Hutch Football Players Charged in Possible Hazing
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) Three students at Hutchinson High School are accused of forcibly branding other students on school property. The Hutchinson News says the students are accused of branding four other students on their abdomens with wire hangers. All of the students, including the victims, are on the football team, and the incident is being investigated as possible hazing. One 18-year-old student is being held on various charges, including criminal restriant. Another 18-year-old was released on bond. A 16-year-old student is being held by juvenile authorities.
Abortion Protester Case Goes Forward
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A Kansas judge won't summarily dismiss the case against an abortion protester accused of harassing the woman who opened Wichita's first abortion clinic since Doctor George Tiller's 2009 murder. Sedgwick County Judge James Beasley says in a ruling that only a trial can determine whether Wichita pastor Mark Holick's statements and actions are protected under the First Amendment.
Toddler Found in Woods, Taken into Custody
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Police in Kansas City, Kansas, say a 2-year-old boy has been taken into protective custody after he was found wandering without clothing in a wooded area. Police said in a release yesterday (SAT) that they were called by a passer-by early Saturday morning about a child needing care.
New Salina Police Chief Named
SALINA, Kan. (AP) A former captain with the Columbia, Missouri, police department has been named chief of police in Salina. The Journal reports Brad Nelson replaces Jim Hill, who retired October 1st. Nelson will take over beginning December 2nd.