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Regional Headlines for Sunday, October 14, 2012

Pet Food Company Recalls Pet Treats

TRENTON, N.J (AP) -- A pet food company is voluntarily recalling dog treats that could be contaminated with salmonella. Nature's Recipe announced Saturday the recall of a limited supply of its "Nature's Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken," which were manufactured at its plant in Topeka, Kansas and distributed nationally. The company says the product has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, which can affect animals eating the products and pose a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. Nature's Recipe officials say no pet or human illnesses have been reported. 


Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Under Fire For Not Disbursing Funds

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The newly formed Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission is under fire for not disbursing funds to local arts groups. Lawmakers authorized $700,000 for the commission to replace arts funding that had been vetoed earlier by Governor Sam Brownback. But the director of the commission told lawmakers Wednesday that only $30,000 has been spent so far, on administrative costs and membership in the National Association of State Arts Agencies. The rest of the money won't be distributed to local arts groups until a strategic plan for arts funding is completed by the end of the year. Some lawmakers said that decision has left local arts groups who depend on funding in a difficult situation. But others agreed a plan was needed before funds go out. 




U-S Army Corps of Engineers To Limit Water Released From Tuttle Creek Reservoir

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it plans to release less water from Tuttle Creek Reservoir starting next week. Tuttle Creek's elevation is dropping about 0.2 feet per day. At that rate, the reservoir's water level will drop below 1,065 feet around Monday. When that happens, water releases will be slowed from 900 cubic feet per second to around 400. But the corps' Kansas City office said Friday it will compensate for that reduction by increasing flows from the Milford and Perry reservoirs. The corps said the changes were needed to meet water needs at Topeka and DeSoto. 






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