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Regional Headlines for Saturday, May 3, 2014


Kansas Farms Bigger, But Fewer

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new federal report says Kansas has fewer farms but the ones that remain are getting larger. The Agriculture Department has released its final 2012 Census of Agriculture showing Kansas had nearly 62,000 farms that year -- down six percent from 2007. But the average farm has grown by about 40 acres to an average of 747 acres.


Kobach Okays Roberts on GOP Primary Ballot

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he has no power to keep Kansas Senator Pat Roberts off the Republican primary ballot because of residency questions. Tea party challenger Milton Wolf claims Roberts shouldn't be on the August ballot because he doesn't live in the state. Roberts owns a home in Virginia but votes under a Dodge City address. He's seeking his fourth Senate term.


2 Men Arrested in Salina Gun Theft Ring

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Police investigating the theft of more than 100 guns from a Salina sporting goods store have arrested two Salina men. Investigators say they found two stolen guns during a traffic stop and that led them to an apartment where they found about 70 more weapons.


KU Breaks Ground on Basketball Center

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas has broken ground for a facility connected to Allen Fieldhouse that will become the new home of James Naismith's "Rules of Basket Ball." The $18 million DeBruce Center will have a training table for the Jayhawks' basketball programs and will be a student union for the south part of the KU campus.

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