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Ottawa movie theater named "World's Oldest" by Guinness

Years before Hollywood started making movies, the Plaza Cinema started showing them. The movie theater sits along Main Street in Ottawa, Kansas, a town of around 12,000 people. "Being small, we don't always get the selection we want all the time," Rita "Peach" Madl, the theater's owner, said. When

KMBC.COM - 2018-03-18 21:15:00

Teen accepted to West Point camp

It was just after a basketball game earlier this month that Wellsville High School junior Paige McDaniel opened her email and found out she had been selected to attend West Point's Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) in June. She will be one of 1,000 students selected nationwide to attend the camp at th

OTTAWA HERALD - 2018-03-20 11:00:00

Police forward middle school shooting threat case to

The Douglas County District Attorney's Office is currently considering whether to file charges in two recently reported shooting threats against Lawrence public schools, authorities said. In the newest case, a staff member at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, 1400 Massachusetts St., reported

LJWORLD - 2018-03-19 12:26:53

Legislators have issues with school funding report

On Friday, an independent consultant told Kansas lawmakers the state would need to increase school funding from $500 million to $2.1 billion over the next five years. That topic dominated the discussion at the third Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce legislative coffee Saturday morning. Kansas Sen. Car

OTTAWA HERALD - 2018-03-20 11:00:00

Man accidentally shoots self while cleaning gun in Lawrence

Police responded to an accidental shooting that happened when a man was cleaning his gun over the weekend in Lawrence. Police were dispatched to the incident in the 1400 block of Westbrooke Street about 11:40 p.m. Saturday, Sgt. Amy Rhoads of the Lawrence Police Department said in an email response

LJWORLD - 2018-03-19 17:58:44

Lawrence police officer injured during firearms training

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) - A Lawrence police officer was taken to a hospital Monday after being injured in firearms training. The Lawrence Police Department said the officer suffered a gunshot wound to the leg during the training at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #2. The officer is being treated

KSNT - 2018-03-19 21:03:45

Number of measles cases up to 8 in Johnson County. Here's who should worry

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment released a list of nine places in Johnson County, Wyandotte County and Miami County where the public might have been exposed to measles during an outbreak tied to a daycare that has sickened at least six so far. Vaccines are the best way to prevent the

KANSAS CITY STAR - 2018-03-19 20:56:00

Lawrence to temporarily prohibit glass containers downtown should KU advance in NCAA Tournament

Should the Kansas men's basketball team win on Friday and make the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, Lawrence will enforce a glass bottle prohibition in its downtown area. Lawrence Police Department officials said Monday they will be begin to contact downtown Lawrence businesses on Wednesday in re

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 23:50:08

Fishermen find body of missing homeless man

OSAWATOMIE - Two fishermen found the body of Benjamin Leroy Wolf on Friday, two months after the 52-year-old homeless man was reported missing from the Osawatomie area. Wolf went missing Jan. 10 and was last seen in the area of the Eighth Street Bridge near the 34300 block of Plum Creek Road in Osaw

REPUBLIC-ONLINE.COM - 2018-03-19 15:35:00

Measles case identified in Miami County

PAOLA - Shortly after six measles cases were reported earlier this month associated with a Johnson County daycare, a new case has been reported in Miami County. Anyone who visited El Potro Mexican Cafe at 602 N. Pearl St. in Paola between 4 and 8 p.m. March 7 may have been exposed to measles, accord

REPUBLIC-ONLINE.COM - 2018-03-18 22:50:00

Smoke visible for miles as building burns in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Only a shell of a building remains after a large fire on 33rd and Brooklyn Saturday evening. Multiple crews were called to the area just before 7 p.m. First responders saw heavy smoke and flames upon their arrival, and called a working-fire response. According to firefighters a


UPDATE: Three facing charges in connection with Perry Lake murder

PERRY, Kan. (KSNT) - The Jefferson County Sheriff's office arrested a second person on murder charges in the killing of Taylor Sawyer. Ashlyn Hemmerling,18, was arrested Friday on a first degree murder charge with unknown circumstances. Sara Hemmerling, 37, was also arrested on Friday in connectio


1 killed, 4 injured in wrong-way, head-on crash on I-35 near Ottawa

One person was killed and four others were injured in a head-on, wrong-way crash late Wednesday on Interstate 35 in Franklin County, authorities said. The crash was reported at 10:48 p.m. on southbound I-35 at K-68 highway, just east of Ottawa. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the crash occur


Child with a lighter causes Topeka townhouse fire

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A child playing with a lighter ignited a fire inside a Topeka townhouse late Sunday morning. Fire crews responded to 3016 SW Mareta Circle shortly before 11:30 a.m. When they arrived they found heavy smoke coming from the home. Everyone inside was able to escape unharmed.

WIBW - 2018-03-18 22:41:00

Autopsy: Topeka man shot six times at close range

A Topeka man shot to death in September by his brother - who then turned the gun on himself - suffered six gunshot wounds at close range, including three to his head and one each to his neck, chin and left shoulder, according to a recently released autopsy report. Toxicological testing found a blood

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL - 2018-03-18 23:53:58

Children's Shelter names new executive director

The Children's Shelter Board of Directors has promoted Kristopher D. Roy to be the new executive director of the agency. Roy has been with the agency for more than five years and was promoted to assistant director in March 2016, according to a news release. He has been serving as interim executive

LJWORLD - 2018-03-18 15:46:48

A security guard fell asleep. A burglar broke in and bit off part of his face, Tenn. cops say | The Kansas City Star

A Memphis, Tenn., man working security at a recording studio woke up to a banging on the door and the sound of broken glass. By the end of the night, an intruder had bitten off a chunk of his face and left a piece of cheek laying bloody on the floor, according to a police affidavit obtained by Fox 1


Police called to Southwest Middle School in response to student's 'inappropriate' behavior; district says no one was hurt in incident

Police were called Thursday to Southwest Middle School in response to a student reportedly acting inappropriately, though a spokeswoman for the Lawrence district said no one was hurt in the incident. Julie Boyle, the district's director of communications, notified school officials and media members


West Franklin bond includes upgrades to all schools

West Franklin voters will get to decide on a $13 million bond issue in a special walk-in ballot election on June 12. The district is hoping to make upgrades to the middle school/high school in Pomona, Williamsburg Elementary and Appanoose Elementary to provide more usable space and make the learning


Lawrence driver convicted of manslaughter, DUI in wreck that killed man leaving rec center

Prosecutor: Driver tested positive for meth, opioids and alcohol at time of crash A man who was allegedly drunk, under the influence of multiple drugs and driving 76 mph in a 30 mph zone when he crashed into another car, killing its driver, has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and DUI. Jor