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News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - An Australian animal health company that received incentives from the city of Lawrence and Douglas County apparently has closed its Lawrence headquarters. In 2015, Integrated Animal Health moved its global headquarters to Lawrence, prompting the city and county to approve incentives such as subsidized rent and a $100,000 forgivable loan. The city hasn't received formal word from the company but officials believe Integrated Animal Health is no longer operating.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri has the highest rate of black homicide victims in the country, with neighboring Kansas coming in the top 10. The Kansas City Star reports that the Violence Policy Center released a study Wednesday that looked at 2015 data submitted by local law enforcement agencies nationwide to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The report says the homicide rate among African-Americans in Missouri was 46.24 per 100,000. The study doesn't offer an explanation for differences among the states or races.

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - More than half of Kansas residents aren't using broadband internet despite the services being available to nearly everyone in the state. The Hutchinson News reports that the South Central Kansas Economic Development District recently held a broadband symposium in Wichita for providers. Participants say hardwire broadband services are now available to more than 90 percent of Kansas residents, but less than 60 percent are purchasing it.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - University of Kansas fraternity leaders say they are developing plans to reduce hazing and dangerous drinking. The new initiative comes about a month after freeze on the fraternities' social activities was enacted and then quickly revoked after receiving complaints from fraternity leaders. That effort comes after several houses were sanctioned this semester for hazing and drinking.

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