WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Overland Park, Kan., on Thursday to pay tribute to the victims in the shootings at Jewish community sites. The interfaith memorial ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. EDT. The white supremacist charged in shootings Sunday that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City made his first court appearance Tuesday.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Republican Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins continues to enjoy a sizable fundraising advantage over the Democrat challenging her re-election in the 2nd District of eastern Kansas. A report filed by the Jenkins campaign shows the GOP incumbent had more than $1.76 million in campaign cash on hand at the end of March. Democratic challenger and Lawrence attorney Margie Wakefield had about $205,000. Jenkins is seeking her fourth, two-year term.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Former Harris Enterprises executive John Lee and former newspaper publisher and Wichita State University educator Les Anderson have been inducted into the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame. Lee is a former chief executive officer of Harris Enterprises, a newspaper group headquartered in Hutchinson, and a former editor and later publisher of The Hays Daily News. Anderson, who died in 2011, was former publisher of the Ark Valley News in Valley Center and a longtime WSU professor of journalism. '
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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - A loud boom that startled some residents in south-central Kansas was caused when damaged fireworks that were being destroyed exploded. Steve Showalter, owner of Showalter Fireworks, says employees placed three or four damaged fireworks in a burn pit early Tuesday, and they all went off at the same time.
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