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  • 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

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 05, 2015

    Researcher finds exercise helps cancer treatments

    A Kansas State University researcher has found that fast-walking or light jogging on a regular basis can improve cancer treatments. Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology Brad Behnke has found a link between moderate exercise and better recoveries in cancer patients. Behnke and his co-researchers had

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 05, 2015

    Arts calendar includes ‘Sinatra,’ university choirs in Kansas City

    Finish off the semester by enjoying the arts at Kansas State University. Events listed are sponsored by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art; the School Music, Theatre, and Dance; and the McCain Performance Series. Admission is free and open to the public unless otherwise

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 04, 2015

    Heavy rains cause flooding in Manhattan

    A number of cars were stranded or covered completely by flood waters on Monday after heavy rain and thunderstorms hit Manhattan. The National Weather Service reported 3-6 inches in some places, causing flooding from Manhattan Town Center to the K-State campus.  Affected streets included

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 04, 2015

    Suspect named in Aggieville shooting

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    Police have named the man arrested connection with a shooting in Aggieville early Sunday morning that injured two people. Mark Self Jr., 31, of Manhattan, reportedly fired a gun just after 1 a.m. near the 600 block of North 12th Street, according to a press release from

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | May 04, 2015

    Early childhood educator retiring after 37 years at Hoeflin


    The Hoeflin Stone House on the campus of Kansas State University has been around since 1866. Over the years, the building has served many roles, ranging from a family homestead to the university’s poultry husbandry department. But since 1978, the building has housed the university’s

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 04, 2015

    City to hear revised Islamic Center plan

    The Manhattan City Commission again will consider rezoning the Islamic Center of Manhattan’s land for a proposed apartment complex. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The Islamic Center wants to rezone its land from a single-family residential district to a

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 04, 2015

    K-State announces graduation activities

    Nearly 3,400 Kansas State University students will celebrate the completion of their degrees at commencement ceremonies May 15 and May 16 on the university’s campus in Manhattan. The class of 2015 is the 148th to graduate from Kansas State University since the first class graduated in 1867. The university

  • Local |Business | May 04, 2015

    Wamego beats own Sampler Festival record

    After setting an attendance record during last year’s Kansas Sampler Festival, Wamego this year broke its own record, exceeding 12,000 visitors for the first time in the event’s 26-year history. Festival director Michelle Crisler, speaking before the Riley County commissioners Monday, said the weather

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