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Storm cleanup today after severe weather…plus other headlines: September 16, 2016

andy lambertSeptember 16, 2016
CLEANUP IS UNDERWAY IN PARTS OF NORTHWEST KANSAS AFTER SEVERE STORMS BROUGHT 80 MILE AN HOUR WIND GUSTS AND TWO-INCH HAIL TO PARTS OF THE REGION. THE COMBINATION LED TO MANY REPORTS OF BROKEN WINDOWS AND TREE, CAR, AND ROOF DAMAGE.
K-STATE RELEASES A STATEMENT DISTANCING ITSELF FROM A STUDENT’S SNAPCHAT POST THAT SHOWED THEM IN BLACKFACE. IT ALSO HAD THE CAPTION “FEELS GOOD TO FINALLY BE A (n-word)”
COLBY POLICE ARE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE SOURCE OF COUNTERFEIT CASH. THE FAKE $20’S ARE 1985 SERIES BILLS, BUT THE GIVEAWAY IS THE BORDERS ARE EITHER OFF-CENTER OR NON-EXISTENT, AND THEY ALL HAVE THE SAME SERIAL NUMBER.
A JUDGE ORDERS RELEVANT SURVEILLANCE VIDEO BE RELEASED AFTER A PROSECUTOR AND DEPUTY U.S. MARSHAL ENTERED HER CHAMBERS WITHOUT PERMISSION. SHE’S OVERSEEING A CASE OF UNAUTHORIZED ATTORNEY-CLIENT MEETING RECORDINGS AT THE PRIVATE PRISON IN LEAVENWORTH AND EVIDENCE WAS IN THE CHAMBERS AT THE TIME.
SIX FLOOD CONTROL PROJECTS IN KANSAS ARE PART OF A $10 BILLION WATER BILL PASSED BY THE U.S. SENATE. THE PROJECTS IN THE STATE INVOLVE FLOOD CONTROL FOR MANHATTAN, MERRIAM, DODSON, AND KCK. THE LEGISLATION NOW MOVES TO THE U-S SENATE.
THE FLY KANSAS AIR TOUR ITINERARY IS SET, LIFTING OFF FROM WELLINGTON ON THE 29TH WITH STOPS IN GREAT BEND, ROOKS COUNTY, DODGE CITY, SCOTT CITY, COLBY, SALINA, TOPEKA, AND NEWTON OVER THE COURSE OF THREE DAYS. MORE THAN 500 STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO VISIT THE AIRPORTS DURING THOSE TOUR STOPS, AS WELL.
A TOPEKA MAN SAYS HE’S LUCKY TO BE ALIVE AFTER BEING HIT BY LIGHTNING. IT LEFT SCORCH MARKS ON HIS SHOES, AND DESPITE HEADACHES, NAUSEA & A SORE LEG HE DOESN’T EXPECT LASTING EFFECTS.

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