I-70 closed at Goodland

I-70 has been closed at Goodland, Kan., to the Colorado border because of winter weather conditions, according to KDOT. (KanDrive photo)
I-70 has been closed at Goodland, Kan., to the Colorado border because of winter weather conditions, according to KDOT. (KanDrive photo)

11:30 a.m. update: U.S. 36 from St. Francis to the Colorado border has been closed as of 11:30 a.m. because of winter weather conditions, a KDOT spokesman said.

I-70 closed at Goodland

On the west side of Kansas, I-70 has been closed at Goodland because of winter weather conditions, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.

I-70 from Goodland, Kan., west to the Kansas-Colorado border was closed at 10 a.m., according to the spokesman.

For up-to-date information on road closures and road conditions, call 511 in Kansas or 866-511-5368 outside Kansas, or check travel information online at www.kandrive.org or http://511mm.ksdot.org on your mobile device.

Former Glock manager and wife sentenced for taking bribes, kickbacks

A former regional manager for the company that makes Glock firearms was sentenced Monday to 1.5 years in federal prison for conspiring to take bribes and kickbacks, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

The man’s wife was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for her part in the scheme.

Welcome D. “Bo” Wood Jr., 66, Oviedo, Fla., who was the eastern regional manager for Glock, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy. His wife, Paula Ann Wood, 65, Oveido, Fla., pleaded guilty one count of conspiracy, too.

Co-defendant John Sullivan Ralph III was sentenced to 1.5 years after pleading guilty to conspiracy. Ralph, who owned Global Guns and Hunting, Inc., of Olathe, doing business as OB Guns, admitted he paid 140 bribes and kickbacks to Glock employees totaling approximately $900,000.

Welcome Wood accepted gifts, payments and other things of value from Ralph in return for preferential treatment. Paula Wood received checks made payable to her as part of a plan to conceal the bribes.

Grissom commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Hathaway for their work on the case.