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Regional Headlines for Sunday, August 11, 2013


Kansas Sees 1st Case of West Nile Virus This Year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas health officials say an adult from Atchison County has the state's first case of West Nile virus this year. They say a mosquito sample in Sedgwick County has also tested positive for West Nile. There were 57 cases of West Nile virus in Kansas in 2012.


Court Upholds Beating Death Conviction

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld a Lawrence woman's conviction in a beating death. Shanna Friday's attorney said a prosecutor's comment strayed from evidence, but the court called the comment a "harmless error." Friday was sentenced to about 14 years in 2008 for the death of Jerry Deshazer.


Arrest Made in Junction City Stabbing

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Junction City authorities have arrested a man suspected of stabbing four people early yesterday. Two of the victims appeared to have serious wounds, while the other two suffered minor injuries. The suspect was being held on aggravated battery charges.


Topeka Zoo Wins Appeals in Gazelle Death

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Topeka Zoo has won its appeal of a citation the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued after a gazelle died at the zoo in December. A letter from USDA Western Region director Robert Gibbens said the agency lacked documents to counter the appeal.

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