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  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | June 10, 2015

    Downtown requests $660K for garage

    Downtown Manhattan Inc. is requesting $660,000 from the city for a parking garage design study. The Manhattan City Commission heard this and other requests Tuesday for capital improvement projects from city boards and committees and citizens during its budget work session. Downtown Manhattan had the most

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 10, 2015

    Teenager found dead in home

    A 19-year-old man was found dead Tuesday after Riley County police responded to his home at 6:29 p.m. Upon arrival at 1426 Beechwood Terrace, police found the man deceased. Officers are investigating, but preliminary reports do not indicate foul play, according to a police report. 

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 10, 2015

    19-year-old treated after vehicle crash

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    Traffic at Tuttle Creek Boulevard and Seth Child Road was redirected for more than four hours after a two-vehicle collision at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. Joshua Adam Smothers, 19, of Manhattan was transported to Via Christi Hospital after his vehicle hit a semi truck. Smothers was driving

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 10, 2015

    K-State alumni assume leadership positions on board of directors

    The K-State Alumni Association board of directors transitioned its membership and leadership June 6 during the board’s annual meeting in Manhattan. Travis Lenkner, Chicago, who was named chair-elect last year, assumed his leadership position as 2015-16 chair at the annual meeting. A 2001 Kansas State University

  • Local |Fort Riley | June 09, 2015

    Though Fort Riley added no names to memorial, officials honor memory of those who came before

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    FORT RILEY — Victory Park at Fort Riley is a place to remember the ultimate sacrifice made by soldiers. Annually, the 1st Infantry Division gathers fellow soldiers, friends and family at the park to honor the soldiers who died the previous year. Fortunately, Brig. Gen. Eric

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 09, 2015

    Birds cause brief power outage for K-State campus

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    Kansas State University’s lights went out Tuesday morning, leaving much of campus without power for the beginning of the work day — thanks to birds. Steve Logback, the associate vice president of K-State communications and marketing, said he received a notice that power was off

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | June 09, 2015

    Flood damage to exceed $76,000

    Damage in Pottawatomie County from last week’s flooding will likely exceed the $76,000 threshold needed to seek financial reimbursement through the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). Chris Trudo, emergency management director, told county commissioners Monday he made the required verbal declaration to the state Friday,

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 09, 2015

    Birds cause brief power outage for K-State campus

    Kansas State University’s lights went out Tuesday morning, leaving much of campus without power for the beginning of the work day — thanks to birds. Steve Logback, the associate vice president of K-State communications and marketing, said he received a notice that power was off

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 09, 2015

    Man arrested on 2 counts of sodomy

    Riley County police on Monday arrested a convicted sex offender for aggravated criminal sodomy. Jase Derek Stanton, 28, 511 Fremont St., is confined in the Riley County Jail on $75,000 bond after police investigated an incident that occurred Saturday night. Police said two victims,  a 19-year-old man

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 09, 2015

    Commissioners consider addressing junk, weeds on private properties

    Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday began a discussion of researching zoning regulations to control the accumulation of junk and trash and overgrown vegetation on private property. The issue has been on the county’s radar for a number of months, following reports of excessive junk on

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