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Man would rather be in jail than live with wife…and other headlines: September 8, 2016

andy lambertSeptember 8, 2016
A 70-year-old man accused of robbing a bank in Kansas City Kansas told investigators he would rather be imprisoned than live with his wife. Court documents say that man demanded cash from a bank teller, saying he had a gun. He took the money and went to sit in the lobby where officers found him quickly. He told investigators that he told his wife he would “rather be in jail than at home.”
A federal judge plans to appoint an expert to deterine how prevalent the Sixth Amendent violations are at a private prison in Leavenworth. Workers secretly recorded meetings and phone calls between inmates and their lawyers, a violation of attorney-client privilege.
Officials declare a state of disaster in Ellis and Russell Counties after several days of rain. Some areas got more than 8 inches of rainfall between Saturday night and Tuesday, and there’s been enough flooding that it’s hard to know exactly how many roads and bridges have been washed out.
A judge rules the 17-year old convicted in the arson deaths of his mom and sister will stay in juvenile detention in Reno County. He’ll also undergo another mental evaluation before the sentence is handed down, and that could take four months.
Lawmakers are raising questions as the Brownback administration works to overhaul the state’s protocol for employee layoffs and rehiring. Legislators on a regulatory advisory committee are studying the plan for changing policies on employee layoffs and rehiring, annual performance ratings, and donating unused sick leave. Some lawmakers claim the proposed regulations are too vague and could be changed to weaken the most experienced workers’ standing.

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