Dec 05, 2019 7:00 PM

Sheriff: Swine killed when semi overturns on Kan. highway

Posted Dec 05, 2019 7:00 PM

Wednesday night crash Photo Barton County Sheriff

BARTON COUNTY — Ten head of swine died in an accident just after 11:30p.m. Wednesday in Barton County.

A 2008 Kenworth truck tractor and livestock semi-trailer loaded with 155 head of swine and driven by Eliseo Lozano, 26, Guymon, OK., was eastbound at the junction of U.S. 56 at Kansas 156 approximately 3 miles east of Great Bend, according to Sheriff Brian Bellendir.

The truck overturned while the driver was attempting to make a turn.

It appears the driver may have cut the turn to sharp, causing the livestock to shift and overturning the trailer, according to Belledir.

The Sheriff’s office and other personnel were on the scene until approximately 2:30a.m. offloading the livestock to another truck. Approximately 10 head of swine were killed in the accident

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New law school approved for Washburn University

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Washburn University School of Law will be getting a new home.

Washburn's Board of Regents on Wednesday approved the plan for a $33 million building on the Topeka campus.

The university will begin working on the plans immediately. A completion date is not yet set.

The current law school building dates back to 1968. The new building is part of Washburn's "150 Forward" campaign.

The $13 million in private donations raised for the building is the largest amount for a single project in Washburn history.

Washburn President Jerry Farley said declining enrollments nationwide prompted the school to project for 300 to 325 students, rather than 450.

Farley says the biggest advantage of the new building will be technological upgrades that were not financially feasible in the current building.

The current law building will be used for other university programs and offices.