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Southwest Missouri Man Sentenced For Double Fatal Crash

     A Pineville Missouri man gets a suspended sentence for the deaths of two people killed in a head-on crash.     The crash happened in March of 2015 on Missouri Highway 59 a few miles north of Noel.     Court documents say Donovan Ryan’s pickup truck crossed the center line and hit a car head-on.     Ashley Tharpe of Pineville and Cody Blevins of Florida were killed.     Ryan received a suspended s…

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Kansas Doctor Sues Hospitals

      A cardiologist has sued some Wichita hospitals and doctors alleging  they fraudulently performed unnecessary, expensive medical tests and procedures on patients.     The federal lawsuit filed by Dr. Mazen Shaheen was unsealed Thursday after the Justice Department declined to intervene in the case.      It names Via Christi Health, Inc.; Kansas Heart Hospital LLC; Cardiovascular Consultants of Kansas and other physicians. &nb…

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Kansas Mental Hospital Will Keep Federal Funding

    It appears at Kansas mental hospital will continue to receive federal funding.      Federal regulators had threatened in October to cut off funding and demanded safety-related renovations in a 104-bed building at Larned State Hospital over concerns about patient safety and other issues.         The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services said Friday federal regulators notified hospital administrator Bill …

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Ks Board And Lawmakers Disagree Over Commissioner Discipline

    The Kansas State Board of Education has expressed its full support for a top schools official under fire from some lawmakers.      The board voted 9-1 Friday to advise Education Commissioner Randy Watson of its full support for Deputy Commissioner Dale Dennis.      Watson would have the final decision on whether to discipline Dennis over questions about how some school funding dollars were allocated.     Kansas …