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The state’s game commission has made hunters happy. Commissioners have approved measures that would allow more kills of bears and cougars. Ranchers support expanding the limits. They say their livelihood depends on trapping animals who prey on their herds.
Law enforcement continues rounding up parents who have avoided child support payments. Over 500 bench warrants remain active statewide. Delinquents have until the end of the month to pay up or face arrest. All money goes to the children.
The state’s largest electric utility has renewed its request to raise rates. This time, PNM wants to do this by more than 14 percent. A previous attempt failed earlier this year because PNM failed to provide enough information. PNM says revenue resulting from the proposed increase would cover the half-billion dollars in investments in solar […]
Roswell’s mayor has started a process that could lead to convening a grand jury. This grand jury would determine probable cause for some felony cases in the county. The Roswell Daily Record reports this petition stems from a clause in the state constitution. This grand jury would serve for at least a year and a […]
State wildlife officials are reminding folks to avoid conflicts with moose, bears, and other animals in residential areas this fall. They ask that you remove anything that could entangle or entice an animal around your home.
A coalition of 12 school districts in Wyoming has formed to keep state funds from leaving the region. The state adjusts yearly allocations based on cost-of-living changes, which as made Campbell County schools lose more than $2 million over the past three years. A similar coalition of nine districts successfully lobbied the state last year.
A teacher at a Cody-area high school has been arrested for alleged inapproriate contact with a student in December 2013 and January 2014. The Converse County arrest warrant said the female teacher was wanted for repeated encounters with the 17-year-old boy, and the boy’s age is legal, the teacher’s job put her in a position […]
A trial begins Monday in Lubbock for a man who refused a plea deal in a case against him involving sexual abuse of a child. 39-year-ol Jason Froseht is charged with sexually assaulting a girl multiple times between June and October of 2013. He had been expected to plead guilty in cour this week but […]
There’s a new top cop in Lubbock after last evening’s City Council meeting. Members voted 7-0 to appoint Greg Stevens as the new police chief. Stevens got praise from lawmakers ahead of the vote who said it’s a privilege to have him in the job and that they look forward to working with him. Stevens […]
WyoLotto’s Cowboy Draw jackpot is rolling over once again. No one matched all five winning numbers in Thursday’s drawing. Cowboy Draw will be worth a potential 747-thousand dollars for the next drawing on Monday. Tonight is the next MegaMillions drawing with a jackpot of 64-million dollars. And tomorrow night’s Powerball jackpot is up to 110-million.
Water main repairs have led to another boil advisory for a small part of Kirksville. The area under a boil advisiory until tomjorrow afternoon includes Normal between First and Fourth Streets & along the old Railroad Right of Way between Normal and Michigan Streets, including South Sheridan, Fourth, Dodson, Wabash and Riggen.
Governor Jay Nixon visited Truman State University in Kirksville yesterday to announce more than $9 million in improvements and renovations made possible through Building Affordability, an initiative proposed by the Governor in collaboration with public colleges and universities and passed with bi-partisan support in the General Assembly this year. Governor Nixon said the initiative will […]
Kirksville ranks high on a new list… just released its picks for “America’s Most and Least Expensive College Towns” and Kirksville, home of Truman State University, ranks as the fourth least expensive college town to buy a home. The article says of Kirksville: the city is surrounded by a 3,000-acre state park and […]
The annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Putnam County is set to begin at 4:30 pm on tomorrow on the Unionville Square. The event serves as both a celebration of cancer survivorship and a fun way to raise the vital funds needed to help find a cure for cancer. At 6:00 pm the […]
The University of Kansas says it’s reached a settlement agreement over the release of documents to a student group looking for ties between an economic research center and Charles and David Koch. Art Hall, a lecturer and executive director of the Center for Applied Economics in the University of Kansas School of Business, sued the […]
A child advocacy group’s leader says parts of a new Kansas welfare law appear to conflict with federal child care policies, potentially jeopardizing more than $40 million a year in federal funds. Kansas Action for Children CEO Shannon Cotsoradis raised additional issues Thursday about the welfare law approved by legislators this year.
The Plainview School Board approved a new budget last night. A ho hum event. No one from the public showed-up at the meeting… the budget was approved unanimously. The important part: The school tax rate will stay right where it is… $ 1.04 per $100 valuation. Same as it’s been for the past seven years. […]
Police are investigating what may have been a deadly beating in Central Lubbock. The victim was seen coveredin blood last week. He said he’d been beaten-up… but didn’t want to go to the hospital. Yesterday at lunchtime the victim’s sister called police… after finding that same victim dead in his home at Avenue U and […]
Texas Tech has a new university police chief. Iowa native Kyle Bonath takes the reins after a 25 year career with the FBI. Orientation shouldn’t take long. Bonath earned his bachelors and his masters …at Texas Tech.
Lubbock has a new police chief this morning. LPD veteran Greg Stevens was approved unanimously by city council last night. His work is cut-out for him. Stevens notes that relations between police departments and communities are strained all over the country. His answer is “accountability.” He says the have to take responsibility for everything we […]
Governor Nixon announces millions in renovations at Truman State University… Governor Jay Nixon visited Truman State University in Kirksville yesterday to announce more than $9 million in improvements and renovations made possible through Building Affordability, an initiative proposed by the Governor in collaboration with public colleges and universities and passed with bi-partisan support in the […]
A Gautier man was indentified by Jackson County officials yesterday as the victim of an accidental drowing. 76-year-old Jerrel Chambliss was reported missing after falling off a boat on Fort Bayou Creek Tuesday afternoon. His body was recovered a short time later.
Danville officials have decided to appeal a ruling by the Public Services Commission that the city’s wholesale water customers–Parksville and Garrard County–should not have to pay for Danville’s litigation fees. The commission did, however, approve the rate increases imposed by the city.
The Jessamine County Health Department has been working on its public health accreditation since October of last year. The Jessamine Journal reports that the accreditation involves rigorous, time-consuming, peer-reviewed assessment to make sure the department meets or exceeds health quality standards. So far, only 79 public health departments in the country have received accreditation, including […]
Boyle County deputies are looking for 48-year-old Vincent Napier, who is wanted for failing to register as a sex offender after moving from California. It’s the second time in the past year that Napier has been charged with the violation. He sometimes goes by the last name Naxpier and used his middle name, Jarode. Anyone […]
Kentucky State Police arrested a Madison County man for running a huge pot-growing operation. 45-year-old William Alexander of Berea was charged with cultivation of marijuana after an aerial spotter located 272 plants growing along Red Lick Road in Berea. Police matched some mesh found in the field with more found in Alexander’s truck.
Kerrville’s River Trail Project moves a step forward. City council members approved a request from City Manager Todd Parton to execute a half million dollar construction contract with Zimmerman Construction, according to the Daily Times. The portion of the trail funded under the contract will start at the Riverside Nature Center, cross Town Creek and […]
It helps to have a mentor, and now is the time to become an academic booster in Fredericksburg. At the info meeting next week they’ll give a general overview of the boosters’ mentoring program and tell how it helps each of the Fredericksburg Independent School District’s four supported campuses: the elementary, middle and high schools […]
In May there were worries about flooding, and now it’s more typical of Texas…worries about the lack of rain and heat. Burn bans are back in place at several Hill Country spots. In Bandera County the burn ban has been back on for a couple of weeks and it lasts for at least 90 days. […]
It was a busy day for the Lubbock Bomb Squad… a scary day for people working at the City building. A bomb threat was phoned in to police and officers were sent out to search for trouble. Thankfully, it was a false alarm. Everybody back to work.