Woman arrested for counterfeit money

LEAVENWORTH — A woman was arrested after she allegedly tried to pass a counterfeit bill at a Leavenworth business, a police spokesman said.

The incident was reported at 7:13 p.m. Friday at Family Dollar, 104 N. Broadway.

Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department, said officers were called to that location for a report of a customer using fake money. The suspect, a 29-year-old Leavenworth woman, was still at the store when police arrived.

Nicodemus said authorities believe the $100 bill is fake based on its appearance and the paper used. Officers seized other bills from the woman that they also believe are counterfeit.

The woman was arrested for an allegation of possession of counterfeit currency.

Nicodemus said the Police Department will notify federal authorities about the case.

 

City asks judge to change ruling

LANSING — The city of Lansing is asking a judge to change his ruling regarding an agreement that was used to establish Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1.

Attorneys for the city filed a motion to alter or amend a judgment Monday in Leavenworth County District Court.

The motion was a response to District Judge David King’s ruling last month regarding the impact of the potential termination of an interlocal agreement between the city of Lansing, Leavenworth County and Delaware and High Prairie townships.

The 2003 agreement was used to establish Fire District No. 1, which serves Lansing and Delaware and High Prairie townships.

City of Lansing officials have notified the other parties to the agreement that they intend to terminate the contract in June 2020.

Lansing officials have announced plans to start a city fire department.