News Briefs


Woman wearing Batman mask arrested for robberies

Police arrested a woman Saturday night after she allegedly tried to rob a store in Wichita, according to the Wichita Eagle.

The woman is suspected of robbing convenience stores in the area while wearing a Batman mask. The most recent robbery was foiled when the clerk at the store pulled out a gun, police spokesman Sgt. Ed Bower said in the article.

The would-be robber fled into a waiting car with a 24-year-old male, but police later captured the vehicle and arrested both on three counts of robbery.

Topeka fire injures one

One person suffered minor injuries in a fire at a Topeka home Saturday, according to the Topeka Capital Journal.

The fire occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m. fire department officials told the Capital Journal. The man’s dogs woke him up and he was able to escape with his dogs. Three engine companies, two truck companies, two battalion chiefs, a safety officer and a fire investigator all responded to the call. American Medical Response also responded.

The fire caused $1,000 of content loss and $5,000 of structural damage, according to the article. A preliminary investigation indicated the fire started accidentally in a generator near the house.

Two Americans freed by North Korea over weekend

Matthew Miller of Bakersfield, California and Kenneth Bae of Lynnwood, Washington were released after a secret mission by James Clapper, director of national intelligence, according to

The two Americans were known citizens who were detained in North Korea for months.

Clapper went to the country carrying an official letter from President Barrack Obama identifying Clapper as the President’s “personal envoy.” Clapper was the highest ranking U.S. official to visit the country in decades, according to the article.

Shelton grew up in the desert southwest. A native of Lancaster, California, he mostly grew up in south Phoenix, Arizona; Austin, Texas; and Colorado Springs, Colorado before moving to Kansas and graduating from Junction City High School. He started working as a news writer for the Collegian in 2009 before taking a three-year break from college. He returned to K-State in 2013 and has since worked for the news desk, feature desk, as a copy editor and now as a sports writer. He enjoys tap dancing, writing anything possible, reading court opinions and watching Arizona Coyotes hockey.