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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 28, 2014

    Gonzalez takes stand in murder trial

    WESTMORELAND — Pablo Gonzalez was driving his black Honda Accord around St. Marys sometime between 4 or 5 a.m. Jan. 1, when the .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun he had with him fired a shot. On Wednesday in Pottawatomie County District Court, Gonzalez told jurors that he remembers glancing at

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 28, 2014

    Officials consider road expansions

    Riley County commissioners are looking to the future, and the direction they are eyeing is north. As Manhattan grows, all three commissioners believe developing roadways north of the city can better connect the area, ease semi-truck traffic and cultivate commercial expansion. As county engineer Leon

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 28, 2014

    KSU Women’s Center changes name, expands scope of care

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    What was known as the Kansas State University Women’s Center is now the Center for Advocacy, Response and Education. “We got some feedback that the title of the women’s center was sort of limiting us to who we serve,” office coordinator Jessica Haymaker

  • Local |Business | August 28, 2014

    Sales tax receipts up in August

    The city had $894,136 in sales tax receipts in August, according to the August sales tax report from finance director Bernie Hayen. The report reflects sales from the previous month. This is higher than the August 2012 and 2013 numbers of $880,233 and $848,704, respectively. The overall sales tax receipts

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | August 28, 2014

    Music, art, comedy and more highlight September at KSU

    September is a great time to fall into the arts at Kansas State University’s Manhattan campus. Enjoy a variety of musical performances, comedy shows, art exhibitions, artist talks and more offered by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, McCain Performance Series and the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 27, 2014

    Jurors listen to recording of Gonzalez’s interview with sheriff’s department

    WESTMORELAND — Pablo Gonzalez buried his head in his hands as jurors in Pottawatomie County District Court listened on Tuesday to a recording of an interview conducted just hours after Levi Bishop was shot and killed early Jan. 1 in St. Marys. Gonzalez is on trial for

  • Local |Education | August 27, 2014

    USD 383 not likely to change start times for teens, despite new recommendation from pediatric group

    Pediatricians might recommend teenagers get more sleep with later school start times, but the local school district does not appear to intend to change them. The American Academy of Pediatrics released a new policy statement on Monday recommending that high school and middle school students

  • Local |Business | August 27, 2014

    Dunkin’ Donuts coming to town

    Sometimes good things come in threes. Dunkin’ Donuts is coming to the Manhattan area, and franchisees Alison Leiszler-Bridges and Samantha Liby are planning to open three restaurants. Leiszler-Bridges said they hope the first restaurant will open during the first half of 2015, but they haven’t

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 27, 2014

    Speaker urges students to get consent — even for kissing

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    Hundreds of Kansas State University students learned about what constitutes healthy and safe relationships Tuesday evening during an event aimed at changing cultural norms about sexual assault. The “Can I Kiss You?” program, presented by Mike Domitrz, the creator of the education program The Date

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 27, 2014

    Fans to bring Purple Power to City Park

    Purple Power Play in the Park will help ring in the new college football season on Thursday and Friday evenings at City Park. The annual event, which began in 1988, is a festival held prior to the first home K-State football game. K-State plays Stephen F.

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