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Film tells story of election that changed American politics
“The Front Runner,” a film about a race for U.S. President. Starring Hugh Jackman, Vera Farminga and J.K. Simmons. Directed by Jason Reitman. Based on the book by Matt Bai, “All the Truth is Out: The week Politics went Tabloid.” A Columbia Pictures production, 113 minutes. As seen at the Town Center
Marijuana smell can justify home search without warrant, Kansas Supreme Court says
TOPEKA, Kan. — A divided Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that police can rely exclusively on their sense of smell to provide probable cause for a preliminary search of a home for marijuana without a warrant.
Rescinding trail fee will encourage use
Rail trail enthusiasts got an early Christmas present in November, when members of the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission voted to rescind the user fee for the Prairie Spirit Trail, a 51-mile state park stretching from Iola to Ottawa. Previously, a $3.50 daily fee or $12.50 annual fee was
Man injured in car-pedestrian collision in Baldwin City
A man received medical treatment after he was injured in car-pedestrian collision Sunday morning in Douglas County, authorities said. The collision was reported at 11:30 a.m. in the 300 block of High Street in Baldwin City.
Suspect jailed in Burlingame arson case
LYNDON, Kan. (KSNT) - Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn announced today that a woman has been arrested in connection with a fire last Friday at a Burlingame house. The sheriff said Shari Lynne Sharp, 58, was arrested on one count of aggravated arson stemming from the residential fire at 615 W Banks A
Wrestling season starts with bang, OHS clips Paola
Antonio Espinosa delivered in the final match of the night. Ottawa High School’s senior heavyweight wrestler pinned Paola’s Luke Murphy in the 285-pound weight division match Thursday at OHS. His win 3:20 minutes into the match handed Ottawa a 41-36 home victory over its division rivals to open the
A look into Ottawa's economy
Since joining Ottawa University this August, I have heard a lot about the connection between the University and the Ottawa and Franklin County communities. I hope that this column will be a positive contribution to that relationship. In this first installment, I will introduce myself, my role at Ott
Louisburg couple closing Overland Park jewelry store
OVERLAND PARK — Diamonds are forever or, as in the case of a rural Louisburg man, 36 years anyway. Scott Wagner has owned Scott’s Diamond Designs in Overland Park since 1982. His wife, Monica, has helped him at the store for the past 20 years and the couple’s daughter, Tamara (Wagner) Wainscott has
UPDATE: One arrested after alleged arson in Burlingame Featured
Osage County authorities say they have arrested one person after an alleged arson incident in Burlingame late last week. The Sheriff's Office is not releasing the suspect's name at this time, but Sheriff Laurie Dunn told KVOE's television partner WIBW in Topeka the person was not the homeowner.
Osage County Jail Log, Dec. 3 to Dec. 8, 2018
The following individuals were booked into the Osage County Jail in connection with charges or warrants as listed by the arresting agency. Joseph Steinke, 39, Melvern, domestic battery, $500 cash bond, OSSO.
Christmas decorations stolen from Olathe family's yard
OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -- A Grinch tried to steal Christmas in one Johnson County neighborhood and made off with a big display of decorations. People in Olathe are upset that their decorations were stolen right out of their yard.
Kansas Supreme Court says officers can use smell to justify search of homes
TOPEKA, Kan. — A divided Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that police can rely exclusively on their sense of smell to provide probable cause to do preliminary search of a home for drugs.
Kirk Douglas celebrates 102nd birthday
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Kirk Douglas got to celebrate his 102nd birthday with a special video message from his daughter-in-law. The video featured photos of Douglas throughout his movie career and with family members.
Hog Wild Coaches Club – Boys Basketball Edition 12-10-18
The Hog Wild Pit BBQ Coaches Club is back on 580 WIBW. It will air every Monday from 6:00-7:00 pm. Listen to these area boys basketball coaches as they recap their recent action and preview their upcoming games.
City of Lawrence considering request to allow feral cats to live in city if they have been vaccinated and spayed
The city of Lawrence will consider a request to allow colonies of feral cats to live in the city if they have been vaccinated and spayed or neutered. The Lawrence Humane Society is proposing the change, which would allow organization workers to trap the cats to be vaccinated and spayed or neutered.
Osage Family Care closing Jan. 11 Featured
For the second time in three weeks, a closure announcement has been made about an area medical clinic. Late Friday, Newman Regional Health announced the closure of Osage Family Care in Osage City effective Jan. 11. This means APRN Tammy Patterson, the main provider at Osage Family Care, joins Newman
Shawnee Heights snatches win from OHS girls
TECUMSEH — Victory was in reach Friday for the Lady Cyclones. Shawnee Heights snatched it away in the closing minutes during the non-league game in Tecumseh, beating the Ottawa High School girls basketball team 39-35. The Lady Cyclones had a 24-19 lead at halftime and led by as many as nine points i
Turnovers hurt Cyclones in loss
TECUMSEH — Turnovers and troublesome defense was the Cyclones’ downfall Friday. Shawnee Heights beat the visiting Ottawa High School boys basketball team 73-59 in Tecumseh.
Lawrence asked to consider program for feral cats
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The city of Lawrence will consider a request to allow colonies of feral cats to live in the city if they have been vaccinated and spayed or neutered. The Lawrence Humane Society is proposing the change, which would allow organization workers to trap the cats to be vaccinated an
OU in second place for Commissioner’s Cup
The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference announced Friday the updated leaderboard for the 2018-19 Commissioner’s Cup. Ottawa University sits in second place, just five points behind the leader, Kansas Wesleyan, through the fall season, according to a conference news release.