State and Region

Trial starts for Lawrence man accused of threatening to kill Congressman LaTurner

TOPEKA — Jury selection began Tuesday in a federal criminal trial for a man prosecutors say became fixated on a Kansas congressman and threatened to kill him, a case that comes amid what authorities say is a sharp rise in treats to the nation's lawmakers and their families. Prosecutors say ...

KU graduate to become next president of Washburn University in Topeka

A University of Kansas graduate has been chosen to become the next president of Washburn University in Topeka. JuliAnn Mazachek, who received her doctorate of accounting from KU, most recently had served as the president of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. Prior to her ...