Rollover Crash in Sherman County…and other headlines: February 8, 2016

andy lambertFebruary 8, 2016

A rollover crash in Sherman County leaves the driver with only minor injuries. It’s believed some snow blew back onto the roadway and melted, only to refreeze after dark and cause an icy patch which led to the wreck. Alcohol’s been ruled out as a factor.

The executive director of Governor Brownback’s Council of Economic Advisors is accused of driving drunk. Stanley Ahlerich was arrested early Saturday and posted $1,000 bond an hour later. He’s been the head of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors since it was formed in 2011.

Law enforcement would be required to record some interrogations under a bill influenced by the case of a man who spent nearly 16 years behind bars for a murder his brother eventually admitted to committing. He was released in December. A separate piece of legislation would make him eligible for up to $235k in compensation. That comes out to $14,700 per year, which critics call insulting.

An investigation reveals just two of the state’s regents universities provide lists of registered sex offenders on campus via the internet. K-U and K-State both have that, and the latter is the only one to include mugshots. The websites for the other four schools in the system direct people to campus police stations to pick up a copy of the list in person, and they’d have to then go to the KBI’s database to look up mugshots.

The head of the Kansas House education committee says the school consolidation bill won’t go up for a vote. The proposal would drop the number of districts from 286 to 132 statewide, leaving most counties with just one school system. The head of the committee says there are too many unknowns with the bill, including if it would really save the kind of money supporters expect.

Norovirus has now been confirmed in three separate locations in Overland Park, a dinner theater, a restaurant, and a hospital. 18 people showed symptoms of the disease late last week at that hospital in the KU system, while at least one confirmed case of norovirus has been linked back to a Buffalo Wild Wings.




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