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Winter storm coats roads in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A winter storm has coated roads and closed schools in parts of Kansas and Oklahoma. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Tuesday for several counties along the western border between the two states,...

 

Study: Trees in Kansas increasingly pose a wildfire hazard

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Trees in Kansas pose a mounting wildfire risk as they continue to take over grassland around the state, according to a new study. Initial research from the University of Nebraska also suggests a link between the proliferation...

 

Kansas land up for auction was site of 1870s serial slayings

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas cropland that turned into a crime scene of serial slayings in the 1870s is up for auction. The 162-acre tract where the Bender family killed at least 11 people will be sold off to the highest bidder by an Indiana-based...

 

4 Missouri River states unite to try to limit flooding

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri are joining forces for a study that will look for ways the states can limit flooding along the Missouri River and give them information about how wetter weather patterns could require changes...

 

Monster Buck Classic names 67-point buck 'King of Kansas'

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 67-point whitetail deer shot by a Kansas bow hunter has won "King of Kansas" honors. The nontypical whitetail deer was shot in October by Brian Butcher of Andover, earning the title Sunday during the final day of the Kansas...

 

Officials welcome return of wolves to northwest Colorado

DENVER (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials found evidence of at least six wolves in the state's northwest region, a second indication of a return by the animals after a long absence, officials said. Democratic Gov. Jared Polis issued a statement...

 

Lawsuit filed to protect turtles in Mississippi, Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two environmental groups have sued the Trump administration, saying it has failed to protect map turtles found in Mississippi and Louisiana under the Endangered Species Act. The lawsuit calls for endangered or threatened status...

 

2 men accused of throwing dog into ice-covered lake charged

ELWOOD, Neb. (AP) — Two Elwood men accused of repeatedly throwing a dog into an ice-covered lake have been charged with animal cruelty. The Gosper County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Friday that James Pollock, 28, and Austin Vanburen,...

 

Small earthquake reported in south-central Kansas

SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A small earthquake was reported in south-central Kansas on Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck about 2 miles southwest of Hutchinson, Kansas, shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday. The...

 

4.5 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Kansas

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A small earthquake was reported in southern Kansas on Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck about 2 miles (3 kilometers) southwest of Hutchinson shortly after 1 p.m. The service had...

 

New BBC America documentary series tackles global change

NEW YORK (AP) — If sheer drama is what you crave on TV, look no further than the tale of a fearless mother at the far edge of South America. She is a puma and this big cat repeatedly launches herself over and over at a llama-like creature more...

 

Plane slides off taxiway in icy weather as storm hits US

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A plane slid off an icy taxiway at Kansas City International Airport on Friday as a sprawling winter storm hits large sections of the Midwest and beyond, leading to the closure of schools, universities and government...

 

New plates in Kansas will emphasize renewable energy

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will begin issuing new personalized license plates Wednesday that emphasize the state's growing use of renewable energy. The "Powering the Future" plates feature wind turbines profiled against a sunrise. Wind-generated...

 
 By Lee Reich    Regional    January 15, 2020

Looking for an easy plant to care for? Try a succulent.

Looking for an easy plant to care for? Try a succulent. Any plant with fleshy stems or leaves is called a succulent. Aside from cacti, only a few other plant families have succulent members. All these succulents, cactus or not, are low-maintenance....

 

Winter storm Friday, Saturday slicks eastern Kansas roads

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A winter blast that left little more than an inch of snow in parts of eastern Kansas on Friday was moving out of the state Saturday, forecasters said. The system left roads icy and caused several crashes Friday night in...

 

Three dead in Louisiana as severe storms sweep southern US

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana said Saturday said at least three people have died in connection with a severe storm that is sweeping across parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast and Southeast. The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook...

 

Oklahoma program offers rescue for horses, other equine

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — When Ken Friend learned a job transfer meant moving his family to California from the small farm they'd been living on in rural Oklahoma, he knew he'd have to find new homes for his animals. In addition to the four dogs Friend...

 

Wicked weekend weather threatens several Southern states

A storm system expected to strike southern states from Texas to Georgia this weekend is looking more and more menacing, bringing the potential for devastating tornadoes and 80-mph wind gusts. The national Storm Prediction Center said more than 18...

 

Storms with hurricane-force winds, huge hail threaten South

Hurricane-force wind gusts and hail the size of baseballs could accompany potent storms that also threaten to spin up tornadoes and drench the South with heavy rains, forecasters said Friday. The national Storm Prediction Center said more than 18...

 

Crews battling several grass fires across Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Crews have been battling numerous grass fires across Kansas Wednesday amid windy, dry conditions. KWCH-TV reported that weather radar has picked up the smoke from fires in Cowley, Greenwood and Saline counties. The National...

 

Titanic wave of star-forming gases found in Milky Way

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have discovered a titanic wave of star-forming gases practically right under our noses in the Milky Way. Harvard University scientists reported Tuesday that this massive structure has been hiding out in the...

 

Record number of salmon eggs found in Maine river

EAST MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — Atlantic salmon laid a record number of eggs in a Maine river last year, according to a conservation group that tracks the animal's status in the wild. The fish are considered endangered in the U.S. by the federal...

 

Advocate: Colorado River Basin states need to cut water use

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A longtime water conservation advocate says Arizona and the other Lower Colorado River Basin states need to cut their water use more and faster. Sustainable Waters president Brian Richter says Arizona, California, and Nevada...

 

Work underway in Kansas, Missouri on wind farm project

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Work is underway on a 600-megawatt wind project in southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas. On the Missouri side, construction has started on the North Fork Ridge Wind Farm about 20 miles (32.19 kilometers) north of Joplin and...

 

Man missing at Grand Canyon for 11 days has been found alive

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A man who had been missing at the Grand Canyon for 11 days has been found alive. National Park Service officials say 58-year-old Martin Edward O'Connor of La Porte, Texas, was located Thursday morning and...

 

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