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Top Morning News 4.15.13


Board of Education will receive updated science standards Tuesday; Wichita officials ask residents to help reduce summer ozone levels; President Obama plans visit to KU; Augusta couple awaits sentencing for illegally selling firearms.

Board Of Education To Receive Science Standards

The 10-member State Board of Education will receive copies of the standards on Tuesday from the Kansas Department of Education official overseeing the state's work on the Next Generation Science Standards.


Wichita Looks At Reducing Summer Ozone Levels

The city is asking residents to reduce travel and other emissions if ozone levels exceed the standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

There are also plans to change the city's daily operations if ozone levels spike. Elevated levels of ozone can cause breathing problems for children and elderly residents who have lung problems.

Air quality specialist Tonya Bronleewe says if Wichita exceeds its ozone limits, it risks more regulation from the federal government.

See a report on current ozone levels for the city.

Obama To Visit KU, But Few Details Known

President Barack Obama will visit the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence later this week.

So far, few details have been released about his visit.


Augusta Couple Await Sentencing For Illegally Selling Firearms

A husband and wife from Augusta are waiting to be sentenced Monday for illegally selling firearms out of their combined beauty salon and gun shop.

Jeffrey and Tracy Eberhart were charged last year with violating federal firearms regulations. They were charged with selling guns from Dream Weavers Salon and Sporting Goods in Augusta.

Jeffrey Eberhart, a convicted felon, pleaded guilty earlier to selling firearms without a license. His plea deal recommends a five-year sentence.

Tracy Eberhart obtained a federal firearms dealers license, but omitted her husband's name on the application because of his felony record. She pleaded guilty to failure to keep required sales records.

They're scheduled to be sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Wichita.