Kansas, Manhattan area briefs for March12


Missouri man leads Kansas authorities on chase, kills self
A man wanted for crimes in St. Joseph, Mo. led Hiawatha, Kan. police on a high-speed car chase before turning a gun on himself. According to News-Press Now, Jack Ryan Kelley was wanted for felony stealing in St. Joseph and was tracked by authorities to a house near Hiawatha, Kan. The Kansas Highway Patrol obtained a search warrant and arrest warrant for Kelley, who then attempted to flee in a pickup truck. Kelley allegedly shot himself after wrecking the vehicle and was air lifted to a Kansas City hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The article states that the Hiawatha Police Department later searched the house Kelley fled from and found drugs, paraphernalia and a six-year-old boy who was taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing.

KBI investigates KHP shooting of Oberlin man
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has launched a probe after a Kansas Highway Patrol officer allegedly shot and killed a suspect in Oberlin, Kan. According to the Salina Journal, Oberlin police responded to a call regarding possible criminal activity on Monday. The suspect fled the scene with Oberlin police and KHP officers in pursuit. Allegedly, the suspect fired at officers, who returned fire and left the suspect dead. One KHP officer has been suspended while the investigation is in progress, which is standard procedure for such cases. The identities of the suspect and officer in question have not been released at this time.

Kansas City warns pet owners of parvovirus outbreak
There has been a spike in the number of parvovirus cases in the Kansas City area, and experts are warning dog owners to be cautious. According to a March 6 article by KSHB, there have been seven cases so far on both sides of the state line and more are expected because the virus is highly contagious.

The Parvo virus attacks a dog’s intestinal track, causing lethargy, vomiting, bloody diarrhea and other symptoms. If left untreated, it can be deadly. Parvo is transmitted through infected feces and can live outside of a body for up to a year, so it can be picked up by dogs anywhere from grass to food bowls, or even a person’s clothes or shoes.

Dogs can be protected from parvovirus with vaccinations. For more information, contact a local veterinarian or K-State Small Animal Hospital at 785-532-5690.

The Graduate School announces final doctoral dissertations
The final doctoral dissertation of Kevin Garrett, “Sickle Cell Disease and the Family: A Multiple-Case Study,” will be held March 24 at 11:30 a.m. in Justin Hall room 167.

The final doctoral dissertation of
Rajesh Kadel, “Laser Dynamics of a Mode Locked Thulium/Holmium Fiber Laser in the Solitonic and Stretched Pulse Regime,” will be held March 25 at 10 a.m. in Cardwell Hall room 119.

The final doctoral dissertation of
Bette Grauer, “Secondary Science Teachers’ Use of the Affective Domain in Science Education,” will be held March 27 at 12:30 p.m. in Bluemont Hall room 257.

The final doctoral dissertation of Randal Hickman, “Generating Cutting Planes Through Inequality Merging for Integer Programming Problems,” will be held April 16 at 9 a.m. in Durland Hall room 2036.