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  • Local |Government, Politics | February 02, 2015

    Scroggs: New parking structure would address 3rd Street ‘black hole’

    Downtown executive director Gina Scroggs gave Riley County commissioners an update on the proposed parking garage on Third and Houston. A 441-stall garage that includes use of the current AJ Pizza’s parking lot at a cost of about $6.6 million was the favored option during

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 02, 2015

    Man pleads not guilty in July marijuana robbery

    A Manhattan man who allegedly helped rob marijuana from two roommates at gunpoint in a July incident pleaded not guilty to two felony charges Monday morning. Trey Campbell, 21, pleaded not guilty to aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery in Judge David Stutzman’s

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 02, 2015

    Judge: Man guilty of aggravated arson

    A Manhattan man who set fire to his roommate’s clothing and caused damage to their apartment was found guilty by Judge John Bosch on Monday. Ivan Beaulieu, 22, is guilty of aggravated arson, criminal damage to property and theft in three separate incidences that were

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 02, 2015

    Renowned education pioneer highlights university Black History Month observance

    International education advocate and change agent Geoffrey Canada will be Kansas State University’s keynote speaker for Black History Month.  Canada’s lecture, “Leveling the Playing Field,” will take place at 7 p.m.  Feb. 9, in the Grand Ballroom at the K-State Student Union. The

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 01, 2015

    At preliminary hearing, witness details stabbing


    The only eyewitness to a November stabbing testified at a preliminary hearing on Friday in Riley County District Court that she saw Samuel Lee Dartez II attack Stephanie Holden in a “reckless rage”. Dartez, 30, faces one charge of attempted premeditated first degree murder in the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 01, 2015

    Occupants safe after fire causes $53,000 in damage

    A Friday night fire caused an estimated $53,000 in damage to a Manhattan home. The Manhattan Fire Department responded at 8:30 p.m. Friday to 801 Pottawatomie Ave. for a report of a structure fire, according to a press release. Crews found a one-story, single-family residential building with

  • Local |Business | February 01, 2015

    Report shows area home sales up in 2014

    The Little Apple continues to get bigger — at least according to 2014 sales figures released by the Manhattan Association of Realtors. New home sales led an overall upward trend in the real estate market. Sales through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for the year increased 5.9 percent

  • Local |Business | February 01, 2015

    Manhattan, other parts of Midwest seeing rapid growth in tech industries

    Technology workers may soon overtake wheat as the largest product of Kansas farms. Manhattan is one of the big names in the burgeoning “Silicon Prairie” phenomenon, which refers to the rapid increase in technology companies in the Midwest. The influx is attributable to several factors,

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 01, 2015

    K-State student named Nancy Larson Foundation Scholar

    Kansas State University student Jessica Leichter was named a Nancy Larson Foundation scholar and awarded a $1,000 scholarship in recognition of her outstanding academic record and community service. The Nancy Larson Foundation supports students majoring in elementary education across the country by awarding scholarships to deserving

  • Local |Education | February 01, 2015

    MHS student to travel to Washington, D.C. for conference

    Madeline Marshall, a student at Manhattan High School was selected to represent Manhattan as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2015 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University. Marshall joins a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study

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