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Regional Headlines for Saturday, November 16, 2013


Info Scarce in Topeka Death

Topeka, Kan. (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found by workers at a motel in south Topeka. Officers were called to the Country Club Motel around 1 p.m. Friday. Police have not named the woman, who checked into the motel Thursday afternoon. No information about a possible cause of death was released pending and autopsy.


Italian and German POWs Held at Ft. Riley to be Honored

Fort Riley, Kan. (AP) - A delegation of Italian and German military officers will take part next week in a ceremony honoring deceased prisoners of war buried at a cemetary at Fort Riley. The event Nov. 21 is part of an annual observance to honor the POWs and their contributions while in confinement at Fort Riley during World War II. Fort Riley was one of about 600 prisoner of war camps in the United States from 1943 to 1946. There were about 4,500 prisoners held at Fort Riley who performed a variety of tasks on the installation, such as farming and maintenance. The ceremony will honor the 62 German and 11 Italian soldiers buried at Fort Riley. German and Italian officers study at Fort Leavenworth will take part in the activities. 


NE Kansas Woman Will Repay $16K in Stolen Public Money

Holton, Kan. (AP) - A former employee of a northeast Kansas county has pleaded no contest to stealing $16,000 in public money. 40-year-old Janette Lyn Fund, of Delia, appeared yesterday (FRI) in Jackson County District Court. She pleaded no contest to 20felony counts of making false information and 20 midemeanor counts of theft. The prosecution says 140 additional counts were dismissed. Fund will be sentenced Dec. 13 and agreed to pay full restitution. Fund was an administrative assistand in the county's noxious weed, landfill and recycling departments from April 2011 until July, when the sheriff said she was caught with missing cash that should have been deposited. Authorities say the thefts went on for two years.


Brownback: Statehouse Renovations to Key Kansas Day Festivities

Topeka, Kan. (AP) - Gov. Sam Brownback says his office is planning a big celebration for Kansas Day to mark completion of the 13-year Statehouse renovation. Brownback says there could be a week of events leading up to the Jan. 29 dedication of the building, which has been overhauled from the dome to the basement.



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