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Regional Headlines for Sunday, August 4, 2013


Beechcraft Close to Selling Off Business Jet Assets

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Beechcraft Corporation says it expects to close a deal on the sale of its idled business jet assets before the end of the year. Beechcraft CEO Bill Boisture tells The Wichita Eagle that interest has been worldwide. Beechcraft has shut down its business jet manufacturing as it reorganizes during Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


Pratt Teen Killed in Car-Truck Accident

PRATT, Kan. (AP) — A 16-year-old Pratt High School football player has died after his car crossed the center line and struck a semitrailer in south-central Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 16-year-old Drake Evert was killed in the crash  yesterday (SAT) morning on K-61 near Preston. The Wichita Eagle reports the truck driver, Robert Myerski of Pennsylvania was taken to a hospital.  A portion of the highway was closed for several hours after the crash, which remains under investigation.


Horse Dies in Rodeo Accident

PHILLIPSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A bucking horse has died after running into a fence during a Kansas rodeo event and breaking her neck. The Hays Daily News reports the 6-year-old mare, Jitterbug, had her head down while bucking at the Phillipsburg Rodeo on Friday and went straight into a fence. A veterinarian at the arena says the horse died instantly and did not suffer.


Inmate Escapes from Hutchinson Prison

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man is on the run after escaping from a minimum security unit at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility where he was being held on burglary and shoplifting convictions. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Mark Lucas fled from the facility between 1 and 2 p.m. yesterday (SAT). The 44-year-old is described as 6 feet tall, 180 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

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