Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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  • Local |Kansas State University | July 07, 2015

    KSU Foundation announces 3 tenants at new office complex

    The Kansas State University Office Park under construction at the north end of campus has obtained three tenants before its opening. Garmin International Inc., U.S. Engineering and Veterinary and Biomedical Research Center will be lead tenants in the first of four buildings in the

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 07, 2015

    Board favors adopting parks plan

    The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board recommended approval of the recently completed Strategic Facilities Improvement Plan during its Monday meeting. The recommendation now moves forward for consideration by the Manhattan City Commission at its Aug. 18 meeting. The plan provides recommendations to guide Manhattan officials to

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 07, 2015

    Harvest could undo bridge work

    Pottawatomie County commissioners are hopeful that recent gains on the Belvue Bridge aren’t lost during this fall’s harvest. Jim Jenkins, assistant public works director, said Monday a patching project on the bridge east of Belvue has been completed, and that he has heard

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 07, 2015

    Rescuers help 6 kayakers on river to safety

    The Manhattan Fire Department water rescue team assisted the Fort Riley Fire Department and Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism officials during a water rescue Monday afternoon. MFD chief Scott French said three children and three adults were kayaking on the Kansas River within the boundaries

  • Local |Business | July 07, 2015

    Cosmetology instructor ‘ecstatic’ after winning car


    Evelyn Conway had no idea when she was called into work Monday afternoon that when she arrived, she would be given a brand-new car. Conway has worked as an instructor at Bellus Academy cosmetology school in Manhattan since it opened five years ago. Great Clips,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 07, 2015

    Ex-soldier sentenced to 10 years for sexual abuse

    A former Fort Riley soldier was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for sexually abusing a girl as young as 4 years old. James W. Duke, 52, was sentenced in federal court in Topeka after he pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated sexual abuse as

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 07, 2015

    Man gets probation in November robbery

    A Manhattan man who was shot in the face during an attempted robbery in November was sentenced Monday to four years probation. Christopher Hudgins, 19, had previously pleaded no contest to charges of burglary and attempted robbery as part of a plea agreement. Riley County District

  • Local |Traffic | July 07, 2015

    Flooding briefly closes K-18

    Officials restricted traffic on Kansas Highway 18 on Monday evening after rain caused flooding on part of the roadway. The Kansas Highway Patrol reduced traffic to one lane for both directions on K-18 between Manhattan and the Kansas Highway 99 junction, according to a press release. Maintenance

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 06, 2015

    Officials ask county to spend money on birth control

    Riley County Health Department officials believe they can save more than $2 million in future health spending by investing in family planning services. The health department on Monday asked Riley County commissioners to invest $211,699 in the program in 2016. Other investments in the family planning program will

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 06, 2015

    City to discuss building study

    City officials on Tuesday will discuss a study regarding the conversion of the Community House, 120 N. Fourth St., into a facility to serve low- and moderate-income residents. City commissioners in April approved a design study with the Bruce McMillan architecture firm to turn the building,

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