Tuesday, May 5, 2015


  • Local | May 05, 2015

    After record 4.85-inch rainfall, flood waters strand cars, damage roads


    Monday’s rainfall set a new 24-hour record in a deluge that left cars stranded, roads damaged and traffic lights malfunctioning. Kansas State University climatologist Mary Knapp said 4.85 inches of rain fell in Manhattan from 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday, which was the

  • Local | May 05, 2015

    Rain in forecast through Sunday

    Manhattan residents might have had enough rain, but the rain hasn’t had enough of them. Rain is in the forecast through Sunday night, starting with more thunderstorms Tuesday. Pat Collins, Riley County emergency management director, said Monday’s flooding should be a “wake-up call”

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 05, 2015

    Man pleads to murder in daughter’s death

    A Manhattan man accused of abusing and killing his infant daughter pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and two charges of child abuse Monday afternoon. Alexander McConnell, an Army specialist, was accused of murdering his 5-week-old daughter, who died Feb. 8, 2014. The child was identified in court

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 05, 2015

    Speaker: Arc of justice really a spiral of history


    The country isn’t on a single arc that restores justice — to paraphrase President Barack Obama — but rather, “it’s more like a spiral of history that maybe eventually gets toward justice, but is constantly doubling back on itself at every point,” MSNBC host and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 05, 2015

    Police release names in Aggieville shooting

    Police identified on Monday afternoon the suspect in a Sunday morning incident as 31-year-old Mark Self Jr., 700 Griffith Drive. Self was arrested in the 1100 block of Laramie Street after police said he fired a gun and injured two people at approximately 1:20 a.m. on Sunday

  • Local |Education | May 05, 2015

    Board to consider cuts, middle school dress code

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board is scheduled to consider $2 million to $3.7 million in budget cuts for the district this week. Board members will have a work session discussing the potential cuts beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. The issue

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 05, 2015

    Man gets 24 years in prison in kidnapping, robbery case

    A man who pleaded guilty to two charges of kidnapping in March was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison Monday. “I feel regret for everything that happened,” defendant Kaywaun Washington said.  Washington was accused of kidnapping in a robbery that involved three other

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | May 05, 2015

    Commission near decision on Military Trail project

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners hope to know in a few weeks what financial role — if any — they’ll play in a proposed industrial/commerce route in the southeast portion of Wamego. “I’ll tell you this,” Commission Chairman Pat Weixelman told a Wamego delegation Monday, “the

  • Manhattan High School | May 05, 2015

    Indians win first-ever Centennial league tennis title

    For the first time since joining the Centennial League in 2005, members of the Manhattan High boys’ golf team can call themselves league champions. The Indians edged perennial favorite Washburn Rural by two points at the annual meet, getting a team effort up and down the

  • Baseball | May 05, 2015

    Moore, Wolfe earn weekly Big 12 awards

    Kansas State’s Tyler Moore and Tyler Wolfe both earned their second career Big 12 weekly awards on Monday, as Moore was named the conference’s Co-Player of the Week and Wolfe the Newcomer of the Week for the period ending May 3. It is Moore’s

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