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Regional Headlines for Saturday, March 16, 2013


Unemployment Checks Affected by Sequester

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Labor says some Kansans will see a reduction in their unemployment checks. The department said Thursday that checks for Kansans receiving extended unemployment for 14 extra weeks will see their payments reduced 10.7 percent on or shortly after March 31st. The reductions in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program are the result of $85 billion in federal spending cuts that went into effect March 1st.


Woman Charged with Shooting Deputy

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 26-year-old woman has been ordered held on $1 million bond on charges of attempted murder in the shooting of a Sedgwick County sheriff's deputy. KFDI-FM reports Clara Crosser of Gardner was charged yesterday and ordered to return to court for a preliminary hearing on March 28th.


Student Pushes for Smoking Ban at KU

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A University of Kansas student has begun a push to ban smoking throughout the Lawrence campus. The university already bans smoking inside or within 20 feet of any campus building. Sophomore Ashley Hrabe (RAH'-bee), of SalinaHrabe wants to prohibit smoking anywhere on campus.

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