Sentencing is set for September 30th for the teenager convicted of first degree murder, arson, and attempted murder counts in Hutchinson. He was 14 when prosecutors claimed he started the fire that killed his mom and sister, while his father got out okay. The jury deliberated for roughly 3 hours before reaching the verdict.
Kansas partners with federal agencies to try to keep the state’s voter database safe as the FBI investigates security breaches in Illinois and in Arizona. Kansas uses the same software vendor as Arizona for its database, but reportedly has an extra layer of security.
No damage or injuries following a magnitude 3.2 earthquake in Ellis County yesterday. It was centered four miles northwest of Ellis, and was felt in a good chunk of the region. Three more quakes were recorded just across the state line in Oklahoma.
Opponents of concealed weapons on college campuses are preparing for another fight against the law before it kicks in next July. State run universities have to allow concealed weapons next year. Some lawmakers are considering a fight next legislative session to scrap that.
Federal labor authorities claim a concrete company owned by members of a polygamous Mormon sect in Utah is putting underage workers on the job for long hours in hazardous conditions with little pay in spots around the country. Prosecutors claim Phaze Concrete used child labor for at least one job in Kansas, building a Scheels sporting goods store. The boys in question were as young as 12.