A few passersby looked with curious eyes Tuesday night at a silent, mostly black crowd. The crowd of around 50 gathered on behalf of the Kansas State University Black Student Union (BSU) at Bosco Plaza. The silence was much different than protests seen in Ferguson, Mo.
Two preliminary hearings were set Tuesday for a man facing charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery in two separate cases. Samuel Dartez, 30, 1508 Jarvis Drive Apt. B., appeared in Riley County District Court with his attorney, Larry McRell, via webcam from Riley County Jail.
The Manhattan City Commission sent the Islamic Center of Manhattan apartment building proposal back to the city planning board on Tuesday. The move came after the commission was deadlocked on a 2-2 vote to approve rezoning the area into a planned unit development. Commissioner Rich
A Fort Riley soldier, who was arrested in connection with a rape, was appointed a public defender Tuesday. Sean Wedgwood, 22, will be represented by Britain Stites, who was appointed by Judge William Malcolm in Riley County District Court. Wedgwood was arrested on Nov. 5 in connection
Q: Are the lights at Blue Earth Plaza blue to fit the name of the park? A: Yes. The business owners and managers who brought you the lights at the Festival of Lights wanted you to have a blue, blue Christmas. Brad Everett, the general
The Riley County Health Department will soon have the ability to remove unpaid bills from its billing system. Riley County commissioners, acting as the Board of Health Monday morning, approved new protocols by the health department in managing long-standing debt for unpaid services. Department director
Members of the Black Student Union at K-State are holding a vigil Tuesday to remember black men and women who lost their lives because of police brutality but received no media attention. The vigil is part of a week of events on campus intended to
The Manhattan-Ogden school board will get to hear an update about the district’s anti-bullying initiatives at a 6:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday. The district uses the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, a long-term plan to address bullying and improve peer relations, according to the board’s
Pottawatomie County Commissioners and landowners will try to reach an agreement to reopen Mariadahl Road at the least cost to all parties. The property owners, Stanton Brock and David Heier, said they were willing to split the cost of reopening the road, but within a
Steve Baccus, president of the Kansas Farm Bureau, retired on Tuesday after 12 years on the job. Baccus, of Minneapolis, Kan., became president of Kansas Farm Bureau in April 2002 after having been elected vice president in 1997. “Typically, a Kansas Farm Bureau president stays around 10 years, and
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