Chanute en Chanute Colonoscopy Patients Put At Risk For Disease <p>A hospital in Chanute is asking 244 patients who received colonoscopies to get tested for communicable diseases; the southeast hospital says its equipment wasn't properly cleaned and disinfected.<br><br>Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute says the risk that anyone was infected with hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV is extremely low - but not zero - so it is encouraging patients who have received colonoscopies since early January to get tested for those diseases.<br> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:21:49 +0000 Associated Press 20518 at Kansas Company Ordered To Pay Penalty For Pollution <p>Ash Grove Cement Company has agreed to pay a penalty and invest $30 million in new pollution control technology at its nine manufacturing plants, one of which is in Chanute, Kan. The settlement stems from charges that Ash Grove violated the Clean Air Act.<br> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 11:26:00 +0000 Bryan Thompson 19182 at