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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 22, 2013

    Rape report investigated

    Riley County detectives are investigating the reported rape of an 18-year-old woman in Manhattan early Saturday morning. Officer Matthew Droge said the incident reportedly occurred at a residence in the northwest part o Manhattan, between 3 and 3:30 a.m. on Saturday. Droge said the woman reported

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 22, 2013

    Search on in theft of auto

    Police are on the lookout for a burglar who stole, among other items, a car from a Bluemont Avenue residence in the early morning hours on Sunday. Officer Matthew Droge said the unknown suspect stole a 2009 Dodge Challenger from 1031 Bluemont Avenue, after stealing the keys

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 22, 2013

    Boy detained on arson charge

    An 11-year-old boy was detained on Friday for aggravated arson and criminal threat following an argument with a family member. Officer Matthew Droge said Riley County officers were called to the northeast part of Manhattan at about 7 a.m. on Friday after the boy reportedly

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 21, 2013

    Open house draws an expected 20,000 to campus


    Braving the biting chill of a windy Kansas day, people flocked to campus Saturday for Kansas State University Open House. One group of students traveled from Kansas City, Kan., to explore all the academic options available. Leontra Foreman, seventh-grade math teacher from Arrowhead Middle School

  • Local |Business | April 21, 2013

    Home sales up slightly in quarter

    Manhattan area home sales rose by 1.6 percent in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period the prior year, according to figures released Friday by the Manhattan Association of Realtors.  Sales totaled 127 units in the first quarter, up from 125 units in 2012. Across the

  • Local | April 21, 2013

    New drive launched to fund pier sign


    There appears to be an answer to the long-running question of what to do with one of the old K-177 bridge piers next to the Kansas River: A welcome sign. A small group of Manhattan residents has gotten the necessary bureaucratic approvals and is announcing

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 21, 2013

    Access changes on post

    FORT RILEY - Fort Riley officials have made two changes that will affect access for people commuting to the post. As of April 22, hours of operation at the Rifle Range gate will be Monday-Friday, 5-9 a.m., and 4-7 p.m. Effective May 1, commercial vehicles

  • Local |Traffic | April 21, 2013

    Woman dies Friday in K-177 wreck

    A Manhattan resident died at the scene of an accident on Tuttle Creek Boulevard on Friday. Riley County police determined that Carol Douglas allowed her vehicle to drift over the center line in the 600 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard, where it collided with a vehicle

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 21, 2013

    KSU Union selects new ambassadors

    Promoting the K-State Student Union and the Union Program Council to prospective students, on-campus organizations and the Manhattan and university community will be the job of a select group of Kansas State University students for the 2013-2014 school year. Seven students will serve as Union

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 21, 2013

    Two KSU professors earn appointments

    Kansas State University’s College of Engineering is recognizing the accomplishments of two electrical and computer engineering professors with endowed appointments. Anil Pahwa, professor, was awarded the Logan-Fetterhoof electrical and computer engineering faculty of distinction chair. Pahwa’s research focus includes computer methods for power

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