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Reward now offered for information on Wamego teen’s murder

WAMEGO — Nearly a month after a Wamego teen’s body was pulled from the Kansas River, investigators are still trying to determine how and why he died. A cash reward will hopefully aid in their investigation. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating 19-year-old Jacob Bouck’s death as a homicide. Bouck’s body was pulled from [...]

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KSU professors researching system to treat crops utilizing robots

Researchers at Kansas State University are working on a system to make chemical crop treatments more efficient using robots have been awarded an $882,920 USDA grant. The focus of their work is a system that can identify the presence of crop pests and utilize focused chemical applications by autonomous robots. It’s an effort to reduce [...]

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Manhattan Street crews bracing for all modes of winter weather this weekend

MANHATTAN — Another round of winter weather is expected to move through the area this weekend and Manhattan street crews are ready to go. The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 a.m. Saturday for the Manhattan area now increased the expected snowfall potential for portions of east-central and [...]

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Fort Riley unveils newly renovated family entertainment center

FORT RILEY — A ribbon cutting was held Thursday for Fort Riley’s newly renovated SpareTime Interactive Entertainment Center. The entertainment center will give soldiers on base a place to spend their “spare time” but also have interactive activities available to any general member of the public to partake in. Visitors who don’t have a Department [...]

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KSU to kick off Spring semester with week of activities

K-State’s Spring semester is set to begin Tuesday, Jan. 22, as will the university’s Week of Welcome festivities. Students will be able to take part in activities every day of the week, running until Tuesday, Jan. 29. The week starts with a game of Hungry Hungry Humans in the Student Union courtyard from 11 a.m. [...]

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RCPD Report 1/18/19

Officers filed a report for theft and making false information in the 100 block of Bluemont in Manhattan on January 17, 2019, at approximately 7:00 PM. Officers listed Trevor Potty, 44, of Lawrence as the victim when an unknown suspect used a check stolen from the victim to purchase electronic equipment. The estimated total loss [...]

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KSU’s Pair Center to remain open after public response

After an effort from stakeholders — including a Change.org petition — a Kansas State University horticultural center that was previously announced to be shutting down due to budgetary concerns will remain open. The John C. Pair Horticulture Center will continue to be a center for research and extension outreach in Haysville. Opened in 1970, the [...]

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Manhattan Finance Director says city needs new sales tax for general fund

Manhattan Finance Department Director Bernie Hayen says the city is going to have to find another revenue source going forward to shore up the city’s financial situation. He presented the information during the city department goal-setting session Tuesday. The City of Manhattan had to make some tough choices in the 2018 budget, with plateauing revenues [...]

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Riley County nurse sentenced to prison for Medicaid fraud

TOPEKA — A Riley County nurse has been sentenced to almost two years in prison for Medicaid fraud and related charges in three Kansas counties. Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Thursday that 57-year-old Kathleen Kleuskens of Ogden entered pleas and was found guilty in October of 10 charges filed by the attorney general’s office. Earlier [...]

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Dr. King’s legacy to be celebrated in Manhattan

MANHATTAN — A number of events celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are planned in Manhattan over the next couple weeks. Events begin this weekend at Peace Memorial Auditorium where a community celebration is planned from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature two competitions that have taken [...]

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