Wolf confronts Roberts at Emporia campaign stop
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) - Tea Party challenger Milton Wolf confronted U.S. Senator Pat Roberts as he campaigned in downtown Emporia.
Their brief meeting Wednesday took place at an intersection as Roberts walked from business to business to talk with merchants. The two are squaring off in Tuesday's Republican primary.
Wolf told Roberts he wanted the senator to keep his promise to debate him. Roberts says he has no plans to debate Wolf.
At their meeting on the street, Roberts told Wolf it was not the time for the discussion and walked away as a small group of journalists and Wolf supporters watched.
A Wolf supporter shouted at Roberts, "If you can't face Milton Wolf, how can you face Barack Obama?" Wolf is a second cousin once removed of the president through Obama's Kansas-native mother.
Roberts spokesman Sean Fitzpatrick called Wolf's move a stunt.
Kansas college, president part ways
(Information in the following story is from: Fort Scott (Kan.) Tribune, http://www.fstribune.com)
FORT SCOTT, Kan. (AP) - A southeast Kansas college is looking for a new president after parting ways with the incumbent by what officials called mutual agreement.
The Fort Scott Tribune reports Clayton Tatro had been the subject of a recent no-confidence vote by faculty of Fort Scott Community College.
Tatro was not present this week when the school's board of trustees approved an agreement to end his presidency, which was scheduled to expire in June 2017. Tatro had served as the college's president for seven years.
The college's attorney said details of the termination agreement are confidential. The Tribune reports Tatro had a base salary of $104,000.
Trustee Dick Hedges gave up his seat on the board to serve as interim president.
Kansas deputy fired after shoplifting arrest
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas detention deputy has lost his job after being arrested for shoplifting.
KAKE-TV reports Wichita police officers were called to a shoplifting report at a Walmart around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter says an off-duty detention deputy was arrested for the crime.
The sheriff says the man had been a detention deputy for less than a year but is no longer employed by the sheriff's office.
The man was issued a notice to appear on the theft charge at a later date.
3-year-old boy dead after accidental shooting
(Information in the following story is from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com)
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Wichita police investigating the accidental shooting death of a 3-year-old boy have arrested his mother's boyfriend on suspicion of criminal possession of a firearm.
The Wichita Eagle reports investigators identified the child Wednesday as Jahmez Hunt.
Police said Jahmez apparently shot himself in the chest around 5 p.m. Tuesday after climbing onto a kitchen counter, getting on top of the refrigerator and reaching into a cabinet for a handgun.
The boy's three young siblings were also in the home while the mother and her boyfriend were napping.
The 30-year-old boyfriend was arrested on suspicion of owning the gun despite having two previous criminal convictions. He was being held Wednesday on $5,000 while the investigation continued.
Police say the mother was unaware the gun was in the house.
HOT CAR DEATH-KANSAS
Foster parent charged with murder in hot car death
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a Kansas foster parent with murder in the death of a 10-month-old girl who was left in a hot car.
Seth M. Jackson made his first court appearance Wednesday to hear the charges against him. A criminal complaint shows Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office is charging the 29-year-old Wichita man with first-degree murder. An alternative count of second-degree murder charge has also been filed.
He is being held on a $250,000 bond. His defense attorney did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
The girl died Thursday after being left for more than two hours inside a sweltering car. Police say Jackson had apparently forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory. Temperatures in Wichita at the time were around 90 degrees.
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