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Regional Headlines for Saturday, May 5, 2012

 

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ARMY INVESTIGATES DEATH OF FORT RILEY SOLDIER

FORT RILEY, Kan. (AP) — The Army says it's investigating the death of a Fort Riley soldier from Wichita who was found unresponsive in his living quarters in Afghanistan. Thirty-two-year-old Staff Sergeant Zachary Hargrove died Thursday at a medical facility at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Fort Riley officials said yesterday that he'd served three combat tours in Iraq before his deployment to Afghanistan.

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HAWKER BEECHCRAFT TO PAY WORKERS THROUGH BANKRUPTCY

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Hawker Beechcraft says a federal bankruptcy court has granted approval for the Wichita aircraft maker to continue paying its workers. Yesterday's ruling from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York comes a day after the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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GOP LEADER ACCUSES KU MED OF RENEGING ON ABORTION DEAL

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An influential Republican Kansas House member is accusing the University of Kansas Medical Center of reneging on a deal on abortion. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lance Kinzer made the allegation yesterday during debate on a bill barring state employees from performing abortions on state time or property. Officials at the Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas had opposed the ban.

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ABORTION DEBATE DELAYS HOUSE REDISTRICTING HEARING

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House committee has put off a hearing on a new Senate redistricting map until next week. The House Redistricting Committee canceled a scheduled meeting yesterday as the chamber conducted a lengthy floor debate on abortion. The committee plans to hold the hearing on Monday. The panel is considering a map that differs from one the Senate approved earlier in the week.

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