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Regional Headlines for Saturday, September 22, 2012


NRC Drops Wolf Creek Rating

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A spokeswoman says officials at Kansas' Wolf Creek nuclear power plant take safety seriously and have corrected a problem that led to a January shutdown. Jenny Hageman commented yesterday after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it dropped its rating for the plant in the east-central Kansas town of Burlington. The NRC says it plans additional inspections. The January 13th shutdown followed a loss of off-site power. The NRC blames an electrical short caused by improper wiring.


Stalled NBAF Lab May Be Regaining Traction

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The stalled plan for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Kansas may be regaining traction in Washington, D.C. Governor Sam Brownback said yesterday he's encouraged by reports that the Department of Homeland Security is eager to discuss releasing $40 million for a utility plant that will support the $1 billion NBAF lab.


Murder Tip Leads Nowhere for Hutchinson Police

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Hutchinson police have uncovered virtually nothing after receiving a tip that someone had been killed and their body hidden. The Hutchinson News reported yesterday that Dodge City police received the tip and forwarded the information to Hutchinson police. Police spent nearly six hours Monday scouring the purported crime scene.

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