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Regional Headlines for Saturday, December 1, 2012



KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Police say Kansas City Chiefs lineback Javon Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager.  Police spokesman Darin Snapp said Belcher shot the woman at a Kansas City residence, but the woman's name has not yet been released.  

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The state Revenue Department says Kansas collected $2.6 million more in taxes than expected in November. The agency said yesterday that the state collected about $441 million in taxes this month, when a fiscal forecast predicted it would take in less than $439 million.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state commission has nominated a former conservative lawmaker now serving as a trial judge as one of three finalists for a seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals. But the statewide judicial nominating commission on Friday passed over Governor Sam Brownback's top attorney, Caleb Stegall, as a finalist. The commission named Sedgwick County District Judge Tony Powell as a finalist for a Court of Appeals vacancy created by the October death of Chief Judge Richard Greene. There were 25 applicants for the vacancy.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 12-year-old Wichita boy is in protective custody after police say his father tried to remove a BB from his skull with a utility knife. No charges have been filed, but The Wichita Eagle reports police want to know why the 57-year-old father waited a day before taking the boy to a hospital Thursday.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The continuing drought means consumers can expect to pay 5 to 8 percent more at the meat counter next year regardless of whether they buy beef, pork or chicken. CattleFax executive vice president Randy Blach made that prediction yesterday during the 100th convention of the Kansas Livestock Association.

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