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Stephen Montemayor

News Features, Education Reporter

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I write news features and profiles while also covering education in Lawrence and the surrounding area. Previously, I served as the Journal-World's crime and courts reporter and earlier spent nearly two years as community sports editor for The World Company's weekly newspapers and websites in Northeast Kansas: The Basehor Sentinel, Bonner Springs Chieftain and Shawnee Dispatch.

I've worked as a reporter and photographer for The Shawnee Dispatch, covering education and general assignment stories. I also interned for Lawrence.com, where I — among performing other tasks — consumed a ghost pepper on camera. Prior to joining the company, I served as editor-in-chief, sports editor and a reporter during five semesters with The University Daily Kansan at Kansas University.

I'm a Mission native and graduate of Shawnee Mission North High.

Recent Stories

Former KU football player Christopher Martin sentenced to 3 years of probation for May 2013 robbery

A former four-star defensive end who transferred to Kansas University last year — but left without playing a game after a robbery arrest — was sentenced to three years of probation Friday in Douglas County District Court. Christopher S. Martin, 22, of Oakland, Calif., struggled to speak as he addressed District Judge Paula Martin, taking responsibility for his role in a May 2013 west Lawrence robbery. By Stephen Montemayor

Former KU football player, one of four charged in May 2013 robbery, sentenced to probation

District Judge Paula Martin sentenced Christopher Omigie to one year of probation on Friday, which he will serve while pursuing graduate school in Texas. Omigie pleaded guilty in January to an amended charge of felony theft, reduced from his initial aggravated robbery charge. By Stephen Montemayor

Former KU football player pleads guilty to felony robbery

Christopher S. Martin, a 22-year-old former Kansas University football player and one of four men arrested following a May 2013 robbery in west Lawrence, pleaded guilty to felony robbery on Friday after negotiations. By Stephen Montemayor

Former KU football player to testify against fellow former player in armed robbery trial

A former Kansas University football player and one of four men arrested in a May 2013 alleged robbery of cash and marijuana at gunpoint pleaded guilty Thursday on amended charges of felony theft in exchange for testimony against another former player who is also charged. By Stephen Montemayor

Former KU football player's aggravated robbery trial moved to March

A jury trial for former Kansas University football player Chris Martin's robbery case stemming from a May home invasion has been continued to March.

Second trial set in case of former KU football player charged in May armed robbery

A former Kansas University football player, one of four men arrested and charged in connection with the robbery of cash and marijuana at gunpoint at a Lawrence home earlier this year, pleaded not guilty Thursday and awaits trial on a charge of aggravated robbery.

Former KU football player sentenced to 3 years probation for May armed robbery

Former Kansas University football player Jeremiah Letrell Edwards, 22, was sentenced to three years probation this week in connection with a May 13 robbery of cash and marijuana at gunpoint from a man at a home in the 1900 block of Camelback Drive.

Line-cutting, mobbing has KU Athletics reviewing Late Night admittance protocol

Kansas Athletics will be examining its admittance procedure to future Late Night in the Phog events after many fans complained about a lack of crowd control, line cutting and mobbing at the entrance of Allen Fieldhouse on Friday. By Stephen Montemayor

Freshman KU basketball player on diversion following July citation

Incoming freshman Kansas University basketball player Brannen Greene was accepted into a one-year diversion program this week after being cited in July for leaving the scene of an accident.

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