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September 8, 2015 headlines from the Today in Kansas Report

andy lambertSeptember 8, 2015

A 60-year-old man convicted of killing a woman in Topeka back in 1973 is up for parole. She was stabbed 23 times, and he was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison after being convicted. That man got parole once before, ten years ago, but went back behind bars in 2007 for violating the terms. He’s been locked up ever since.

Closing arguments, then deliberations in the penalty phase of the Frazier Glenn Miller trial. He’s already been convicted of shooting three people to death outside a pair of Jewish sites in Overland Park. The only question now is whether the self-proclaimed white supremacist gets life in prison or the death penalty, and even then, it’s unlikely he’d ever be executed considering his advanced age and poor health.

A research center at Wichita State says Kansas’ misery index is up slightly. They’re looking at the second quarter of the year. A slight increase in unemployment took the numbers from 4.44 to 4.46, and the jobless rate is a key factor in the index, along with inflation and housing prices.

Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s deputies keep looking into the death of a woman over the weekend. Someone called 911 about a woman lying in the road near Wamego, bleeding from the head. She died before EMS got there, and had apparently been riding in a truck with a man before the accident. The whole thing is still being sorted out.

In Wichita, police look for two men who barged into a home, grabbed a 12-year old girl, and started demanding property. That’s when she hauled off and punched one of the men, and they took off running without getting a thing. She wasn’t hurt, nor were any of the other kids there.

The apologies continue in Manhattan after the K-State marching band’s halftime show Saturday. The director insists the band was trying to emulate a jayhawk doing battle with the Starship Enterprise, but the latter ended up looking more like male genitalia than anything else.

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