One dead and one in custody after suspected shooting in Liberal…and other headlines: August 29, 2016

andy lambertAugust 29, 2016
One man is dead and another, injured after a shooting in Liberal. A suspect was arrested in rural Seward County several hours after a dispute among several people in a parking lot. A 24-year-old man died. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death. A 20-year-old man was treated and released for gunshot wounds.
State and Riley County health officials are working to determine why more than two dozen Manhattan High School students got sick last week. The high school reported Friday that the students had been sent home after reporting nausea and vomiting. 16 were sent home Monday through Thursday, while 19 either called out or went hom early Friday.
The state is rolling out a system designed to make it easier to track inmates in county jails. 19 counties are already online with the system, with the other 86 joining in the next two years. Victims can get updates online or via phone when an inmate’s status is changed.
An audit finds some law enforcement agencies in Kansas are taking advantage of vague state forfeiture laws to use the proceeds to pay for salaries and other apparent operating expenses. Kansas is one of just a handful of states that don’t require someone to be convicted of a crime before their property can be seized. Critics argue that creates an incentive for law enforcement to seize property when budgets are tight.
Hundreds of people turn out in Wichita to honor native son Nico Hernandez for winning a bronze medal in the summer Olympics. The city threw a parade and several speakers praised his character and work ethic at an event at North High School. Then, he received a key to the city and a surprise offer of a full-ride scholarship to Wichita State University.

 

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