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KBI involved with investigation of CCC students…plus other headlines: March 17, 2016

andy lambertMarch 17, 2016
The investigation ramps up into potential credit card fraud in the dorms at Colby Community College. As many as ten students could be involved, and eleven search warrants were served. The KBI is involved now. Clothing, shoes, and electronics were also taken as evidence but it’s unclear how those could be connected.

A man from Missouri, taken to CMCI in Colby after running off I-70 near Mingo. His car hit a culvert in the median and flipped end-over-end a number of times. The KHP reports that man didn’t have a seat belt on.
Kansas lawmakers have approved a long-delayed proposal allowing faith-based groups on college campuses to restrict their membership to like-minded people. The Republican-controlled House voted 81-41 on Wednesday to send the bill to Gov. Sam Brownback. The bill had been dormant in the Legislature for almost a year.
A Republican state senator suggests that Kansas move to consolidate public school districts as it works to make education funding fairer. Sen. Steve Fitzgerald of Leavenworth raised the issue Wednesday during a committee hearing on a bill to redistribute $39 million during the 2016-17 school year. He says school funding would be less volatile with fewer but larger districts.
Three Democratic lawmakers say the head of a state agency should resign over her endorsement of Donald Trump for president. Adrienne Foster leads an agency that deals with Hispanic affairs. A spokeswoman for the governor says Foster made personal comments in support of Trump when responding to a newspaper reporter’s posting on Facebook.
Kansas House member John Rubin isn’t quitting after all. The Shawnee Republican said he was resigning after being stripped of his committee chairmanship this week but changed his mind after talking with his wife and former lawmakers. House Speaker Ray Merrick took away the chairmanship after Rubin tried force a House debate on legislation that Merrick said could damage state-owned casinos.
A Washburn University graduate assistant football coach has been charged with aggravated kidnapping and rape. Shawnee County court records show charges were filed after a woman went to police Sunday and said she was kidnapped from a bar and taken to that man’s home where she was attacked. He is free on bond.

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