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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 26, 2014

    Suspect to have mental evaluation

    A suspect charged in a Dara’s Fast Lane robbery that occurred in November 2013 will be transported to Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility for a trial competency evaluation. Travis Bowman, 23, appeared via webcam from the Riley County Jail in the district court hearing Tuesday with

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 26, 2014

    Theater professor dies during surgery at 69

    Daniel Davy, associate professor of theater at K-State, died Saturday during emergency heart surgery at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. “Dan was a very bright and somewhat quirky professor,” said John Uthoff, theatre program director. Uthoff said Davy was the only theater

  • Obituaries | February 26, 2014


    Gwendolyn E. Stevenson, 99, died Sunday in Andover.  She had lived in Wichita since 2006. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Dec. 11, 1914, in Washington County. Her parents were Emamuel and Edith (Peterson) Erickson. Gwen received her elementary education at Macotte Rural

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 26, 2014

    Gonzalez pleads not guilty to murder charge

    WESTMORELAND — A St. Marys man charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault pleaded not guilty to his charges in Pottawatomie County District Court Tuesday. Pablo Gonzalez, 21, will have a week-long jury trial starting Aug. 25. He was arrested in January in connection with the New Year’

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 26, 2014

    Roberts waives right to preliminary hearing

    A Wamego man charged with 30 counts of felony theft waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Tracy Roberts, 45, a former executive officer with the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, appeared in court Tuesday afternoon in front of Judge

  • Obituaries | February 26, 2014


    Kenneth Wayne Meyer, 86, of Topeka, formerly of Alma, died Monday at his home.  He was a life-long resident of the area. Ken was born June 2, 1927, in Alma. He was the son of Hermann and Matilde Richter Meyer.  Ken’s father died early and

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 26, 2014

    Amber Alert for Texas teen canceled in Kansas

    An Amber Alert for a missing Texas teen believed to be in Kansas was canceled Wednesday morning. Nacogdoches County in eastern Texas requested the alert for Nomei Velazquez, 15, Tuesday night. The girl had been missing since Monday. The alert went to Kansas because the girl’

  • Obituaries | February 26, 2014


    Melvin D. Johnson, 68, of Manhattan, died Tuesday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born Nov. 16, 1945. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

  • Movies | February 26, 2014

    Writer/director experiments with familiar formula


    All good action movie fans know the Luc Besson formula. The French writer and director, who got his start with surprisingly Hollywood movies like “La Femme Nikita” and “The Professional,” now has a scheme for making successful shoot ’em ups based in Paris (or at

  • Men's Basketball | February 26, 2014

    Wildcats rally for rare road victory


    LUBBOCK, Texas — It’s easy to admit now, but Kansas State’s Marcus Foster thought it was going to happen again. After all, the freshman guard had seen it six straight times on the road already. “I was thinking, ‘here we go, it’s going

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