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Headlines for Saturday, March 15, 2014

KPR-News-SummaryBoard to Appeal Abortion Referral Decision

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas medical board plans to appeal a court order overturning its revocation of a doctor's license over her referrals of young patients for late-term abortions. The State Board of Healing Arts made the decision yesterday (FRI) to take the case of Doctor Ann Kristin Neuhaus  of Nortonville to the Kansas Court of Appeals.


Topeka Man To Be Charged in "Voodoo" Murder

LYNDON, Kan. (AP) — A former Topeka man will be tried for the 2011 killing of another man whose head was severed in what witnesses described as a voodoo ritual. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports 29-year-old James Paul Harris was bound over for trial following a hearing yesterday (FRI) in Osage County District Court. Harris is charged with first-degree murder in the 2011 slaying of 50-year-old Topeka resident James Gerety.


OP Police Investigating Child's Sexual Assault

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Police in a northeast Kansas community are investigating a report of a sexual assault on an 11-year-old girl. Overland Park police said the incident was reported in an apartment complex yesterday morning (FRI) while the girl was walking to a bus stop.


Leavenworth Escapee Found after 40 Years

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In the nearly 40 years after he escaped from a Kansas military prison, convicted killer James Robert Jones carved out a new life for himself in Florida. But it all came to an end Thursday when Jones — or Bruce Walter Keith, as the former Army private was known in Florida — was recaptured with the help of facial-recognition software.

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