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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 08, 2015

    15-year-old Manhattan girl reported missing

    A 15-year-old Manhattan girl has been missing since Friday, according to the Kansas Missing and Unsolved Missing Facebook page. A post on the page shows a picture of a girl identified as Madison Asebedo and describes her as 5 feet 6 inches and 170 pounds with red with

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | June 08, 2015

    Legislators complete $15.4B budget

    TOPEKA — Kansas legislators have finished work on a $15.4 billion state budget for the fiscal year beginning in July that would limit tuition increases at state universities. The Senate voted 23-11 on Sunday to approve a bill containing most of the spending blueprint for state government.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 08, 2015

    Man hospitalized in knife stabbing incident

    A Manhattan man was transported to Via Christi Hospital on Sunday after he was stabbed in the torso. Riley County Police Department officers responded to the 217 Brooklawn Drive at 2:15 a.m. after receiving an emergent call about a knife stab wound. They found that Harry

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 08, 2015

    Commission to continue 2016 budget discussions

    The Manhattan City Commission will continue work Tuesday on the 2016 budget. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. City administrators are seeking feedback from commissioners on the budget at this stage, proposed new additions to staffing and the economic development fund. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 08, 2015

    Collaboration of researchers begins plan to save citrus

    A diverse group of researchers has teamed up to develop a therapeutic treatment for citrus greening disease, a bacterial infection that threatens the future of the U.S. citrus industry. To kick off the initiative, the research team meets at the ninth annual Arthropod Genomics

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts & Leisure | June 08, 2015

    Friends of Libraries to present jazz event

    Friends of the K-State Libraries will present “Jazz in June: The Colors of Jazz,” featuring the Kansas State University Faculty Jazztet, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, in Hale Library’s Hemisphere Room. Guests will enjoy an evening of jazz,  snacks, wine and beer. The

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | June 07, 2015

    Kansas passes bill to block furloughs

    K-State employees or other state workers will remain on the job after legislators voted unanimously Saturday to pass a bill to avert furloughs, though lawmakers haven’t resolved budget issues. More than 24,000 state workers, including as many as 8,720 “non-essential” employees at K-State, received notices last

  • Local | June 07, 2015

    38 competitors run in annual weenie dog races

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    Dachshund hounds from across Kansas were ready to run their short legs down the track in the annual Downtown Manhattan Weenie Dog Races, part of the Paws on Poyntz event. Well, some of them were. Among the racers in each heat, about one in five

  • Local | June 07, 2015

    Vanesta, other neighborhoods celebrate city’s founding

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    In another annual celebration of being neighborly, block parties commenced on Saturday to celebrate Manhattan Day. The 15th year of the celebration honored the way two groups of settlers in the middle of the 19th century came together to form the city. Over in the

  • Local |Traffic |Fort Riley | June 07, 2015

    Fort Riley roads, gates to close for Victory Week

    Events being held at Fort Riley for Victory Week will cause several roads and access control points will be temporarily closed Wednesday, June 10, from 6:15 a.m. to approximately 8:45 a.m. To keep participants safe during the events, including a 10-mile run, Huebner Road, Ogden Gate

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