Archive for Friday, January 17, 2014

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12:29 a.m.
This 2011 file photo shows Kansas University Medical Center's School of Medicine, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, Kan. Governor’s budget leaves out prized project for KU
January 16, 2014
Gov. Brownback’s recently unveiled budget left out one of Kansas University’s prized goals: a $75 million education and training facility for the KU Medical Center. But it did include $2 million for the Kansas Institute for Translational Chemical Biology, which would support existing labs that work on new technologies and drugs.By Ben Unglesbee
9:18 a.m.
Free State swimmer Josh Terrell, left, congratulates Jordan Portela after Portela won the 200-yard freestyle event Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at the FSHS swimming and diving invitational. Freshman swimmer leads FSHS on senior day
January 17, 2014
Free State freshman Jordan Portela stole the show on the Firebirds’ swimming and diving senior day Thursday at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center. Portela won the 100- and 200-yard freestyle races and was a part of the first-place 400-yard freestyle relay team. By Chris Duderstadt
11:18 a.m.
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2010, a sign marks the future home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, Kan. Gov. Sam Brownback and members of the state’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday that the move indicated the federal department is committed to building the $1.14 billion National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. Kansas delegation splits on spending bill with NBAF funding
4:07 p.m., January 16, 2014 Updated 6:18 p.m.
U.S. Reps. Lynn Jenkins and Kevin Yoder voted for a $1.1 trillion appropriations bill that included $404 million for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. Reps. Tim Huelskamp and Mike Pompeo voted no. By Peter Hancock
3:17 p.m.
Holcomb 1, pictured above, is operating at 85 percent capacity. The Holcomb Station Project proposed by Sunflower Electric Power Corporation would add a second plant that would operate at 90 percent capacity. Public comment period opens on proposed changes to permit for coal-fired plant
January 16, 2014
State environmental officials are seeking public comment to a proposed change in the permit given to Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to build an 895-megawatt coal-burning electric generating plant in southwest Kansas. By Scott Rothschild
4:30 p.m.
Brittny Adams, of Topeka, wipes away tears as Jeremy Edens, son of homicide victim Gary Edens, 51, testifies about the moment he realized that his father had been shot during an alleged confrontation with Adams and Jonathan R. Rush July 17, 2013, at Gary Edens' home at 647 N. Michigan St., at a hearing Wednesday in Douglas County District Court. Adams now faces a charge of first-degree murder. Topeka woman pleads guilty in July 2013 shooting death of Lawrence man
4:26 p.m., January 17, 2014 Updated 5:21 p.m.
A 20-year-old Topeka woman pleaded guilty today to second-degree murder in the July 2013 shooting death of Gary Edens, 51, of Lawrence. By Stephen Montemayor

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