A Navy seaman’s remains are returning to Kansas, 75 years after he was killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Lewis Lowell Wagoner was 20 when he was declared missing after the surprise attack that propelled the United States into World War II. Wagoner’s remains are being flown to Wichita today with a memorial and interment ceremonies tomorrow.
A 30-year-old woman pleads guilty to charges in the death of her 7-year-old stepson, whose remains were found among the family’s pigs. The charges she pled guilty to include one count of first-degree murder and two counts of abuse of a child. The murder charge carries a sentence of life without a chance for parole for at least 25 years. Sentencing is set for November 14th.
A federal judge throws out a lawsuit that claimed Emporia State University discriminated against a black assistant professor after he complained about a racial incident. The lawsuit filed by Melvin Hale last October was dismissed without prejudice, meaning it could be refiled. He claimed the school and some top administrators discriminated against him and his wife after they complained in April of last year about finding a note with a racial slur near her office.
The former president of Plains State Bank plans to change his ‘not guilty’ plea. He’s accused of helping launder drug money from Mexico’s Juarez Cartel. Prosecutors claim that man helped a couple launder nearly $7 million over the course of three years.
Several candidates running for the Kansas Legislature call for changes to the state’s policy and let people with disabilities earn more money without losing access to Medicaid. Seven candidates for state office and two candidates for federal office participated in a forum in Topeka, and many of the candidates agreed that the state shouldn’t cut aid when a person with disabilities brings in more than $725 per month.