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Regional Headlines for Saturday, February 16, 2013

KPR-News-SummaryLittle GOP Support in House for Sales Tax Proposal

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — GOP leaders in the Kansas House say there's very little support in their chamber for Republican Governor Sam Brownback's proposal to raise additional sales tax revenue. House Speaker Ray Merrick of Stilwell and Majority Leader Jene (jeen) Vickrey of Louisburg said yesterday the measure proposed by the Republican governor does not appear viable.


Kansas Crop Values Higher

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new report says the value of Kansas' principal crops rose 11 percent last year to $8.2 billion. The figures were reported yesterday by Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service. The agency says prices were higher for all crops except sunflowers, dry edible beans, cotton and potatoes.


Wichita Police Investigating Possible Child Endangerment

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Wichita are looking into a possible case of child endangerment after finding two toddlers alone in their home overnight. KAKE-TV reports a neighbor called police around 3:30 a.m. yesterday with concerns about the children. Officers went to the southeast Wichita home and found the 1-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl alone. Police have since talked to the parents, but no arrests have been made. The children were initially taken into protective custody and were later released to relatives.


Creator of Dallas Cowboys Logo Dies in Kansas 

DALLAS (AP) — The man credited with designing the famed blue star logo of the Dallas Cowboys has died. The Cowboys say Jack Eskridge died Monday at a Valley Falls, Kansas hospital. The funeral for the 89-year-old former Cowboys equipment manager is scheduled for this morning at Carson-Speaks Chapel in Independence, Mo.

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