OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) - An investigator has testified at a hearing for a Kansas man accused of killing four people that crews looking for the 18-month-old daughter of one victim found a child's body inside a suitcase in a creek. Kyle Flack faces capital murder and other charges. The bodies of Andrew Stout, Steven White and Kaylie Bailey were discovered last spring at Stout's Ottawa farm. The toddler's body was found later.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - State regulators have approved a massive expansion at Seaboard Foods' hog feeding operation in western Kansas. The state is permitting up to 396,000 animals despite concerns from the Sierra Club and others about whether the depleted Ogallala Aquifer underlying it has enough water to treat the waste from that many hogs.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says about 29,300 Kansas residents have chosen health insurance plans through the marketplace by March 1. The agency had projected that 42,400 Kansans would have enrolled in plans through the marketplace by the end of February. The actual numbers are short of federal projections.
(Information in the following story is from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com)
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas House member has introduced a bill that would reduce the number of court reporters in the state and replace them with electronic recording devices. Mulvane Republican Rep. Pet DeGraaf says 96 Kansas courts already have the capacity to do some electronic recording, He says his proposal would save $750,000 to $1.3 million a year.
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