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Regional Headlines for Sunday, February 26, 2012


associated-pressFrito-Lay Announces Layoffs

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Frito-Lay says several members of management at its Topeka plant have been laid off. A Frito-Lay spokeswoman confirmed on Friday that the Topeka employees were affected by parent company PepsiCo's global layoffs announced on February 9th. The spokeswoman declined to say how many employees were being let go in Topeka.


Cosby Talks to KC Teens

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Comedian Bill Cosby told Kansas City teenagers that they should stay in school, study hard and stop making excuses. Cosby took center stage Friday to talk with several hundred students about a variety of issues during the 6th Annual Cosby/Goal Program at Ruskin High School. At a press conference with Kansas City Mayor Sly James, Cosby also said the black community needs to work to stop violent crime.


Kechi Man Killed by Runover Accident

KECHI, Kan. (AP) — The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office says a 28-year-old man has been pronounced dead in Kechi after a woman called to report that she'd run over him. The sheriff's office says the woman called 911 to say she had run over a man later identified as Carson Shotton early yesterday. The female driver's name has not been released.


Hard 50 Sentenced in Salina Murder

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A 37-year-old central Kansas man has been sentenced to at least 50 years in prison for killing his wife. A judge sentenced Davin Sprague on Friday. The Saline County man was found guilty of first-degree murder last September in the death of his 28-year-old wife Kandi Sprague.


KU-Missouri Rivalry Ends with Overtime 87-86 Win

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Capturing the mood as well as anyone on a historic day was a KU student who came dressed as John Brown. Decked out in 19th-century garb and with a thick beard dyed gray, Brian Duerksen did look eerily like the famed Kansas abolitionist yesterday as he marked the passing of Kansas' 105-year-old "border war" rivalry with Missouri in basketball. Playing before a sold out Saturday crowd in Lawrence, the 4th ranked Jayhawks topped the SEC-bound Tigers 87-86 in overtime.

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