GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) - Central Kansas authorities are looking for whoever opened the valves on an oil lease stock tank and caused 188 barrels of oil to spill to the ground. Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir says the spill occurred between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. The sheriff called the vandalism a senseless act.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita chiropractor has admitted he defrauded health care programs out of $1.3 million. Thirty-three-year-old Jeffrey Fenn pleaded guilty yesterday to health care fraud, aggravated identity theft and tax evasion. Federal prosecutors say Fenn submitted false claims to Medicare, two insurance companies and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
SALINA, Kan. (AP) - Open carry of weapons will not be allowed in city-owned buildings in Salina. The city commission voted yesterday to impose the ban in public buildings currently exempt from the state's concealed carry law. The state allows concealed carry in public buildings, but Salina was granted a four-year exemption from that law last year.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt plans to have a public hearing on new regulations for signs that businesses and groups must post if they want to ban guns from their premises. The hearing is set for September 17th in the Topeka building that houses the attorney general's office. Businesses and groups can ban both concealed and unconcealed guns from their premises if they post signs.
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