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Updated info on credit card fraud in Colby…and other headlines: March 21, 2016

andy lambertMarch 21, 2016

It’s not immediately clear if there’s a link between the latest credit card fraud report in Colby and an ongoing investigation centered on students in the dorms at Colby Community College. Police blotter shows a report taken mid-week last week, and that was after 11 warrants were served on campus, with law enforcement taking equipment to make and alter credit cards, along with clothes, shoes, and electronics.

A four-month investigation into a KU professor who used a racial slur in class determines it was used in an educational context and not intended as racist. The assistant communication studies professor at the center of the complaint was notified by the university’s Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access that she did not violate school policies.

Two teenagers walk away from a rented airplane one of them was flying when it crashed onto a golf course at Wichita. The 17-year old and his 18-year old passenger were flying from Nashville to Wichita when they crash-landed on the 14th hole at Tallgrass Country Club. Nobody on the ground hurt either.

Freedom lasts about three days for a man who got out of the Winfield Correctional Center Wednesday night. He was caught over the weekend at a relative’s house in Arkansas City. That man was scheduled to be released in October after serving time for a parole violation, but it’s likely more time will be tacked on for sneaking out.

A consultant working on a plan to clean up the former Schilling Air Force Base at Salina says work could start there by 2018. That’s sooner than folks nearby were initially told. There have been concerns at the site about contamination since the mid-90s, and a solvent known to cause cancer has been steadily moving toward city water wells.

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