Negotiators Agree on 6 Percent Sales Tax
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislative negotiators have agreed on a proposal for cutting income taxes further and setting the state sales tax at 6 percent. The deal emerged yesterday from talks among three senators and three House members to reconcile differences between the two chambers.
Poorest Schools Brace for Funding Cut
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — School districts in Kansas face the loss of about $7.2 million this coming school year in federal funding that's reserved for the highest-poverty schools. In a letter notifying school districts of the cuts Thursday, the Kansas State Department of Education described the loss in Title One funding as "major." The department said 5 percent was cut because of the required federal budget cuts.
Second Child Fatality in Accident
PRESTON, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a second child has died from injuries suffered in a one-car accident in south-central Kansas. The patrol says 5-year-old Navaeh Smallwood of Turon died Thursday after being hospitalized since Monday's accident on Kansas 61 a mile north of Preston.
Off-Duty Nurse Revives Girl at Royals Game
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A pediatric nurse says she was in the right place at the right time to apply CPR to a 14-year-old girl who collapsed while dancing in the upper deck during a Kansas City Royals game. Twenty-six-year-old Sam Sapenaro was working her second job as a member of Kaufman Stadium's K-Crew on Thursday night when someone yelled that a girl had collapsed. The girl was resuscitated, but stadium medical personnel had to resuscitate her a second time before she was taken to a hospital.