FCC Approves Sprint Buyout
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission says it approved Softbank Corporation's bid for Sprint Nextel. The FCC gave thumbs up to the $21.6 billion deal yesterday (FRI), completing the U.S. government's review of the Japanese company's investment in Sprint. Softbank will have a 78 percent stake in Sprint, the third largest U.S. wireless carrier. Sprint is based in Overland Park.
Kansas Revenues Up
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new report shows Kansas collected nearly $87 million more in taxes than expected in the fiscal year that ended June 30th. The state Revenue Department said yesterday (FRI) that tax collections totaled about $6.2 billion in the 2013 fiscal year, nearly $160 million more than in the previous year.
Stolen Purse Contains Urn, Ashes
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita woman wants the thief who stole her purse to know she was also robbed of a very special possession: an urn with her father's ashes. Melissa Stout told KAKE-TV that her purse was stolen from her car when she and her family were downtown Thursday night to watch fireworks.
Youth Remains in Custody After Shooting
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas boy accused of killing his father during a custody exchange with the man's ex-wife will remain in juvenile detention for now. KSHB-TV reports a Johnson County judge refused yesterday (FRI) to release the 14-year-old to his mother pending his next court date on July 16th. Prosecutors have charged the boy with first-degree premeditated murder in Tuesday's fatal shooting outside a Shawnee business.