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Regional Headlines for Saturday, September 28, 2013


Hutchinson Teen Charged in Fire That Kills Mother, Sister

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A 14-year-old Hutchinson boy has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with a house fire that killed his mother and 11-year-old sister. Reno County District Attorney Keith Schroeder tells the Wichita Eagle he charged the boy yesterday (FRI) as a juvenile but says he'll seek to try the teen as an adult.


Former Kansas Lawmaker Killed in Mower Accident

WAVERLY, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska authorities are investigation the death of a former Kansas lawmaker and athletics official whose body was found beneath a riding lawn mower. The Lincoln Journal Star reported yesterday (FRI) that relatives found the body of 66-year-old Ricky Bowden in a building on his property near Lincoln, Nebraska. Bowden served in the Kansas Legislature from 1985 to 1993.  He also served for 18 years as assistant director for the Kansas State High School Activities Association before retiring in 2011. 


Topekan Charged in Shooting, Arson

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 40-year-old Topeka man has been charged with first-degree murder over the January 2012 shooting of a local developer described as a friend and business partner. Monroe Lockhart also faces a felony arson charge in a complaint filed yesterday (FRI) in Shawnee County District Court by District Attorney Chad Taylor.


Military Appeals Court to Hear HIV Assault Case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The highest court for the U.S. armed forces has agreed to hear the appeal of a Kansas airman convicted of assault for exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swinger parties in Wichita. The attorney for David Gutierrez said yesterday (FRI) the case will set the standard across the military as to what evidence is necessary to prove someone can cause "grievous bodily harm" after testing positive for HIV.

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