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Headlines for Saturday, October 4, 2014


Sprint Announces Layoffs

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Sprint Corporation the nation's third-biggest cellphone carrier, is cutting an unspecified number of jobs this month to reduce costs as it tries to better compete with AT and T and Verizon, and hinted that more layoffs are possible. The Overland Park-based company has posted billions in losses for the past several fiscal years as subscribers canceled contracts.


Projected Budget Shortfall Deepens

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A budget shortfall predicted for Kansas for July 2016 has grown to $260 million after tax collections fell short of expectations during the past three months. The previous figure from the Legislature's nonpartisan research staff was $238 million. But researchers noted that tax collections in July, August and September fell a total of $22 million short of expectations. The Legislative Research Department confirmed the new figure yesterday (FRI).


Wichita Police Search for Attacker of 100-Year-Old

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are looking for one or more intruders who they say broke into the Wichita home of a 100-year-old woman and sexually assaulted her. Police told reporters yesterday (FRI) that the victim walked to a neighbor's house Tuesday morning, saying there were two people inside her home. The woman told police she was awakened and attacked during the night by intruders.


Life Sentence for Topeka Murderer

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 30-year-old Topeka man was sentenced yesterday (FRI) to life in prison for strangling a woman in a motel last year. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Andrew Charles Redick was found guilty August 12th of premeditated first-degree murder and arson in the death of Lena Ann Keithley last November.

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