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  • Local |Government, Politics | March 25, 2015

    Manhattan approves 2035 plan

    The area’s new comprehensive plan is nearing adoption. With a 4-0 vote, the Manhattan City Commission approved the first reading of the Manhattan Area 2035 plan. Commissioner John Matta was absent from Tuesday’s meeting. The plan is an update to both the area’s

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 25, 2015

    Hearing set for student facing drug charges

    A judge set a preliminary hearing for a K-State student who was allegedly involved in a drug operation. Katherine Nguyen, a junior in biological systems engineering, 918 Osage St., appeared in Riley County Court represented by her attorney, Lora Ingels. Nguyen faces charges of possession of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 25, 2015

    Attempted robbery suspect waives preliminary hearing

    A Manhattan man who was shot in the face during an attempted robbery in November waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. Tom Addair, who represents Christopher Hudgins, 19, 3416 Westbaker St., said he is in plea negotiations with the state. Hudgins faces felony charges

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 25, 2015

    Man pleads no contest in double kidnapping

    A Manhattan man involved in a double kidnapping and robbery pleaded no contest on Wednesday to two counts of kidnapping. Kaywaun Washington, 25, represented by Britain Stites, pleaded no contest to two counts of kidnapping in an Oct. 8 incident that involved K-State students Haley Hart and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 25, 2015

    Suspect in vehicle burglaries granted bond reduction

    A judge on Tuesday granted a bond reduction for a Riley County man involved in a series of vehicle burglaries and thefts. Jeremy Spaur, 30, appeared with counsel Larry McRell from the Riley County Jail, and Nicole Holt, 20, appeared in person with counsel Lora Ingels in

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 25, 2015

    Commission approves removal of tree house

    The City Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved removing a tree house on city property. The tree house is in the area of 1912 Stratton Circle on city property in Jorgenson Park. Diane Meredith and David Sauter, adjoining property owners constructing the tree house, went to a

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 25, 2015

    KSU researchers find ‘affinity switch’ that could lead to better drug treatments

    A Kansas State University-led study is helping uncover the intricate workings of how a specific “molecular machine” inside of cells is assembled. Fully understanding this process may present new target sites for drugs and may lead to better treatments for neurological diseases, cancers and other

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 25, 2015

    Six earn Edgerley-Franklin scholarships

    Kansas State University has awarded its Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship to six high school seniors for outstanding contributions to the urban communities in which they live. The university received 102 applications, and a selection committee chose 10 finalists to interview. Finalists participated in an on-campus interview and

  • I Wonder |Local |Kansas State University |Men's Basketball | March 25, 2015

    Why did Weber dismiss Foster?

    Q: Why did Bruce Weber run off Marcus Foster from the basketball team? A: Yeah, that’s the question, isn’t it? There’s been no explanation, but there are clues that point to drugs. Foster was the leading scorer on the team the past

  • Local |Business | March 24, 2015

    Foundation recognizes community service leaders


    The givers in the community received recognition on Monday evening. Around 500 people attended the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation’s second-annual Community Foundation Awards at the Hilton Garden Inn. The award winners had a chance to tell the audience why donating and volunteering is important for

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