Judge lets Brady play, ruling against NFL in ‘Deflategate’


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can suit up for his team’s season opener after a judge erased his four-game suspension for “Deflategate.” The surprise ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman came Thursday after more than one month of failed settlement talks between the NFL and its players’ union. Many legal experts believed the […]

Two Liberal residents indicted Wednesday on meth charges


Two people living in Liberal were indicted Wednesday on charges of trafficking more than four pounds of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Jose Alaniz-Hernandez, 37, and Anna Noreiga-Perez, 20, both of whom have been living in Liberal, Kan., were charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. In court records, prosecutors allege […]

Nice rest of the workweek


Windy and warm through Saturday with chances of rain Sunday and Labor Day. Today: Partly cloudy, windy and warm. High 92. South winds gusting 15-25 mph. Tonight: Clear. Low 70. Tomorrow; Breezy and warm. High 92. Saturday: Sunny, windy. High 93. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Sunday: A 20 percent chance […]

Kansas State Fair Opens Search For General Manager

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Fair Board President Harmon Bliss notes that the candidate need not only maintain the previous success of the Kansas State Fair, but ideally also increase it. “We’re looking for a candidate who has the operational experience to manage an annual event of this size and who’s also willing to continually build and maintain key relationships,” […]

Audio: Ventura Dazzles, Royals Offense Rolls In 12-1 Rout of Tigers

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Ned Yost Lorenzo Cain Yordano Ventura translated by Pedro Grifol Jonny Gomes Yordano Ventura struck out 11 over seven sharp innings, the Royals hit four home runs and Kansas City rolled to a 12-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. Kendrys Morales hit a three-run shot, Cheslor Cuthbert added his first career homer, […]

Garden City, Great Bend chosen for transload sites

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The state transportation department has chosen Garden City and Great Bend as sites for centers that will move goods from one type of transportation to another. The two cities were chosen from a group of seven cities that made formal presentations in August to the Transload Facility Site Analysis Selection Committee.   The centers, called transload sites, […]

Rain possible this morning, then clear through Saturday


Today:   Some mid and high level clouds have moved in this morning in response to an upper level disturbance.   That will give us the chance of a shower or thunderstorm through late morning.   Then, clearing warm and humid this afternoon.   Windy.   High 92.   South winds 15-25 mph. Tonight:  Clear.   Low 70. Tomorrow:  Sunny and breezy.   High 93. […]

Kansas collects less than projected in August

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Kansas collected $30 million less in taxes than anticipated in August, but officials said larger-than-expected income tax refunds were largely the reason. The state Department of Revenue reported Tuesday that tax collections were about $418 million last month, compared with the official projection of $448 million. The shortfall was 6.8 percent. Budget director Shawn Sullivan noted during […]

Construction halted at Kansas Crossing casino project


Construction has ceased on the state-owned casino project in southeast Kansas.  Representatives for Kansas Crossing said construction on the Kansas Crossing casino outside Pittsburg was stopped after the Kansas Lottery Commission issued the company a 90-day extension of the “commencement date.”  Kansas Crossing requested the extension because of lawsuits filed against the project. The Cherokee County […]

Opposition expected to new voter registration rule at hearing today

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Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s critics, including the Kansas ACLU, are expected to protest his plan for removing more than 36,000 names from the state’s voter registration rolls. Kobach’s office is having a hearing today on a rule the secretary of state proposed to deal with registrations that aren’t complete. County election officials would be […]

Zobrist and Ventura Earn Players of the Month

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist has been named the Royals Majestic Player of the Month for August, while right-handed pitcher Yordano Ventura has been named the club’s Pitcher of the Month.  The player award is determined by a combined fan and media vote, with the pitcher award voted on by […]

Chiefs Trim Roster Down To Mandatory 75

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The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the club has made four roster moves in order to meet the NFL’s mandated 75-player roster. The league’s final roster cutdown to 53 players must take place before 3 p.m. CT on Sept. 5. Below is a look at the club’s moves.   WAIVED Player                                         Pos.         Ht.            […]

Royals Reinstate Alex Gordon From Disabled List

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have made several roster moves as Major League rosters can expand to 40 players. The club has returned outfielder Alex Gordon from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list (left groin strain). Outfielder Jonny Gomes, acquired from the Atlanta Braves last night, will […]

Wildcat Head Coach Bill Snyder’s Tuesday Press Conference


Coming off four-straight seasons of eight or more wins and five-straight bowl berths, Kansas State opens the 2015 season against South Dakota at 6:10 p.m., Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. K-State leads the all-time series, 3-0, after winning games in 1980, 1981 and 1982, all in Manhattan. The Wildcats won those games by an average of 27 points, including a […]

Jayhawk Head Coach David Beaty

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The Kansas football team welcomes FCS foe South Dakota State to Memorial Stadium to kickoff the 2015 season Saturday, September 5, at 11 a.m. Saturday’s matchup will be the third time KU will face SDSU and the second time it will open its season against the FCS opponent. KU is 2-0 in games against the […]

