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Regional Headlines for Saturday, October 6, 2012



OP Police Issue Statement on Stun Gun Use on Student

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Overland Park police say a high school student shocked by an officer's stun gun had been holding a knife to his own throat. Police issued a statement explaining the use of the stun gun on the 14-year-old boy at Shawnee Mission West High School. They say the teen refused to drop the knife.


House Speaker Pleased by Court Ruling on Malpractice Cap

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas House Speaker Mike O'Neal says he's pleased by a state Supreme Court ruling upholding a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages in personal injury lawsuits. The law imposing the cap was enacted in 1988. O'Neal is an attorney who helped draft the law.


Brownback Creates Task Force for DMV

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Governor Sam Brownback wants a task force he's creating to look for solutions for problems in the state's motor vehicles division. Brownback says there's no excuse for subjecting drivers and vehicle owners to delays and long lines in dealing with registrations, titles and licensing.


First Snow of Year Falls in NW Kansas

GOODLAND, Kan. (AP) — Northwestern Kansas received its first snowfall of the season yesterday when Goodland got about a half-inch of snow. Other communities in that part of the state received dustings of about the same amount. The forecast called for more snowfall.


Gov. Unveils Ad Campaign for Tech Education Program

TOPEKA, Kan.  (AP)  Kansas officials are launching a new advertising campaign aimed at drawing attention to recent changes in career and technical education programs.  The state is paying the tuition for students who enroll in several technical career fields while finishing their high school education.  Gov. Sam Brownback unveiled an advertising campaign Friday in Topeka with the theme of "Sparks will fly."

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