• Baseball | May 21, 2013

    Meyer, Matthys garner final Big 12 weekly honors

    OKLAHOMA CITY — K-State outfielder Mitch Meyer and relief pitcher Jake Matthys were named the Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week, respectively, for their roles in helping the Wildcats capture their first regular-season conference title in 80 years, the conference office announced Monday. It was the

  • Women's Basketball | May 21, 2013

    Chambers, Childs cut from WNBA teams

    Former Kansas State women’s basketball players Brittany Chambers and Jalana Childs were recently cut from their WNBA teams. Chambers was cut by the Los Angeles Sparks on May 13, less than a month after the Sparks selected her in the second round of the WNBA

  • Local |Fort Riley | May 20, 2013

    Securing the chief executive

    Two soldiers returned to Fort Riley Friday after three days in Austin, Texas, on a VIP mission to secure the area before a visit from President Barack Obama. The men, 1st Lt. Alex Madden and Staff Sgt. Jason Hill, are members of a team that

  • Neighbors | May 20, 2013

    Woman aspires to change treatment of prisoners


    Dropping out of high school and spending time in jail changed one Manhattan woman’s life for the better. Marilyn Ortega said her experiences helped her develop a passion for changing how society deals with people who have made bad decisions in their lives. She

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | May 20, 2013

    Manko, Chick-Fil-A on agenda

    City commissioners plan to discuss allowing a Chick-Fil-A, more housing and expansion of a window manufacturing facility at Tuesday’s meeting. Developers have received approval through the planning board and now seek approval by the commission to build a Chick-Fil-A in the parking lot where

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic |Fort Riley | May 20, 2013

    Soldier killed in fleeing accident on I-70

    A Fort Riley soldier died Friday after crashing his vehicle on Interstate Highway 70 near Abilene while reportedly fleeing police. Kansas Highway Patrol officials said Matthew Peachey, 21, died after his 2011 Mazda Hatchback left the roadway and struck a cement culvert in a ditch about 9 miles east

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 20, 2013

    Black box could increase safety of flight training

    Flight operations quality assurance, or FOQA, the system contained in an aircraft’s black box, could improve the safety of collegiate flight training programs in the future, according to research conducted by J.D. Swinney, one of the first two graduates of Kansas State University

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 20, 2013

    Riley County Commission updates

    The Riley County Commission approved the purchase of a new copier for the Riley County District Court Monday. Court administrator Lanna Nichols brought the proposal to the commission, asking for a $5,178 copi er printer to replace an older model.  Nichols said many of the

  • Local |Traffic | May 20, 2013

    Update on injury accident

    Additional information was released Monday on a Friday roll-over accident at 10th and Moro streets. Officer Matthew Droge said the accident occurred after Courtney Stuckey, 18, Manhattan, driving a 2002 Nissan Xterra, failed to yield at the intersection and was struck by a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder driven by

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 20, 2013

    Police release patrol results

    The Riley County Police Department had its second of a series of six DUI saturation patrols on Friday evening which lasted into the early morning hours of May 18. Five officers were assigned to the saturation patrol and stopped 49 motorists. Of these, officials said, one was

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