Grand jury indicts Lawrence brothers
Kansas City, Kan. -- Lawrence twins Roosevelt and Los Dahda, both 22, were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on drug and weapons charges. They are being held in federal custody.
Roosevelt Dahda was charged with one count of making a false written statement to a gun dealer; two counts of receiving firearms while he was under indictment for a felony in Douglas County; possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; one count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute; and two counts of using firearms during a drug trafficking crime.
Los Dahda was charged with one count of making a false written statement to a gun dealer and one count of possession of a sawed-off shotgun that had not been registered.
The charges follow a monthlong investigation into the brothers by the Lawrence Police Department and the joint city-county Drug Enforcement Unit.
Meals on Wheels plans 'blossoming' fund-raiser
Meals on Wheels is planning a "Blossoming Banquet" weekend fund-raiser at the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka.
The fund-raiser, which is the 13th annual Sumptuous Settings event to benefit Meals on Wheels, will feature a flower-filled tearoom with refreshments, and an exhibition room including a garden setting and a tribute to explorers Lewis and Clark.
The tearoom will be open 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The displays will be open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Advance tickets are $6 at Capitol Federal Savings and Loan and Commerce Bank locations. Admission at the door is $7 for adults and $5 for children. Adult tickets are for either the tearoom or the exhibitions. Children's tickets include both.
Proceeds from the fund-raiser benefit Meals on Wheels of Shawnee and Jefferson counties, a service that provides meals to people who are elderly, homebound or have disabilities.
Vinland plans events for Founders Day
The Vinland community will celebrate its fifth annual Founders Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Vinland Elementary School south of Lawrence.
Events will include corncob-toy making, pioneer stories and games, maple snow cones and a covered wagon exhibit.
For more information, call (785) 594-3912.
Shriners plan parade with music, clowns
Topeka -- Arab Shriners will have their Spring Ceremonial on Saturday in Topeka.
Events include the Shriners' parade beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Kansas Avenue in downtown Topeka. The parade will feature a band, miniature cars and clowns.