TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas school kids may need to work on their handwriting skills even in the age of computers and text messaging. The Kansas Board of Education has approved new handwriting standards that say students are expected to learn cursive by third grade and be able to write legibly by the fifth grade. Some educators question whether they have the time to teach it.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The child pornography trial of a Topeka man is getting underway. Prosecutors say authorities investigating the death of Jason Hachmeister's mother in 2011 found child porn on his computer. Hachmeister is charged with killing his mother and that trial is scheduled to begin next month.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Lawrence police are still awaiting autopsy results on the body of a University of Kansas grad student from Peru. But they don't think the death of 23-year-old Gianfranco Villagomez-Saldana is the result of any foul play. The body was found outside a home near where the man was last seen on Saturday morning.
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - AT&T plans to expand its mobile network in Kansas and hire about 70 people in Wichita. The company's Kansas president says the jobs are needed because of the demand for mobile technology. AT&T reportedly spent $110 million in capital investment in Kansas in the first half of 2013 and $725 million between 2009 and 2012.
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