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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Wichita State University plans to install about 30 more security cameras across the campus. Police Capt. Corey Herl says the plan is designed to meet the expanding needs of the campus, including the new Innovation Campus. The university already has about 170 security cameras. The cameras are expected to cost about $100,000.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A new government report shows the number of Kansas farms and the amount of agricultural land did not change last year in Kansas. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday that Kansas had 59,600 farms in 2017, same as the year earlier.

NETAWAKA, Kan. (AP) - Two people were found dead in a house fire in northeast Kansas. Jackson County authorities say the bodies were found after the fire in Netawaka was extinguished Friday. Sheriff Tim Morse says the home was fully engulfed when crews from a dozen area fire departments responded to the scene. The cause of the fire and the identities of the two people inside have not been released.

PARSONS, Kan. (AP) - A former Montgomery County man was sentenced to life in prison without parole in the death of a southeast Kansas woman and her three children. The Kansas Attorney General says 26-year-old David Cornell Bennett Jr., formerly of Cherryvale, was sentenced Friday for capital murder and three counts of first-degree murder. He pleaded guilty in December 2017 to killing 29-year-old Cami Umbarger and her three minor children in Parsons.

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