KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - The manager of an abortion clinic in Kansas says closing the facility is the most politically expedient thing he could do. The Aid For Women clinic in Kansas City disclosed on its website that it closed Saturday. Clinic manager Jeff Pederson says enough abortion clinics are still open to absorb the patients. But he says it's just a matter of time before another one closes.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Wichita police are identifying the three people killed in a hit-and-run crash over the weekend. Authorities say the victims were 21-year-old Emily Phillips of McPherson, and Jake Hallacy and Zachery Taylor, both of whom were 26 and from Valley Center. Police have arrested a 31-year-old driver who is being held on suspicion of three counts of second-degree murder and other charges.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas inmate who attacked a prosecutor in a Reno County courtroom has been sentenced to more than 21 years in prison. The Hutchinson News says Michael Sherman's sentence will run consecutive to the nearly 14 years he is already serving for molesting a 4-month-old baby. Sherman apologized in court but indicated he'll appeal the sentence and his conviction for attempted first-degree murder.
SALINA, Kan. (AP) - Salina police say counterfeit money was being used this weekend. Police say several businesses have reported receiving counterfeit $20 and $100 bills. Police Capt. Mike Sweeney says four fake $100 bills were used to buy a prepaid Visa card at a convenience store, and two counterfeit $20 bills were used at the same store. The Salina Journal says other stores reported receiving counterfeit $20 bills.
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