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  • Local |Kansas State University | October 22, 2014

    First lady promotes documentary of first-generation K-State students

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    A documentary about first-generation college students at Kansas State University is receiving some extra attention after being recognized from inside the White House. First lady Michelle Obama commented on the trailer for “A Walk in My Shoes: First Generation College Students” in her initial post

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 22, 2014

    Commissioners revisit Anderson intersection

    Development plans have caused the city to revisit past plans for West Anderson Avenue. The Manhattan City Commission discussed on Tuesday how to deal with future work on the stretch of West Anderson Avenue between Kimball Avenue/Scenic Drive and Anneberg Park/Sharingbrook. The issue

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 22, 2014

    City approves rezoning for retail center

    The city commission on Tuesday unanimously approved the first readings for two planned retail centers. The first item is a proposed rezoning for the Abbott Landing Shopping Center, a 7.82-acre tract of land northeast of the intersection of McCall Road and Hayes Drive. Orscheln Farm

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 22, 2014

    Man accused of stealing vehicle waives hearing

    A Westmoreland man suspected of stealing and attempting to steal vehicles in a May drunken driving and crash incident waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Nathan Woodyard, 38, appeared in court with his attorney, Phylemon Yau, and Judge Sheila Hockhauser presiding. Woodyard, who is

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 22, 2014

    Manhattan man appeals conviction

    A Manhattan man serving a life sentence for his connection to a murder appealed his conviction at a hearing on Tuesday. Domingo Soto, 44, was convicted of aiding and abetting first-degree murder in the December 2011 death of Steve Freel, 31. Soto, however, didn’t pull the trigger.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 22, 2014

    Holmes to remain in jail for probation violations

    Prosecutors in an Ogden robbery case requested on Wednesday that the defendant remain in jail. Timothy Joseph Holmes, 43, was serving probation sentences for battery in and domestic battery convictions in two separate cases, but he is currently confined in the Riley County Jail. Holmes had

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 21, 2014

    Police to begin testing cameras

    Riley County police will start testing body cameras on Nov. 5. There will be 11 cameras assigned to various officers within the Riley County Police Department, Capt. Tim Hegarty told the Riley County law board on Monday. The cameras will be worn on the heads of Aggieville

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 21, 2014

    Work aims to improve road’s safety

    Riley County commissioners approved plans to improve the safety of Wildcat Creek Road after residents in the area voiced concerns recently. On Monday, commissioners approved dust mitigation efforts for the road during the spring and summer months. The measure also includes new guardrails where creek

  • Local |Education | October 21, 2014

    Preschool, adult education discussion on retreat agenda

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will focus on preschoolers and adult education during a retreat meeting Wednesday. Board members will discuss the district’s preschools and adult education programs. The retreat will give school board members a chance to talk about those subjects in-depth. One issue

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 21, 2014

    K-State students to face new admissions standards

    Incoming freshmen next year will face different admissions standards than current students to get into K-State and the five other Regents universities. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the changes to qualified admissions standards five years ago to go in effect for the class of 2015,

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