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  • Local |Traffic | December 13, 2013

    16 accidents reported on I-70

    The Kansas Highway Patrol worked 13 accidents along Interstate 70 between the Wabaunsee County line and the Paxico exit. That segment of the interstate’s westbound lanes were closed for several hours until they were opened at about 9:15 a.m. A series of accidents began at 6 a.

  • Local |Traffic | December 13, 2013

    I-70 westbound lanes open, risky conditions close USD 329

    Interstate 70’s westbound lanes between mile markers 322 and 336 are slowly opening, Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner said. The fourteen-mile stretch from the Wabaunsee County line to the Paxico exit was closed because of black ice that caused injury and non-injury accidents. Because of blocked

  • Local |Traffic | December 13, 2013

    Ice-related accidents cause I-70 westbound lanes to close

    Fourteen miles of Interstate 70 is currently closed because of a series of ice-related accidents, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol KHP Trooper Ben Gardner said the interstate’s westbound lanes are closed from mile marker 322 at the Riley County and Wabaunsee County line all the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 12, 2013

    Manhattan man sentenced in April shooting

    A Manhattan man convicted of murder was sentenced to life in prison Thursday afternoon. Matthew Wilson, 43, was sentenced in Riley County District Court to life imprisonment in addition to consecutive sentences that totaled 310 months, or nearly 26 years. Wilson was convicted of one count of first-degree

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 12, 2013

    County finalizes bylaws for public building commission

    The Riley County Commission moved forward Thursday with finalizing bylaws for the proposed public building commission. The commission has not created a public building commission, but has been mulling over how such a body would operate. The question at Thursday’s meeting was once again

  • Arts, Leisure | December 12, 2013

    Blues, ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ this weekend


    The Red State Blues Band will heat up the dance stage at the Manhattan Arts Center this weekend. This eight-member band is devoted to performing a variety of authentic blues styles stretching back across the past century. But on Saturday, Linda Uthoff will be joining

  • Columns | December 12, 2013

    An evening conversation: peace or chaos?

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    He was known worldwide for bringing justice to a land where it seemed impossible. But those who best knew Nelson Mandela prefer to tell stories about the joy of the man himself — and especially his sense of humor. One can only imagine, then, that Mandela

  • Local |Traffic | December 12, 2013

    KDOT to close two rest areas near JC

    Two rest stops a mile west of Junction City were closed Monday, a move officials say will save the state $200,000 a year. The Kansas Department of Transportation decided to close the stops because Junction City has developed to the west and traveler services are available

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 12, 2013

    Nauerth to speak at K-State commencement

    Deb Nauerth, principal at Woodrow Wilson Elementary, will deliver the commencement address during the K-State education college graduation. The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum. “It’s an incredible honor,” she said. “I’m humbled that I was considered and asked

  • Editorials | December 12, 2013

    Too much read into handshake

    Try as we might, we can’t get all that worked up over the fact that President Barack Obama and Cuban dictator Raúl Castro shook hands during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday in South Africa. The occasion, it’s worth noting,

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