Tuesday, December 1, 2015


  • Local |Kansas State University |Football | November 30, 2015

    Snyder to decide future at the end of the season

    Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder hasn’t ruled out a return to the sidelines in 2016, however, he also hasn’t ruled out retiring at this season’s end.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 30, 2015

    Propane blast destroys gun shop, damages nearby house

    Crews were called to Ober Gun Works, 20621 Ober Road, at 3:41 p.m. after the explosion, which officials believe was caused when a propane leak was ignited by a light switch.

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 30, 2015

    Sewer project on city’s agenda

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday will discuss how to address a damaged sewer in the 1700 block of Houston Street.

  • Local |Business | November 30, 2015

    High cost puts McDowell Creek project on hold

    The Riley County Public Works Department has put plans on hold for the McDowell Creek Road reconstruction project because cost estimates are significantly higher than expected.

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 30, 2015

    Commission approves scenic byway for Riley County

    Riley County commissioners Monday voted to extend the state’s Native Stone Scenic Byway into the county.

State & Region
    • Dad of missing boy held after human remains found in barn

      KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas bail bondsman was charged Monday with assaulting his wife and abusing his missing son, and a prosecutor said the case "escalated into a much larger investigation" when police found unidentified human remains in a barn on the man's property.

    • Hogs, residents compete for Kansas county's water supply

      TRIBUNE, Kan. (AP) — Only 1,200 people live in Kansas' smallest county, where using irrigation to quench thirsty crops is no longer an option for many because the water source underneath this flat, arid prairie is nearly exhausted due to decades of overuse.

    • Kansas freshman Diallo cleared to play beginning Dec. 1

      LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo has been cleared to play for the fifth-ranked Jayhawks beginning next week, ending a laborious months-long investigation by the NCAA into the five-star prospect's education and background.

    • Bill Clinton wins award named after former rival Bob Dole

      LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is the latest recipient of a prize named after the man he defeated in the 1996 election.

    • Kansas officials sharply criticize NCAA over Diallo case

      LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials have sharply criticized the NCAA over its handling of five-star prospect Cheick Diallo, who remains ineligible to participate in games for the Jayhawks after several months of investigations.


Local News
  • Local |Kansas State University | November 30, 2015

    Research director joins Innovation Center

    Following an international search, John Lawrence has joined the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center as its first research director.

  • Local | November 29, 2015

    Residents ring in Christmas season with Santa, lights

    In front of a crowd of a couple hundred people, Manhattan Mayor Karen McColluh stepped up to the microphone and gave one of the shortest speeches ever. “Merry Christmas.”

  • Local |Traffic | November 29, 2015

    Weather brings closures, accidents

    The Kansas Highway Patrol said icy conditions contributed to a slew of accidents in the region on Saturday and closed portions of Interstate 70.

  • Local |Business | November 28, 2015

    Passion drives area artists in MAC’s Wrap It Up

    In addition to a showcase for people to sell their items, it also raises funds for the center’s facility and programming with 35 percent of sales going to the MAC.

  • Local |Education | November 28, 2015

    Locals named to honor society

    Washburn Institute of Technology students Jacinda Fleshman and Kathleen Foy, both of Manhattan, are among the 27 students approved for induction into the National Technical Honor Society.

  • Local |Business | November 28, 2015

    Business thrives on owners’ combined passion for work

    In Fresno, California, a cattle ranch is preparing for a livestock sale, complete with taking pictures of the animals to be sold. Who do you suppose was taking these high-quality photos? Would you believe a professional photographer from half a continent away in Kansas?

  • Local |Business | November 27, 2015

    As shoppers hunt for bargains, storm dampens traffic

    In Manhattan, the traditional post-Thanksgiving shopping bonanza was perhaps this year better described as black ice Friday.

  • Local | November 27, 2015

    Winter weather ices over region

    The NWS forecast calls for daytime ice accumulation Friday of less than 0.1 inches. There is a chance of snow and sleet before 4 a.m. Saturday, with a low of about 25 degrees.

  • Local |Business | November 27, 2015

    Council’s new planner at home in Flint Hills

    As Thanksgiving seasons go, Jennifer Jordan is likely to rank this one pretty far up the list. The Flint Hills Regional Council announced last week that Jordan had been hired as the organization’s regional planning manager.

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 27, 2015

    Drama therapy focus of woman’s research project in Colombia

    According to a 2015 United Nations report, more than 6 million people living in Colombia have fled their homes because of violence. The country is second only to Syria in the number of internally displaced persons it contains. When K-State graduate Jessica Muñoz came across that statistic, she decided to combine her passions in an effort to help.

  • Local |Business | November 27, 2015

    City reports higher sales tax receipts in November

    Manhattan’s sales tax revenue increased more than 11 percent in November from the same time last year.

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 27, 2015

    APDesign honors 4 alumni for successes

    The College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, at Kansas State University is recognizing four alumni for their success 10 years after their graduation from the university and APDesign programs.

  • Local | November 26, 2015

    Thursday storm bringing rain, ice

    If your aunt forgot to bring ice for the family Thanksgiving, Mother Nature has it covered.

  • Local |Fort Riley | November 26, 2015

    At Fort Riley, turkey meal only part of celebration

    Thanksgiving on Fort Riley is a whole lot more than your average turkey dinner. In addition to an exhaustive menu, Wednesday afternoon’s event was a mix of history, fun and of course giving thanks.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 26, 2015

    Man arrested on charge of sex with child

    Riley County Police arrested Codey Thomas Lindquist for aggravated indecent liberties with a child, criminal sodomy, indecent solicitation of a child and electronic solicitation of a child.

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 25, 2015

    Nature center, K-State help two eagles recover from broken wings

    When it comes to rehabbing wild birds, there are two types of patients: the pelicans and the eagles. Milford Nature Center in Junction City is currently home to both.

  • Local |Business | November 25, 2015

    Proposal takes aim at board members

    Several information requests from the state agencies are taking Manhattan-Ogden school district employees away from their regular jobs, and another could result in removing board members from their positions entirely.

  • Local | November 25, 2015

    Sunset Zoo tigers going on public display Dec. 12

    Malik and Hakim, a pair of 8-year-old Malayan tigers, arrived at the zoo from Cincinnati earlier this month. The brothers are currently behind the scenes as they complete the standard quarantine process.

  • Local |Business | November 25, 2015

    Group raising funds for stage

    A group that helped save the stage at City (Peace Memorial) Auditorium is gearing up to start a fundraising campaign for improvements.

  • Local |Business | November 25, 2015

    Here’s when area stores open on Thanksgiving, Black Friday

    If they’re not too stuffed from Thanksgiving dinner, local shoppers will have the opportunity to gobble up some deals before the day is over.

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