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  • Local | January 28, 2013

    Labor Dept. hits GTM with $97,762 fine

    The U.S. Department of Labor will require GTM Sportswear in Manhattan to pay 133 workers $97,762 in back wages as a result of an investigation by its wage and hour division. The investigation found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime and record-keeping provisions

  • Local | January 28, 2013

    It’s T-shirt weather, but just for a day

    You may be tempted to break out shorts and T-shirts today, but get ready to put them away again by mid-week. The temperature could approach 70 degrees this afternoon - certainly an anomaly in January, but not unheard of, said state climatologist Mary Knapp. “We’ve

  • Local |Traffic | January 28, 2013

    A home-based view of the street

    Is traffic backed up on Fort Riley Boulevard? Is there snow on Seth Child Road? Now, drivers can find out without leaving home. As part of the overall network of traffic signals in Manhattan, the city has been installing cameras at various intersections to give

  • Local | January 28, 2013

    Cole: More mental health push needed

    The executive director of Pawnee Mental Health Center told county commissioners Monday that while Gov. Sam Brownback’s decision to retain $12 million in his proposed budget for mental health services represents a positive step, there remains more to be done to improve mental health services

  • Local | January 28, 2013

    Water damage at Eighteen63

    Manhattan Fire Department firefighters responded to significant water damage at Eighteen63, a bar in Aggieville, early Saturday morning after a sprinkler alarm sounded. According to officials, the alarm was activated at approximately 3:40 a.m., because of a broken sprinkler head in the lofts above the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 28, 2013

    Multiple vehicle burglaries reported

    There were several vehicle burglaries reported Friday morning in the northeast part of Manhattan that reportedly occurred overnight between Thursday and Friday. Five vehicle burglaries were reported in the 2900 block of Northwing Drive. Officer Matt Droge said the incidents resulted in a total loss of $726.

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 28, 2013

    Cats on parade. . . and then for sale


    The Wildcat March, featuring 30 artistically decorated wildcat sculptures, will start Feb. 14 as part of Kansas State University’s 150th anniversary celebration. The creations will be on display throughout the community and on campus until October. Planning for the nine-month sesquicentennial celebration started two and a

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 27, 2013

    Manhattan, Ogden create map for road’s development

    Anticipating growth along the K-18 corridor, planners have put together a document on how and where to develop the area between Manhattan and Ogden. The plan is a joint project among the cities of Manhattan and Ogden, along with Riley County. Eric Cattell, the city’

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | January 27, 2013

    Solving environmental problems with model cities


    Throngs of sixth, seventh and eighth graders gathered in Rathbone Hall on Saturday for an annual engineering competition that challenges students’ imaginations and creativity by building model cities that solve current environmental problems. This year, 34 schools participated in the regional Future City Competition at Kansas

  • Local | January 27, 2013

    Mercy struggles to fill specialized post to help victims of sexual assault

    Officials at Mercy Regional Health Center are looking to hire a much-needed nurse in the Emergency Department who can assist sexual assault victims following their assault and collect evidence for law enforcement. The position, known as a SANE/SART (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault

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