NFL Deflategate Decision Could Come Today


A ruling from U.S. District Judge Richard Berman could come today in the Tom Brady versus Roger Goodell Deflategate case. Berman said yesterday after meeting with Brady and Goodell that no settlement had been reached and that he might offer his judicial decision today or tomorrow or sometime this week. Berman will have to either […]

Matt Besler to Join U.S. Men’s National Team

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Sporting Kansas City captain Matt Besler was named to the United States Men’s National Team’s 23-player roster on Sunday for a pair of upcoming international friendlies. The United States will host Peru on Sept. 4 in Washington, D.C. before playing Brazil on Sept. 8 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. “It’s always an honor to get called in […]

State Insurance Department studying continuing education programs

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The Kansas Insurance Department is considering whether insurance agents need more training. Currently, the state’s insurance agents are required to complete 12 hours of education every other year. Most states require 24 hours for insurance agents. The department wants to complete a study of the question in the fall and present recommendations to the Legislature […]

Lawsuit accuses Lawrence hospital of falsifying records

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A former nurse alleges in a lawsuit that a Lawrence hospital falsified records to increase Medicare and Medicaid payments. A lawyer for Megen Duffy, a former emergency room nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, filed the “whistleblower” lawsuit in federal court in Kansas City, Kansas. The lawsuit alleges that the fraud started as early as 2007 […]

Report: Royals Acquire Jonny Gomes

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  The Kansas City Royals have acquired veteran outfielder Jonny Gomes and cash from the Atlanta Braves according to Fox Sports. Gomes, currently is hitting .233 with 7 HR and 22 RBI. In his 13-year career Gomes is a .242 hitter.    The Royals will send minor league SS Luis Valenzuela to Atlanta in the […]

Champions Recognized From Successful Revival Of Enhanced Rodeo Competitions


Efforts to rejuvenate the Eastern Kansas Pro Rodeo Series paid dividends. That was the synopsis from officials of the two rodeos involved in this year’s kickoff of what is thought and hoped could be return to days of yesteryear when a half dozen rodeos were a part of the series. “Objective of the series is […]

Rustling Cattle Profitable Business during High Markets in Beef Industry


 “Lazy thieves can make easy money stealing high priced cattle.”  The lawman bluntly warned the room filled with cattlemen that caution should be taken to prevent cattle rustling.  “Record prices are driving thefts of cattle,” said Kendal Lothman at the Beef Producers Information Seminar in Emporia.  Speaking to the breakfast session hosted by 580 WIBW […]

Big 12 Football Coaches Teleconference, Schedule and Top 25 Poll

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The 2015 college football season officially kicks off this week across the country. All 10 Big 12 teams are in action this weekend.  The Big 12 opens the 2015 season with two of the top four nationally-ranked teams in preseason polls. Seventy percent of Conference squads are ranked or receivedvotes. TCU was voted to win the […]

A nice week ahead


Today: Areas of fog this morning. Then, low clouds will move out. Sunny, warm. High near 90. Tonight: Clear. Low 70. Tomorrow: Windy and warmer. High 92. South winds 15-25 miles per hour. Wednesday: Continued warm and dry. High 92. Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high […]

Rays Avoid Sweep with Late Home Run

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Brandon Guyer and Kevin Kiermaier homered, and the Tampa Bay bullpen held the Kansas City Royals to one hit over five innings Sunday in the Rays’ 3-2 win. Kiermaier’s sixth-inning homer off Luke Hochevar (1-1) broke a 2-2 tie. It was Kiermaier’s second homer in two games and sixth of the season. Xavier Cedeno (3-1) […]

Moustakas Keys Royals Win

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Mike Moustakas had three hits and three RBIs, Kendrys Morales kept up his torrid two-out hitting and the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Saturday night. Morales had an RBI single and Moustakas a run-scoring double off Jake Odorizzi (6-7) as the Royals grabbed a 4-3 lead in the fifth. Morales […]

Audio: Smith Sharp As Chiefs Rout Titans 34-10 In Preseason Game

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Andy Reid Alex Smith Travis Kelce Jeremy Maclin   Associated Press: Alex Smith threw for 171 yards and two touchdowns in less than a half, and the Kansas City Chiefs’ offense looked the sharpest it has all preseason in a weather-shortened 34-10 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Friday night. The game was called with […]

Morales Hits 2-Run Homer, Royals Beat Rays 3-2

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Associated Press: Kendrys Morales hit his 15th homer, Edinson Volquez pitched into the seventh inning and the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Friday night. Morales put the Royals up 3-1 with a two-run shot in the third off Erasmo Ramirez (10-5) that struck an overhanging catwalk. He has […]

High School Sports Rewind


Girls golf Shawnee Heights tournament Team score: 1. Washburn Rural 347, 2. Hayden 368, T3. Manhattan 393, T3. Shawnee Heights 393, 5. Holton 445, 6. Junction City 465. Individual results: 1. TH’s Stous 79, 2. JC’s Roether 81, 3. WR’s Jellison 83, 4. Manhattan’s Myers 84 (won scorecard playoff), 5. WR’s Glynn 84. Other Washburn […]