Liberal, KS

Now: 65 °

Currently: Rain

Hi: 80 ° | Lo: 63 °

Senator Roberts Battling Pneumonia

KSCB News - August 20, 2009 12:00 am

AP) – Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts is fighting a bout of pneumonia and will miss a planned trip to the southeastern Kansas town of Treece.

A spokesperson for the 73-year-old senator said that doctors have advised Roberts to reduce his schedule for the next few days.

Roberts was scheduled to be in Treece Thursday for a tour areas heavily polluted by nearly a century of mining. He had been pushing for months for the EPA and other federal officials to visit the town.

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins has introduced legislation for a $3.5 million federal buyout of the remaining homes in Treece.

This is the second health issue for Roberts who underwent knee surgery in April.

 

Latest Stories

17 Year Old Injured In Accident

A two vehicle crash occurred on Monday afternoon at approximately 3:07 pm, 4 miles West of...

480 School Board Invites Community to Celebration at Bee Jay Game Friday Night

As a school district and community we have so many things to be proud of from...

City’s not-for-profit applications available

Applications for Not-for-Profit Funding requests for the 2025 budget year are available at City Hall, located...

 
KSCB Radio News