MIAMI - Miami Heat fans pumped fists jubilantly, uncorked champagne bottles and swarmed into the streets by the thousands to celebrate overnight after their team captured its second straight NBA title.
Kansas State's Ross Kivett, Austin Fisher and Jared King were each named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Midwest Region team on Tuesday, while Kivett earned second team All-America honors from the organization.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Texas woman was awarded custody Thursday of her 9-month-old orphaned cousin whose mother was killed by former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher late last year before he turned the gun on himself.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a vehicular burglary that occurred sometime between 6 p.m. on June 11 and 6:40 a.m. on June 12 at the Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th St., Great Bend. Someone entered a dark blue, 2012 Ford F-350 and took a set of Taylormade golf clubs and bag, Callaway golf clubs and bag, Steelhead golf set and bag, golf shoes and a Klein tool bag with tools. Total loss was $4,950.
Scott Gregory, director of Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, holds a snapping turtle he captured Wednesday. Although Gregory said he receives calls from people who say "one of your turtles is out," the turtles are wild animals that are out in abundance now during the most active time of their mating season. This one will be placed in the pond at the zoo.
Brave knights and fair maidens will be equipped to put on the full armor of God so they can stand strong in the battle for truth at "The Kingdom Chronicles" vacation Bible school. All children who are pre-school ready through those who have completed sixth grade are invited to attend the programs from 9-11:30, June 24-28 at Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley St.
Jehovah's Witnesses are planning for their annual conventions and an accompanying campaign to invite the public to attend. This year's convention theme is "God's Word is Truth!" The Witnesses launched this series of conventions in the United States during May and will continue the programs worldwide through the end of December.
DORRANCE - Lillian A. Lawrence, 76, died June 16 at Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell. She was born April 17, 1937, at Russell, the daughter of Bertha Bahls and Robert S. Bricker. She married John L. Lawrence on April 2, 1955, at Lucas. A lifetime resident of the Dorrance area, she was a homemaker.
The Independence Day holiday travel period is officially underway, with more than 35.5 million travelers expected on the road through Sunday, July 5. That's an increase of 0.7 percent, but represents a record volume of auto travel for the Independence Day holiday, breaking last year's record of 35.3 million auto travelers.
FORT LARNED - During the holiday weekend on Friday July 3, and Saturday July 4, Fort Larned National Historic Site will come to life with living history activities for a celebration of our Independence Day.
West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins, commenting on proposed rule changes and the need to change college basketball: "I thought we had a great game. I don't know why we're doing what we're doing.