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Wichita teen to run for governor…and other headlines: August 14, 2017

andy lambertAugust 14, 2017
A Kansas teenager who won’t even be old enough to vote is running for governor. Sixteen-year-old Jack Bergerson, of Wichita, has officially filed to run as a Democrat for governor of Kansas in the 2018 election. Bryan Caskey, director of elections for the secretary of state’s office, says Kansas doesn’t set any qualifications to run for governor such as age, residency or experience. Bergerson is a junior at The Independent School in Wichita.
Kansas authorities look for a pickup truck that may be connected to a 35-year-old man’s death. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says it is trying to locate a silver 2006 Ford F-F150 truck that could be linked to the death of Matthew Schoshke in Ottawa County. Schoshke was found dead in in his home in Tescott on Saturday evening.
The fledgling drone industry is changing in Kansas, leaving some early enthusiasts to change their plans to attract more business. Those who jumped into the industry when drones first started flying in Kansas say evolving regulations and a competitive market changed their plans. For example, McPherson-based Saxon Remote Systems, changed from servicing drones to manufacturing fixed-wing drones and accessories.
A couple whose home in Johnson County was raided by a police tactical team in a botched marijuana bust five years ago will get a day in court. They were seen at a gardening store and law enforcement thought they found marijuana in their trash – turned out to be loose-leaf tea instead, and the family was growing tomatoes. The couple sued the Johnson County Board of Commissioners, the sheriff’s office and seven deputies. The suit was tossed out two years ago, but just reinstated by an appeals court.
Maine-based Farmer’s Almanac is out with its predictions for the winter. Kansas is said to be facing a cold winter with moderate snowfall, not as harsh as usual. Parts of the state are also said to be in line for wild temperature and precipitation swings. Last winter’s forceast called for heavy snow across the plains.

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