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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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 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.
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
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.