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  • Local |Business | October 03, 2014

    Crisis Center receives $330,000 in grant funds

    Manhattan’s domestic violence shelter, The Crisis Center, will receive nearly $330,000 in state grant money for fiscal year 2015. Gov. Sam Brownback’s office announced the list of recipients of the state grant appropriations on Wednesday with the money totaling about $4 million statewide for 25 domestic violence

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 03, 2014

    KHI news service editor to give Huck Boyd lecture

    Jim McLean, the executive editor of the Kansas Health Institute News Service, will be the speaker for Kansas State University’s 15th annual Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 16 in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. His topic will be “

  • Local |Business | October 02, 2014

    Shoe store, spa among mall’s new additions

    Manhattan Town Center is filling some of its vacancies after a year of losing stores. Famous Footwear will open in mid-November, said Allen Raynor, general manager of Manhattan Town Center. The shoe store will go in between Claire’s Boutique and Regis Salon at the

  • Local |Education | October 02, 2014

    7th, 8th grade football separated

    Middle school administrators on Wednesday agreed to concussion testing for football players so the school board would pass a measure making separate seventh- and eighth-grade teams. The USD 383 school board a a previous meeting approved a first reading of the measure on the condition that

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 02, 2014

    McConnell accused of killing child in 2013

    A Fort Riley soldier accused of killing a child born last year made his first appearance in Riley County District Court Wednesday afternoon. Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared via video from the Riley County Jail. District Magistrate Judge Sheila Hochhauser reviewed the charges filed against him of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | October 02, 2014

    Applebee’s closed after kitchen fire

    An accidental fire in Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar kitchen just before 1 a.m. Thursday will force the restaurant to close for cleanup and repairs. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to the restaurant, 100 Manhattan Town Center P5, at 12:59 a.m., according to a

  • Local |Education | October 02, 2014

    Board OKs student voting program

    In light of election season, elementary and middle school students will learn about voting, democracy and civic responsibilities with Kids Voting Kansas 2014, a non-partisan, non-profit educational program. The school board approved the program at Wednesday’s meeting. “It is a well-respected program, and it does

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 02, 2014

    Reported sexual assaults up at KU

    LAWRENCE — A new report says sexual offenses reported last year on the Kansas University campus increased by 10 from the previous year. The federal Clery Act requires colleges to report crime statistics and submit them to the U.S. Department of Education. Thirteen sex offenses were

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 02, 2014

    Murder suspect faces trial

    A Leonardville man charged with murder in a 2008 killing will proceed to trial in November now that he’s been found competent. Howard Barrett, 58, is accused of stabbing to death Thomas James, 48, of Clay Center in February 2008. James was performing pest control at Barrett’s

  • Local |Education | October 01, 2014

    Ogden school wins Blue Ribbon

    Ogden Elementary School was recognized Tuesday as a National Blue Ribbon School based on students’ improved scores in reading and math. The school was was one of the highest performers in the “Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools” category, which tracks achievement gaps between a school’

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