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Rollover accident in Gove County sends two to hospital…and other headlines: August 16, 2017

andy lambertAugust 16, 2017
Two people are in the hospital after a rollover accident on old highway 40 west of Grainfield. The driver from Grinnell lost control, ran into a ditch and rolled the SUV. She and a passenger from Oakley were taken to the hospital.
Kansas joins 13 other states in an interstate first-responder communications network that lets public safety agencies communicate across jurisdictions during emergencies. It’s called FirstNet and AT&T will build the statewide broadband network. Governor Brownback says FirstNet will help in natural disasters such as wildfires, tornadoes and ice storms.
The Stafford County Sheriff says the body of a county commissioner has been found underneath an overturned lawnmower. The sheriff says 42-year-old Shane Landon Stimatze was found dead Monday morning under the mower in a pond in rural St. John.
Former Lawrence mayor Jeremy Farmer gets 10 months in federal prison for embezzling money from a food bank. He was also ordered to pay back the $81-thousand he took from the nonprofit Just Food when he was the organization’s executive director. Farmer also will be on two years of supervised release after prison.
10 years of supervised release is the sentence for a woman who claims she got prescriptions for more than 8,800 oxycodone pills from a doctor in Wichita, taking most and selling the rest. Dr. Steven Henson is awaiting trial. Six others from Topeka, Shawnee, Whitewater, and Newton await sentencing for their roles in the ring.
AGCO confirms temporary layoffs of about 200 positions in Hesston. The furloughs vary from 1 to 4 months, and the company says the workers will remain eligible for medical benefits in that time. AGCO expects a pickup in demand after the first of the year.

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