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News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. CDT

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The stepmother of a 5-year-old Wichita boy whom she reported missing in February was jailed hours after a body was found nearby. Emily Glass, the stepmother of Lucas Hernandez, was booked into jail Thursday evening on suspicion of interfering with a law enforcement officer and obstruction. The body was found under a bridge in Harvey County. Authorities haven't released any information on the body. Sedgwick County District Attorney Mark Bennett says Glass was in the area hours earlier.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Wichita police say 15 people were arrested during a sex trafficking sting this week. It was the ninth sting of its kind along the South Broadway corridor in Wichita since August 2017. Since then, 16 women and 69 men have been arrested on charges during similar stings operations.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas water park where a boy died on a waterslide in 2016 says it will open for its season Friday operating six attractions while keeping another 11 rides closed following a state audit. The Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City, Kansas, said in a posting Thursday night on its Facebook page that it is opening rides Friday that were not specifically mentioned in the Kansas Department of Labor audit.

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - A second man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and raping a suburban Kansas City sheriff's deputy. Twenty-three-year-old Brady Allen Newman-Caddell entered the plea Thursday. Another man, William Luth, was sentenced previously to more than 41 years in prison for abducting the deputy in October 2016 from the parking lot of a detention center in Olathe, Kansas. She was released in the Missouri suburb of Lee's Summit two hours later.

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