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  • Local |Business | May 08, 2015

    Wonder Workshop completes adventure garden, other outdoor features

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    Kids can check out an adventure garden, bamboo climbing wall, giant chair and other fun features at the Wonder Workshop after a string of updates completed last month. “The changes that have allowed us to be open here in Manhattan are a direct result of

  • Local |Business | May 08, 2015

    Mall to tear down former Sears store

    Manhattan Town Center officials have applied to tear down the former Sears store, making way for what some tenants have said is going to be a new movie theater at the mall. The Manhattan Code Services office confirmed that the mall applied for a demolition

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Fort Riley | May 08, 2015

    Former soldier charged with ID theft, fraud

    A former Army private stationed at Fort Riley appeared in U.S. District Court on Thursday after he was charged Wednesday in connection with stealing his fellow soldiers’ identities. Todd M. Newbrough faces four counts of wire fraud, four counts of bank fraud, four counts

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 08, 2015

    Authorities seek fugitive with local ties

    The Junction City Police Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Service are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a fugitive wanted by the U.S. Marshal’s Service. The Marshal’s Service believes Heidi Lynn Webster has ties to the Manhattan/Junction

  • Local |Education | May 07, 2015

    Board notifies staffers of cuts

    USD 383 will let 17 teachers and one administrator know that the district intends not to renew their contracts for the 2015-16 school year. The Manhattan-Ogden school board on Wednesday evening unanimously approved the nonrenewal notices for teachers, but split 4-3 for the notice for administrator Lucas

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 07, 2015

    2 girls injured in St. George truck-bicycle accident

    Two children riding one bike were injured after colliding with a pickup truck at an intersection near St. George Elementary Wednesday afternoon, although officials said their injuries are not life threatening. St. George police chief Paul Hoyt, Jr. said one child, a 7-year-old girl, was

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 07, 2015

    Jury finds Fort Riley soldier not guilty of rape

    A jury found a Fort Riley soldier not guilty of rape Thursday after a series of he-said/she-said testimonies the day before. After the verdict was returned Thursday morning, the woman ran out of Judge David Stutzman’s courtroom crying. In a short-lived relationship lasting

  • Local | May 07, 2015

    ‘Nissan Yacht’ post draws flood of ‘buyers’

    A K-State student’s gag listing for a “mini-yacht” blew up on the Internet this week — and led to a few real offers from buyers. Nathan Hutchison, a senior in industrial engineering, said after the flash floods that hit the area Monday, he saw a

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 07, 2015

    KSU associate dean leaving for WSU

    An associate dean at Kansas State University will be the dean of Wichita State University’s Barton School of Business, WSU announced Wednesday. Anand Desai will join the Barton school in July, replacing interim dean James Jordan-Wagner. Desai is associate dean for academic administration at

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 07, 2015

    Food scientist explains why listeria showing up more often

    Listeria, a foodborne pathogen, is the cause of 16 different recalls in just two months. A Kansas State University food safety specialist explains why it is appearing in products typically not associated with the bacteria. “Listeria is a group of bacteria that is found in cold,

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