Thursday, November 26, 2015

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  • Local |Business | November 20, 2015

    Manhattan airport adding parking for holiday traffic

    Travelers will find more parking at Manhattan Regional Airport this holiday season. The airport announced it has opened two temporary parking lots because of increased traffic. Previously, overflow parking was available on the military ramp, but that area is currently unavailable because of construction at

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 20, 2015

    Man facing murder charge free on lowered bond

    A Riley man arrested last week for second-degree murder is no longer confined to jail after a judge lowered his bond from $250,000 to $100,000. Joshua Michael Mall, 39, was allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.13 when he collided with another vehicle and then struck a

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 20, 2015

    Former K-State student, LGBT activist marks Remembrance Day


    Discrimination against LGBT people is the next big moment of the civil rights movement, said Theresa Sparks, a former K-State student and activist for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Sparks, executive director of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, spoke about her experiences

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 20, 2015

    Fire disrupts student union operations

    A small fire was extinguished at the K-State Student Union around 1 p.m. Thursday. According to a press release, alarms sounded at 12:58 p.m. when grease ignited in a fryer in Panda Express. The building was evacuated and no one was injured. A maintenance staff

  • Local |Education | November 20, 2015

    Media asked to leave Emporia State University diversity forum

    EMPORIA — Emporia State University excluded media from a public forum on race but later allowed reporters back into the event. The Emporia Gazette reports that reporters on Thursday were asked to leave the forum, which the university had announced earlier in a press release. Emporia

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 19, 2015

    Regents approve hike in K-State’s dorm, dining rates


    The Kansas Board of Regents approved Wednesday the initial reading of a proposed increase to K-State’s housing and food service rates for the 2016-17 school year. The proposal will cover the increased operational costs for food, utilities, facility maintenance and technology, and all operational

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2015

    Affidavit: alcohol a factor in crash

    According to an affidavit released Thursday, a Riley man arrested for second-degree murder after an Oct. 5 car accident that killed his daughter had a blood alcohol level of 0.13, well above the legal limit of 0.08. The document also shows that the man had pleaded guilty to

  • Local |Education | November 19, 2015

    Board sets timeline to hire next super

    USD 383 plans to hire a new superintended in early 2016. The Manhattan-Ogden school board set a timeline to fill the position at its Wednesday meeting. The board will close the application window Jan. 4 and will hold interviews between Jan. 11 and 18. The timeline will allow the board

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2015

    RCPD hopes task force improves response to mental health calls

    The Riley County Police Department has created a task force to respond more effectively to individuals suffering from mental illness. “We deal with mental health issues every day — in jail and on the streets,” RCPD assistant director John Doehling told Riley County commissioners Thursday. “We

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2015

    Jury finds man guilty of attempted murder in stabbing case

    A jury on Thursday convicted a Manhattan man of attempted first-degree murder for stabbing his ex-girlfriend last November near the intersection of Yuma Street and South Juliette Avenue. Samuel Dartez II, 30 at the time of the incident, stabbed Stephanie Holden in the face, neck and

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