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Emporia State football player dies in cliff-diving accidentJuly 5, 2022 GMT
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Brexten Green, a wide receiver on the Emporia State football team, died over the weekend in a cliff-diving accident at Grand Lake in Oklahoma, the university announced Tuesday.
Former NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer involved in fatal crashJune 17, 2022 GMT
LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) — Former NASCAR driver and Fox Sports analyst Clint Bowyer struck and killed a pedestrian on a highway in southwest Missouri earlier this month, police said.
The crash occurred June 5 on an exit ramp off of U.S 54 near Osage Beach, Missouri, according to a crash report from Lake Ozark police.
Officials say mother, young son killed in east Kansas crashMarch 8, 2022 GMT
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Investigators have identified two people killed in a two-vehicle crash in east Kansas as a mother and her 11-year-old son.
Nichole Gibbons, 31, of Wichita, and her 11-year-old son Terrell Gibbons, of Topeka, died in the Sunday afternoon crash on U.S.
Two dead, one in serious condition after Lyon County wreckMarch 7, 2022 GMT
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Two people are dead following an accident in eastern Kansas.
KSNT-TV reports that the accident happened Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 50 and Road C, west of Emporia in Lyon County.
Appeals Court upholds findings in Emporia State lawsuitFebruary 10, 2022 GMT
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld lower court findings in a long-running racial discrimination lawsuit against Emporia State University.
The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Tuesday denied Emporia State's motion to dismiss a federal court's finding in 2019 that the university discriminated against Angelica Hale by not renewing her contract after she complained about discrimination during the 2014-2015 school year.
Man convicted in death during police chase in EmporiaJanuary 26, 2022 GMT
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — An Emporia man who collided with a pickup truck while fleeing from Emporia police last year has been found guilty of murder in the death of another man.
Devawn Mitchel, 24, was found guilty Tuesday of murder and several other charges by Lyon County District Court Judge Lee Fowler after a two-day bench trial, The Emporia Gazette reported.
Kansas fire officials say several rural fires were arsonJanuary 20, 2022 GMT
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Several brush fires in rural Chase and Lyon counties this week were arson, fire officials said.
Chase County Sheriff Richard Dorneker said four fires were set in rural areas of his county on Tuesday morning.
Officers find dead woman in car near EmporiaJanuary 13, 2022 GMT
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Lyon County authorities said Thursday a woman found dead inside a vehicle that deputies had stopped died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The sheriff's department said deputies stopped a vehicle on U.S.
Kansas hospital runs out of ventilators as virus cases soarJanuary 9, 2022 GMT
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — A hospital in eastern Kansas ran out of ventilators Friday as the state continued to report a surge in COVID-19 cases.
The Lyons County Board declared a local emergency Friday after the Newman Regional Health hospital in Emporia ran short of ventilators.
Jayhawks’ Jalen Wilson suspended 4 games after DUI arrestNovember 3, 2021 GMT
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas forward Jalen Wilson was suspended Tuesday for the No. 3 Jayhawks' lone exhibition game and first three regular-season games after he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving over the weekend.
Major universities require employees to get COVID-19 vaccineOctober 22, 2021 GMT
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The three largest public universities in Kansas will require all employees to be vaccinated by Dec. 8 to comply with a directive from President Joe Biden.
Officials with Kansas State University, the University of Kansas and Wichita State all announced Friday the schools will comply with Biden's directive ordering vaccinations for federal contractors.
Oklahoma higher education regents announce new chancellorSeptember 24, 2021 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The president of Emporia State University in Kansas was chosen Friday as the next chancellor of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
Allison Garrett, the first woman selected as chancellor, will succeed Glen Johnson, who is retiring Nov.
Five people arrested in death of Emporia man in 2017August 18, 2021 GMT
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Four people from Kansas and one from Oklahoma have been arrested in the 2017 death of an Emporia man.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said the suspects were arrested early Wednesday in locations in Emporia and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Former employee of Emporia Tyson plant sentenced for fraudJuly 30, 2021 GMT
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — A former maintenance manager at the Tyson Foods plant in Emporia has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for a fraud scheme that cost the company more than $416,000.
Ex-postal worker fined for destroying mail containing cashJune 2, 2021 GMT
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former postal worker in eastern Kansas has been ordered to pay $1,100 in fines and restitution for destroying mail and presumably stealing cash contained in that mail.
Dennis Tapscott, 24, of Emporia, was fined Tuesday in U.S.
Former Emporia Tyson employee pleads guilty in fraud schemeMay 18, 2021 GMT
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — A former Tyson Foods employee faces sentencing in July after admitting that he defrauded the company out of more than $416,000 while working at its Emporia plant.
David John Ranger was plant maintenance manager at the Emporia plant when he used company cards and created a fictitious company in order to divert Tyson payments to pay for his personal expenses, according to federal prosecutors.
3 teens die, 1 girl injured, when car crashes into a riverMay 9, 2021 GMT
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Three teenagers died and a fourth teen was injured when the car they were riding in crashed into the Cottonwood River south of Emporia.
The Lyon County Sheriff's office said the wreck was discovered around 6:30 p...
Kayakers find partially fossilized bear skull in KansasOctober 18, 2019 GMT
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Two sisters have found a partially fossilized bear skull while kayaking the Arkansas River in south-central Kansas...
Pullen leads No. 5 Kansas State over Emporia StateNovember 30, 2010 GMT
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Jacob Pullen broke the school record for career 3-pointers, leading No. 5 Kansas State to an easy 85-61 victory over Division II Emporia State on Monday night and giving the Wildcats their first six-win month of November.