The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Updated at 8:38 AM

Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, raising doubts that a rapidly approaching Thursday sunset deadline for a prisoner swap set by the group can be met.

Updated at 8:37 AM

Researchers from Asia say they have found a fossil of a human that is unlike anything yet discovered, CNN reported. The fossil — a jawbone — was discovered by a Taiwanese fisherman several years ago, and scientists have been studying it...

Updated at 8:30 AM

Julia Cook said she had never planned on being a children's author.

Posted at 7:00 AM

Katy Perry, the pop star with more Twitter followers than anyone on Earth, is set to take the halftime stage at the Super Bowl on Sunday. What will she sing? What will she wear? How many people dressed as cats will be involved?

Posted at 1:01 AM

My favorite journal is brown with antique maps wrapped around its cover. Just inside it carries a 2008 inscription from my husband. Words of love and encouragement. Words that urge me to “become intoxicated by the fragrance of every flower that...

Posted at 1:01 AM

WEEK IN RELIGIONAs many as 800,000 people attended an event Jan. 19 in Russia’s Chechnya region to protest against images of the prophet Muhammad published in French publication Charlie Hebdo.

Posted at 1:05 AM

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about Wednesday's episode of Criminal Minds. Read at your own risk.]

Updated at 11:06 PM

Vote NO. The county wants a revenue stream for collateral to borrow $65 million to improve one street and two roads.

Updated at 11:01 PM

As there is no dearth of topics to explore in my monthly columns, I seldom return to the same subject.This is an exception.

Updated at 10:33 PM

Kansas State University senior and 2010 graduate of Leavenworth High School Nino Williams was honored earlier this week with his second Big 12 Player of the Week award of this season.

Updated at 10:29 PM

Tuesday night came as a bit of a shock to the Lansing girl’s basketball team.

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