Archive for Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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12:56 a.m.
The proposed site plan for the Rock Chalk Park Sports Complex in northwest Lawrence. City approves development agreement, tax abatement for $25M Rock Chalk Park recreation center
March 5, 2013
Lawrence city commissioners gave final approval Tuesday night to a development agreement that allows the $25 million Rock Chalk recreation center project to move forward. They also approved an ordinance that will give the larger Rock Chalk Park project, which includes privately owned athletic facilities to be used by Kansas University, a 100 percent property tax abatement for the next 10 years. By Chad Lawhorn
1:13 p.m.
Franklin County Sheriff Jeffry Curry and Deputy Sheriff Jerrod W. Fredricks were arrested and charged with felony counts of interference with a law enforcement officer and official misconduct. Photos from Wyandotte County Jail. Franklin County sheriff appears in court on criminal charges; removal hearing set for March 14
March 6, 2013
Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Curry (left) was charged in Franklin County District Court with a felony count of interfering with law enforcement, as well as a misdemeanor count of official misconduct, during his first court appearance Wednesday. Curry, along with Franklin County Sheriff Deputy Jerrod Fredricks (right), was arrested last week by KBI special agents. By Shaun Hittle
5:32 p.m.
A new report by a nonpartisan health consumer group says middle-class Americans are being deeply affected by the insurance crisis. They are paying more for insurance, but their incomes are declining. Businesses also are dropping insurance benefits because of the high costs. Former Ottawa superintendent receiving full salary of $10,899 per month and benefits
March 6, 2013
Dean Katt, who resigned as superintendent of the Ottawa school district last week, will continue receiving his full $10,899 per month salary and benefits through Oct. 31 while he remains on board as a consultant with no specific duties. By Peter Hancock
10:44 p.m.
The six candidates for three open city commission seats from left clockwise, Mike Amyx, Jeremy Farmer, Terry Riordan, Leslie Soden, Scott Criqui and Rob Chestnut. Candidates say it is time to move on from recreation center issue
March 6, 2013
A few questions on the Rock Chalk Park sports village may still be forthcoming, but City Commission candidates on Wednesday showed no signs of wanting to overturn this week’s decision to move forward on the project. By Chad Lawhorn

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