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

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PARSONS, Kan. (AP) - A southeast Kansas company that makes tanks for customers worldwide is planning a major expansion. The Parsons Sun reports Tank Connection is adding equipment and employees to expand production by 50 percent. The Parsons-based firm was established 10 years ago with two employees. The addition of 35 workers will bring total employment to more than 400.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas collected $1.6 million more in taxes than anticipated in July, breaking a streak of monthly shortfalls in collections. The Department of Revenue reported yesterday the state took in almost $409 million in taxes in July, when the state's official fiscal forecast predicted revenues of $407 million.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Authorities have identified a Topeka jail inmate as a suspect in the weekend killing of a 56-year-old Lawrence woman. Christine Kaplan was found dead Saturday at her home. An autopsy determined the death was a homicide, but the cause has not been made public. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports 38-year-old Angelica Marie Kulp of Lawrence is charged in an arrest warrant with first-degree murder, and is already in custody on unrelated burglary charges.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Bond is set at $500,000 for a Wichita man charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed three people. KAKE-TV reports 31-year-old Juan Gandara-Rodel made his first appearance yesterday in Sedgwick County District Court. The collision happened around 2 a.m. Sunday in west Wichita.

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