Brady, Goodell to Meet With Judge in New York Today

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Tom Brady wasn’t on the practice field with the New England Patriots yesterday. That’s because he was meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. That’s according to two people familiar with the “Deflategate” legal case. The two were unable to reach a settlement over the four-game suspension Goodell handed the Patriots quarterback for his role in […]

Cool, beautiful Wednesday, could be a wet weekend

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Showers will be ongoing mainly across east central Kansas this morning as a disturbance tracks through. As drier air moves in from the northwest, rain will end by mid-morning. Today: Cloudy. High 75. Gusty NW winds at 15-25 miles per hour. Tonight: Clear and very cool. Low 53. (Normal low is 66). Tomorrow: Sunny and […]

Seattle Seahawks Sign Jake Waters

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With Tarvaris Jackson sidelined by an ankle injury, the Seahawks added to their quarterback depth Tuesday, signing former Kanas State quarterback Jake Waters. Long snapper Nate Boyer was waived to make room on the roster. Waters was a two-year starter at Kansas State, and as a senior set a school record for passing yards (3,501),total […]

Rural Community Picks Up Pace and Size when Mud Runners Come to Town Saturday

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Alta Vista’s population will more than double when the Mud Runners come to town. “We’ll have contestants from four states and spectators from throughout the Midwest for our Bogging in the Vista, right at the south edge of Alta Vista, Saturday, Aug. 22, with gates opening at 8 o’clock, and competition beginning at noon,” announced […]

Fundraiser Effort at Valley Falls for Farmer Suffering Stroke

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“Community is coming together in a time of another’s need.” That’s the way it’s been for farmers since the beginning when one experienced hardship and work must still be done, neighbors, friends and family from many miles and counties around come to assist. Certain good things never change, and one Jefferson County farmer has certainly […]

Eureka Pro Rodeo becomes ‘Extra Special’ when Shriners Honor Five-Year-Old ‘Bear’s Triumphs over Birth Defects

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“It was his first rodeo.” Certainly, one he’ll never forget, and the beginning of another special interest in the life of a very special boy. Many people get excited about attending rodeos, but the Eureka Pro Rodeo, Saturday evening at Eureka, was even more extraordinary to one little first time attendee. Five-year-old Landon Lacy, a […]

Rain today, can’t rule out severe weather later

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Rain is likely this morning ahead of a strong cold front which should give us some opportunities for more storms this afternoon. Some severe weather may be possible with the afternoon activity, depending on if the morning rains move out quickly enough to allow for any heating. If we keep the cloud cover, we might […]

Update on Industry Concerns at Beef Producers Information Seminar Friday Morning in Emporia

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Despite tallest, lushest Bluestem grasslands and clearest, bluest most ample water supplies in recent memories, and continuing nearly the highest markets in history, Flint Hills cattle producers still face a few dilemmas. “It’s sure a good time in the cattle business, nobody will deny that, but we’ve planned this year’s Beef Producers Information Seminar to […]

Added Western Attractions For Topeka Rodeo This Week

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Changes to the bigger and better are on tap for The BIG 94.5 Country Topeka Rodeo, according to Dr. Jeff VanPetten, Meriden veterinarian and rodeo committee chairman. “Rodeo action is set for Friday and Saturday evenings, Aug 21-22, beginning at 8 o’clock at the North Topeka Saddle Blue Arena, 74th and North Topeka Boulevard,” VanPetten […]

Wildcats Add Exhibition Game Against Hornets

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Kansas State has added a men’s basketball exhibition game with Emporia State on Friday, October 30 to tip off the 2015-16 season at Bramlage Coliseum. The latest addition gives K-State 19 home games in 2015-16, including five in a row to start the season. After playing the Hornets on October 30, the Wildcats play a […]

Royals Sign Chamberlain and Rodriguez to Minor League Deals

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed free agent left-handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez and right-handed pitcher Joba Chamberlain on minor league contracts.  Rodriguez has reported to the Omaha (AAA), while Chamberlain will report to the Storm Chasers on Tuesday. Rodriguez, 36, opened the year with the Texas Rangers, going 6-4 with […]

Daniel Leads Chiefs to Preseason Win

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Arizona’s Carson Palmer was flawless in a brief appearance, Kansas City backup Chase Daniel threw for three touchdowns and the Chiefs beat the Cardinals 34-19 in the teams’ preseason opener Saturday night. Palmer, in his first game since tearing an ACL last Nov. 9, was 4 for 4 for 77 yards, directing a seven-play, 80-yard […]

Big Second Inning Keys Royals to Win

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Salvador Perez homered to lead off a six-run second inning, Johnny Cueto won his second consecutive start for Kansas City, and the Royals rolled to a 9-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Cueto (9-7) allowed one run and eight hits over eight innings, striking out four without a walk. The former All-Star […]

Hosmer’s Home Run Lifts Royals

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Eric Hosmer hit a go-ahead two-run homer, Danny Duffy settled down after a wild start and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Duffy (6-5) allowed five hits without a walk while matching a franchise record with three hit batters in just six innings. But the […]

