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Area Wind Farm Files Lawsuit

By associated-press On Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:16:44

Area Wind Farm Files Lawsuit

The owners of a Kansas wind farm say in a lawsuit that City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri, did not buy the amount of energy required under an agreement. Smoky Hills Wind Project says in its lawsuit that City Utilities bought $1.7 million less energy than the wind farm had expected. Sm...

 
 

Governor Wants To Cut Airfare Program

By associated-press On Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:08:06

Governor Wants To Cut Airfare Program

A program that brings lower airfares to Wichita and Garden City might be grounded in the near future. Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing reducing state funds for the Kansas Affordable Airfares Program. The governor wants to reduce the current $5 million state funding to $4 million in fiscal year 20...

 
 

Utility Bill Assistance Offered

By associated-press On Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:05:39

Utility Bill Assistance Offered

A government program that helps people pay winter utility bills will begin taking applications this week. The Low Income Energy Assistance Program is offered to those with disabilities, the elderly, or families with children who meet income eligibility standards. The Kansas Department for Ch...

 
 

Burglar Stabbed In Home

By associated-press On Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:39:57

Burglar Stabbed In Home

Wichita police say a teenager stabbed a burglar in his home while his brother alerted authorities. The suspect is hospitalized recovering from the stab wounds he suffered during the attempted burglary Monday. His condition was not released. 17-year-old Austin Schierkolk encountered the burglar...

 
 

Two Hurt In Hunting Accidents

By associated-press On Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:35:56

Two Hurt In Hunting Accidents

Authorities say two people are in the hospital after they were injured in two separate hunting accidents on the same day. According to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse, a 15-year-old male was shot in the leg while turkey hunting with three other boys on Sunday. Morse says a shotgun accidentall...

 
 

Homeless Man Accused Of Double Stabbing

By associated-press On Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:11:34

Homeless Man Accused Of Double Stabbing

A 34-year-old homeless man has been arrested for attempted murder after police say he stabbed two people in Kansas last week. The man was booked early Sunday morning in the Shawnee County Jail on charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery. Police officers who arrived Thurs...

 
 

Tickets For Obama KU Visit Available Tuesday Morning

By associated-press On Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:42:05

Tickets For Obama KU Visit Available Tuesday Morning

University of Kansas students, faculty and staff are getting first dibs on tickets to see President Barack Obama in Lawrence discussing themes from his State of the Union address. The university says students can start picking up their free tickets at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the box office in the Kansa...

 
 

KU Buys Multi-Million Dollar Jet

By associated-press On Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:55:42

KU Buys Multi-Million Dollar Jet

The University of Kansas has a new high-flying perk for some of its officials. The university is using a new airplane purchased by a gift from the Kansas Endowment. University spokeswoman Errin Barcomb-Peterson says the seven-passenger Cessna Citation CJ4 was delivered Dec. 23 and has alre...

 
 

Waste Water Disposal Might Be Causing Earthquakes

By associated-press On Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:53:12

Waste Water Disposal Might Be Causing Earthquakes

A state group says a steep increase in earthquakes in south-central Kansas likely is caused by the disposal of waste water from an oil and gas extraction process often called fracking. The state recorded more than 120 earthquakes last year, up from zero in 2012. State officials have hesitated ...

 
 

Two Earthquakes Shake Southern Kansas

By associated-press On Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:32:49

Two Earthquakes Shake Southern Kansas

Two earthquakes were felt in south-central Kansas early Monday. No major damage was reported from either quake. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 2.7 magnitude quake was reported about 3:50 a.m. Monday near Caldwell in Sumner County. A few minutes later a quake measuring 3.9 was reported about ei...

 
 
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