Sunday, July 24, 2016


State & Region
    • Slain Kansas police captain remembered as hero at funeral

      KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Just before the funeral of a detective who was killed by a fleeing suspect in May, the police chief of Kansas City, Kansas, asked one of his trusted veterans, Capt. Robert "Dave" Melton, to craft a how-to manual for holding a slain officer's funeral in case the department ever needed to do so again.

    • Correction: Closing Guantanamo-Kansas story

      TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — In a story July 22 about Kansas' attorney general suing the Department of Defense over a freedom of information request, The Associated Press misidentified the rank of department spokeswoman Valerie D. Henderson. She is a lieutenant colonel, not a lieutenant.

    • Judge to monitor Kansas' actions on gay marriage for 3 years

      TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge told Kansas on Friday that for three more years he will monitor its compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision legalizing gay marriage across the nation.

    • Suspect in Kansas police captain's death appears in court

      KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Mourners gathered Friday at a Kansas civic center to remember a slain police captain, hours after the 20-year-old man accused of killing him made his first court appearance on charges carrying a possible death penalty.

    • Kansas court upholds death sentence for sheriff's killing

      TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld the death sentence imposed against a man who fatally shot a sheriff during a 2005 drug raid.

  • July 24, 2016 | State In Dallas, burgeoning movement overshadowed by shooting

    DALLAS (AP) — The Next Generation Action Network has held more than 50 protests against police brutality since the group was founded in August 2014 after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Most of the protests have drawn small crowds.

  • July 24, 2016 | State 2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident have only intensified, fanned by a governor's race in which all four Republican candidates are pledging an aggressive law-and-order approach.

  • July 24, 2016 | State 3 injured after shooting near downtown Orlando nightclub

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida are investigating a shooting that happened early Sunday near a nightclub in downtown Orlando.

  • July 24, 2016 | State West Coast style weather strikes Northeastern US

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — West Coast style weather is striking the Northeastern U.S.

  • July 24, 2016 | State Cops, protesters gear up for hot day of marches ahead of DNC

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police officers are posted at street corners in downtown Philadelphia as protesters prepare for a sweltering day of marches and rallies ahead of the Democratic National Convention.

Local News
  • Local |Business | July 23, 2016

    Advanced Property promotes employee

    Advanced Property Management promoted Karl Kramer to chief operating officer.

  • Local | July 22, 2016

    Pieces of history draw tourists to small Paxico

    When Steve Hund started his business in the early ’70s, Paxico’s downtown was almost entirely abandoned. Roughly 40 years later, the store is one of seven antique shops that together have turned Paxico into a tourist destination.

  • Local |Business | July 22, 2016

    As $15.5 million renovation nears completion, Via Christi offers a first look

    Via Christi officials on Thursday blessed new and improved parts of the hospital.

  • Local |Fort Riley | July 22, 2016

    John Armbrust honored at Fort Riley ceremony

    The 1st Infantry Division’s headquarters team welcomed three new leaders and bid farewell to the executive director of the Governor’s Military Council during a Victory with Honors ceremony Thursday afternoon.

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 22, 2016

    Pinkall to help create opening ceremony at Rio Olympics

    K-State’s Bryan Pinkall has that Olympic touch. The assistant professor of music is for a second time lending his talents to the staging of an Olympic opening ceremony.

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 21, 2016

    Board mulling flat mill levy

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board could get more money without raising the mill levy to help shore up the district’s contingency funds.

  • Local |Business | July 21, 2016

    4-Hers aim for high marks at fair’s food exhibition

    Finding the recipe for success is no small task. For Riley County 4-Hers participating in this year’s food and nutrition exhibition Wednesday afternoon at the annual Riley County Fair.

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 21, 2016

    District chooses 5 planning proposals

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board on Wednesday whittled down the number of long-range planning proposals it is considering from eight to five.

  • Local |Public Health |Kansas State University | July 21, 2016

    K-State pushes forward on Zika virus amid reports of domestic case

    K-State is pushing forward with Zika virus research as the United States deals with what could be its first homegrown case.

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 20, 2016

    City OKs LGBT protection ordinance

    The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is on track to receive discrimination protections beginning this fall.

  • Local |Business | July 20, 2016

    Cross-country race makes midway pit stop in Manhattan

    A caravan of 19 solar-powered cars made a pit stop in Manhattan on Wednesday to soak up some rays.

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 20, 2016

    Panel approves 3 judge candidates

    A nominating commission has submitted the names of three candidates for 21st Judicial District court judge to Gov. Sam Brownback, the Office of Judicial Administration announced Tuesday.

  • Local | July 20, 2016

    Heat index expected to hit 109 degrees this weekend

    A combination of hot days and steamy nights will produce a heat wave over the central plains region this week.

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 20, 2016

    Commission approves Phase II of parks study

    The Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved Tuesday moving forward with Phase II of the Parks and Recreation Facility Feasibility Study.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 19, 2016

    Preliminary hearing set for local developer

    A preliminary hearing was set for a Manhattan developer facing four counts of unlawful sexual relations with a Riley County High School student.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | July 19, 2016

    Officers discuss non-lethal training

    The Riley County Police Department responded to 57,000 calls for service in 2015, with 75 cases resulting in use of force, Lt. Greg Steere told the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board on Monday.

  • I Wonder |Local |Kansas State University | July 19, 2016

    Who’s the dog tending the university’s flock?

    There is a large dog at K-State’s Sheep and Meat Goat Center, 2117 Denison Ave., taking care of the animals. What do you know about him and his job?

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 19, 2016

    Commissioners approve lower speeds on most roads

    Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday unanimously endorsed a proposal to lower the speed limit on most non-arterial roads in the county.

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 19, 2016

    Board to trim list of long-range plan proposals

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider trimming several long-range facility-planning proposals down to four serious contenders during its next meeting.

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 18, 2016

    Rodeo rounds up more entries

    Entries for this year’s Kaw Valley Rodeo are up significantly from last year, arena director Steve Frazier told Riley County commissioners Monday.

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