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Regional Headlines for Saturday, February 1, 2014


New Keystone XL Report Released to Mixed Reviews

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new report from the U.S. State Department on the Keystone XL pipeline has drawn varying reactions in Kansas, where a separate section of the Keystone pipeline is operating. The State Department yesterday (FRI) raised no major environmental objections to the $7 billion pipeline from Canada, though the report stops short of recommending its approval.


Kansas Revenues Up for January

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas collected nearly $17 million more in tax revenues than anticipated in January. The Department of Revenue reported yesterday (FRI) that the state's tax collections were $546 million last month. The state's official forecast predicted collections of $529 million. The surplus is 3.2 percent. Since the current fiscal year began in July, the state has collected $3.3 billion in tax revenues. That's $21 million more than anticipated, or about 0.6 percent.


Lawrence Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murdering Wife

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 67-year-old Lawrence man accused of killing his ailing wife has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. 6News Lawrence reports Larry Hopkins waived a formal reading of the charges and entered his plea yesterday (FRI).   He's being held at Douglas County jail on $150,000 bond.


Lawrence Teen to Faces Charges in Murder Case

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An attorney representing a 19-year-old woman charged with killing a Lawrence businessman says she'll have her first court appearance early next week. Defense attorney Carl Cornwell said yesterday (FRI) that Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn has a hearing set for 1:30 p.m. Monday in Douglas County District Court before District Judge Paula Martin.


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