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Headlines for Sunday, September 11, 2022


Governor Kelly, Challenger Schmidt Face off at Debate

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KNS) - Governor Laura Kelly and Republican challenger Derek Schmidt faced off at the Kansas State Fair this weekend, sparring over who deserves credit for an increase in school spending and how the state responded to COVID-19. Governor Kelly touted raising school funding and criticized her opponent, Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt, for arguing in court against funding requirements. Schmidt credits Republican lawmakers for increasing funding for Kansas schools and attacked Kelly for closing schools at the beginning of the pandemic. Kelly says she was taking prudent public health action to fight the pandemic. The election is November 8th.


Reno County Man Dies after Hitting Bull in Roadway

KINGMAN COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT/KPR) - A Reno County man died Friday night after his utility terrain vehicle struck a bull in the roadway. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that 19-year-old Max Wewe of Pretty Prairie was driving a Polaris in Kingman County when it hit the bull and tumbled into a ditch. Wewe and a passenger, 21-year-old Cade Fairchild, were thrown from the vehicle. Wewe was pronounced dead at the scene. Fairchild was hospitalized with suspected serious injuries. Neither was wearing a seatbelt or a helmet.


Missouri Judge Dismisses Challenge to Marijuana Ballot Proposal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri judge tossed out a lawsuit that sought to kick a recreational marijuana proposal off the upcoming November election ballot. The measure would allow people 21 and over to buy and grow marijuana for personal consumption and would automatically erase records of some past marijuana-related crimes. A Cole County judge ruled that the plaintiff, Joy Sweeney, did not prove she is a Missouri resident. 


Motorcyclist Hospitalized after Hitting KC School Bus

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A motorcyclist is in stable condition after crashing into a Kansas City, Missouri, school bus. KCTV reports that the bus was carrying 12 children Friday afternoon when it was hit by the motorcyclist. The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital in critical condition but was upgraded to stable condition.