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Oklahoma Man Charged With Murder Gets New Trial Date
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A man who faces three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his girlfriend and two young girls has a new trial date on one of the counts. Twenty-six-year-old Kevin Sweat has been ordered to stand trial in Okfuskee County for the July 2011 slaying of 23-year-old Ashley Taylor. He has pleaded not guilty and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the case. His trial was originally set to begin on Oct. 22, but online court records indicate that District Judge Lawrence Parish has re-set the start of his trial for June 10. Sweat is also accused of fatally shooting 13-year-old Taylor Placker and 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker near Weleetka in 2008. His preliminary hearing in that case is set for Nov. 5 on two counts of first-degree murder.
Posted: Monday, October 8 2012, 12:09 PM CDT
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McConnell selected for new Air Force tanker base
May 22, 2013 13:56 GMT
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Wichita's McConnell Air Force Base has been selected to be the main operating base for the Air Force's new KC-46A air refueling tanker.
Members of the Kansas congressional delegation issued a joint statement Wednesday announcing the Air Force decision. The aircraft will replace the aging KC-135 fleet flown by crews for the past 50 years.
According to the delegation, the Air Force will base 36 of the new aircraft at McConnell starting in 2016. It also will be investing $192 million in upgrades to the base.
McConnell was chosen over bases in North Dakota, Oklahoma and Washington.
Forbes Field in Topeka was not selected as a site for the Air National Guard base but the delegation said the Topeka location would not be precluded from future refueling assignments.
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