ROELAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Council members in a Kansas City suburb have voted down an effort to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city's anti-discrimination ordinance. The Roeland Park Council voted 4-3 yesterday to reject the ordinance. Nearly 200 people packed the council's meeting and several testified before the vote.
SALINA, Kan. (AP) - Open carry of weapons won't be allowed in city-owned buildings in Salina. The city commission voted yesterday to impose the ban in public buildings currently exempt from the state's concealed carry law. City Manager Justin Gage says that to prohibit open carry in city-owned buildings, commissioners needed to pass a resolution directing staff to post signs on the buildings.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita chiropractor has admitted he defrauded health care programs out of $1.3 million. Jeffrey Fenn pleaded guilty yesterday to health care fraud, aggravated identity theft and tax evasion charges. Attorneys for both sides have agreed to recommend a sentence of five years behind bars and restitution of more than $1.8 million.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The 2014 Kansas wheat harvest is almost over. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reports 95 percent of the wheat is now in the bin. Recent rainfall has helped the spring-planted crops in Kansas. Corn is rated as 15 percent excellent, 49 percent good and 29 percent fair.
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