Prosecutors claim seven people worked to smuggle drugs and contraband into the prison at Leavenworth. 28-year old Antonio Aiono is the guard at the center of the case, while three inmates and some of their family members are also believed to have been involved. Prosecutors say meth, synthetic marijuana, alcohol and cigarettes were all snuck in.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has been advising Donald Trump’s campaign on plans for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump has proposed making Mexico pay billions of dollars for the wall by threatening to cut off remittances that Mexicans living in the U.S. send back to their homeland.
A Kansas couple says the state took custody of their five kids last year because the man was using medical marijuana. But an appellate court says that’s not the reason. The court has determined Raymond and Amelia Schwab’s kids were taken away last year because of allegations of meth use and neglect. They say Raymond Schwab has tested positive for meth and other drugs.
The top federal prosecutor in Kansas is stepping down. Barry Grissom says his final day on the job will be Friday and he will return to private law practice. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Beall will take over on an acting basis.
Kansas reports a nearly five percent drop in abortions. Just shy of 7,000 of the procedures were performed in the state in 2015, with roughly half of those involving patients from out-of-state. State law requires all abortions in medical facilities be reported to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Governor Brownback signs a bill overhauling the Kansas juvenile justice system during a ceremony outside the Johnson County Courthouse. Legislators and Department of Corrections officials, on hand as well. Under the new law, more low-risk offenders will stay at home while participating in community-based programs.