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Regional Headlines for Sunday, November 18, 2012


State Websites Down for Maintenance

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's office says his office's website will be one of 11 state government sites that will be offline for maintenance most of Sunday. The governor's office says the outages will start at 5:30 a.m. Central Standard Time today but should end by early tomorrow morning.


Wichita Woman Arrested After Chase, Multiple Crashes

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 30-year-old woman is accused of repeatedly crashing into patrol cars while fleeing from Wichita police. Police say the chase lasted for about 25 minutes and reached speeds of about 70 miles per hour. While fleeing, the woman hit pursuing and parked patrol cars. She didn't stop until her car overheated. Police used a stun gun to subdue her. She's jailed in Sedgwick County on multiple charges.


Mountain Lion Spotted in Central Kansas

ST. JOHN, Kan. (AP) — A mountain lion sighting has been confirmed near the central Kansas town of Saint John. The Hutchinson News reports that a motion-activated trail camera captured an image of the animal October 31st. Kurt Keesling discovered the picture when he checked his camera Wednesday.


Salina Zoo, Museum Gets New Director

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The new executive director of Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure in Salina has worked at some of the nation's leading zoos and aquariums. So Bob Jenkins knows what he's talking about when he describes the Kansas attraction as a treasure waiting to be discovered. Jenkins was hired after a national search by the board of Rolling Hills, which has a 64,000-square-foot wildlife museum and a sprawling zoo with more than 100 species from around the world.

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