News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press - KOAM TV 7

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

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - Several astronauts will be in Hutchinson this weekend as part of a fundraiser for the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Apollo 16 moonwalker Charlie Duke and Apollo 13 astronauts Fred Haise and Jim Lovell will be among those attending the annual Fly Around, Dine Around event. Guests will participate in several activities, including book and model signings, a progressive dinner and a reception.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Police say six people have been hospitalized after a head-on collision in Wichita. The accident happened last night. Authorities say an SUV struck a car that was attempting to make a left-hand turn at an intersection.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Kansas' second-largest city is adding electronic cigarettes to its ban on smoking in public places. City Council members approved the expanded ordinance on Monday night. The ban will take effect later this month.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A northeast Kansas man who hit an Iraq war veteran on the head with a beer bottle will go to prison for the man's death. Twenty-three-year-old Justin Gonzalez of Mission was sentenced yesterday to nearly three years in prison. Gonzalez was convicted in June of involuntary manslaughter for the death of 27-year-old Nicholas Sardina.

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