Ultralight Fatal Crash in Hillsboro

HILLSBORO, Kan. (AP) A former six-term Kansas House member who was appointed in December to the state’s Supreme Court Nominating Commission has died in an ultralight plane crash near his hometown. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports 69-year-old Donald Dahl was flying at low altitude at 1:45 p.m. yesterday when he ran into a tree branch 2 miles south of Hillsboro. The retired U.S. Navy officer served in the House as a Republican from 1997 through 2008, including the last two years as speaker pro tem.