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Myers announces broader smoke-free policy for KSU effective June 1

K-State President Richard Myers announced Friday KSU will enact a new smoke-free policy on all all university-owned property beginning June 1. In a letter published through K-State Today, Myers said this broader policy expands on existing protocol. “Everyone has the right to breathe clean air at work and school, and becoming a smoke-free university will improve the [...]

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By | 2018-02-23T13:15:31-06:00 February 23rd, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Myers announces broader smoke-free policy for KSU effective June 1

Major construction underway at Tuttle Creek Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, announces initiation of construction for two major construction projects near Tuttle Creek Dam, according to a press release. These projects include replacement of the bridge deck over the dam’s spillway structure at the east of Tuttle Creek Dam in Pottawatomie County and rehabilitation of the stilling [...]

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By | 2018-02-21T14:21:01-06:00 February 21st, 2018|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Major construction underway at Tuttle Creek Dam

JCPD arrests, charges middle school student with criminal threat

A 13-year-old Junction City Middle School student was arrested Monday after a threat was made, according to a press release from the Junction Police Department Tuesday night. The JCPD says it was made aware of the threat Monday and detectives and the school resource officer immediately began investigating the situation. The student was arrested at [...]

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By | 2018-02-21T11:12:44-06:00 February 21st, 2018|Geary County, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on JCPD arrests, charges middle school student with criminal threat

KHP identifies woman who jumped out of car; names Frankfort woman lost in rollover

The Kansas Highway Patrol has confirmed to KMAN Monday the identity of the woman who jumped out of a car to her death Wednesday south of Wamego. Authorities confirm 25-year-old Stephanie Bryan of Wabaunsee was the woman killed. KHP told KMAN Monday morning the incident was initially investigated as a crime scene, but ultimately ruled [...]

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By | 2018-02-19T11:24:29-06:00 February 19th, 2018|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Top Story|Comments Off on KHP identifies woman who jumped out of car; names Frankfort woman lost in rollover

Junction City man arrested following 4-month drug investigation

The Junction City Police Department has announced it arrested a man who had four weapons, two pounds of marijuana and $6,000 in cash. The JCPD says it arrested 31-year-old Joshua Dantzler of Junction City Friday morning at 5 a.m. The JCPD along with members of the Geary Count Sherriff’s Office and Grandview Plaza Police conducted [...]

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By | 2018-02-16T12:29:32-06:00 February 16th, 2018|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Top Story|Comments Off on Junction City man arrested following 4-month drug investigation

Woman dead after jumping out of car near Wamego Wednesday

Authorities say a person killed in an incident south of Wamego late Wednesday afternoon had jumped from a vehicle, according to WIBW in Topeka. The Kansas Highway Patrol said it happened around 5 p.m. on K-99, just south of K-18. A trooper at the scene said a woman who was a passenger in a southbound [...]

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By | 2018-02-15T07:56:12-06:00 February 15th, 2018|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Top Story|Comments Off on Woman dead after jumping out of car near Wamego Wednesday

Fort Riley testing new artillery system, increased noise expected

Residents of Fort Riley and the surrounding communities have been hearing increased noise the past few weeks, due to multiple training exercises and initial operational testing and evaluation of the Army’s latest artillery system – the M109A7 Paladin 155mm self-propelled Howitzer, according to the army post. Training noise will continue at Fort Riley through late [...]

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By | 2018-02-12T13:28:05-06:00 February 12th, 2018|Fort Riley, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Fort Riley testing new artillery system, increased noise expected

New Gov. Jeff Colyer visits Aggieville, dismisses calls for Medicaid expansion

For a moment, it appeared new Kansas Gov. Jeff Coyler had cut his trip to the Little Apple short during a frigid Saturday afternoon stop in Aggieville. The former lieutenant governor to staunch conservative Sam Brownback made his entrance inside a packed Bluestem Bistro after 2 p.m. and wasted no time to engage with citizens [...]

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By | 2018-02-10T19:11:40-06:00 February 10th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on New Gov. Jeff Colyer visits Aggieville, dismisses calls for Medicaid expansion

RCPD Director Brad Schoen to retire after 36 years of service

The Riley County Police Department announced Friday morning that director Brad Schoen will retire after 36 years serving the citizens of Riley County. Schoen began his career as a patrol officer on January 1, 1983, before being appointed director on November 17, 2007. Since the RCPD was established in 1974, he is the only person [...]

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By | 2018-02-09T07:26:34-06:00 February 9th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on RCPD Director Brad Schoen to retire after 36 years of service

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores policing, Kaepernick in Bramlage Q&A

Bramlage Coliseum has had its share of basketball greats on its court over the years, but none as legendary as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Tuesday night the six-time NBA champion, social justice advocate and all-time points leader in NBA history — still to this day after retiring in 1989 —  responded to a wide range of topics [...]

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By | 2018-02-07T14:47:33-06:00 February 7th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores policing, Kaepernick in Bramlage Q&A