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Regional Headlines for Saturday, March 10th, 2012




Santorum Speaks in Wichita Before GOP Caucuses

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is urging supporters in Kansas to speak clearly to fellow Americans about what the Heartland sees as country's future. The former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator spoke to more than 300 people in Wichita yesterday on the eve of the state's GOP presidential caucuses.


Ron Paul Draws Crowds to Topeka, Lawrence

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican candidate Ron Paul called Kansas "a fertile field" yesterday before the state's presidential caucuses. The Texas congressman told about 500 people at a downtown Topeka rally on Friday that he doesn't have winning a particular number of delegates in mind for today but "the more the merrier." The Lawrence Journal World reports that about 1000 Paul supporters turned out at the University of Kansas Lied Center yesterday (FRI) to hear the Texas congressman.  Kansas has 40 delegates up for grabs this weekend.


Separate Trials Ordered for Two Men Charged in Reno Co. Killing

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Two men accused of what authorities believe was the mistaken-identity killing of a Kansas woman will receive separate trials. A Reno County judge entered a not guilty plea yesterday on behalf of 49-year-old Billy Joe Craig, then scheduled his trial for July 17th. Thirty-two-year-old Charles Christopher Logsdon pleaded not guilty before a different judge yesterday. He'll return to court next month to have his trial scheduled.


KC School DIstrict Tries to Locate Former Students

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The unaccredited Kansas City school district is trying to locate its missing students as it seeks to reduce the number who're considered dropouts. The district is asking for volunteers to track down students during next week's spring break. The volunteers will call and visit the homes of departed students and review enrollment and transfer data from surrounding school districts.

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