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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 13, 2015

    Fort Riley teen dies from gunshot wound

    A teenager died Friday evening at Fort Riley from a gunshot wound. A news release Saturday from the Fort Riley public affairs team described the victim as a family member of a Fort Riley soldier but didn’t reveal the victim’s name, age or

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 13, 2015

    K-State peer mentor program gets started

    The College of Business Administration’s Peer Mentor Program has matched 54 new business students with 47 peer mentors, who are returning student leaders in the college. The program is part of Professional Advantage and is in its second year. The goal of the Peer Mentor Program

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 11, 2015

    Former K-State star Joe Hall recalls growing up in Los Angeles

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    Seeing “Straight Outta Compton” was a full-circle moment for Joe Hall. The standout former Kansas State running back, a native of Compton, California, went to see the film in Manhattan on its opening day. He brought his mom, who happened to be visiting at the

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 11, 2015

    Fort Riley honors victims of 9/11, War on Terror

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    FORT RILEY — Fourteen years after the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans, soldiers and their families gathered to honor the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and the U.S. Army’s efforts to fight terrorism in the years since. Standing in front of a memorial built

  • Local |Business | September 11, 2015

    Storm downs trees, knocks out power to 5,000

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    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

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    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

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