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Stephen Montemayor (News Features, Education Reporter)

I write news features and profiles while also covering education in Lawrence and the surrounding area. Previously, I served as the Journal-World's crime and courts reporter and earlier spent nearly two years as community sports editor for The World Company's weekly newspapers and websites in Northeast Kansas: The Basehor Sentinel, Bonner Springs Chieftain and Shawnee Dispatch. I've worked as a reporter and photographer for The Shawnee Dispatch, covering education and general assignment stories. I also interned for Lawrence.com, where I — among performing other tasks — consumed a ghost pepper on camera. Prior to joining the company, I served as editor-in-chief, sports editor and a reporter during five semesters with The University Daily Kansan at Kansas University. I'm a Mission native and graduate of Shawnee Mission North High.

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Lawrence police officers investigate a robbery Saturday at Truity Credit Union, 3400 West Sixth St. Police vehicles blocked off entrances to the parking lot and an officer remained outside the building to meet any incoming customers.

Police responded to calls of a shooting at Lawrence Gymnastics and Athletics at 4930 Legends Drive.

Kyle T. Flack, 28, appeared in Franklin County District Court on Thursday for a pre-trial hearing. Flack faces charges of capital murder, first-degree murder, rape and criminal possession of a firearm in the deaths of Andrew Adam Stout, 30, Steven Eugene White, 31, Kaylie Kathleen Bailey, 21, and Bailey’s 18-month-old daughter, Lana-Leigh.

Free State High head football coach Bob Lisher served as an assistant coach on the East all-star team for Saturday's Kansas Shrine Bowl at Washburn University in Topeka.

Free State High grad Tye Hughes waits to be introduced at the beginning of Saturday's Kansas Shrine Bowl game at Washburn University in Topeka.

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