Harper County Newswire

Harper County Newswire

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  1. Harper County recorded nearly a dozen earthquakes last week, on six different daysRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 26 | The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson Kansas

    It was another active week for earthquakes in the region, particularly in Harper County, data from the U.S. Geological Survey showed.

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  2. Geologist: Kansas Earthquakes Linked to Injection WellsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Insurance Journal West

    Kansas Geological Survey believes an increase in earthquakes in two southern Kansas counties is linked to saltwater injection after oil and natural gas drilling, according to an agency scientist. The agency had said in the past that there was a "reasonable probability" that injection wells were linked to an uptick in earthquakes in Harper and Sumner counties in southern Kansas.

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  3. Kansas earthquake decline coincides with injection rate reductionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 | The Wichita Eagle

    Earthquakes in Kansas have decreased since the Kansas Corporation Commission ordered oil companies in two southern counties to reduce the amount of saltwater they inject back into the ground, a state official said Friday. But it's too soon to tell whether the decrease is a direct result of the KCC mandate, said Rex Buchanan, interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey.

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  4. Geologist: Earthquakes linked to saltwater injectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 | KSNT-TV Topeka

    The Kansas Geological Survey believes an increase in earthquakes in two southern Kansas counties is linked to saltwater injection after oil and natural gas drilling, according to an agency scientist. The agency had said in the past that there was a "reasonable probability" that injection wells were linked to an uptick in earthquakes in Harper and Sumner counties in southern Kansas.

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  5. Kansas Geological Survey scientist: 'strong relationship'...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | The Capital-Journal

    The Kansas Geological Survey appears to have concluded with certainty that saltwater injection is linked to an uptick in earthquakes in the southern part of the state and wants to study options to reduce the danger of the quakes. The leader of the agency told lawmakers in January there is a "reasonable probability" a relationship exists between the quakes and the use of injection, which has proliferated in Harper and Sumner counties south of Wichita near the Oklahoma border.

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  6. Harper County Sheriff's Office in the process of marking new patrol unitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | KAKE

    Harper County Sheriff's Office is excited to add two new patrol vehicles to its fleet but because they're unmarked the Sheriff says people have been quick to assume they're trying to be sneaky. "We had an individual post on Facebook that saying and had pictures saying that it was illegal and it's not, we are covered by Kansas statute," said Sheriff Tracy Chance, Harper County Sheriff's Office.

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  7. Investor skepticism about SandRidge Energy intensifiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 5 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... and the second-largest gas producer in Kansas. It is heavily concentrated in drilling horizontal wells in Harper County, southwest of Sedgwick County, as well as a few neighboring counties in Oklahoma. The company has embarked on a multipronged ...

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  8. Less drilling equals fewer earthquakes, but Kansas scientists search for exactly whyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2012 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... Survey. In 2014, he said, oil and gas drillers pumped 10 million gallons of water into the Arbuckle in Harper County. That's what the geologists don't quite understand. They can't pinpoint one earthquake as being caused by one well. It seems to be ...

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  9. Kansas cop goes off on f*ck-filled rant, threatens to arrest...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 2 | The Raw Story

    A Kansas sheriff's deputy has apologized after being suspended for going off on a profanity-laced tirade and threatening to arrest a man for asking a simple question about a property dispute incident in his neighborhood, reports KSN . Harper County Sheriff's Deputy Vance Williams said "I unfortunately used language that I should never have used," after video of him showed him using various iterations of "f*ck" eight times in less than one minute was posted online.

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  10. Video-Harper County Deputy Vance WilliamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 1 | KSNT-TV Topeka

    ... Natatorium. WICHITA, Kansas - KSN News is looking into a video posted on YouTube Friday morning involving a Harper County Sheriff's deputy, and the use of profane language. Several viewers contacted the newsroom about the video. KSN has confirmed ...

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  11. Deputy apologizes for video laced with expletivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 1 | WRIC-TV Richmond

    Several viewers contacted the newsroom about the video. KSN has confirmed with that the man in the video is a deputy with the Harper County Sheriff's department, and that he has since been suspended.

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  12. Harper County Sheriff's Deputy under fire after video surfacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | KAKE

    A Harper County Sheriff's Deputy was responding to a property dispute when things got heated. The deputy's actions caught on camera.

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  13. Tim Scheck on the Kansas oil patchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | Business Journal

    He started helping his dad pump wells at the age of five. That, coupled with his dad's work in the industry, was enough to instill what has become a lifelong passion for Scheck.

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  14. Centerpiece: Shaking up KansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | Business Journal

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  15. Locally heavy rains trigger flash-flood warnings in Wichita areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... especially around West Street and Maple. Earlier in the day, heavy overnight rain triggered flooding in Harper County and led to the rescue of a teenager from a flooded car in Butler County, authorities said. More than 5 inches of rain fell in ...

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  16. Heavy overnight rains trigger flooding, water rescueRead the original story

    Jul 21, 2015 | The Wichita Eagle

    Heavy overnight rain triggered flooding in Harper County early Tuesday and led to the rescue of a teenager from a flooded car in Butler County, authorities said. More than 5 inches of rain fell in Harper early Tuesday as a strong thunderstorm formed southwest of Wichita and stalled.

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  17. Environmentalists plan legal action to challenge oil industry practices linked to quakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    Kansas environmentalists plan to bring legal action in the wake of an Oklahoma court ruling that will allow a lawsuit against oil companies over earthquake damage to move to trial. The Kansas Sierra Club is finding encouragement in the Oklahoma ruling, which paves the way for a courtroom showdown over the increasing number of earthquakes in Oklahoma.

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  18. Semi, another truck involved in fiery crash on Kansas highwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2015 | KAKE

    The crash happened shortly after 11 a.m. on highway K-2 south of K-42, north of Danville. That's near the Kingman/Harper County line.

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  19. Harper County man sentenced for murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | KAKE

    A judge sentenced Jeffrey Hartpence in Kingman County Court today. Hartpence, 36, pleaded guilty in the February, 2014 death of Curtis Shelton.

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  20. Kansas oil production rose in 2014, gas droppedRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2015 | KHGI

    ... very year since 1996. Ellis County was the top oil producer in Kansas, with about 3.4 million barrels in 2014. Harper County wasn't far behind, with 2.9 million barrels.

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