LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - An Illinois man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for binding and blindfolding 2 of his children in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Lawrence. Adolfo Gomez earlier pleaded no contest to felony child abuse and child endangerment. His wife also was charged in the case and was sentenced to a year of probation.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Shawnee County's district attorney has filed a complaint against the Kansas Corporation Commission over alleged violations of the state's open meetings law. DA Chad Taylor says KCC members approved a 127% rate hike for some Salina water users during a process that wasn't public.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo says the House Intelligence Committee is working to declassify as much as possible to show the government's electronic surveillance programs are saving lives. Pompeo is the newest Republican on the panel that held a rare, open hearing yesterday in the middle of the debate over national security and personal privacy.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The EPA has levied a $2.5 million penalty against a big cement maker based in Kansas. Ash Grove Cement's penalty is part of a deal that also requires the company to invest $30 million in pollution controls at plants in Kansas and eight other states. The company says it's striving to comply with environmental regulations at all its facilities.
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