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Kansas college to honor Bob Dole with statue

Washburn University will dedicate a statue to former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole to celebrate his life of public service.

Dole, who is 95, plans to attend the dedication ceremony Friday in Topeka along with his wife, Elizabeth. Dole graduated from Washburn with bachelor’s degree and law degrees by applying college credits he earned elsewhere while serving in the U.S. Army.

The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. near Carnegie Hall on the Washburn campus.

Dole served in the Kansas House, as Russell County attorney and in the U.S. House before being elected to the U.S. Senate. He was President Gerald Ford’s running mate in 1976 and won the GOP nomination for president in 1996.

He has received the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 

Motorcycle driver dies after colliding with school bus

Police are investigating a crash between a Kansas school bus and a motorcycle that killed the motorcycle driver.

None of the nine pre-K children and two adults on the bus was injured in the Tuesday morning accident.

Officer Zac Blair says the bus was turning left when the motorcycle collided with it.

The driver’s identity has not been released.

The investigation is continuing.

 

Police say adult, not child shot man while playing with gun

Contrary to earlier police reports, authorities say it was a man, not a child, that shot another man in a Wichita home.

Wichita police initially said a child had fired the gun. But on Tuesday afternoon officer Charlie Davidson said a 24-year-old man accidentally fired a shot that hit another man in the leg.

The Wichita Eagle reports several people were eating together Monday night at the home. Davidson said a 5-year-old boy was playing with guns when the 24-year-old started playing with him. Davidson said the man switched guns with the child and thought the gun he had was a toy. The man fired, hitting a 35-year-old man. The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No one else was injured.

 

Ballpark worker charged for spitting on pizza

A 20-year-old food service worker at Comerica Park in Detroit has been charged after a video was posted online that appeared to show him spitting on a pizza intended for customers during a Major League Baseball game.

Jaylon Kerley was arraigned Tuesday on felony and misdemeanor food law violations. The felony charge is punishable by up to four years behind bars.

The video appeared on Instagram over the weekend . Officials determined the video was recorded Friday, when the Detroit Tigers were hosting the Kansas City Royals. Kerley was arrested Sunday and was fired.

His bond was set at 10 percent of $100,000. He also must be tested for infectious diseases.

An Oct. 3 probable cause conference and Oct. 10 preliminary examination are scheduled.

Court records don’t list a defense attorney.

 

Kansas teacher arrested on sex-related charge

A man who abruptly resigned from the Shawnee City Council after being placed on leave from his teaching job has been arrested and charged with having sexual relations with a student.

Thirty-three-year-old Justin Adrian was arrested on Tuesday, after he was charged on Friday with unlawful sexual relations with a student.

Adrian left his teaching position at Olathe East High School and resigned from the Shawnee City Council earlier this month.

Fox4KC reports court documents say the alleged incident occurred with an Olathe East student older than 16 at the school Sept. 7.

He was a social studies teacher at the high school.

Adrian’s next court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.

 

 

 

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