Shawnee Co. DA Considers Senate Run
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas prosecutor says he's considering a run for the U.S. Senate next year as a Democrat. Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor confirmed yesterday (FRI) to The Associated Press that he plans to form a committee to explore a bid for the seat held by veteran Republican Pat Roberts. Roberts has held the Senate seat since 1997.
Court Rules That Airgun Not Firearm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals has ruled that an air rifle is not a firearm as defined by the state's criminal laws. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the court ruled yesterday (FRI) in the 2011 case of a man accused of pointing an air rifle at two people and threatening to shoot them.
Kiowa Co. War Memorial to be Dedicated
MULLINVILLE, Kan. (AP) — A new memorial commemorating Kiowa County's military veterans dating back to the Civil War is scheduled to be dedicated today. The Hutchinson News reports crews have placed six large engraved granite markers containing the names of about 1,800 military veterans from the county on the new memorial in Mullinville, a town of about 250 residents located about 120 miles west of Wichita.
Ark. Woman Charged in Pickup Truck Death of Kansas Man
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A Fort Smith, Arkansas woman has been charged with negligent homicide in the death of a Kansas man who was struck by the woman's pickup truck. Authorities say 51-year-old Vicki Lee Fielding was making a left-hand turn in the pickup shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday when she struck and killed 20-year-old Nathanael DeJarnett of Wellington, Kansas.