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AUGUSTA, Kan. (AP) - The Butler County Sheriff's says at least 60 cats _ some of them dead_ were removed from a home in Augusta. Sheriff Kelly Herzet says crews removed the animals from the home Thursday. He said a dead and decaying dog was found inside the home and it's possible more animals would be found. KAKE -TV reports Stephanie Heinz, who lives next to the home, said the woman who rented the home would show up periodically to feed the animals and then would leave again.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A 26-year-old Kansas man who was shot with his own gun was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison after admitting he was not legally allowed to have the weapon. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a news release that Keeno DeVonte Collins, of Ozawkie, was sentenced Wednesday after previously pleading guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Collins was shot in the arm in June 2018 on the Topeka West High School campus. DNA from blood on the pistol matched Collins' DNA.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Four Wichita middle school students suffered minor injuries when a semi-trailer truck ran into the back of a school bus. Wichita schools spokeswoman Susan Arensman said the accident happened Thursday morning in southwest Wichita.She said the bus, which was headed to Allison Traditional Magnet Middle School, was stopped at railroad tracks when the truck, which did not have an attached trailer, hit it.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Board of Regents has approved changes in admissions standards that will allow more students to qualify for state universities. The board voted Wednesday to eliminate a rule that required students to take courses in English, math and science in high school. Class rank will no longer be considered, and most students with a C or C+ GPA will be accepted at most of the universities.
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