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Regional Headlines for Saturday, September 21, 2013


Citizenship Proof Law Holds Off Unaffiliated Voters

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A majority of the prospective Kansas voters whose registrations were put on hold after the state began enforcing a proof-of-citizenship law claim no political affiliation. An Associated Press computer analysis this week shows that 57 percent of the registrations put on hold since the law took effect in January were from people listing themselves as unaffiliated.


Sterling Woman Sentenced in Feedlot Embezzlement

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A central Kansas woman has been sentenced to two years of probation for embezzling more than $211,000 from a feedlot where she worked to pay off losses from her own cattle trading. The U.S. Attorney's office says 37-year-old Carrie Frederick of Sterling must also pay about $80,000 in restitution under the sentence she received yesterday (FRI) in federal court. Frederick pleaded guilty in June to wire fraud.


Dodge City College Breaks Ground on New Dorm

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Dodge City Community College is building a new men's dormitory. The Dodge City Globe reports that the new 120-bed building is scheduled to be completed by July 2014, with students moving in by fall of that year. The groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday (FRI) morning.


Jayhawk Memorabilia to Stay at KU

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 1,000-piece collection of Jayhawk memorabilia will stay at the University of Kansas Union. James and Mary Ascher of Overland Park, Kansas have donated $130,000 to the KU Endowment so the union can buy the collection. Bud Jennings began collecting the memorabilia in 1939. 6News Lawrence reports the Aschers said they wanted to help Jennings while also keeping the collection on the Kansas campus.

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