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High-speed chase ends in arrest

Riley County police arrested two men from St. George, Kansas Tuesday evening after a short high-speed chase, according to Little Apple Post.

It all started when officers attempted to perform a traffic stop with a green Pontiac that contained Johnathan Bruce, 21, and Shawn Sime, 36, around 6 p.m. in connection with an altercation report.

According to the Little Apple Post, the chase began near the intersection of Tuttle Creek Boulevard and Allen Road and continued south through a residential area. The Pontiac made its way to the intersection of Casement Road and Tuttle Creek Boulevard, before turning south onto Tuttle Creek Boulevard.

Officers at the Holiday Drive and Tuttle Creek Boulevard intersection were able to deploy “stop sticks” in order to slow the vehicle to a complete stop. Bruce, the driver, and Sime cooperated when taken into custody.

Graduate student receives $10,000 artist-in-residence grant

The Kansas Creative Arts Industry Commission awarded a $10,000 grant to Kelly Yarbrough, graduate student in fine arts, for her participation in the commission’s 2016 artist-in-residence program.

The grant originated from the commission’s Arts Integration Program, according to K-State Today, which is described on the commission’s website as one that “provides funding for educational institutions, arts organizations and community service nonprofits to use the arts to increase student success, foster creative thinking, develop critical job skills, and enhance community development.”

Yarbrough was one of 10 artists invited to participate in the newly formed artist-in-residence program, which was developed in partnership with the Center of Living Education in Matfield Green, Kansas and the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Strong City, Kansas.

The residency program will offer these artists 10 nights of lodging in the rural community of Matfield Green and special access to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, in order to create a group exhibition of artwork that according to K-State Today, “spreads awareness of the prairie as an ecosystem worth protecting.”

US defense secretary coming to Fort Riley

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will be visiting Fort Riley on Thursday, according to Little Apple Post.

Carter, the 25th defense secretary, will be speaking to soldiers about military reforms.