ANCHORAGE, Alaska (MCT) – BP, the biggest oil field operator on Alaska's North Slope, has failed to fix pervasive management and environmental safety problems and is a repeat environmental offender, federal prosecutors said in a new court filing this week.
WASHINGTON (MCT) – The Obama administration has proposed landmark fuel economy standards that would almost double the average gas mileage for each automaker's passenger vehicle fleet to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.
Mennonites, a famously patriarchal, closed-sect religion, often live in colonies such as the one in Bolivia founded by a group from Manitoba, Canada.
DENVER (AP) - Tim Tebow's 20-yard touchdown run with 58 seconds left capped a 95-yard drive and sent the Denver Broncos to a 17-13 victory over the stunned New York Jets on Thursday night.
WEST PLAINS, Mo. - The Barton Community College volleyball team fell flat in its first match of the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament on Thursday morning.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Because what makes him explosive is also causing him to make potential game-turning mistakes, Green Bay Packers rookie returner Randall Cobb plans on taking a page out of John Wooden's playbook.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri suspended football coach Gary Pinkel without pay for the final home game of the season Thursday and froze his salary for a year following his overnight arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Facing first-and-goal in the fourth overtime Saturday night, Kansas State offensive lineman Nick Puetz didn't even look to the sideline to see what the play call would be.
HOUSTON (AP) - Suspended Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for violating the terms of his probation for a drug conviction.
Great Bend Police
Law enforcement officers have seized a second "vehicle of interest" as they investigate the shooting death of Damon Galyardt. The 25-year-old Great Bend man's body was found in a field southwest of Great Bend last Saturday morning by hunters.
Snowfall totals reached a surprising six inches in portions of eastern Barton County, western Rice County and Ellsworth County. About two to three inches of snow had been forecast by the National Weather Service.
BY JIM PUZZANGHERA
Another Barton County injury accident was reported by the Kansas Highway Patrol at 9:97 a.m. Thursday, when a 1998 Ford pickup slid into a ditch 1 mile east of Ellinwood on U.S. 56 and struck a Hesston swather that was legally parked.
Much like those fabulous Kansas City Royals ... we hit our own homeruns with new companies such as Central National Banka, Plains State Bank, and Almost Home.
If you believe the recently released Senate Intelligence Committee torture report, you might be tempted to conclude that the CIA lied to the press and the public and to Congress about the extent and effectiveness of its torture campaign. And that conclusion would be correct, sir.
Would police have harassed Eric Garner or his wife if the government had no financial interest in the selling of taxed cigarettes?
In a game of runs the Larned Indians boys had the biggest and last run of the night as they edged by the Hutchinson Trinity Celtics, 57-53.
HIGHLAND, Ill. - Pawnee Rock graduate Lawanda M. "Peggy" Fansler, 85, died Dec. 15, 2014, at Faith Care Center.
The Shafer Gallery at Barton County Community College is closed for the holidays, and the quilt exhibit has been sent to Harlingen, Texas, where it will be on display next at the Harlingen Heritage Museum. A recent press release erroneously stated Dec. 20 was the final date for the exhibit, gallery administration said, offering their apologies for the error.The gallery will reopen Jan. 16 with the show, "Prairie Pulse," featuring works by Christina Lamoureaux. More information will be available closer to the opening, including details about the opening reception.
Great Bend Fire Department
The College Football Playoff participants are well represented on The Associated Press All-America team.
As the end of the year approaches, it's likely there are multiple meals and parties in your future. Carrying food from one location to another and sharing dishes with a crowd means more opportunity for bacteria to grow and cause food poisoning. Whether you're an experienced cook, a first-time party host, or simply adding a dish to the potluck lineup, the holidays can make even the most confident chefs nervous.
The annual America's Health Rankings report today ranked Kansas the 27th healthiest state in the nation, falling from our peak at 8th healthiest in 1991. Kansas' ranking dropped in 19 of the total 30 measures in the report and experienced a double-digit drop in rankings (falling behind 10+ states) in measures such as cancer deaths, children living in poverty, cardiovascular deaths and more.