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  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | December 13, 2013

    Alum leaves $5M to K-State

    A retired U.S. Air Force colonel who died in 2012 has provided a $5 million gift to Kansas State University through his trust. The bequest from former Manhattan resident Wayne McIntosh will benefit construction of the university Welcome Center and multicultural initiatives. McIntosh was a native

  • Local |Traffic | December 13, 2013

    16 accidents reported on I-70

    The Kansas Highway Patrol worked 13 accidents along Interstate 70 between the Wabaunsee County line and the Paxico exit. That segment of the interstate’s westbound lanes were closed for several hours until they were opened at about 9:15 a.m. A series of accidents began at 6 a.

  • Local |Traffic | December 13, 2013

    I-70 westbound lanes open, risky conditions close USD 329

    Interstate 70’s westbound lanes between mile markers 322 and 336 are slowly opening, Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner said. The fourteen-mile stretch from the Wabaunsee County line to the Paxico exit was closed because of black ice that caused injury and non-injury accidents. Because of blocked

  • Local |Traffic | December 13, 2013

    Ice-related accidents cause I-70 westbound lanes to close

    Fourteen miles of Interstate 70 is currently closed because of a series of ice-related accidents, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol KHP Trooper Ben Gardner said the interstate’s westbound lanes are closed from mile marker 322 at the Riley County and Wabaunsee County line all the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 12, 2013

    Manhattan man sentenced in April shooting

    A Manhattan man convicted of murder was sentenced to life in prison Thursday afternoon. Matthew Wilson, 43, was sentenced in Riley County District Court to life imprisonment in addition to consecutive sentences that totaled 310 months, or nearly 26 years. Wilson was convicted of one count of first-degree

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 12, 2013

    County finalizes bylaws for public building commission

    The Riley County Commission moved forward Thursday with finalizing bylaws for the proposed public building commission. The commission has not created a public building commission, but has been mulling over how such a body would operate. The question at Thursday’s meeting was once again

  • Local |Traffic | December 12, 2013

    KDOT to close two rest areas near JC

    Two rest stops a mile west of Junction City were closed Monday, a move officials say will save the state $200,000 a year. The Kansas Department of Transportation decided to close the stops because Junction City has developed to the west and traveler services are available

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 12, 2013

    Nauerth to speak at K-State commencement

    Deb Nauerth, principal at Woodrow Wilson Elementary, will deliver the commencement address during the K-State education college graduation. The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum. “It’s an incredible honor,” she said. “I’m humbled that I was considered and asked

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 12, 2013

    Shooting suspect named, charged

    Officials have identified and formally charged the man suspected of shooting bullets at area police at Quality Inn and Suites Tuesday morning. Dustin Monroe, 33, of Wamego was charged today with three counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, two counts of criminal discharge

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 11, 2013

    City wants to know more on ‘fieldhouse’ plan

    City commissioners began working through the process of studying a $54 million proposal to upgrade Manhattan’s park and recreation facilities Tuesday evening. A work session provided the opportunity for the local group leading the effort — the so-called “Fieldhouse Group” — to present its feasibility study. “Obviously,

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