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Regional Headlines for Saturday, March 23, 2013

KPR-News-SummaryCourt Reinstates Drunk-Driving Suspension on Reservation

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered state revenue officials to reinstate the driver's license of a man arrested for drunken driving on an Indian reservation. The court ruled yesterday that the Kansas law allowing the Department of Revenue to suspend the licenses of drivers with certain blood-alcohol levels only applies to arrests made by officers on roadways "in the state."


Mission Hills Couple Plead Guilty to Health Care Fraud 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas couple who ran a medical clinic in Kansas City, Missouri have pleaded guilty to health care fraud and filing false tax returns. The U.S. Attorney's office says that 76-year-old Carol Ryser and 68-year-old Michael Ryser of Mission Hills, Kansas entered the pleas yesterday.


Fourth Defendant Pleads Guilty in Topeka Shooting

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The last of four defendants in a shooting death near a Topeka high school has entered a plea. Twenty-three-year-old Coty Newman of Topeka pleaded guilty yesterday to felony first-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. Twenty-year-old Matthew Mitchell was killed in October 2010 near Topeka West High School. A 17-year-old friend of Mitchell's survived after being shot five times during a botched drug sale.

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