The Kansan - Newton, KS
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Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury now considering the case doesn't return a charge against the officer?

Updated at 4:28 PM

NEWTON – After a rash of destructive sewer backups, Newton Public Works staff are advising residents: “Save the pipes: Don’t flush wipes!”Many new products, such as wipes, claim to be flushable. However, that...

Updated at 3:25 PM

Like a mad scientist, Executive Chef Stephen Coe and his team gather in the kitchen tailored for immaculate presentations of molecular gastronomy. Plates are served with the utmost flavor-forward and creative recipes in mind to guests who dine in...

Updated at 2:29 PM

The Newton Kansan will participate in the ice bucket challenge — staff will be doused with ice cold water and making donations to the ALS association.For those who wish to watch, and donate to the ALS Association, the challenge will...

Posted at 2:01 PM

Dylan Jantz, a graduate of Newton High School and student at Bethel College, was selected to present during the University of Kansas Summer Undergraduate Research Poster session this summer.Jantz presented “Exploring Coconut as a...

Posted at 1:01 PM

This week the second-largest city in Kansas is adding electronic cigarettes to its ban on smoking in public places.The move is an addition to current smoking bans already in place — and a ban that is being considered locally, though...

Posted at 1:00 PM

What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded? The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that capture...

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