TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Democrats feel upbeat about their chances of unseating Republican Governor Sam Brownback this year as Democratic challenger Paul Davis makes school funding a major issue. Several hundred Democratic officials and activists gathered on Saturday for Washington Days, the party's biggest annual meeting.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Weather officials will be watching major thunderstorms this year for a clue that may help indicate the path of potential tornadoes. The Wichita Eagle reports the research stems from tornadoes last year in Kansas and Oklahoma that baffled weather researcher Jon Davies. The two large tornadoes - one near Bennington in north-central Kansas on May 28th, and another near El Reno in Oklahoma on May 31st - took unpredictable paths.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Lawrence police say they don't suspect foul play in the death of a 44-year-old Lawrence man whose body was found near the Kansas River. The Lawrence Journal-World reports emergency responders were dispatched at 8:48 a.m. yesterday after a member of a river cleanup group reported finding the body.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita business owner is asking a federal judge to spare her from prison for trafficking in counterfeit luxury items. The court filing on Friday came before Glenda Morgan is due tomorrow in U.S. District Court in Wichita for sentencing. She has pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in goods bearing counterfeit trademarks at her Wichita business, The Fabulous Store.
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