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Details on KDOT employee killed in Sherman Co. accident…and other headlines: August 19, 2016

andy lambertAugust 19, 2016
The KDOT worker who died in Sherman County yesterday was mowing on I-70 when the mower rolled over on him. That pinned him to the ground, where he died. That man had worked for the department since 2014.
A federal prosecutor in Kansas says a prison drug-smuggling scheme in which seven people are charged actually may involve more than 90 inmates and dozens of outsiders who assisted them. The attorney prosecuting the case told a judge she assumes that more Leavenworth Detention Center employees may be charged than the one already being prosecuted, adding “new targets” of the investigation are being identified “at an alarming rate.”
A $7.5 million campaign to move the KU School of Medicine-Salina campus to downtown Salina is 84 percent of the way to its fundraising goal. The Salina Regional Health Foundation announced this week that more than $6.3 million has been raised in the Blueprint for Rural Health campaign, including a $2 million grant received last week. The foundation bought a former bank building in May for the med school’s relocation.
A Hays PD officer shoots and kills a suspect at the end of a police chase. Police claim after the chase the driver got out of the car and came toward the officer, refusing to stop despite being told to repeatedly. That’s when an officer fired a single shot, killing that man. The KBI is coming in to investigate.
A Kansas judge rules there’s enough evidence to try former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle on charges from two different cases. A judge ruled yesterday Randle can stand trial in an aggravated battery case for allegedly backing his car into three people while leaving a party in Wichita, and can also go to trial for one count of interfering with law enforcement for allegedly dodging a warrant.

 

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