Friday, September 4, 2015


  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | September 04, 2015

    K-State classes canceled as police seek armed man

    K-State’s campus is on lockdown, and students and employees should not go to campus until further notice, according to a report from the university. Officers responded to reports of a man, possibly armed, on the south side of the K-State at 4 a.m. Friday.

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 03, 2015

    County could see higher pay cost

    A proposed Department of Labor rule could cost the Riley County government about $25,000, according to an estimate from Cindy Volanti, human resource manager. Volanti gave commissioners more details on the proposal at their Thursday meeting. The rule, which could take effect later this year, would

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 03, 2015

    K-State breaks ground on $25 million union renovation


    Kansas State University students will soon begin to see the start of a renovation project they’re funding. The university held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for the $25 million K-State Student Union renovation. In April 2013, students voted to approve the project and fund it with

  • Local |Education | September 03, 2015

    Classroom temps going down to 74

    Fall weather has yet to arrive, but students in the Manhattan-Ogden school district should be cooling off now that officials have lowered classroom temperatures. After parents and students complained about the heat and humidity, Superintendent Bob Shannon told the USD 383 Board of Education on Wednesday

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | September 03, 2015

    2 in custody after car chase in Pott County

    Two people have been arrested after a high-speed chase in Pottawatomie County early Thursday. According to a press release, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department received a call at 4:44 a.m. from a St. George resident who said someone stole a 2012 Chevy Camaro. The caller

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 03, 2015

    Senate confirms Mullin, 2 others to Regents

    A Kansas Senate committee on Wednesday approved three new members of the Board of Regents, including one Manhattan man. Dennis Mullin of Manhattan, Dave Murfin of Wichita and Daniel Thomas of Mission Hills will serve four-year terms on the board, which oversees the state’s

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 03, 2015

    Black Hawk helicopter makes emergency landing off post

    A Black Hawk helicopter with crew from Fort Riley made an emergency landing on Wednesday. While on a training mission, the crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk made a precautionary landing in a field about 5 miles south of Fort Riley at around 9:15 p.m., according

  • Editorials | September 03, 2015

    Ready or not, it’s football season

    K-State fans: Are you ready? At Bill Snyder Family Stadium, those are the booming words of public-address announcer Dave Lewis, signaling that a football game is about to begin. We’re borrowing them today because what the community is about to embark on is the

  • Manhattan High School | September 03, 2015

    Young Indians look to keep streak alive

    Manhattan High head football coach Joe Schartz made sure to point it out on Tuesday at practice. It’s been 30 years since Manhattan has lost a varsity football game to Shawnee Heights. The Indians are 10-0 against Shawnee Heights since a 21-0 loss in 1985, and

  • Movies | September 03, 2015

    There are some movies worth watching on new DVDs


    There have been some movie fans waiting for the DVD releases of some new movies that will be out this month. Cate Blanchett fans, for example, want to own a copy of her Kenneth Branaugh-directed performance in Disney’s recent live-action “Cinderella.” “Mad Max” and

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