Monday, February 8, 2016

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  • Local |Kansas State University | February 03, 2016

    Worker finds note left behind stone at stadium 88 years ago

    In a void behind a stone in K-State’s East Memorial Stadium wall, a hand-written note lay hidden for almost 88 years. The note, dated Feb. 2, 1928, explains how much money the masons and laborers were making while building the stadium’s exterior wall and hopes for

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 03, 2016

    ‘Forward’ combines climate change, Norwegian history


    Sometimes musical theater involves its own kind of exploration. A new play will debut Thursday at the Purple Masque Theater at Kansas State University. Like the lead character of the show, who attempts to sail from Norway to the North Pole, the student actors are

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 03, 2016

    Man says he didn’t intend to kill in ‘Ville shooting

    A Manhattan man accused of attempted first-degree murder related to a shooting in Aggieville last May testified on his own behalf in a Riley County District Court trial Wednesday, stating he had no intention of killing anyone despite firing a full round of shots. Mark

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 03, 2016

    Hearing delayed for man accused in bomb plot

    TOPEKA — The change of plea hearing for a Topeka man accused of attempting to arm a car bomb near Fort Riley was delayed Wednesday morning, although the case was set to resume in the afternoon. John T. Booker Jr., 21, was indicted in April by a

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 03, 2016

    Topeka woman pleads guilty to sex trafficking 17-year-old

    A Topeka woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to the sex trafficking of a 17-year-old girl in Manhattan and Junction City. Tiara Jade Newman, 22, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. In her plea, she admitted that on

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | February 03, 2016

    Fire at Ogden gun store damages storage room

    A fire broke out at a gun shop in Ogden Tuesday, destroying some of the store’s records. Firefighters from the Ogden station of the Riley Country Fire Department responded to Ogden’s Best Gun Range, 215 Riley Ave., at 6:14 p.m., according to Pat Collins,

  • Local |Business | February 03, 2016

    City sales tax collections off to slow start in 2016

    Manhattan’s sales tax revenue declined 4.3 percent in January compared to the start of last year’s record pace. The city received $888,302 in sales tax revenue, according to the January sales tax report, which reflects the last three weeks of December and the first week

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 02, 2016

    Witnesses identify defendant as gunman in Aggieville incident

    The trial of a Manhattan man accused of attempted first-degree murder related to a shooting in Aggieville last May began Monday in Riley County District Court. Mark Self Jr., 31, is accused of firing several shots at Kevin Green, 26, Manhattan. One of the bullets allegedly struck

  • Local | February 02, 2016

    Student’s journey to Panama highlights conference of ideas

    Jordan Thomas said he laughed after hearing others repeatedly tell him how he would die. Thomas, a K-State senior, told the story of his travel on a bike from Kansas to Panama and what he learned along the way during the inaugural TEDxMHK, an independently

  • Local |Education | February 02, 2016

    Parent wants school board to change team policy

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board expects to hear a complaint about a policy that prevents athletes on the high school swim team from also participating with club teams during the season. The school board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave.

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