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

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OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - An Olathe woman has been charged with one count of attempted capital murder after she allegedly gave her three children medication to try and kill them. The Kansas City Star reports Johnson County authorities charged 37-year-old Therese Roever Wednesday. Roever and her children were found needing medical attention in their home Monday.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - More than half a dozen prospective candidates in the crowded Kansas governor's race are teenagers, and legislators are divided over whether to try to prevent having such young hopefuls in the field in the future. The Kansas House advanced a bill Tuesday that would require candidates for governor and other statewide offices to be voters in the state, starting next year, effectively setting the minimum age at 18. Kansas and Vermont are the only states with no age requirement to run for governor.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Wheel spinning and tire squealing would be banned under a bill that has won approval in the Kansas House. The Wichita Eagle reports that Kansas law already prohibits "exhibition of speed or acceleration." But the definition of what that means is loose enough that the Kansas Supreme Court last year threw out a conviction for driving under the influence that began with a traffic stop made under the current law.

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a 13-year-old student accused of making a threat at the Junction City Middle School. Police said in a news release that the teen made a first appearance Tuesday in Geary County District, where he faces criminal threat charges. He was turned over to juvenile authorities after his arrest Monday.

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