KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - The Kansa Turnpike Authority says a 52-year-old woman died when she got out of a moving vehicle and was run over. The authority says Deborah Kloster died yesterday when she intentionally got out of a pickup truck on an off-ramp from Interstate 635 in Kansas City, Kan. Officials say Kloster was run over by one of the vehicle's tires.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A 40-year-old man will go on trial for the second time on charges that he raped a University of Kansas student in 1997. A Douglas County judge yesterday denied a motion to dismiss the case against Robert Grey, who was convicted of rape in 2009 and sentenced to 26 years in prison. The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled in 2012 that Grey should get a new trial because the prosecutor did not disclose some evidence to the defense.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The remains of a 22-year-old Topeka airman who went missing in World War II are being returned to his family for burial. The Department of Defense announced this week that Verne Gibb will be buried next week in Leavenworth. The Prisoners of War and Missing Personnel Office says Gibb was the pilot on a routine flight from Burma to India when the plane disappeared. Human remains were turned over to the U.S. in 2002.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The city of Shawnee has been named one of 30 finalists for an annual award honoring employers for their support of the National Guard and Reserves. The Department of Defense says the Johnson County community is a finalist for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. It's the military's highest award presented to employers who demonstrate support for their workers who are members of the National Guard or Reserves.
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