WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A man involved in a disturbance at a state parole office in downtown Wichita is in custody after spending two hours perched outside a second-floor window. The Wichita Eagle reports that a standoff with authorities ended Friday with the man falling to the sidewalk. Wichita police Lieutenant E.J. Bastian says a canopy broke the man's fall. No parole office staff members were injured.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Attorneys will go before the Kansas Supreme Court next week to argue cases related to the state's "Hard 50" prison sentence and whether changes made to the law by legislators in September can be applied retroactively. Legislators rewrote the law during a two-day special session in response to a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling involving the imposing of mandatory minimum sentences.
GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) - Great Bend is making plans to demolish one World War Two-era hangar and to put another on the historic registry. The Hutchinson News reports that the airfield in Great Bend was among 18 that were part of the war effort in Kansas. It was used to train flight personnel for B-29 bombers. The hangar slated to be placed on the historic registry remains in use.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Aurelien Collin scored the equalizer in the second half of the MLS Cup, then drove home the deciding penalty kick to give Sporting Kansas City a dramatic 7-6 victory over Real Salt Lake Saturday night. It's Sporting KC's first league title since 2000.
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