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Headlines for Sunday, December 8, 2019

Kansas Sheriff's Deputy Arrested, Accused of Stalking

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office jail deputy has been arrested after being accused of stalking a co-worker. The sheriff’s office says in a news release that Shawn McGonnigil was arrested Friday and has been placed on administrative leave. He has been with the department for about six years. The release did not offer details about who McGonnigil is accused of stalking or how he reportedly did so. The sheriff’s office says its Professional Standards Unit is also investigating the allegations against McGonnigil.

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Wichita Police Arrest Man in Tuesday Shooting Death

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say they've arrested a man suspected in the fatal shooting death of another man earlier this week. Police say 25-year-old Chevy Jones, of Wichita, was arrested Friday evening in the Tuesday death of 31-year-old Robert Junior, also of Wichita. Police say Jones was arrested after a brief dust-up when officers spotted him in a car and tried to stop him. Police say Jones instead rammed his car into a police cruiser, causing minor injuries to a police lieutenant. Police say Jones then fled on foot. He was arrested a short time later, and police say he was carrying a handgun.

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Governor Kelly, GOP Lawmakers Keep Clashing over Taxes

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Governor Laura Kelly and Republican legislators are headed toward another confrontation over tax cuts. The GOP isn't giving up on reducing income taxes and Kelly has other priorities. Top GOP lawmakers plan to push next year for cuts for individuals and businesses that are paying more in state income taxes because of changes in federal tax laws in 2017.  Kelly vetoed two bills to do that earlier this year. Kelly is wary of reducing income taxes even after a more optimistic state fiscal forecast last month. A tax-study council she appointed is focused on sales and property tax cuts.

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Driver Crashes into Wichita Home During Police Chase

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A driver has crashed into a Wichita home while fleeing from police. KAKE-TV reports that the chase ended around 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the southeast part of the city. Witnesses told the television station that officers were chasing a car when it crashed into two parked vehicles and the garage of a home. The suspect fled, and officers used a police dog to track him. No information was released about what led up to the crash or whether anyone was injured.

 

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