Gingrich Campaigns in KC Area, Criticizes Overture to Iran
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich is strongly criticizing Secretary of State John Kerry's diplomatic push for an interim nuclear deal with Iran. Gingrich made the remarks yesterday (FRI) in Overland Park while campaigning for Kansas Republican Pat Roberts' re-election to the U.S. Senate.
Sedgwick County Juvy Restraining Case Advances
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A federal appeals court has ruled that a Kansas man is entitled to a trial over his claims that the juvenile detention center in Sedgwick County violated his rights by using a restraining chair. The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals yeseterday (FRI) mostly upheld the decision by federal judge rejecting the request by the Sedgwick County Board of Commissioners and its employees to dismiss the lawsuit. The court said the defendants did not have qualified immunity.
Charges Pending Against School Bus Driver
DOUGLASS, Kan. (AP) A Kansas prosecutor is reviewing whether to file charges against the driver of a school bus that toppled into a fast-moving creek. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Kansas Highway Patrol investigated the October 31st accident at a low-water crossing in rural Butler County. The bus toppled on its side, and ten children had to sit on top of the bus until they were rescued.