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News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A Kansas-based company is seeking proposals from private rail carriers to provide passenger service between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The request for proposals by WATCO Companies of Pittsburg, Kansas, would create passenger rail service from downtown Tulsa through Chandler and other cities into Oklahoma City. Legislation adopted in 2011 created a task force to study ways to link northeastern Oklahoma with the existing Heartland Flyer passenger service between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A new Kansas law goes into effect on July 1 that legally protects Good Samaritans who break into vehicles to save overheating children, animals and vulnerable adults. Several groups are planning to get together Monday in Spring Hill to talk about the law and show Kansans how to exercise that right. The event highlights the dangers of hot cars with planned demonstrations showing temperature rise in a car and how to break a car's window safety and easily.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas' child welfare agency has concluded after an inspection that immigrant children housed in Topeka group homes are "having their needs met." Spokeswoman Taylor Forrest issued an email statement Friday evening after the state Department for Children and Families completed an inspection of The Villages homes on a 400-acre site outside Topeka. The statement was not specific about the inspector's findings. Gov. Jeff Colyer ordered the review.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A suspect has been charged with capital murder in the deaths of two Kansas sheriff's deputies who were shot while transporting him last week. Wyandotte County Mark Dupree announced Friday that 30-year-old Antoine Fielder was charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer. Police say they were apparently overpowered June 15 by Fielder behind the Kansas City, Kansas, courthouse.

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