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Regional Headlines for Saturday, February 8, 2014


Wichita Robber Hides Behind Memorable "Mask"

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Wichita say an armed robber made a strong impression with his choice of a mask: a pair of gray boxer shorts pulled over his face. The holdup occurred Thursday evening at a Family Dollar store in the eastern part of Wichita while two people were inside. The robber fled with a small amount of cash.


Tennessee Store Re-Opens After Crash Kills Kansans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The YMCA in West Nashville, Tennessee that was the site of a small plane crash on Monday night has reopened. Police said yesterday afternoon that the crash killed a feedlot owner from Pawnee Rock, Kansas along with his wife and the couple's daughter and granddaughter. The four had been traveling to Tennessee for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association Trade Show.


University Officials Lobby for Streamlining On-line Courses

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill before the Kansas Legislature would allow the state's universities to streamline efforts to offer online courses to out-of-state students. University officials testified in support of the bill Thursday in the Kansas House. The Lawrence Journal-World reports it would allow Kansas to join a regional group of states that would establish standards for online courses.


House Considers Easing Home-Brew Restrictions

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas House is considering legislation to lessen restrictions on people who brew beer, wine and cider at home so that they can legally enter competitions. House members gave the bill first-round approval yesterday (FRI) on a voice vote, setting up a final vote on Monday.


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