Monday, June 29, 2015


  • Local |Business | June 29, 2015

    Stampede wraps up with Travis Tritt, mild temperatures

    Grammy-winner Travis Tritt took the Stampede stage Sunday, closing out a festival marked by mild temperatures and very little rain.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 29, 2015

    Booker gains time to review evidence

    TOPEKA — A federal judge on Monday gave a man charged with plotting to bomb an Army installation in support of the Islamic State group more time to review the evidence against him.

  • Local | June 29, 2015

    EMS: Few injuries at festival

    The number of medical emergencies at this year’s Country Stampede was down slightly from last year, officials said Monday.

  • Local |Business |Neighbors |Food & Drink | June 29, 2015

    Hulon feels lucky to have made love of wine into career

    Having worked in restaurants since he was 14 years old, Ian Hulon described his career as more of a love affair with the industry.

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 29, 2015

    County to strengthen Ebola preparedness plans

    The Riley County Health Department Monday announced plans to strengthen its ability to respond in the case of an Ebola outbreak.

State & Region
  • June 29, 2015 | State Wimbledon Lookahead: Smallest group of US men since 1947

    LONDON (AP) — The seven U.S. men in the Wimbledon main draw represent the country's smallest contingent since 1947, when only five played at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament.

  • June 29, 2015 | State Kansas bomb plot defendant gains time to review evidence

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday gave a man charged with plotting to bomb an Army installation in support of the Islamic State group more time to review the evidence against him.

  • June 28, 2015 | State Golf Capsules

    CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Bubba Watson made an 8-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday to outlast Paul Casey and win the Travelers Championship for the second time.

  • June 28, 2015 | State Rob Oppenheim wins Tour's Air Capital Classic

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Rob Oppenheim won the Air Capital Classic on Sunday for his first Tour title, closing with a 6-under 64 for a one-stroke victory over Andy Winings.

  • June 28, 2015 | State Angels win on wild pitch, beat Mariners 3-2 in 10 innings

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun scored the winning run on a wild pitch by Tom Wilhelmsen in the 10th inning after Albert Pujols grounded into a bases-loaded double play against a five-man infield, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Sunday.

  • June 29, 2015 | State A look at wildfire hotspots around the West

    Wildfires chased residents from neighborhoods in Washington state, where 24 structures burned, and in California, where flames raged uncomfortably close to a historic mission. In Alaska, rain helped suppress fire activity.

  • June 29, 2015 | State Men found shot, burning in Northern California die

    ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Two men have died days after they were found shot in the head and burning alive in a rural part of Northern California.

  • June 29, 2015 | State Early, weighty choices in 'Frontline' doc 'Growing Up Trans'

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Growing Up Trans" explores the transgender phenomenon as younger people than ever (and their parents) now experience it: a frontier of possibilities and unknowns, and a minefield of high-stakes choices for these youngsters as they also navigate the changes adolescence brings.

  • June 29, 2015 | State Report gives harrowing detail of Nebraska prison 'rampage'

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A deadly rampage by several hundred inmates at an understaffed Nebraska maximum security prison in May started when too many prisoners were allowed to leave their cells at once to get medication, according to an investigative report released on Monday.

  • June 29, 2015 | State Crashes in Alaska brought safety steps for tourism flights

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency installed weather cameras and took other steps in Alaska in recent years to aid the safety of sightseeing planes like the one that crashed last week and killed all nine people aboard, officials said Monday.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 29, 2015

    Soldier pleads no contest to rape of child

    A Fort Riley soldier pleaded no contest to raping a child and indecent liberties with a child in a plea agreement reached last week, just before a jury trial scheduled to begin Monday morning in Riley County District Court.

  • Local |Business | June 29, 2015

    Sales tax revenue falls below 2014

    For the first time this year, the monthly sales tax revenue is less than revenue from the same time last year.

  • Local |Business | June 28, 2015

    Shelton, Evans take the Stampede stage in third night of music festival

    The third day of Country Stampede culminated in much-anticipated headline performances by Sara Evans and NBC’s “The Voice” host Blake Shelton.

  • Local |Business | June 28, 2015

    Perfect attendance: Man has been to every Stampede

    Now in its 20th year, Country Stampede has become an annual tradition for many of the fans who thronged to Tuttle Creek State Park this weekend to attend the four-day country music festival.

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 28, 2015

    Area LGBT community celebrates court’s gay marriage ruling

    Friday’s landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states was a long-awaited cause for celebration for members of the Manhattan-area LGBT community.

  • Local |Business |Agriculture | June 28, 2015

    Wheat harvest under way

    Harvest is roughly halfway over, and producers are dealing with the recent wet months while pushing out the state’s signature crop.

  • Local |Business | June 28, 2015

    An easterner’s view of Stampede

    The first time I realized my East Coast bubble had been officially popped was Friday when I experienced the Country Stampede music festival at Tuttle Creek State Park.

  • Local |Education | June 28, 2015

    District discussing ramifications of block grant ruling

    USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden school district officials are working to interpret a decision released by a panel of Shawnee County judges that says the block grant school finance plan is neither equitable nor adequate.

  • Local |Business | June 28, 2015

    Kansas oil business passed down through generations

    The fleet of oil company service trucks is being converted, to operate not on gasoline, but on propane.

  • Local |Education | June 26, 2015

    Kansas court rules against part of school finance law

    USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden school district officials are working to interpret a court decision that declares the block grant school finance plan unconstitutional.

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