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
A Manhattan man has been charged in federal court with 18 counts related to the illegal sale and export of guns, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. Michael Andrew Ryan, 35, was charged June 3 with changing serial numbers, causing people to make straw purchases of guns, and
It was a case of one step forward, one step back for planned improvements to the Riley County courthouse during Monday’s county commission meeting. The long-discussed renovations — which involve adding security features such as limited public entrances, metal detectors and a prisoner sally port —
Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz on Monday described the Legislature’s decision to deem all state employees “essential” to avoid furloughs as “a welcome relief.” Schulz wrote in the publication K-State Today, “We hope the Legislature will finish its work on the budget soon
Through coaching youth soccer, Kansas State University professor Bill Turnley has been teaching boys life skills for 10 years. Turnley, a management professor and interim department head in the College of Business Administration, started coaching when his oldest son, Jonathan, was 10 years old after he was
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
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.
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
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
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
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