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Regional Headlines for Saturday, June 22, 2013


Brownback to Run for Second Term

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A top political supporter confirms that Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will seek a second term next year. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the first-term Republican governor recently sent a message to supporters seeking to raise funds for the 2014 campaign. David Kensinger, who heads Brownback's political action committee, said yesterday that the governor "is actively raising funds and mobilizing grassroots supporters."


OP Abortion Providers File Suit Against New Law

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas doctors have filed suit in state court challenging a sweeping, new anti-abortion law set to take effect in July. Doctor Herbert Hodes (HOH'-deez) and his daughter, Doctor Traci Nauser (NOW'-zhur), filed their lawsuit yesterday in Shawnee County District Court. The two doctors perform abortions at their Overland Park health center.


Investigators Target Heater in Plane Crash

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Investigators have examined a heater as they search for the cause of a plane crash in Kansas that killed four people with ties to Oklahoma's Oral Roberts University. The heater was found in the wreckage of the eight-passenger plane that crashed May 11th, 2012, near Chanute, Kansas. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a factual report this week about the crash that killed the plane's pilot and three others.

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