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News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A group of Wichita residents who want to reduce the punishment for possessing small amounts of marijuana will try a second petition drive. The first effort to get the issue on the November ballot fell less than 40 signatures short of the number required. Kansans for Change president Esau Freeman says supporters will start collecting signatures again October 1st, with a goal of getting the issue on the April ballot.

ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) - Andover police are searching for vandals who damaged the football field at the Andover District Stadium before a rivalry game. The vandals sprayed a large, blue "A'' on the field sometime overnight last Friday. The district spent $2,000 on a chemical treatment to remove the paint from the artificial turf.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for counterfeiting more than $3,000. Twenty-five-year-old Billy Antrobus was sentenced yesterday for manufacturing counterfeit currency. Authorities say Antrobus used a computer and printer to create $100, $50 and $20 bills.

BEL AIRE, Kan. (AP) - The Bel Aire police chief has called for tougher animal control regulations after a teenager was hospitalized in a bull terrier attack. Police Chief Darrell Atteberry says the dog bit the 13-year-old boy last week on the arms, stomach and genitals while he was visiting a friend. The dog was turned over to animal control where it's being observed for 10 days.

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