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Regional Headlines for Saturday, December 8, 2012




Chiefs Establish Fund for Belcher Child

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs say they have established a trust fund for the 3-month-old girl left without parents when linebacker Jovan Belcher shot her mother and then killed himself. The Chiefs announced yesterday that the Zoey Michelle Belcher Irrevocable Trust will be established with contributions from the Hunt family, who own the team, as well as Chiefs players, coaches and staff.


KC Group Receives EPA Grant for Migrant Workers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City-based group that works with migrant farmworkers is receiving a $23,110 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The agency announced this week that the Migrant Farmworkers Project was among 50 recipients of grants totaling $1.2 million.


NE Kansas Man Pleads Guilty in Double Fatality

 OSKALOOSA, Kan. (AP) — A 32-year-old northeast Kansas man has pleaded guilty in Jefferson County District Court to two counts of involuntary manslaughter for an accident that killed two people in March. Brian Keefe also pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of driving under the influence.


Salina Woman Ticketed After Car Stolen

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A Salina woman whose car was stolen after she left it running to warm up has been ticketed for leaving her vehicle unattended. The Salina Journal reports the woman's 1998 Chevrolet Lumina was stolen at 6:45 a.m. Thursday and found about four hours later a block-and-a-half away with its stereo missing. Also missing from the car was a diaper bag containing a wallet.


Film Crew Looks for Kansas Bigfoot

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A film crew for an Animal Planet network show is coming to Kansas next month to look for evidence that Bigfoot might be roaming the state. "Finding Bigfoot" producer Sean Mantooth says the TV crew will be in the Wichita area in late January to film scenes for the show. He wouldn't say where the hunt will take place because he doesn't want anyone to try to pull a hoax.


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