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Man found dead from gunshot wound in Sherman County…and other headlines: December 28, 2016

andy lambertDecember 28, 2016
Investigators continue looking for clues in Sherman County after a suspicious vehicle call turned up a man, dead of a gunshot wound. They’re asking anyone who knows anything in the case to come forward.
Kansas high school students will now get projected ACT test scores along with their state exam results. The pilot program involved ten school districts, where researchers at KU studied the correlation between 10th grade assessment numbers and ACT scores. Going forward, anybody who completes the 10th grade assessment will automatically get the estimated ACT score.
A federal judge tosses out the lawsuit from a Garden City woman who targeted the state when her son was removed from her home after he mentioned in class that she used marijuana. The suit claimed the state agencies denied her civil rights by not letting her use marijuana for her Crohn’s disease and by questioning her son without permission. The judge tossed the suit on the grounds that medical marijuana isn’t legal here and the agencies have immunity anyway.
K-State’s president says enrollment for the Fall semester fell short of expectations. The several-hundred-student shortfall makes for a roughly $5 million hit to the school’s budget, and the president says they’ll wait for the Spring numbers before deciding if there’ll be any cuts to expenses, including possible layoffs.
A now-former Coffey County sheriff’s deputy is facing child sex charges after a KBI investigation prompted by that deputy’s own office. Matthew Vander Linden had been with the sheriff’s office for more than two years, but was sacked once the charges were filed. They include sexual exploitation and electronic solicitation counts.

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