OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) - A judge has ordered a 28-year-old Kansas man to stand trial in the shooting deaths of two men, a woman and her 18-month-old daughter. Franklin County Judge Thomas Sachse (sok-see) ordered Kyle Flack to stand trial on charges of capital murder, first-degree murder and a weapons violation in the deaths. The judge ruled at today's preliminary hearing that there wasn't enough probable cause to warrant an attempted rape charge that prosecutors were seeking.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas Senate committee has put off discussing education budgets until last week's state Supreme Court ruling on public schools can be further examined. Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Ty Masterson said today that reviews of the K-12 and higher education budgets were postponed because legislators are looking for ways to comply with the ruling.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A state Senate committee has approved a capital improvement plan that doesn't include funding for a new health education building at the University of Kansas. Committee members who backed the plan yesterday weren't swayed by the university's warning that its medical school might lose its accreditation without the new building.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A proposal to strip Kansas cities and counties of their power to regulate firearms is moving again through the Legislature after supporters removed two provisions that were keeping the state House from considering it. The House Federal and State Affairs Committee rewrote the bill today and approved it a second time. The full House is likely to debate it by next week.
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