Warm, dry weekend, rain chances next week

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Looks like a great weekend to get outside. It will be a little warm, but not oppressively hot. Today: Sunny and warm. High 90. Tonight: Clear. Low 65. Tomorrow: Sunny and a bit warmer. High 92. Sunday: Warm and dry. High 94. Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Monday: A 20 percent […]

End of a Bad 2015 Season Appears Near for Woods

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The season is almost over for Tiger Woods. Could be over as soon as Friday. Woods couldn’t get putts to go in Thursday and finished at 3-over 75 after the first round of the PGA Championship. That’s nine shots behind clubhouse leader Dustin Johnson and very much in danger of missing the cut. If that […]

Shriners Help Five-Year-Old ‘Bear’ Surmount Birth Defects As ‘Transformers’ Mobilize Eureka Pro Rodeo Honoree

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“It will be his first rodeo.” Many people get excited about attending rodeos, especially those who’ve never had the experience before. But, the Eureka Pro Rodeo, Saturday evening, Aug. 15, at the Eureka, Kansas, Saddle Club Arena, will have even a much more special meaning to one little first time attendee. Five-year-old Landon Lacy, a […]

Woodland Withdrawals From PGA Championship

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The 2015 PGA Championship was over before it even started for Topeka native Gary Woodland.  Gary Woodland withdrew from the 97th edition of the PGA Championship an hour before he was suppose to tee off. The final major of the year is being held at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  The PGA sites it was a […]

Sporting KC Advances to US Open Cup Final

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Sporting Kansas City advanced to the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final with a 3-1 come-from-behind victory over Real Salt Lake on Wednesday. Olmes Garcia and Soni Mustivar traded first-half goals at Sporting Park, setting up a dramatic final 10 minutes in which Benny Feilhaber and Krisztian Nemeth provided the goals to send Sporting […]

Sunny, summery weather continues

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No news is good news today in the weather department. High pressure and sunshine prevail, with conditions to continue into the weekend. Light winds could allow for some early fog. Today: Sunny, with a high near 89. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low […]

Tigers Rally Late to Avoid Sweep

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Ian Kinsler doubled home two runs and the Detroit Tigers batted around in a four-run eighth inning to defeat the Kansas City Royals 7-4 on Wednesday night. The loss snapped the Royals’ eight-game home winning streak, their longest since winning their first 11 games in 2003 at Kauffman Stadium. Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez (11-7) had retired […]

2015 Washburn Hall of Fame Class Inductees Announced

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Washburn athletics has announced two individuals and the first NCAA national championship team in school history will be enshrined in the athletic hall of fame on Oct. 10. David Carson, Joe Schartz and the 2005 Washburn NCAA championship team will join the 137 former student-athletes, coaches and administrators who have been honored for their contributions […]

Audio: Chiefs Hold Final Practice Before Preseason Opener

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The Kansas City Chiefs held their final practice before Saturday’s preseason opener against Arizona.    Noteworthy: Reid said Fisher, Grubbs, Morse, Fulton, Allen will start the preseason game. Reid said the first string guys will play for a quarter. 2’s will play through half of 3rd. Albert Wilson did not practice once again with a […]

Two Full Days of Western Attractions Slated with Eureka Pro Rodeo Friday and Saturday

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Be difficult to find a more appropriate locale for rodeo action than right in the heart of cattle country, Greenwood County smack dab in the middle the world renowned native Bluestem grasslands’ Flint Hills of Kansas. The Western action is set this weekend in the county seat town of Eureka, and it’s a full slate […]

Haskell Indian Nations University Maintains Accreditation

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Haskell Indian Nations University will maintain the accreditation it has held since 1979. The university announced Monday the Higher Learning Commission reaffirmed the university’s accreditation after a comprehensive review this year. Commission members visited the campus in April for the 10-year review. A self-study process also was involved. The review came after years of turmoil […]

Gorgeous Wednesday, dry into the weekend

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It’s going to be a little warmer today, with a slight chance of a few wisps of fog in the river bottom this morning, but otherwise sunny and nice. High pressure continues in place over northeast Kansas. That should keep us dry into the weekend. Today: Sunny. High 87. Calm winds. Tonight: Clear, low 64. […]

Ventura Bounces Back as Royals Take Series

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Lorenzo Cain went 4 for 4 with a home run and Yordano Ventura pitched six scoreless innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-1 Tuesday night. Cain, who raised his average to .316, led off the sixth with his 12th homer, a mammoth shot to left field. Mike Moustakas snapped an 0-for-18 drought […]

NFL Draft Returning to Chicago In 2016

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The NFL draft is returning to Chicago next year. Commissioner Roger Goodell and Mayor Rahm Emanuel made the announcement at the NFL owners’ meetings on Tuesday. It’s the second straight year for Chicago after a long run at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The league was believed to be considering Los Angeles, but […]