• Denzel Washington stars in ‘The Equalizer’ G.w.clift1

    Denzel Washington and Director Antoine Fuqua, who earlier collaborated on the movie “Training Day,” have reunited for a new feature film called “The Equalizer.” In it Washington plays a fairly quiet old guy who works at a “home improvement” store .

  • Reported sexual assaults up at KU

    LAWRENCE — A new report says sexual offenses reported last year on the Kansas University campus increased by 10 from the previous year. The federal Clery Act requires colleges to report crime statistics and submit them to the U.S. Department of .

  • Murder suspect faces trial

    A Leonardville man charged with murder in a 2008 killing will proceed to trial in November now that he’s been found competent. Howard Barrett, 58, is accused of stabbing to death Thomas James, 48, of Clay Center in February 2008. James was performing .


    Michael J. Milligan, 66, of Junction City, former longtime Manhattan resident, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at the Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Dec. 8, 1947, in Manhattan, the son of Harold .


    David M. Wataha, 59, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at his residence in Manhattan following an extended illness. He was born on March 7, 1955, in Manhattan, the son of Clay J. and Janet R. Wataha.  David was raised in Manhattan where .


    Ernest Denzil Stephens, 86, of El Dorado, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in El Dorado. The family provided some of the following information. Ernest was born on July 5, 1928, in Hollis, Okla., the son of Ernest J. and Jane (Moss) Stephens.  He was .


    Terry L. Bills, 64, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on April 20, 1950, in Wichita, the son of Ludie and Dortha (Adams) Bills. Terry .

  • ‘Cats,’ Manhattan history tour and more

    “Let the memory live again” and catch the Manhattan Arts Center’s production of the Broadway musical “Cats” this weekend. Based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot and with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. “.

  • Cats battle back for five-set win at Kansas Vball2.phatch

    LAWRENCE — Kansas State outside hitter Brooke Sassin was beaming. After dropping a grueling five-set match at home to Baylor just four days prior, Sassin and the Wildcats overcame a 2-1 deficit to outlast rival Kansas (25-19, 23-25, 14-25, 25-22, 15-8), .

  • Young McCrane gets opportunity to win kicker job Matthew mccrane.phatch

    With less than four minutes to play against Auburn, Kansas State coach Bill Snyder made a switch at kicker. Normally reliable Jack Cantele was struggling — he had already missed field goal tries of 41, 42 and 22 yards. Matthew McCrane trotted out to .

  • Foster named preseason All-Big 12

    One year after leading Kansas State in scoring as a freshman, Marcus Foster was named to the preseason All-Big 12 squad, the league announced Thursday morning. The sophomore from Wichita Falls, Texas, joins Iowa State’s Georges Niang, Kansas’ Perry Ellis, .

  • Ogden school wins Blue Ribbon

    Ogden Elementary School was recognized Tuesday as a National Blue Ribbon School based on students’ improved scores in reading and math. The school was was one of the highest performers in the “Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools” category, which tracks .


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