Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Flash flooding


Heavy rains cause high water at Campus Creek, Third Street

People stand on top of a truck waiting for help in the flooded Sonic Drive-in parking lot on North Third Street on Monday. Heavy rains through the afternoon and evening caused flooding from Manhattan Town Center to the K-State campus. Affected streets include Poyntz Avenue, North Manhattan Avenue, Ninth and Kearney streets, Third Street, Tecumseh and Bluemont Avenue. On Third Street, the water reached Tuttle Creek Boulevard and covered the tops of cars in some places. The Campus Creek area at K-State also flooded, and police closed part of North Manhattan Avenue. (Scroll down to Galleries for more photos.)

K-State Sports
  • May 05, 2015 Weiberg named deputy AD at Texas Tech

    Kansas State senior associate athletic director for development Chad Weiberg has been named deputy athletic director at Texas Tech...

  • Football | May 04, 2015 Lockett’s departure leaves holes

    Deante Burton figures to be a deep threat for the Wildcats, along with junior Kyle Klein, who accumulated 56 yards with a team-high five catches for the Purple.


  • Baseball | May 04, 2015 Cats rout Red Wolves to take series

    Kansas State junior Tyler Moore said the Wildcats found a renewed confidence this past weekend. Of course, putting up 28 runs in two days will do that for a ball club.


  • Baseball | May 03, 2015 Wildcats rout Arkansas State, 16-5

    The heavy damage was done with six runs in the bottom of the third by the Wildcats. K-State put the Red Wolves fully out of reach with seven more runs in the bottom of the seventh.


  • Flooding in Manhattan

    Heavy rains Monday caused flooding in several areas of Manhattan.

  • After hours

    The quiet of K-State at night contrasts activity of daytime on campus. The buildings with their lights on act as beacons, lighting the pathways ahead. The campus is calm, peaceful, almost at rest.

  • Rivalry rarity

    The Indians had not previously lost a game to the Blue Jays since 2008, spanning 14 games.

  • Once, twice, sold

    It’s Thursday evening, the night before an auction, and cattle are beginning to arrive. Manhattan Commission Company already smells like livestock.

  • Editorials | May 05, 2015 Superbly said, MHS forensics team

    We congratulate the entire 2015 MHS forensics team and its coaches for their performance over the weekend in the state tournament.


  • Letters | May 05, 2015 Mercury wants to make jobs tougher for teachers

    This is in response to the April 30 editorial in the Mercury about morale in the Manhattan-Ogden School District. Someone had apparently decided that taking away coffee pots and micro-fridges from teachers would save $40,000 or some such amount.


  • Letters | May 05, 2015 Belligerence won’t help achieve Middle East peace

    A few actual foreign policy facts for your resident hate-columnist, Dale R. Herspring.


  • Editorials | May 03, 2015 Republicans must be persuaded

    If other members of the Kansas Legislature would take their cues from the Manhattan delegation, lawmakers wouldn’t be scrambling to dig out of a $400 million hole.


  • Local |Business |Neighbors | May 04, 2015 Early childhood educator retiring after 37 years at Hoeflin

    After spending decades saying goodbye to children, families, students and colleagues every May — then returning in August to greet them for a new school year — LuAnn Hoover is preparing to say her final goodbyes.


  • Arts, Leisure | May 04, 2015 Pianist Dobrzanski brings library series to a close

    The rewards of such dedicated commitment to so well-guided a musical journey are truly rich beyond measure.


  • Off The Beat | May 03, 2015 Navigating Twitter can be addicting

    Once you’re lost in the world of tweets, retweets, shares, replies and endless links to even more links, there’s only one way out: cold turkey.


  • Movies | May 03, 2015 Avengers launches packed summer movie season

    Almost every weekend brings another high-profile sequel, reboot or blockbuster to enjoy with a bucket or popcorn and a dose of arctic air conditioning.


  • General Activities | May 05, 2015 Sweet Heat 12U plays in Manhattan tourney

    Manhattan Optimist Sweet Heat 12-and-under softball team played in the Manhattan USSSA tournament this past weekend...

  • General Activities | May 05, 2015 Optimist Rebels place fourth

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14-and-under softball team earned a 2-2 record this weekend at the Manhattan Spring Slam...

  • General Activities | May 04, 2015 Cameron: Royals-Tigers split means very little right now

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — So the mighty, four-time division champ Tigers have come and gone. And what we do know? Anything new?


  • Manhattan High School | May 03, 2015 MHS tennis nipped by Olathe NW

    There are years when the Manhattan High tennis team is overmatched when it hosts one of the state’s top tennis programs in Olathe Northwest each year...

State & Region
  • May 05, 2015 | State Waitress to governor: Give tip to Kansas schools

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A waitress who left a message for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on his receipt at a barbeque restaurant said she thought it was more important to promote education funding than to get a tip.

  • May 05, 2015 | State Uber says it is leaving Kansas after new regulations set

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Ride-hailing company Uber said Tuesday that it is pulling out of Kansas after the Republican-dominated Legislature overruled GOP Gov. Sam Brownback and imposed new regulations on such services.

  • May 05, 2015 | State Topeka man charged with conspiracy in Fort Riley bomb plot

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man has been charged with conspiracy in a plot to bomb the Fort Riley military base, according to a court document unsealed Tuesday.

  • May 05, 2015 | State General Motors will invest $174 million in Kansas plant

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — General Motors will invest $174 million in its Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas, to pay for new equipment and technology to produce the 2016 Malibu, company officials announced Monday.

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