TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Sentencing Commission is considering ways for the state to reduce the number of people listed on criminal registries in the state. Kansas News Service reports nearly 20,000 people are listed in a database that provides names and addresses of people who have committed a variety of crimes. Supporters of reducing the number of people on the list say it has become so large it is almost unusable. Law enforcement agencies want to the keep the registry as it is.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Police say a 25-year-old has been shot to death in Wichita and another man arrested on suspicion of killing him. The Wichita Eagle reports that the shooting happened around 1 a.m. Saturday several blocks from the Kansas Turnpike in southeastern Wichita. Arriving officers found the 25-year-old man lying injured in the street. He died at the scene. Police say a 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Advocates for seniors in Kansas say that several changes made to streamline the Medicaid application and renewal process have actually made it difficult for the state's elderly population. The Kansas City Star reports that Kansas moved to a new computer system in 2015 for applying for Kansas Medicaid, otherwise known as KanCare. The state then funneled applications and annual reviews previously handled in regional offices into a singles "KanCare Clearinghouse" in Topeka.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 35-year-old Kansas man is likely to spend the rest of his life in prison after being sentenced for molesting three young girls. A Jackson County, Missouri, judge sentenced Jesus Garcia, of Kansas City, Kansas, on Friday to three life sentences, plus 15 years, all to be served consecutively. Garcia was convicted in December of statutory rape of a victim younger than 12, child molestation, attempted statutory rape and statutory sodomy of a victim younger than 14.
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