Soldier enlists Santa?s help to deliver Christmas surprise to young daughters
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (KMBC) ? With so many happy reunions at airports this time of year, there?s one that stands out. A soldier, based out of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, made it home to his wife and daughters just in time for Christmas ? all with the help of Santa. Sgt. Stephen Thompson has been sleeping in airports for three days. It was all part of his plant to surprise his girls. He?s home ...
AVENUE TO FREEDOM? New push to free lieutenant convicted of Afghan deaths
Supporters of a former Army lieutenant sentenced to 20 years in Leavenworth for ordering his men to shoot three civilians in Afghanistan say he should be freed based on newly surfaced evidence showing the victims likely posed a threat after all.
SPEA meeting allows citizens to sound off
Fort Leavenworth, in cooperation with local communities, will host a town hall meeting for concerned citizens from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Dec 11 at the Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade St., in Leavenworth, regarding the recent findings associated with the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Army 2020.
Tonganoxie assists in Wreaths Across America efforts
Diana Pitts has helped place wreaths at the soldiers? graves at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery for seven years. Pitts has worked 26 years at Fort Leavenworth, but the annual process is important to Pitts for another reason. Her oldest son, Cpl. David Unger, died Oct. 17, 2006, while serving in Iraq.
Winemaker's Journal ? Hard Row to Hoe open in Leavenworth
Hard Row to Hoe Winery's new Bavarian brothel-motif tasting room is now open at 837 Front St., next to Der Sportsman, in Leavenworth. A grand opening is planned for Jan. 9.
Atomic bomb scientist who lived in Morrison to be memorialized Jan. 10
Sanford Lawrence Simons, one of the scientists who developed the atomic bomb and later served time in prison for taking valuable souvenirs from it, died from cancer this month in Littleton.
Leavenworth man sentenced to 36 months in prison for Lawrence home-invasion robbery
Douglas County District Judge Sally Pokorny sentenced a 19-year-old Leavenworth man Monday to 36 months in prison for an August home-invasion robbery in south Lawrence. Darvon Thomas, who was originally charged with aggravated robbery, pleaded no contest to robbery as part of a plea deal in October.
Out of the bus and off to lunch
Dec. 14, 2014, 11:26 a.m. Bus driver James Blubaugh shares a laugh with fellow drivers at the Christmas Lighting Luncheon, put on Saturday by the Leavenworth Community United Methodist Church.
Shakir Hamoodi returns to his home after stay in halfway house, federal prison
Shakir Hamoodi's sons said the family has been eating a lot of food together since he returned home after spending 28 months in federal prison for sending money to Iraq. Read more
Three injury accidents in southern Leavenworth County reported in recent days
A handful of injury accidents happened last week in southern Leavenworth County, including one in Tonganoxie. The first one occurred about 1:15 p.m. Thursday about 500 feet east of 222nd Street (County Road 1) on Kansas Highway 32.