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Environmentalists Pan Kansas Coal Plant Provision

By associated-press On Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:36:45

Environmentalists Pan Kansas Coal Plant Provision

Opponents of a coal-fired power plant planned for southwest Kansas say developers still face obstacles in completing the project despite legislation approved by the U.S. House. Kansas congressman Tim Huelskamp inserted language removing one level of federal oversight of the project planned by Sun...

 
 

Kansas Doctor Found Guilty of Criminal Contempt

By associated-press On Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:34:55

Kansas Doctor Found Guilty of Criminal Contempt

A federal judge has found a Kansas doctor guilty of criminal contempt of court for misbehaving during her first court appearance on charges related to a $7 million Army fraud and bribery indictment. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson sentenced 50-year-old Heidi Lynn Webster of Manhattan to 30 day...

 
 

Failed Corn, Sorghum Crops Reported in Kansas

By associated-press On Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:19:23

Failed Corn, Sorghum Crops Reported in Kansas

Spotty rain showers across much of Kansas this past week were too little to improve drought conditions in western Kansas. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that dryland farm crops and pastures continue to suffer. The agency says it has received reports of failed corn an...

 
 

Kansas Man Pleads Guilty to Internet Sex Crime

By associated-press On Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:22:42

Kansas Man Pleads Guilty to Internet Sex Crime

A Kansas man has pleaded guilty to committing an Internet sex crime while he was confined as a sexual predator at the Larned State Hospital. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom's office announced Monday that 38-year-old Mark David Brull and a co-defendant admitted victimizing a 14-year-old Massachusetts ...

 
 

Explosives Regulations Upset Some Industry Leaders

By associated-press On Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:15:45

Explosives Regulations Upset Some Industry Leaders

The Kansas Fire Marshal is drawing fire for his efforts to reinstate oversight of the explosive industry in the state. The fire marshal lost legal authority to issue permits to explosive industry operators in 2010, when an assistant attorney general mistakenly deleted the authority for the agency...

 
 

Dole, Eisenhower Join Kan. Gov.’s Re-election Team

By associated-press On Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:54:51

Dole, Eisenhower Join Kan. Gov.’s Re-election Team

Former Sen. Bob Dole and the granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower have agreed to serve as honorary leaders of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election team for 2014. The Republican governor announced Tuesday that Dole and Mary Jean Eisenhower will be the national co-chairmen of his camp...

 
 

Kansas, Chinese Province Pledge Ag Partnership

By associated-press On Mon, 22 Jul 2013 23:45:40

Kansas, Chinese Province Pledge Ag Partnership

Gov. Sam Brownback is celebrating an agreement between Kansas and central China's Henan province as a significant development in their trade relationship. Brownback said Monday the state and the province have agreed to work on projects related to agriculture, food safety and the biosciences that ...

 
 

Kansas Regulators Considering New Fracking Rules

By associated-press On Mon, 22 Jul 2013 23:43:11

Kansas Regulators Considering New Fracking Rules

Kansas utility regulators are considering new rules to require oil and natural gas companies to disclose some information about the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The Topeka Capital Journal reports the Kansas Corporation Commission outlined the proposed rules to legislat...

 
 

Kansas Man Wins $1M in Powerball Drawing

By associated-press On Mon, 22 Jul 2013 23:38:09

Kansas Man Wins $1M in Powerball Drawing

An eastern Kansas man plans to pay off his house, buy a swing set and make some investments with the $1 million he won in the latest Powerball drawing. The Kansas Lottery says 43-year-old Nelson Worley, of Osawatomie, matched the first five numbers but not the Powerball number in Saturday night's...

 
 

Sedgwick County Proposing Way to Keep Riddel Open

By associated-press On Mon, 22 Jul 2013 19:25:26

Sedgwick County Proposing Way to Keep Riddel Open

Sedgwick County officials working to keep the Judge Riddel Boys Ranch open are suggesting the state should create a new classification of residential centers for juveniles.   The suggestion would create a new tier of residential juvenile homes, with the state paying more for the service. ...

 
 
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