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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 25, 2015

    Man pleads no contest in double kidnapping

    A Manhattan man involved in a double kidnapping and robbery pleaded no contest on Wednesday to two counts of kidnapping. Kaywaun Washington, 25, represented by Britain Stites, pleaded no contest to two counts of kidnapping in an Oct. 8 incident that involved K-State students Haley Hart and

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 25, 2015

    Suspect in vehicle burglaries granted bond reduction

    A judge on Tuesday granted a bond reduction for a Riley County man involved in a series of vehicle burglaries and thefts. Jeremy Spaur, 30, appeared with counsel Larry McRell from the Riley County Jail, and Nicole Holt, 20, appeared in person with counsel Lora Ingels in

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 25, 2015

    Commission approves removal of tree house

    The City Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved removing a tree house on city property. The tree house is in the area of 1912 Stratton Circle on city property in Jorgenson Park. Diane Meredith and David Sauter, adjoining property owners constructing the tree house, went to a

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 25, 2015

    KSU researchers find ‘affinity switch’ that could lead to better drug treatments

    A Kansas State University-led study is helping uncover the intricate workings of how a specific “molecular machine” inside of cells is assembled. Fully understanding this process may present new target sites for drugs and may lead to better treatments for neurological diseases, cancers and other

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 25, 2015

    Six earn Edgerley-Franklin scholarships

    Kansas State University has awarded its Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship to six high school seniors for outstanding contributions to the urban communities in which they live. The university received 102 applications, and a selection committee chose 10 finalists to interview. Finalists participated in an on-campus interview and

  • I Wonder |Local |Kansas State University |Men's Basketball | March 25, 2015

    Why did Weber dismiss Foster?

    Q: Why did Bruce Weber run off Marcus Foster from the basketball team? A: Yeah, that’s the question, isn’t it? There’s been no explanation, but there are clues that point to drugs. Foster was the leading scorer on the team the past

  • Local |Business | March 24, 2015

    Foundation recognizes community service leaders

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    The givers in the community received recognition on Monday evening. Around 500 people attended the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation’s second-annual Community Foundation Awards at the Hilton Garden Inn. The award winners had a chance to tell the audience why donating and volunteering is important for

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 24, 2015

    Police ask for $381K budget increase

    The Riley County Police Department proposed a 2016 budget draft to the Law Enforcement Agency Board on Monday that calls for spending nearly 2 percent more next year. The draft calls for a budget of $19,763,753.98 in 2016, which is $381,000 more than the 2015 budget. The law board is responsible

  • Local |Education | March 24, 2015

    Board to consider moving Open Door

    Consolidating USD 383’s Adult Learning Center and Open Door programs would save about $15,000 for the district. The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider a one-year lease for the top floor of a building at 205 S. Fourth St., which is owned by ICON Investments. The board meets

  • Local | March 24, 2015

    Plan projects Manhattan growth to extend eastward

    Manhattan and its surrounding area are expected to grow rapidly in the next 20 years, and much of that growth will be eastward into Pottawatomie County. That’s the prediction of planners who presented the 2014 Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan on Monday to Pottawatomie County commissioners.

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