JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) - A Manhattan man died after he was hit by rocks during blasting at a quarry near Junction City. The Geary County sheriff's office says 63-year-old Stephen Hetzler died yesterday at the Bayer Rock Quarry. Investigators say he apparently was standing too close to the detonation area and was hit by at least one large rock.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Some Douglass County property owners will soon need to pay more for federal flood insurance because the government is phasing out subsidized coverage in special hazard areas. The increase will affect 168 owners in Douglass County whose property mostly along the Kansas and Wakarusa rivers. A federal official briefed county commissioners about the change yesterday.
SALINA, Kan. (AP) - The buildings that once housed St. John's Hospital in Salina will be coming down. Salina's Heritage Commission yesterday approved plans to demolish the buildings, saying restoring them would be too costly. Salina Regional Health Center owns the buildings on the St. John's campus, which has been vacant since 2010.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The Sedgwick County district attorney says law enforcement officers were justified in killing a man during a July standoff at a Wichita apartment complex. Jared Woosypiti holed up in an apartment for more than a day before he died in a gunfight with officers.
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