BC-KS--Kansas News Preview, KS


Associated Press

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Good morning. Below is a preview of the AP's expected report for Kansas for Tuesday AMs.

Information in this preview is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

The supervisor is Bill Draper, followed by Dana Fields. They can be reached in the Kansas City bureau at 800-852-4844 or 816-421-4844. Other key numbers:

Topeka bureau: 785-608-5060

Wichita bureau: 316-204-0521

Technical assistance: 800-266-6752

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WICHITA — Customers of Hawker Beechcraft urged a bankruptcy court Monday to reject a move by the Kansas plane maker to immediately liquidate its remaining inventory of 20 discontinued Hawker 4000 jet aircraft valued at about $400 million.


WICHITA — Few Kansans who have a conceal-carry permit have been charged with a crim while using a firearm. Of the 51,078 permits that have been issued by the state since the law took effect in 2007, 44 permit holders have been charged with a crime while using a firearm through late October, according to records provided by the Kansas Attorney General's Office.


WICHITA — The election results have picked up the hopes of proponents of wind energy for some kind of renewal of the expiring production tax credit.


TOPEKA — A task force appointed by Gov. Sam Brownback to look at ways to reduce childhood poverty in Kansas holds its first meeting, the same day the latest unemployment figures are released.


— SOUTHWEST-OXYGEN MASKS — Southwest Airlines says a flight from Kansas City to Dallas lost cabin pressure, forcing passengers and crew to wear oxygen masks until the plane had descended to a safe altitude.

— BURGLARY THWARTED — Wichita police say a man caught two burglars at his elderly neighbor's home and chased them away with a pitchfork.

— DEER DISEASE — Deer herds are a little thinner in a couple Kansas counties because of a seasonal virus that might be worse than normal because of the summer's drought.

— LEXINGTON FATALITY-CHARGES — A 22-year-old Kansas man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he was driving drunk during a chase and caused a fatal collision.

— KANSAS ENERGY-CONFERENCE — Kansas officials and leaders in the oil and gas industry will gather in Hutchinson next week to give an update on activity in the geologic formation known as the Mississippian Lime Play.

— CHINESE-VETERINARY MEDICINE — Kansas State University is taking part in a program to train more students from China to become veterinarians.

— POVERTY TASK FORCE — A task force formed by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to open discussions about finding ways to reduce childhood poverty.

The AP, Kansas City