress in the field, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Wheat planting in Kansas is roughly 20 percent done, with 3 percent already emerging. Farmers have also harvested 29 percent of corn and 10 percent of the sorghum crop. Soybeans are only 2 percent cut.
A year after the disappearance of a woman from Meriden police are looking at the case as homicide. Joan Rebar’s phone pings and banking activity stopped within four hours of her disappearance. More than 100 people have been interviewed along with searches via ground and air, but have so far come up completely empty.

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