TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Top Republicans in the Kansas Legislature still don't have a deal on taxes. House and Senate negotiators hope to resolve differences on cutting income taxes and adjusting the state sales tax today. The 6.3% sales tax is set by law to fall to 5.7% in July. GOP lawmakers can't agree on how much of the decrease to cancel.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A suburban Chicago man arrested after his children were found bound and blindfolded in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Kansas will be sentenced in June. Adolfo Gomez and his wife, Deborah Gomez, were arrested last June in Lawrence. Police found 2 of their children, ages 5 and 7, bound by their hands and feet.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A federal grand jury has formally charged a former Kansas doctor with illegally having a handgun as a convicted felon. Lawrence Simons was indicted on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, ammunition and controlled substances. The Wichita doctor has a 2010 felony conviction for unlawfully distributing prescription drugs.
FORT RILEY, Kan. (AP) - Leaders of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will honor fallen soldiers during Memorial Day observances. Military installations across the country will have a 21-gun salute at noon. That will be followed by playing the National Anthem and raising the flag to full staff.
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