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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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