News Briefs: Feb. 24


KU BASKETBALL player Devonte’ Graham was arrested Wednesday night for failure to appear in court on an expired tag charge, but he was released on a $196 bond later that night, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal. Graham said he had driven an ex-teammate’s car last summer and had inadvertently failed to pay the June ticket. KU basketball coach Bill Self said Graham made a small mistake and would not face repercussions from the team.

THE UNGER COMPLEX was officially dedicated Thursday to honor Beth Unger, a former vice provost for academic services and technology for K-State, according to the Manhattan Mercury. Unger said the building, formerly home to the Kansas State University Foundation, was the “cumulative effort of an awful lot of people.” Under Unger, the university made significant strides in developing technology support for academics and was ranked second on Princeton Review’s list of “wired schools” in 2007.

AN OLATHE MAN has been arrested in the investigation of a shooting Wednesday night that killed a man and wounded two others at an Olathe bar, the Kansas City Star reported. Adam Purington was arrested in Clinton, Missouri, on Thursday morning and will be extradited to Johnson County to face charges. Purington, a Navy veteran, is alleged to have shouted, “Get out of my country,” at the shooting victims.

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