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Headlines for Saturday, July 5, 2014


Suicidal Man Shot by Wichita Police

WICHITA, Kan. (AP)  A man is dead after shot being shot by police who were called to a Wichita home in response to a report of a suicidal man needing help.  When officers arrived at the home yesterday (FRI), the man ran out of the house toward them with a weapon.  Deputy Police Chief Nelson Mosley says an officer shot the man after trying unsuccessfully  to subdue him with a stun gun.


Ed Officials Call for Reforming College Remedial Ed 

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP)  Kansas education officials say the state's remedial education plan for incoming college students isn't working.  The remedial courses, sometimes called developmental education classes, are offered to students who need to improve their capacilities in math, English, or reading before taking college-level courses.  The state says 42 percent of the first-time students in two-year colleges take at least one remedial course; 16 percent of students in public, four-year colleges take at least one remedial course.  Most of those students do not graduate.  A new report recommends that the state increase funding and make changes to the program.


AG Warns of Door-to-Door Meat Salesmen

WICHITA, Kan.  (AP)  Attorney General Derek Schmidt says a pair of door-to-door meat salesmen are banned from selling meat in Kansas because of consumer protection violations.  Rodney Creighton and Christopher Maselka were operating under the name America's Choice in 1998 when a court instituted the ban.  Schmidt's office says it has received reports the two have been operating in Kansas under a variety of names, including Iowa Steak, Direct Foods, and Ur Local Butcher.


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