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Dry conditions cause fire that destroys home in eastern Colorado…and other headlines: November 1, 2016

andy lambertNovember 1, 2016
Abnormally warm, dry weather continues across much of western Kansas and that’s raising concerns about grass fires. Just across the border in northeast Colorado a fire destroyed a home near Yuma and charred more than 500 acres.
Congressman Kevin Yoder’s campaign raised more than $508,000 in cash contributions last month. More than two dozen other Republican members of Congress are helping him fight an effort by the Democratic Party to unseat him in his district.
One of three men accused of plotting to bomb an apartment complex in Garden City where 120 Somali immigrants live says federal prosecutors didn’t share their evidence with his attorney until 10 minutes before a detention hearing, and calls the proceeding ‘ridiculous’. He says he would like to give his side of the story on the charges, but he needs to talk it over with his lawyer to find out if that would cause an issue for his defense.
A teenager from Lawrence who’s accused of killing his grandmother will be tried as an adult. A judge in Douglas County issued that ruling in the case that dates back to December. That woman in her late 60s was found dead in her apartment.
It appears three people found shot to death outside a home in Harvey County were targeted and not victims of a murder-suicide. All three were adults, including a couple in their 30’s. The sheriff says an 18-month-old child who was found inside the home is with relatives and wasn’t hurt.
An official with the Kansas secretary of state’s office says ballot selfies are legal here after all. It’s a felony to disclose a ballot’s contents in Kansas, but that only applies to elections officials and not the voters.

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