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KC could be on list for group bidding for 2026 FIFA World Cup host city

Kansas City, Mo., could be part of a group putting in a bid for hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup at Arrowhead Stadium.

It will be one of 49 stadiums located in and around 44 cities that could be considered for inclusion in an official bid sent to FIFA by March 16, 2008, according to a statement from the group today. Arrowhead Stadium holds more than 76,000 people.

The group, the United Bid Committee of the United States, Mexico and Canada, has sent requests asking selected cities to declare their interest by Sept. 5 to take part in the bid process.

The bid committee will narrow the list to 20 to 25 cities that will be submitted to FIFA, according to the announcement.

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Woman sentenced to supervised release after getting prescriptions for over 8,000 pain pills

A woman who said a Wichita doctor gave her prescriptions for more than 8,000 oxycodone tablets without doing any medical exams was sentenced Monday to 10 years on supervised release, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Kimi Harper, 52, Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.

According to court records, Harper traveled from Kansas City, Mo., to Wichita, Kan., and paid co-defendant Dr. Steven Henson to obtain prescriptions for oxycodone pills. Oxycodone is an opioid pain reliever that is regulated as a controlled substance under federal law. She obtained 8,847 tablets of 30 mg each.

According to court records, Harper said Henson did not perform physical examinations or monitor her use of oxycodone through a pain treatment agreement, urinalysis or other medical tests. Harper said she consumed about 75 percent of the pills herself and sold or gave away the rest.

Co-defendants in the case include:
• Dr. Steven R. Henson, 56, Wichita, Kan., who is awaiting trial.
• Amanda Terwilleger, 34, Topeka, Kan., who is awaiting sentencing.
• Jeremy Wojack, 37, Topeka, Kan., who is awaiting sentencing.
• Jordan Allison, 29, Shawnee, Kan., who is awaiting sentencing.
• Grant Lubbers, 31, Whitewater, Kan., who is awaiting sentencing.
• Joel Torres, Jr. 30, Newton, Kan., who is awaiting sentencing.
• Keith Attebery, 22, Newton, Kan., who is awaiting sentencing.

Beall commended the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Tactical Diversion Squad, the Newton Police Department, the Wichita Police Department and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Furst and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Baugh are prosecuting.


Turkey Creek reaching high water levels

NOAA chart

Turkey Creek at Southwest Boulevard has reached the action stage and could go into flooding, according to a hydrology chart from NOAA.

The chart showed Turkey Creek at 58.04 feet at 10:48 p.m. Saturday, with a projection that it could continue rising into the minor flood stage at 61 feet and possibly flood stage at 67 feet.

Wyandotte County and surrounding areas are under a flash flood warning, and motorists are warned to turn around and not try to cross flooded roadways.