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Regional Headlines for Sunday, May 26, 2013


Drought Affects Lakes over Busy Holiday Weekend

KANOPOLIS, Kan. (AP) — Thanks to the extended drought, water levels at several lakes across Kansas are considerably lower than they should be. And that could affect Memorial Day weekend plans. Memorial Day weekend in Kansas is usually the busiest lake holiday of the year. The Hutchinson News reports that this includes at Kanopolis, where more than 15,000 lake visitors gather to camp, fish and boat.


Investigation Continues into Newborn Death

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say the investigation continues into the death of a newborn whose body was found in a trash bin in January. Police Lieutenant Randy Reynolds tells the Wichita Eagle that police are awaiting additional test results before presenting the case to District Attorney Marc Bennett's office. Police said the 17-year-old mother told authorities the infant was stillborn.


Dune Buggy Ride Turns Fatal

SYRACUSE, Kan. (AP) — A Colorado woman is dead after the dune buggy she was in over turned on a rural road in southwest Kansas. The Hutchinson News reports that 19-year-old Rachael Finley of Larkspur, Colorado died in the accident Friday evening. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the driver of the dune buggy lost control on a curve outside Syracuse. The driver of the dune buggy was also injured.


Holton Woman Sentenced in Shooting Death

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — A 23-year-old northeast Kansas woman has been sentenced to eight months in prison for her role in a January shooting death. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Desiree Shopteese was sentenced Friday in Jackson County District Court to eight months in prison followed by 18 months of probation.

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