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KPR Web Operations Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

The top official of the EPA for the 4-state region that includes Kansas says state regulators misled the Kansas Supreme Court in arguments about a controversial coal-fired power plant. Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson has more.

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

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KPR Web Operations Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Maurice Greene and Bob Timmons...two area legends in track and field...have been elected to the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has the story.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

It was a good Halloween for the Kansas City Chiefs, as they squeaked out an overtime victory over the San Diego Chargers last (MON) night. As KPR's Greg Echlin reports, some fans at Arrowhead were in rare form for the holiday -- even for Chiefs fans.

KPR Web Operations Monday, October 31st, 2011

It's still not too late to grab a one-in-150-thousand shot at becoming a millionaire. Cara Sloan is a spokesperson for the Kansas Lottery. As of yesterday (MON) morning, just over 63-thousand chances remained. This is the 3rd year for the Kansas Lottery Holiday Millionaire Raffle drawing. Sloan says in addition to the grand prize and runner-up prizes that will be announced on New Year's Day, there's still one week of "earlybird" prize drawings left. The lottery will pull two numbers, and each will win its holder ten thousand dollars. The final earlybird drawing will take place this Sunday.

KPR Web Operations Monday, October 31st, 2011

Searchers have recovered the bodies of three more people killed in Saturday's grain elevator blast in Atchison. Six people died in the explosion at the Bartlett Grain Company. Two others were hurt. Atchison City Manager Trey Cocking spoke earlier today (MON) at a news conference outside the damaged facility. One of the dead recovered today (MON) has been identified as 21-year-old Curtis Field. The other two were grain inspectors, including 34-year-old Travis Keil (KYLE) of Topeka. While no one has yet publicly speculated on a cause for the explosion, it's generally acknowledged that work at...

KPR Web Operations Sunday, October 30th, 2011

It's Halloween... the annual high-water mark for spooky stories and terrifying tales. But have you ever wondered why so many scary stories -- from classic literature to horror to science fiction to music -- have so many elements in common? University of Kansas professor John Tibbetts has given a lot of thought to that question. He's now compiled a series of interviews and conversations with authors, artists and filmmakers who have used what scholars often call "the Gothic impulse," which employes a specific set of components to generate a creepy atmosphere. KPR's Laura Lorson spoke with...

KPR Web Operations Friday, October 28th, 2011

Walk into any store in October, and it's obvious: Americans love Halloween. Beyond costumes and candy, people want to experience the paranormal. And increasingly, the tourism industry is catering to that. KPR news intern Justine Greve (Greeve) looks at some Kansas towns and businesses that have discovered something special: digging up ghosts can be profitable. KPR News intern Justine Greve (Greeve) is a graduate of Baker University. She's now a graduate student in American Studies at the University of Kansas.

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Someone pulled a switcheroo in the football trophy case at Kansas State University. In place of the Governor's Cup, which was awarded last weekend after the win over the Kansas Jayhawks, there's a different trophy... one from eight years ago. KPR's Greg Echlin explains.


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