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TOPEKA, Kan. — Abortion opponents in Kansas have successfully enacted tough restrictions on providers in recent years, and the state has seen the number of terminated pregnancies drop. Kansans for Life, the most influential anti-abortion group, has favored incremental changes in state law in an effort to avoid federal court challenges. But even some of their allies are wondering whether that approach is about to run its course and whether they should pursue headline-grabbing proposals similar to new laws in Arkansas and North Dakota banning abortions even early in pregnancy. By John Hanna.
WASHINGTON — Airline passengers are getting grumpier, and it's little wonder. Airlines keep shrinking the size of seats to stuff more people onto planes, those empty middle seats that once provided a little more room are now occupied and more people with tickets are being turned away because flights are overbooked. By Joan Lowy.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Demand for a synthetic marijuana concoction whipped up in an eastern Kansas warehouse became so strong that suppliers had a hard time filling orders, federal prosecutors said in a 64-page indictment charging three men with selling misbranded drugs. The charges filed this week detail a cat-and-mouse game between owners of a Lawrence herbal shop and state and federal authorities trying to keep up with a rapidly evolving synthetic drug boom. By Bill Draper.
AIRPORT SIGN ACCIDENT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — For a few moments at Birmingham's Avondale Park baseball caps were removed, the metallic thump of aluminum bats abated and loudspeakers were silenced as a crowd of young athletes and spectators paused to honor the 10-year-old boy who died two weeks ago at the Birmingham airport. Al.com. reported (http://bit.ly/1434Xgr) reported the Southside Ball Association held a tributefor Luke Bresette, the Overland Park, Kan., boy killed March 22 when a flight information display sign fell on him and his family at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. By Kelsey Stein.
KS--SEDGWICK COUNTY JAIL-GRAFFITI
WICHITA, Kan. — The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office has taken a tougher approach to graffiti at the jail by starting a cleanup program and threatening charges against inmates who mark up their cells.
— APARTMENT KILLING — One person has been taken into custody after an early morning shooting in Manhattan left one person dead and three others hospitalized.
— DEAD JOGGER — Police say the body of a missing jogger has been found in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park.
ATLANTA — Nobody thought Wichita State's season would come to an end on the elevated floor of the Georgia Dome, not after the Shockers lost their entire starting lineup from last season. But now, coach Gregg Marshall is buoyed about next year, when he won't have to replace nearly as much production. By Dave Skretta.
BKC--WICHITA STATE RETURNS
WICHITA — A crowd was gathering Sunday to greet the Shockers as they returned from the Final Four.
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