Judge OKs grand jury to study SE Kansas landfill

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GALENA, Kan. (AP) — A southeast Kansas judge has approved a grand jury to investigate actions by members of the Galena City Council related to a proposed landfill in Cherokee County.

The Joplin Globe (http://bit.ly/1svvCYF ) reports Judge Oliver K. Lynch’s decision came after opponents of a proposed landfill near Riverton filed a second petition earlier this month seeking the probe.

An earlier petition had plenty of signatures but was denied because it didn’t have the name, address and phone number of the person filing the document.

Petition supports want to investigate whether the Galena City Council made decisions behind closed doors.

Galena Mayor Dale Oglesby has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and said he welcomes the investigation.

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