Roundup Briefs

1/13/2014

Musical variety

Musical variety

program Tuesday

A musical variety program featuring "The Old Time Country Band" will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St.

The public is encouraged to attend at no charge.

For more information, call 275-5036.

Brownback campaign gets loan from Colyer

TOPEKA (AP) — Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer loaned $500,000 to Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election campaign at the end of 2013.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports financial disclosure reports submitted to the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission by the Brownback campaign revealed the last-minute loan from Colyer, Brownback's Republican running-mate. The contribution pushed the governor's total receipts for the year to $1.6 million.

Brownback's Democratic challenger Paul Davis had $1 million in total receipts for the year.

Brownback campaign spokesman David Kensinger says the inflow of money to the governor's campaign is an insurmountable obstacle for any challenger.

Davis campaign treasurer William Kassebaum says the Democrat's ability to attract money in the four months since declaring his candidacy shows Brownback's vulnerability.

Gas leaks from KCK storage tank

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Emergency crews have responded to a gasoline leak at a fuel distribution terminal in Kansas City, Kan.

The Kansas City Star reports the gasoline spilled Sunday at the Magellan Midstream Partners petroleum terminal. No injuries were reported.

Magellan spokesman Bruce Heine in Tulsa, Okla., says the spilled gasoline is being controlled in a containment area at the facility. He says the company reported a loss of 100 barrels of gasoline but that figure could change.

The fuel leak occurred at a valve connected to an above-ground storage tank. Heine says the cause of the leak is under investigation. The Environmental Protection Agency have been notified.

Magellan's Kansas City terminal provides distribution services for gasoline and other fuels.

Mom admits trying to drown daughters

KANSAS CITY (AP) — A northeast Kansas woman has pleaded guilty to trying to drown her two young daughters in a bathtub.

The Kansas City Star reports 24-year-old Johnna Green, of Kansas City, Kan., entered the pleas Thursday to two counts of attempted second-degree murder. Wyandotte County prosecutors initially charged her with attempted first-degree murder.

Green called 911 last April 2 saying she had just killed her daughters, ages 1 and 4, by drowning them because they were sick. The dispatcher told her to take the girls out of the bathtub, and a police officer who found them unconscious on the floor began resuscitation efforts until an ambulance arrived.

Attorneys in court Thursday did not discuss the girls' current conditions.

Green's plea agreement calls for a sentence of nine years and 10 months.

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