Peaceful protests against police brutality continued Wednesday evening in Manhattan’s City Park, with a crowd of a couple hundred people, mostly clad in black and wielding signs demanding change.

Commissioners unanimously approved a $1.59 million construction contract for the Kirkwood Drive extension project, creating a new street connection, bridge and pedestrian path in the area.

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The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is looking into whether a Riley County police officer battered a Puerto Rican man in the early hours of Monday morning.

After having gone to the National Speech and Debate tournament last year, Sam Delong, Trinity Brockman, Ryan Ward and Tanya Singh had made up their minds: they would qualify to return to the forensics national tournament this year.

Though one string of Aggieville bars is trying to reschedule Fake Patty’s Day to late August, there’s no consensus on the matter, at least as far as the Aggieville Business Association is concerned.

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An accident on Friday evening closed traffic in both directions on Tuttle Creek Boulevard, according to a Facebook post from the Riley County Police Department.

Despite the pandemic disruption, more than 300 children still registered for the Kansas 4-H Discovery Days, which was held online for the first time this year.

Officials are starting to see the effects of the coronavirus pandemic as the city’s sales in March dropped 14.7%, or $1.5 million, compared to March 2019.


For many small businesses, the coronavirus has meant turning the lights off and waiting for it to be safe for crowds to return. However, for a few businesses, the stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures have allowed customers to frequent their stores in even greater capacity than normal.