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Democratic lawmakers in KS pushing for special legislative session: June 6, 2016

andy lambertJune 6, 2016

Kansas Democratic lawmakers have been circulating a petition to force a special legislative session to address school funding. The move comes after the Kansas Supreme Court rejected the Legislature’s latest attempt to enact a constitutionally equitable school funding system. Lawmakers still have a June 30 deadline, raising the possibility that schools could close if the date passes without legislative action.

Authorities find a body downstream from where they’d been searching for a missing 11-year-old boy who fell into a Kansas creek. The body was found Saturday, but police couldn’t confirm the identity or how long it had been in the water, other than to say it was a male. That 11-year old boy fell into Gypsum Creek on May 27. Crews have continued searching for him, and say the unidentified body was found about a mile downstream from the search area.

Four people are dead after two cars collided in southeast Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the accident happened outside Severy when one of the vehicles went left of the center line and hit the other car head on before catching on fire. It’s unclear what led up to the crash.

A Topeka man whose 4-year-old son was severely injured when explosives went off in his car is scheduled to enter a plea in the case. That plea hearing has been set for July 8th in Shawnee County court, where he faces several charges, including aggravated battery of a child, aggravated endangering of a child and criminal use of explosives.

A mechanical problem forces a military plane to make an emergency landing at Forbes Field in Topeka. Nobody hurt. It’s unclear exactly what went wrong.

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