www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Wichita students among thousands testing state's testing servers -10/28/2014, 4:56 PM

Wichita airfares averaged $415 in second quarter, report says -10/28/2014, 4:56 PM

Man who died in Sedgwick County house fire has been identified -10/28/2014, 4:56 PM

Complaint filed with state, local officials over sales tax campaign -10/28/2014, 4:56 PM

Woman nearly hit by bullet -10/27/2014, 3:54 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Westar Energy reports more copper thefts

Published on -4/30/2013, 7:55 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Westar Energy officials who were already dealing with $200,000 in damage done at a substation during the weekend say thieves also hit two other substations.

The utility discovered damage Monday at substations near Valley Center and in Wichita.

Westar Manager Doug VenJohn says thieves have hit 31 substations in April. There were only 15 similar thefts all of last year.

KAKE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/13IrISv ) that Westar crews were at six different substations Monday to make repairs related to copper thefts.

Westar is replacing the copper stolen with something with no scrap value. But VenJohn says the material is more expensive, takes special crews to install and is more time-consuming. He says that increases costs, which will eventually be passed on to customers.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos