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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The gubernatorial campaign of Kris Kobach is hitting back on assertions by Independent candidate Greg Orman that many Kansas Republicans view their nominee as not only extreme, but incompetent and corrupt. Kobach's spokesman Danedri Herbert says cutting taxes and stopping illegal immigration is not extreme. She says there has not been any hint of corruption in any aspect of Kobach's career,

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Rain, snow, sleet, even barking dogs are fine, but a Kansas postal worker had to draw the line when he found a red tail boa constrictor draped over a mailbox. The Kansas City Star reports that the letter carrier was delivering mail Friday in Overland Park, a Kansas City suburb. The huge snake was on the mailbox on the front porch. Animal control workers wrangled the snake. The mail was not delivered.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A federal judge has refused to toss out wire fraud and money laundering charges against Sedgwick County commissioner Michael O'Donnell. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren ruled Friday during a hearing that the defense team had not provided any reasons he could dismiss the charges under federal procedures. The judge was critical of the defense contention federal charges should be dismissed because O'Donnell could have been charged under state law regulating alleged campaign finance violations.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Police have arrested a suspect in a shooting at a Wichita playground that injured a 2-year-old girl. Officer Charley Davison says an 18-year-old man was arrested Thursday night and booked for aggravated battery and aggravated assault. The girl was shot in the foot Wednesday while she was at a neighborhood playground. Police believe the shooting is related to an ongoing feud between two street gangs.

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