Today in Kansas Report: May 23, 2016

andy lambertMay 23, 2016

The Kansas Board of Regents has approved a working group to study how the state’s universities respond to sexual violence and other discrimination issues. A separate group will study how to find and enroll Kansans with some college credits but no degree. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the regents approved both groups during meetings this week.

The Kansas State Historical Society plans to return human remains excavated from Native American burial sites in Kansas to two tribes. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports a state archaeologist determined in April that the remains belonged to the Kaw Nation and Kickapoo Tribe. The methods for returning the remains have not been determined.

Scary moments on I-135; a KHP trooper’s car, hit by a driver as he helped someone with a breakdown. One car clipped another, sending it barrelling toward the cruiser. The trooper jumped out of the way and wasn’t hurt, but two people in the broken-down car have minor injuries.

Police and the Humane Society have removed 65 animals from a Wellington home where officers say the floors were covered with inches of feces. 22 rabbits, 12 dogs, nine cats, three guinea pigs, three ferrets, two rats and four mice were found there, along with 10 chickens in the backyard. A neighbor says he knew things were bad when he saw officers gagging.

A new southeast Kansas museum is designed to honor people who have taken extraordinary actions to help others. The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes opens Tuesday in Fort Scott. The 6,000-square-foot museum replaces a smaller exhibit gallery that opened in 2007 in the city’s downtown. The new high-tech facility includes a 48-seat theater and a conference room.

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