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Regional Headlines for Saturday, February 2, 2013


Hawker Beechcraft Reorganization Okayed 

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge has approved Hawker Beechcraft's reorganization plan, clearing the way for the aircraft-maker to exit bankruptcy later this month. Judge Stuart Bernstein ruled yesterday that the company proposed the plan in good faith to maximize the value.


AG Files Appeal of School Funding Decision

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office has filed its expected appeal of a ruling on school funding with the state Supreme Court. Schmidt's office took the action yesterday in hope of overturning a decision last month by a three-judge panel in Shawnee County. The judges said the state isn't spending enough on public schools to meet its obligation under the Kansas Constitution to finance a suitable education for every child.


House Names Voting Box After Lawmaker

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas House plans to name a handmade wooden ballot box that it uses in races for leadership positions for the late lawmaker who made it. The chamber's Federal and State Affairs Committee is sponsoring a resolution to bestow the honor on the late Representative Bob Bethell, an Alden Republican. He died in a one-car accident last year driving home after the annual legislative session ended.


Toddler Hospitalized after Handgun Accident

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Police in a northeast Kansas town say a 3-year-old boy shot and wounded himself with a handgun his father had left unattended. Mission police said the boy remained hospitalized in stable condition yesterday, a day after the shooting in the father's apartment.

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