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  • Local |Business | September 11, 2015

    Storm downs trees, knocks out power to 5,000


    Approximately 5,000 customers, mostly in central Manhattan, lost power during the peak of Thursday evening’s rainfall, according to Westar Energy. Westar Energy spokesperson Yvonne Etzel said Westar received the first call about 7:45 p.m. with the majority of power restored by 10:51 p.m. She said

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | September 11, 2015

    Why don’t bank signs display the same temperature?

    Q: Banks and other businesses have “time and temperature” signs all over town, but it seems like they can never agree on what the temperature actually is. What gives? A: After a brief jaunt through town in the “I Wondermobile,” I can confirm there’s

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | September 11, 2015

    Manhattan woman, 3 children injured in I-70 accident

    A Manhattan woman and three children were injured in a three-vehicle accident Thursday evening on Interstate 70 near Fort Riley. Jennifer M. Anderson, 39, Brayden Anderson, 11, Ashton Dyer, 9, and Kennedy Dyer, 7, all of Manhattan, were transported to Geary County Community Hospital after the wreck near mile marker 302.

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 11, 2015

    K-State gets $20K from EPA for training project

    Kansas State University is getting a $20,000 federal grant for a green infrastructure project. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday the university is getting the grant to create “living laboratories” to conduct green infrastructure monitoring at the rain garden at the university’s International

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 11, 2015

    Alumni Association accepting entries for Homecoming parade

    Each year, Kansas State University alumni, friends and the Manhattan community gather for the highlight of All-University Homecoming week: the parade. The 2015 Homecoming parade will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 16. The K-State Alumni Association, which sponsors all Homecoming events, encourages all campus groups to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 11, 2015

    House fire causes $80K in damage on Thursday


    Electrical wiring is the suspected culprit in a structure fire that caused $80,000 in damage to a Manhattan residence Thursday night. The Manhattan Fire Department responded to 949 Village Drive at 11:47 p.m., where responders found a one-story residence with light smoke coming from a door on

  • Local |Business |Fort Riley | September 10, 2015

    Corvias nears completion of Fort Riley overhaul


    Fort Riley soldiers looking to live on post will have nicer housing options and more amenities starting next year. A private construction company is nearing completion of a 10-year project that will provide a total of 1,317 new homes on the base, nearly doubling the number

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 10, 2015

    Heger declines to sign contract

    Riley County Treasurer Shilo Heger is standing with the Kansas County Treasurers Association by not signing a state revenue department contract. The Kansas Department of Revenue is developing a contract with the entities doing motor vehicle transactions on behalf of the state. Heger spoke with

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 10, 2015

    RCPD arrests 1 in Friday robberies

    Police have made an arrest related to a series of robberies last week that caused officials to lock down the Kansas State University campus. Riley County Police Department officers arrested Sean Brock Eugene Robinson, 20, Manhattan, in connection with two counts of aggravated robbery, robbery, theft

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 10, 2015

    Hundreds donate to support band

    Hundreds of fans are standing by the K-State Marching Band and its director this week, raising nearly $13,000 for the group since Tuesday. K-State announced self-imposed sanctions for the university and band director Frank Tracz this week following a controversial performance at Saturday’s home football

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