Thursday, February 11, 2016


  • Local |Government & Politics | February 10, 2016

    City gives support for rental reviews

    The city will begin development of an exterior rental inspection program for future consideration.

  • Local |Business | February 10, 2016

    Dollar General approves Alma site

    After years of planning, the city of Alma will likely be home to a Dollar General store by early 2017. The city, which lost its grocery store in 2013, has been looking to encourage economic growth in recent years.

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 10, 2016

    Author pays high price to support black community

    Maggie Anderson purposefully deprived herself and her family of the high quality of life they’d reached to focus on supporting the African American community, she said.

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 10, 2016

    Boyd to seek second term on county commission

    Riley County commissioner Bob Boyd has announced his decision to run for re-election this year.

  • Local |Business | February 09, 2016

    Manhattan library launches streaming service for members

    The Manhattan Public Library announced Monday a new partnership with hoopla digital ( The free service provides more than 300,000 eBooks, audiobooks, music albums, movies, television shows and comics.

State & Region
    • Kansas State women beat No. 21 Oklahoma 87-71

      MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kindred Wesemann made 6 of 8 from 3-point range, 8 of 10 free throws and finished with 26 points and five assists to help the Kansas State women beat No. 21 Oklahoma 87-71 Tuesday night.

    • No. 6 Kansas beats No. 10 West Virginia, 75-65

      LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Perry Ellis had 21 points, Landen Lucas pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds and No. 6 Kansas beat No. 10 West Virginia 75-65 on Tuesday night to forge a three-way tie atop the Big 12.

    • Court upholds tax evasion convictions of Atkins diet doctor

      WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of a Kansas obesity specialist who co-authored the "Atkins Diabetes Revolution."

    • Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry

      TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A terse letter from Andrew Clyde's credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business "no longer met our underwriting guidelines." In a panic, Clyde called three other companies, which denied him, too.

    • Freeman, Prince lead No. 21 Baylor past K-State, 82-72

      MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Al Freeman scored 21 points, Taurean Prince had 18 and No. 21 Baylor beat cold-shooting Kansas State 82-72 on Wednesday night to remain a game back of the leaders in the Big 12 race.

  • February 10, 2016 | State Obama in California to raise money for fellow Democrats

    MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama is opening a weeklong visit to California where his first stops include raising money for fellow Democrats.

  • February 10, 2016 | State Several states seek to block 2nd trimester abortion method

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills to ban an abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus.

  • February 10, 2016 | State Things to know about the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation

    BURNS, Ore. (AP) — An occupation by armed protesters of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon started out with demands that two jailed ranchers be freed and that the federal government relinquish 300 square miles to local control for ranching, mining, logging and other uses. It has stretched on for more than a month.

  • February 10, 2016 | State FBI arrests Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in Portland

    Cliven Bundy, the father of the jailed leader of the Oregon refuge occupation and who was the center of a standoff with federal officials in Nevada in 2014, was arrested in Portland, the FBI said.

  • February 10, 2016 | State Fargo police say officer mortally wounded after standoff

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo police officer was shot amid a standoff with a domestic violence suspect and is not expected to survive his injuries, police in North Dakota said early Thursday.

Local News
  • Local |Business | February 09, 2016

    Bayer Construction submits low bid for Excel Road project

    Bayer Construction, Manhattan, was the apparent low bidder on a project to improve Excel Road east of Manhattan, as well as the intersection of Excel Road and U.S. Highway 24.

  • Local | February 09, 2016

    MHS set to honor 3 alumni Friday

    A musician, a playwright and a longtime U.S. military serviceman will be officially inducted into Manhattan High School’s Wall of Fame on Friday.

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 09, 2016

    Register of deeds to seek election to third term

    Riley County register of deeds Debbie Regester has announced that she will run for re-election this year.

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | February 08, 2016

    Mascot unlikely to make agenda

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board has no plans to consider a call to change the Manhattan High School mascot.

  • Local |Kansas State University |Neighbors | February 08, 2016

    Student guides K-State’s Burrow through wizarding world

    In the Harry Potter series, owls deliver important mail to wizards. In the real world, Cherra Bliss saw a Harry Potter banquet flyer meant for everyone at K-State.

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 08, 2016

    Wilson doesn’t sign tax lid letter

    Riley County commissioners Monday disagreed over the principle of instituting a tax lid.

  • Local |Business | February 08, 2016

    GTM cranks out shirts after Broncos’ Super Bowl victory

    Manhattan might be predominantly a Chiefs town, but at least one Manhattan business and its employees were rooting pretty hard for the rival Denver Broncos in Sunday night’s Super Bowl.

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 08, 2016

    City to consider options for rental inspections

    City administrators are looking for the Manhattan City Commission to indicate a preferred rental housing registration and inspection option.

  • Local |Business | February 08, 2016

    DHS awards challenge grants to support NBAF

    The Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced the winners of a contest for ideas that support the National Bio- and Agro Defense Facility in Manhattan.

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 08, 2016

    Former Sen. Kassebaum Baker receives ‘Friend’ award

    Former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker is the 2016 recipient of the “Friend of the Flint Hills” award. The Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation has given the award to an individual, nongovernmental organization or public institution each spring since 2012.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | February 08, 2016

    2 injured in Highway 24 accident Sunday

    Two Manhattan residents were taken to different hospitals after a head-on accident in the 6300 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard at 6:15 p.m. Sunday.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Kansas State University | February 08, 2016

    2 Kansas universities give campus sex-offender lists online

    WICHITA — While two universities in Kansas provide online lists of registered sex offenders enrolled or employed on campus, most require that the basic information be provided directly by campus police.

  • Local |Business | February 07, 2016

    Local brewery’s growth pushing state’s legal limit

    Jeff Gill wants to grow Tallgrass Brewing Company into largest independent brewery in the Midwest. Before that can happen, though, he has to be able to sell more than 30,000 barrels of beer each year — the legal limit Tallgrass can currently produce under its microbrewery license.

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 07, 2016

    Schools topic of choice at forum

    Education was on the minds of many attendees at a legislative coffee Saturday at Sunset Zoo. It represented the most frequent topic asked of state legislators from the area during the forum, which allowed the audience to submit questions.

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 06, 2016

    Veterinary students stay close to animals as rotations continue

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a series following Alex Grieves and Bruce Figger through their clinical year at K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 06, 2016

    Bill protecting underage drinkers who call for help sent to governor

    A bill that would protect underage drinkers from criminal charges if they call for medical help will go to the governor. The Kansas House passed the bill 92-27 on Friday. It was passed by the Kansas Senate last year.

  • Local |Business | February 06, 2016

    Magazine dedicates publication to Kansas spirit

    What is the magazine of the year? In 2014, it was KANSAS! Magazine, which is celebrating seventy years of publication.

  • Local |Business | February 06, 2016

    AIB International makes global leadership changes

    AIB International announced leadership changes Thursday to its global positions.

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 05, 2016

    HUD grant denial shocks local officials

    The HUD competition was an attempt to disburse $1 billion left over from Hurricane Sandy relief in 2012.

  • Local |Education |Business | February 05, 2016

    Manhattan beauty school to close doors

    Marinello School of Beauty will close all of its campuses Friday, including its Manhattan school on Poyntz Avenue.

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