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Former MHK man accused in Garden City bomb plot blames others

WICHITA — A man accused of planning to bomb a Kansas apartment complex that houses Somali refugees says he was unaware his co-defendants intended to carry out the attack. Gavin Wright, formally of Manhattan, made the argument in a court motion filed Wednesday that offers the first details at his defense strategy. His attorney filed [...]

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Student leaders address campus posters promoting white nationalism

K-State Student Body President Jack Ayres and Student Body Vice President Olivia Baalman released a joint statement Wednesday afternoon after various posters were discovered on campus Wednesday morning promoting white nationalism. This isn’t the first occurrence of such messaging this year. A noose hanging from a tree was found on campus in May. Please see [...]

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Kansas Court of Appeals to mark Constitution Day with session at Kansas State University

  A three-judge panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals will hear six cases September 19 at Kansas State University in Manhattan as part of the court’s observance of Constitution Day. The court will hear cases in two sessions beginning at 9 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. in Forum Hall of the KSU Student Union. [...]

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Riley County Police Department Daily Activity 9/13/2017

Officers filed a report for electronic solicitation in Manhattan on September 12, 2017. Officers listed a 15 year old female as the victim when she reported a 16 year old male known to her sent her an old picture of herself in a state of undress through social media. Due to the nature of the [...]

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Ammonia leak clears out K-State chem building Wednesday morning

An ammonia cylinder leak at K-State brought out fire crews Wednesday morning, according to information released by the Manhattan Fire Department. At 8:38 a.m. MFD was dispatched to the Chemistry/Biochemistry Building on Kansas State University’s campus for a report of a hazardous materials spill. Upon arrival, crews found a small ammonia cylinder on the third [...]

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MHS Semifinalists Named in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced Tuesday that six Manhattan High School students were named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program – Richard Brown, Jacob Clanton, Stephanie Fu, Creighton Glasscock, Luann Jung and Leon Li. “Manhattan High School is exceedingly proud of these students for achieving National Merit Semi-Finalist status. Not [...]

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Update: Clay Center woman in serious condition

Updated: Wednesday, 12:05 p.m. An elderly Clay Center woman is in serious condition, according to a spokesperson at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, after her car struck a semi truck across Academy Sports in Manhattan Tuesday afternoon. Karen Dyson, 78, was taken to the hospital after crossing westbound lanes in her car and striking a [...]

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Sunflower CASA readies for annual comedy event

The Sunflower CASA Project will be hosting its 6th Annual Comedy Club event on Sept. 22 inside the Wareham Opera House starting at 5:30 p.m. Comedy acts for the night include James P. Connoly, a stand up comedian and radio/tv host, lawyer-turned-comedian Kathleen Bergreeen and Matt Donaher, a comedian who has performed on CONAN and [...]

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KDOC inmates with Geary County connections up for possible parole

A couple of Kansas Department of Corrections inmates serving time on Geary County convictions are up for public comment sessions and possible parole the next few months. Henry Swan, 63, was convicted in connection with an early 1992 rape and was sentenced in June of 1993. He most recently has been held at Lansing. Swan [...]

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Clay County officials stop truck of possible illegal aliens

About a dozen people were being held at the Clay County jail Tuesday morning, awaiting the arrival of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials after an early morning traffic stop.  Clay County Sheriff Chuck Dunn tells KMAN the possible illegal aliens were picked up between 1:30 and two a.m. when they were found to be in [...]

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