Saturday, November 28, 2015


  • Local |Business | November 27, 2015

    As shoppers hunt for bargains, storm dampens traffic

    In Manhattan, the traditional post-Thanksgiving shopping bonanza was perhaps this year better described as black ice Friday.

  • Local | November 27, 2015

    Winter weather ices over region

    The NWS forecast calls for daytime ice accumulation Friday of less than 0.1 inches. There is a chance of snow and sleet before 4 a.m. Saturday, with a low of about 25 degrees.

  • Local |Business | November 27, 2015

    Council’s new planner at home in Flint Hills

    As Thanksgiving seasons go, Jennifer Jordan is likely to rank this one pretty far up the list. The Flint Hills Regional Council announced last week that Jordan had been hired as the organization’s regional planning manager.

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 27, 2015

    Drama therapy focus of woman’s research project in Colombia

    According to a 2015 United Nations report, more than 6 million people living in Colombia have fled their homes because of violence. The country is second only to Syria in the number of internally displaced persons it contains. When K-State graduate Jessica Muñoz came across that statistic, she decided to combine her passions in an effort to help.

  • Local |Business | November 27, 2015

    City reports higher sales tax receipts in November

    Manhattan’s sales tax revenue increased more than 11 percent in November from the same time last year.

State & Region
    • Hogs, residents compete for Kansas county's water supply

      TRIBUNE, Kan. (AP) — Only 1,200 people live in Kansas' smallest county, where using irrigation to quench thirsty crops is no longer an option for many because the water source underneath this flat, arid prairie is nearly exhausted due to decades of overuse.

    • Kansas freshman Diallo cleared to play beginning Dec. 1

      LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo has been cleared to play for the fifth-ranked Jayhawks beginning next week, ending a laborious months-long investigation by the NCAA into the five-star prospect's education and background.

    • Bill Clinton wins award named after former rival Bob Dole

      LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is the latest recipient of a prize named after the man he defeated in the 1996 election.

    • Kansas officials sharply criticize NCAA over Diallo case

      LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials have sharply criticized the NCAA over its handling of five-star prospect Cheick Diallo, who remains ineligible to participate in games for the Jayhawks after several months of investigations.

    • No. 9 Wichita State easily beats Emporia State 76-54

      WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Ron Baker scored 23 points and No. 9 Wichita State bounced back from its first November loss since 2011 to beat Emporia State 76-54 on Saturday.


Local News
  • Local |Kansas State University | November 27, 2015

    APDesign honors 4 alumni for successes

    The College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, at Kansas State University is recognizing four alumni for their success 10 years after their graduation from the university and APDesign programs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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