Thursday, November 26, 2015


  • Local | November 26, 2015

    Thursday storm bringing rain, ice

    If your aunt forgot to bring ice for the family Thanksgiving, Mother Nature has it covered.

  • Local |Fort Riley | November 26, 2015

    At Fort Riley, turkey meal only part of celebration

    Thanksgiving on Fort Riley is a whole lot more than your average turkey dinner. In addition to an exhaustive menu, Wednesday afternoon’s event was a mix of history, fun and of course giving thanks.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 26, 2015

    Man arrested on charge of sex with child

    Riley County Police arrested Codey Thomas Lindquist for aggravated indecent liberties with a child, criminal sodomy, indecent solicitation of a child and electronic solicitation of a child.

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 25, 2015

    Nature center, K-State help two eagles recover from broken wings

    When it comes to rehabbing wild birds, there are two types of patients: the pelicans and the eagles. Milford Nature Center in Junction City is currently home to both.

  • Local |Business | November 25, 2015

    Proposal takes aim at board members

    Several information requests from the state agencies are taking Manhattan-Ogden school district employees away from their regular jobs, and another could result in removing board members from their positions entirely.

State & Region
  • November 26, 2015 | State Wealthy and homeless set to break bread at Manhattan church

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some New Yorkers will leave luxury dwellings behind to dine shoulder-to-shoulder with the homeless on Friday in a holiday event that seemed like an experiment when it was first held last year.

  • November 26, 2015 | State Attorney: Alabama inmate seeking freedom from death row dies

    BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — An attorney says an Alabama death row inmate who was seeking to overturn his murder conviction has died.

  • November 26, 2015 | State Utah man passes airport security with stolen boarding pass

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a man with a stolen boarding pass got through airport security in Salt Lake City and checked into a flight at the gate before he was caught earlier this month.

  • November 26, 2015 | State Widows: Railroad knew of defect before veterans killed

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Intensive care nurse Angie Boivin had just tended to a woman whose leg was severed near the hip when she saw her husband Larry lying nearby under an American flag blanket. She says that she was with him when he took his last breath.

  • November 26, 2015 | State Thanksgiving parade features balloons, bands, heavy security

    NEW YORK (AP) — Giant balloons took to the clear, sunny sky over midtown Manhattan on Thursday for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, with spectators lining up along the parade route and a heavy police presence keeping a watchful eye.

Local News
  • Local | November 25, 2015

    Sunset Zoo tigers going on public display Dec. 12

    Malik and Hakim, a pair of 8-year-old Malayan tigers, arrived at the zoo from Cincinnati earlier this month. The brothers are currently behind the scenes as they complete the standard quarantine process.

  • Local |Business | November 25, 2015

    Group raising funds for stage

    A group that helped save the stage at City (Peace Memorial) Auditorium is gearing up to start a fundraising campaign for improvements.

  • Local |Business | November 25, 2015

    Here’s when area stores open on Thanksgiving, Black Friday

    If they’re not too stuffed from Thanksgiving dinner, local shoppers will have the opportunity to gobble up some deals before the day is over.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 25, 2015

    Junction City man receives life for role in crack cocaine ring

    Albert Dwayne Banks, 33, whom officials said was one of the leaders of the trafficking organization, was sentenced to life. He was convicted in June by a federal jury on seven counts of distributing crack cocaine or conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. Martye Madabuti Madkins, III, 34, Junction City, was sentenced to 262 months in prison.

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 25, 2015

    Administrators present framework for benefit districts

    City administrators on Tuesday presented drafts related to the city’s benefit district policy.

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 24, 2015

    Leaders talk grant money, parks

    Area officials discussed a program Monday during an intergovernmental luncheon that could increase safety for students who walk or bike to school.

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 24, 2015

    Student named Marshall scholar

    Jordan Thomas, an Atchison senior studying anthropology, was awarded one of 40 Marshall scholarships, which provides full funding for one or two years of study in the United Kingdom. Thomas also was a Rhodes scholarship candidate.

  • Local |Business | November 24, 2015

    Sportswear company fills last spot in business park

    Green Valley Business Park in Blue Township is full. The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday approved a site plan for N Zone Sportswear — a screen-printing and embroidering business — for Lot 36, the last available lot in the business park.

  • Local |Traffic |Government, Politics | November 24, 2015

    Without funding source, Green Valley Road extension on hold

    A motion to proceed with a contract to design a hard-surface extension of Green Valley Road north to Junietta died for lack of a second at Monday’s meeting of the Pottawatomie County Commission.

  • Local |Business | November 24, 2015

    Leaders’ retreat moving from traditional weekend

    Lyle Butler, president and CEO of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce, said Monday at an intergovernmental luncheon that the retreat will be Jan. 22 and 23 instead of the weekend prior to Martin Luther King Day.

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 24, 2015

    Lawrence super resigning to take job at K-State

    LAWRENCE — The superintendent of Lawrence public schools has announced his resignation. Wamego native Rick Doll, Lawrence’s superintendent of public schools since 2009, announced his resignation Monday.

  • Local |Business | November 23, 2015

    Jobless rate at lowest since 2000

    The unemployment rate in Manhattan is down to its lowest point since 2000, according to the Kansas Department of Labor’s October statistics.

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University |Agriculture | November 23, 2015

    Agriculture student hopes to capitalize on invention

    The state of Kansas actually contains twice as many cattle as people. For ranchers, that’s a lot of mouths to feed. K-State senior Drew Wills and his team of three other students are looking to start a business that will make feeding routines easier and more efficient.

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 23, 2015

    Auditorium upgrades on city agenda

    The Manhattan City Commission will discuss Tuesday the next steps in improving City Auditorium, also called Peace Memorial Auditorium.

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 23, 2015

    K-State Tech approved to offer drone training

    K-State Polytechnic has become the first entity in the country to receive approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to provide commercial drone flight training to both students and outside companies, the university announced Monday.

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | November 23, 2015

    Big Lakes director says proposals could lead to funding cuts

    Proposed changes to Kansas law would likely result in funding cuts to disability services across the state, Lori Feldkamp, director of the Big Lakes Developmental Center, told Riley County commissioners Monday.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 23, 2015

    Man charged in September crash

    Police arrested a Manhattan man Friday in connection with a September crash that severely injured a passenger. Riley County Police Department officers arrested Piyush Patil, 19,  on a warrant for aggravated battery (DUI causing bodily harm).

  • Local |Business |Fort Riley | November 22, 2015

    No end in sight for fort hospital

    Already delayed more than three years, officials said this week that the opening of Fort Riley’s new hospital has been pushed back indefinitely.

  • Local |Business | November 22, 2015

    Zac Burton: Grand Mere mogul

    Who is Zac Burton? Wait, there’s a different question lurking here: Why are we even asking about Zac Burton?

  • Local |Business | November 22, 2015

    Business is blooming at holiday poinsettia sale

    Poinsettias were in high demand Friday afternoon at the annual K-State Gardens holiday poinsettia sale.

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