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Regional Headlines for Saturday, July 13, 2013


Brownback Leads Delegation to China

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Governor Sam Brownback is leading a Kansas delegation this weekend on trip to China to look for opportunities to expand the state's economy. Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman and Commerce Secretary Pat George also will be part of the trade mission group, which leaves today and will return Friday.


Final Hearing Held in Abortion Referral Suspension

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Attorneys for a state agency and a Kansas doctor who lost her license over referrals of young patients for late-term abortions argue in court over the reasons for the disciplinary action. Yesterday's hearing in Shawnee County District Court for Doctor Ann Kristin Neuhaus (NOO'-hows) was expected to be the final one scheduled before Judge Franklin Theis rules.


Planned Parenthood Lawsuit Hearing Postponed

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has postponed a hearing in a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood against parts of a new Kansas abortion law. Chief Judge Kathryn Vratil's decision yesterday came after attorneys for both sides asked Vratil to revise her schedule for considering the case in U.S. District Court. Vratil had scheduled a hearing for July 29th. Instead, she set a telephone conference call for that date to set a new schedule.


Olathe Man Killed Outside Oklahoma City Concert

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police say an off-duty police officer shot and killed a Kansas man outside an Oklahoma City concert. Captain Dexter Nelson said yesterday that Sergeant Paul Galyon shot 24-year-old Brian Simms Junior of Olathe, Kansas late Thursday at the Farmers Public Market in Oklahoma City.

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