MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - A Manhattan man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a Fort Riley soldier and injuring four others. Forty-three-year-old Matthew Wilson was sentenced yesterday to life plus a consecutive sentence of nearly 26 years behind bars. Wilson pleaded no contest in October in the shooting death of 23-year-old Michael Lowery.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Concealed guns will likely be allowed in nearly all public buildings in Shawnee County, beginning January 1st. The Shawnee County Commission on Monday will consider asking Attorney General Derek Schmidt to exempt only the county courthouse and three health agency buildings from allowing concealed guns. More than 80 other county-owned buildings will allow the weapons.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A homeless man who stabbed another man to death during a confrontation in Wichita has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Twenty-nine-year-old Zachary Contreras was sentenced yesterday in the death of 39-year-old Francisco Perez. Contreras' attorney says her client was defending himself and a cousin last year when Perez confronted them.
HAYS, Kan. (AP) - Fort Hays State University is launching an effort to raise $8 million for scholarships for students. University officials announced the one-year Power of One Scholarship Campaign effort on Wednesday. President Edward Hammond, who plans to retire next year, has made providing aid for students a top priority during his 27 years at the university.
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