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October 12, 2019 - 4:51 pm
A man charged in the shooting death of a former Washburn University football player and the wounding of current New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine has a new attorney. The Capital-Journal reports that KiAnn Caprice was appointed this week to defend 18-year-old Francisco Mendez, who faces 12...
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July 13, 2019 - 1:42 pm
An 18-year-old Kansas man has been charged in the April attack that wounded New York Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine and killed one of his Washburn University teammates, Dwane Simmons. Francisco Alejandro Mendez was charged Friday with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and five...
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May 01, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Hundreds gathered to remember a Washburn University football player who was killed in a shooting that also wounded a friend who had been drafted hours earlier by the New York Giants. Craig Schurig said at Tuesday's vigil for Dwane Simmons, 23, that the football field was his "piece of heaven." The...
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April 28, 2019 - 2:47 pm
A Washburn University football player was killed in an off-campus shooting early Sunday in Topeka that also wounded a former player. The shooting happened just before 1 AM in the 1400 block of 13th Street in central Topeka. University officials confirmed that 23-year-old Dwane Simmons, a junior on...
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February 19, 2019 - 8:40 pm
A Washburn professor says in a lawsuit that the university retaliated against her after she filed a sex discrimination complaint. Leslie Reynard, who teaches in the communication department, said in her lawsuit the retaliation began after she told her department chair in April 2018 that she...
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December 01, 2018 - 10:31 am
A group of Washburn University students have launched a startup that aims to combat hunger and change how Americans think about food by creating a protein powder made out of crickets. Six students formed the startup Agrotech Enterprises, which recently won the Washburn Entrepreneur Pitch...
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November 05, 2018 - 8:06 pm
Washburn University in Topeka says it is committed to providing most of its energy from a Westar wind farm in the future. Washburn and Westar Energy announced Monday they have signed a twenty year agreement for energy produced by a new wind farm. Under the agreement, the university will buy 4...
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September 25, 2018 - 7:14 pm
Washburn University will dedicate a statue to former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, 95, to celebrate his life of public service. Dole plans to attend the dedication ceremony Friday in Topeka along with his wife, Elizabeth. Dole graduated from Washburn with bachelor's degree and law degrees by applying college...
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July 30, 2018 - 5:23 am
The political science department at Washburn University is once again compiling the political ads in the 2018 Kansas election cycle. In a Kansas Information Network interview Bob Beatty with Washburn says the collection of ads now includes ads made on behalf of candidates by PACs. “Political action...
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April 15, 2017 - 6:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) —The board of regents at Washburn University have approved a campus concealed-carry policy. The board unanimously approved the gun policy without discussion on Thursday. The policy requires all campus housing residents to safely secure and conceal handguns from sight on...
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