News to Know (3/23/21)

The news you need to know before you head out the door

BOULDER, Co. – Police say a man opened fire inside a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, killing ten people including 51 year old Boulder police officer Eric Talley. Officers say the lone suspect was injured when he was taken into custody; his leg bloodied and he was limping. Police did not say if the suspect has any connection to the store.

BOURBON COUNTY, Kan. – Proposed legislation would regulate the wind energy industry in Kansas. Specifically, it would regulate setback distances, noise levels and how a company could go about creating leases for land. The Senate Energy Committee held a hearing on the bill yesterday with several Kansas residents speaking in favor of the bill. Another committee hearing in Topeka is scheduled for today at 1:30 pm, where committee members expect to hear from those in opposition to the bill.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The city of Pittsburg and Crawford County partner up to buy a new state-of-the art emergency call management system. The new system will allow residents to text urgent alerts to 911. Officials say dispatchers will also have an easier time locating mobile phone calls. It also sets the county up for an easier time upgrading the system down the road.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Missouri American Water in Joplin is building a reservoir to address a water supply shortage in the Joplin area. The water utility company acquired land for the reservoir through eminent domain. One landowner affected by this says she’s moving because she doesn’t have the money to fight the decision.

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