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  • Local |Kansas State University | January 04, 2015

    K-State Marching Band experiences road life on bowl trip


    SAN ANTONIO — Compared with conducting them on the field, leading the K-State Marching Band on a road trip is quite a feat. Getting the group of more than 450 musicians, color guard, baton twirlers and support staff around takes precise timing, cooperation and lots of practice.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 04, 2015

    Police identify Tuttle Creek drowning victim

    A 19-year-old Manhattan man drowned Friday after he apparently fell through ice at Tuttle Creek State Park’s river pond, according to police. James Michael Tolsdorf’s body was recovered about two hours after emergency crews received a call at 5:24 p.m. Friday. According to

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 04, 2015

    State budget, NBAF top local issues in 2015

    The eyes of local officials will fall squarely on Topeka in 2015 as legislators work to close a $278 million budget gap for the fiscal year that ends in June. Gov. Sam Brownback has proposed borrowing money from the state’s highway and retirement funds to balance

  • Local |Business | January 04, 2015

    Zoo visitors beat weather to catch glimpse of animals


    Sunset Zoo was quiet Saturday afternoon with many of the animals sheltered inside and out of sight for the winter. But that didn’t stop a few visitors from enjoying the day at the zoo before snow began falling Saturday evening. Mony Aboul-Nour, 20, from Richmond,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 04, 2015

    Appeals court affirms local man’s 2013 drug conviction

    The Kansas Court of Appeals upheld on Wednesday a Riley County Court decision to convict a Manhattan man of drug-related charges in a 2013 case. Adam Richard Hudson, 31, was arrested Feb. 5, 2013 after the Riley County Police Department obtained a warrant and searched his home at 502 Fremont

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 04, 2015

    Crews respond to blaze at fire-damaged home

    A single-family home damaged in a two-alarm fire Thursday night caught fire again late Friday. The Manhattan Fire Department responded to 728 Galaxy Drive about 29 hours after the first blaze caused an estimated $212,000 in damage to the home and its contents. According to a MFD press

  • Local |Kansas State University |Football | January 04, 2015

    UCLA sacks K-State, 40-35, in Alamo Bowl

    Alamo bowl football kind

    SAN ANTONIO — Kansas State scored four second-half touchdowns to rally from a 25-point halftime deficit in the Alamo Bowl, but it still wasn’t enough Friday night, as No. 14 UCLA held on to beat the 11th-ranked Wildcats, 40-35, at the Alamodome. “They didn’t give

  • Local | January 02, 2015

    Thousands ring in New Year in Aggieville celebration


    Around 10,000 people on New Year’s Eve huddled near a stage in front of Varney’s at the intersection of Manhattan Avenue and “Broadway” minutes before midnight to witness the Little Apple ball drop and celebrate the start of 2015. The family-friendly zone, located in front

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 02, 2015

    Purple sea greets Wildcats at rally


    SAN ANTONIO — Even in a sea of nearly 10,000 K-State fans at Thursday’s pep rally, Ernie Navarro stood out. Navarro had driven to San Antonio from his home in Los Angeles ahead of the Alamo Bowl at 5:45 p.m. Friday on ESPN, when K-State will

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | January 02, 2015

    Foundation names new CEO, president

    The Kansas State University Foundation named a new president and chief executive officer this week. Greg Willems will start work on Feb. 23 and will formally assume the role of president on Feb. 27. Willems, according to a statement on Friday from Richard Meyers, the foundation’s

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