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KSU and other Kansas universities preparing for concealed weapons on campus…and other headlines: August 26, 2016

andy lambertAugust 26, 2016
Kansas State would allow concealed firearms in all buildings on campus under guidelines it is developing for complying with a state law. A university work group is planning a forum for September 15th before submitting the guidelines to the Kansas Board of Regents for approval. Starting in July of next year, the state’s public universities have to allow concealed weapons on campus in buildings that don’t have security measures.
A man from Wichita faces kidnapping charges, accused of taking a teenage girl from Saint Louis after meeting her on Facebook. The 49-year old faces a kidnapping a minor count as well as charges of transporting a minor across state lines to engage in sexual activity.
A 6-year old in hurt in Lawrence in a shooting that was reported as an accident. The child was taken to the hospital in an ambulance and is in stable condition. Detectives are still looking into exactly what happened.
Sentencing is now set for next month for the Topeka man who admitted to helping a jihadist’s plot to set off what the two thought was a bomb at Fort Riley. He faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty, and claims a genetic disorder makes it easy for others to take advantage of him.
The lead elephant in the 80’s flick “Smokey and the Bandit 2” is one of two new elephants at the Topeka Zoo. The 58-year-old Asian elephant named Cora arrived this week, and was joined by her longtime companion, Shannon, a 34-year-old African elephant. The zoos director says the pair took to exploring right after they were unloaded.

 

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