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Injury in I-70 rollover east of Levant; Today in Kansas Report, November 19, 2015

andy lambertNovember 19, 2015

One person from Honduras goes to the hospital after the van they were riding in flipped on I-70 west of Colby. The driver was headed east when he lost control at the Levant exit, ran into a ditch, flipped and skidded into a sign. Four others, including the driver, weren’t hurt.

A plan at KU to require “inclusion and belonging” training for everyone on campus is drawing criticism from some Republican legislators, arguing the training will become an effort to squelch conservative thought. The chancellor insists that won’t happen and notes that quite a few businesses have training like that, too.

There’s a rash of burglaries in rural Reno County. Someone will knock on the door, and if there’s nobody home, break in and steal things. Seven break-ins in the past few weeks are believed to be linked. Jewelry, tools, and firearms are among the things that have been taken.

A jewelry store owner gets a year and a day in federal prison and has to forfeit $130-thousand for buying jewelry that he knew had been stolen in home invasions. That man from Silver Lake pled guilty over the summer. Prosecutors claim he paid a fraction of the value of the jewelry at Diamond House in Topeka, melted it down and sold it for scrap.

The doctor accused of molesting a teenage boy at his home in Junction City appears in court for a preliminary hearing. The boy’s father told the court Dr. Allan Holiday admitted to touching his son inappropriately, and that he secretly recorded the conversation. Holiday is also accused of violating the terms of his bail.

The Kansas agency that investigates child abuse plans to lower the standard of evidence needed to substantiate a claim. The idea is to make it easier for the agency to get people accused of abusing or neglecting a child onto a state registry barring them from working or living in a child care facility. Right now the standard is “clear and convincing” while the plan is to switch to “preponderance of evidence.”

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