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Regional Headlines for Saturday, December 15, 2012


Student Brings Bullets to Topeka School

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials of a northeast Kansas school district say a young pupil who brought unfired .22-caliber bullets to school meant no harm. The bullets were found Thursday night and yesterday (FRI) morning on a school bus and inside Jay Shideler (SHEYED'-lur) Elementary School in southwestern Topeka. The school is part of the Auburn-Washburn district. The spokesman says law enforcement officers were consulted, and the pupil and his or her parents have been counseled about safety.


Former Legislator Appointed to Hays Commission

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — A longtime Kansas legislator who lost his re-election bid in November is getting right back into public service. Eight-term House Democrat Eber (EE'-bur) Phelps has been appointed to fill an unexpired term on the Hays City Commission. Phelps was appointed Thursday night on a 3-0 vote.


Sterling Woman Charged with Wire Fraud

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A central Kansas woman faces federal charges of stealing more than $211,000 from a Lyons livestock feeder to pay off losses from her own cattle business. The U.S. attorney's office yesterday charged 37-year-old Carrie Frederick of Sterling with three counts of wire fraud. Frederick's lawyer did not return a call Friday. Frederick was summoned to appear in court January 4th.


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