Archive for Thursday, February 23, 2012

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Wind fuels 3-alarm fire at Shawnee apartment complex
09:13 p.m., February 23, 2012 Updated 11:25 p.m.
High winds quickly fueled a Shawnee apartment fire from a small flame to a blaze that engulfed an entire building and threatened others Thursday evening.
A Look Back: Trash and recycling program
February 23, 2012
A new era called the “Cart Trash and Recycling Program” will begin March 1 in Lansing.
County commission OKs shooting range near Tonganoxie
February 23, 2012
Leavenworth County Commissioners Thursday gave a nod to a proposed Sheriff’s Office shooting range at a rock quarry about a mile west of Tonganoxie.
Brownback favors Leavenworth County being its own Kansas Senate district, chief of staff says
February 23, 2012
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback’s chief of staff says the governor is in favor of making Leavenworth County a distinct Kansas Senate district.
Fake Beard Bandit’ pleads guilty in Shawnee bank robbery
02:59 p.m., February 23, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A3
An Oklahoma man nicknamed the “Fake Beard Bandit” has pleaded guilty to eight bank robberies in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas — including a robbery in Shawnee.
No decision made on airport studies as county waits for cities to agree on site
09:43 a.m., February 23, 2012 Updated 01:30 p.m.
Officials emerged from a study session Wednesday without reaching a decision on how to move forward with studies looking into a possible new public Leavenworth County airport.