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News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for fleeing a hit-and-run accident that killed a man on horseback. Twenty-six-year-old George Childers was sentenced yesterday in Sedgwick County. Fifty-one-year-old Lloyd Ferguson died after his horse was hit by a car in July 2013.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City-area police on both sides of the state line are working to shut down an ATM theft ring. Some arrests have been made, but officers in a Missouri-Kansas task force are seeking at least one more person for questioning. Police say investigators are looking for George Schrand Jr. of Kansas City to get his side of the story on the ATM thefts.

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas judge has scheduled a hearing to consider former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley Manning. The judge is slated to consider Manning's request today in a Leavenworth County courtroom. Manning is serving a 35-year sentence at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas is starting later than initially planned with a new online portal for taking applications for driver's education permits from young residents. The Department of Revenue expects the portal to be available on May 5th. The department previously planned to have it available April 1st. Officials say the delay was caused by last-minute improvements.

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