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Today in Kansas Report headlines: January 15, 2016

andy lambertJanuary 15, 2016
A Kansas House committee approves a bill designed to keep state courts open following a legal dispute involving the judicial branch’s budget. The measure repeals a law passed last session that threatened the court system’s entire budget through June of next year. The Appropriations Committee’s unanimous voice vote sends the bill to the full House for debate.
Kansas’ medical board is taking no action against a Planned Parenthood clinic after completing an investigation into whether illegal sales of fetal tissue are occurring. An attorney for the State Board of Healing Arts has sent a letter to Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri saying it had conducted an investigation.
A man from Missouri gets five years of probation for buying one of the shotguns a white supremacist used in a deadly attack at two Jewish sites in Overland Park. He admits lying on a federal form when he bought the gun four days before that rampage that left three people dead.
In Hutchinson, a man pleads guilty in the shooting death of a Kansas State Fair worker. The case dates back to 2013, and involves an involuntary manslaughter plea as part of a deal with prosecutors.
One of two people charged in the killing of a Wichita State University student has entered a guilty plea. That man pled guilty to second-degree murder. The victim was found shot in the parking lot of a dorm last August.
a 13-year-old boy who is accused of taking a gun to his school, arrested. That student at Abilene Middle School was walking home when he was arrested. Police claim he never threatened anyone with the weapon.
The Powerball frenzy pays off for the state. Lottery officials say sales for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing were a record $9.68 million. Two tickets worth $1 million were sold in the state. The jackpot winners weren’t here though – they’re in Tennessee, California, and Florida.

 

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