Jan 14, 2020 11:30 AM

Sen. Moran signs onto proposal on dismissing impeachment articles

Posted Jan 14, 2020 11:30 AM
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the historic impeachment vote-photo courtesy office of House Speaker
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the historic impeachment vote-photo courtesy office of House Speaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran has joined other Republicans in cosponsoring a resolution that would allow senators to dismiss the House's articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Moran announced Monday that he is cosponsoring the resolution with Missouri GOP Sen. Josh Hawley. Fifteen other Republicans also are cosponsors, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The resolution is Hawley's response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's delay in sending the two impeachment articles to the Senate for a trial after the House approved them last month. Pelosi sought to pressure senators into calling witnesses but plans to send the articles in coming days.

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Jan 14, 2020 11:30 AM
Kansas man admits driving getaway car in series of robberies
Harris photo is being held in Harvey County

WICHITA, KAN. – A Kansas man admitted driving the getaway car in a series of commercial robberies, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

Shaiquille Harris, 26, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty this week to four counts of robbery and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. In his plea, Harris admitted participating in robberies at the following stores: Kwik Shop, 710 W. 29th,  Kwik Shop, 3959 S. Hydraulic, Kwik Shop, 3601 E. 47th South and the QuikTrip, 2821 E. 31st South, all in Wichita. 

Harris admitted that in each case he drove and a co-defendant entered the store to commit the robbery.

VonFange photo Wilson County

Co-defendant Brelen VonFange, 28, Wichita, Kan., is awaiting trial.

Sentencing for Harris is set for April 13. He could face up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each robbery count and up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the firearm charge.