A man in Topeka gets 15 months in prison for helping a would-be jihadist’s failed plot to set off what they thought was a bomb at Fort Riley. That man’s family says they’re “heartbroken.” His attorney argued that his unusual genetic personality condition made him susceptible to being manipulated. The judge agreed but said the plot could have had a “catastrophic consequence.”
Election officials in Kansas’ most populated county didn’t offer the easiest option for registering to vote until the day before voter registration ended. The American Civil Liberties Union is trying to determine whether other counties besides Johnson were doing the same thing. Johnson County election officials only offered a form that requires documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote up until Monday.
A former prison guard at the federal prison in Leavenworth gets two years of probation for accepting bribes in exchange for providing inmates with tobacco, which is prohibited behind bars. He was also ordered to do six months of house arrest and pay $4,800 in fines.
Administrators at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence claim federal investigators found a complaint about nepotism was unsubstantiated. The complaint argued Haskell President Venida Chenault committed nepotism by supervising her son, Joshua Arce, when he was appointed acting dean of students for eight months this year. The university now says the federal Office of Inspector General looked into it and determined nothing was wrong.
An indictment accuses a man in Salina of producing and distributing child porn over the course of three months this summer. He’s also facing a firearms charge. Prosecutors claim he recorded a pair of girls, 9 and 10 years old respectively, this summer.