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  • Local |Government & Politics | May 06, 2015

    Commission OKs bridge-patching purchase

    The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday authorized the purchase of about $35,500 more of a polymer material to patch the worst portions of the deck of the Belvue Bridge across the Kansas River east of Belvue. The additional material will supplement the 4.3 “kits” of material applied to

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 06, 2015

    Commission to spend $630K from city/university fund

    A new sidewalk on Sunset Avenue, handicap accessibility for K-State’s Forum Hall and other projects intended to benefit the university and the community received approval Tuesday. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved five city/university fund projects for addition to the 2016 city budget. The

  • Local | May 05, 2015

    After record 4.85-inch rainfall, flood waters strand cars, damage roads


    Monday’s rainfall set a new 24-hour record in a deluge that left cars stranded, roads damaged and traffic lights malfunctioning. Kansas State University climatologist Mary Knapp said 4.85 inches of rain fell in Manhattan from 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday, which was the

  • Local | May 05, 2015

    Rain in forecast through Sunday

    Manhattan residents might have had enough rain, but the rain hasn’t had enough of them. Rain is in the forecast through Sunday night, starting with more thunderstorms Tuesday. Pat Collins, Riley County emergency management director, said Monday’s flooding should be a “wake-up call”

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 05, 2015

    Man pleads to murder in daughter’s death

    A Manhattan man accused of abusing and killing his infant daughter pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and two charges of child abuse Monday afternoon. Alexander McConnell, an Army specialist, was accused of murdering his 5-week-old daughter, who died Feb. 8, 2014. The child was identified in court

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 05, 2015

    Speaker: Arc of justice really a spiral of history


    The country isn’t on a single arc that restores justice — to paraphrase President Barack Obama — but rather, “it’s more like a spiral of history that maybe eventually gets toward justice, but is constantly doubling back on itself at every point,” MSNBC host and

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 05, 2015

    Police release names in Aggieville shooting

    Police identified on Monday afternoon the suspect in a Sunday morning incident as 31-year-old Mark Self Jr., 700 Griffith Drive. Self was arrested in the 1100 block of Laramie Street after police said he fired a gun and injured two people at approximately 1:20 a.m. on Sunday

  • Local |Education | May 05, 2015

    Board to consider cuts, middle school dress code

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board is scheduled to consider $2 million to $3.7 million in budget cuts for the district this week. Board members will have a work session discussing the potential cuts beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. The issue

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 05, 2015

    Man gets 24 years in prison in kidnapping, robbery case

    A man who pleaded guilty to two charges of kidnapping in March was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison Monday. “I feel regret for everything that happened,” defendant Kaywaun Washington said.  Washington was accused of kidnapping in a robbery that involved three other

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | May 05, 2015

    Commission near decision on Military Trail project

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners hope to know in a few weeks what financial role — if any — they’ll play in a proposed industrial/commerce route in the southeast portion of Wamego. “I’ll tell you this,” Commission Chairman Pat Weixelman told a Wamego delegation Monday, “the

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