LAWRENCE — A new report says sexual offenses reported last year on the Kansas University campus increased by 10 from the previous year. The federal Clery Act requires colleges to report crime statistics and submit them to the U.S. Department of Education. Thirteen sex offenses were
A Leonardville man charged with murder in a 2008 killing will proceed to trial in November now that he’s been found competent. Howard Barrett, 58, is accused of stabbing to death Thomas James, 48, of Clay Center in February 2008. James was performing pest control at Barrett’s
Ogden Elementary School was recognized Tuesday as a National Blue Ribbon School based on students’ improved scores in reading and math. The school was was one of the highest performers in the “Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools” category, which tracks achievement gaps between a school’
New pumps were expected to arrive Wednesday to replace a temporary system at Riverchase Mobile Home Park after residents endured a week of problems with its water system. Officials lifted a boil-water advisory for the park on Monday. According to the Kansas Department of Health
A construction project at Kansas State University’s Memorial Stadium is under a bit of revision. In what will eventually be a “green roof” that will host native plants and other vegetation above a new Purple Masque Theater on the stadium’s former west seating
The Kansas State University Police Department will be hiring soon, thanks to a U.S. Department of Justice grant. Six Kansas law enforcement agencies on Tuesday were named as funding award recipients from the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). The
A pair of southern Kansas earthquakes whose effects reportedly were felt as far north as Manhattan didn’t register with Tuttle Creek officials. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the first earthquake to hit Harper County was at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and was measured 3.3
A Fort Riley soldier accused of killing a child born last year made his first appearance in Riley County District Court Wednesday afternoon. Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared via video from the Riley County Jail. District Magistrate Judge Sheila Hochhauser reviewed the charges filed against him of
Riley County police arrested a Manhattan man for first-degree murder and child abuse on Monday, but additional details aren’t being released. According to a police report, officers arrested 22-year-old Alexander McConnell, 1300 Marlatt Ave. Apt. 204, at 3:50 p.m. Monday while he was on Fort Riley.
Ebert Construction Co., Wamego, was the apparent low bidder Monday for construction of a new bridge on Flint Rock Road, northeast of Louisville. Ebert’s bid of $650,948 was one of three considered by the Pottawatomie County Commission for construction of a 213-foot span 1.5 miles south
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