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Blaha sentenced to 20 months in hit-and-run that injured KSU student

A 22-year-old man convicted of aggravated battery after hitting a Kansas State student with his truck in Manhattan has been sentenced to about two years in prison. Nicolas Blaha, of Platte City, Missouri, was sentenced Monday to 20 months for aggravated battery and eight months for failure to stop at the scene. The sentences will [...]

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By |2018-08-15T12:53:25-05:00August 15th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Blaha sentenced to 20 months in hit-and-run that injured KSU student

Manhattan man sentenced to life in death of 3-month-old baby

A Manhattan man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend’s baby. The Manhattan Mercury reports that 28-year-old Andrew Gibson must serve 25 years of his sentence for first-degree murder in the May 2016 death of 3-month-old Serenity Reich before becoming eligible for parole. He also was sentenced Thursday to three years [...]

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By |2018-07-13T10:53:42-05:00July 13th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan man sentenced to life in death of 3-month-old baby

Man dies after trying to walk across I-70 east of Manhattan

Authorities say a 21-year-old man died while trying to walk across Interstate 70 during the early morning hours Sunday. The crash east of Manhattan forced the closure of I-70 for a couple hours after it happened shortly before 4 a.m. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Matthew Bailey of Mayetta died after he was struck by [...]

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By |2018-07-09T10:40:49-05:00July 9th, 2018|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Man dies after trying to walk across I-70 east of Manhattan

Kansas Board of Regents approve tuition increases for universities

TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Regents has approved tuition and fee increases for all six public universities, citing a need to keep pace with rising costs and declining state support. K-State is increasing its tuition by 1.1 percent after it announced in May a budget cut of $15 million for FY2019. Full-time resident undergraduate [...]

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By |2018-06-21T12:34:25-05:00June 21st, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, State News|Comments Off on Kansas Board of Regents approve tuition increases for universities

Man sentenced in 2016 crash that killed Junction City mother, kids

A Texas man has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for causing the 2016 crash deaths of a Junction City mother and her two children on Interstate 70. The Wichita Eagle reports that 45-year-old Steven Johnson, of Houston, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in March to one count of second-degree murder [...]

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By |2018-06-04T12:58:43-05:00June 4th, 2018|Geary County, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Man sentenced in 2016 crash that killed Junction City mother, kids

Man stationed at Fort Riley drowns at Milford Lake

JUNCTION CITY — Authorities say a 28-year-old soldier drowned at Milford Lake during the holiday weekend. Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf says Jonathan Rivera, of Grandview Plaza, tried to swim across a cove at the south end of the lake but became exhausted and went under water. Authorities do not believe the drowning is suspicious. [...]

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By |2018-05-29T11:06:57-05:00May 29th, 2018|Fort Riley, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Man stationed at Fort Riley drowns at Milford Lake

Hales give $500K to K-State library renovation

Kansas State University has received a $500,000 donation toward the renovation of the first floor of the campus’ main library. The Manhattan Mercury reports that the donation comes from the children of Joyce and H.D. “Joe” Hale, who were the main donors for a massive 1990s library renovation and addition. A cafe in the new [...]

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By |2018-04-24T10:23:49-05:00April 24th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Hales give $500K to K-State library renovation

Hales give $500K to K-State library renovation

Kansas State University has received a $500,000 donation toward the renovation of the first floor of the campus’ main library. The Manhattan Mercury reports that the donation comes from the children of Joyce and H.D. “Joe” Hale, who were the main donors for a massive 1990s library renovation and addition. A cafe in the new [...]

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By |2018-04-24T10:23:49-05:00April 24th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Hales give $500K to K-State library renovation

Junction City woman whose boyfriend overdosed sentenced

SALINA — A Junction City woman whose boyfriend died of a drug overdose has been sentenced for drug distribution. The Salina Journal reports 27-year-old Racheal Moody was sentenced Monday to nearly two years in prison. Prosecutors say she supplied the methadone that her boyfriend, 27-year-old Christopher Allen, overdosed on in October 2015. She was sentenced [...]

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By |2018-04-12T10:12:43-05:00April 12th, 2018|Geary County, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Junction City woman whose boyfriend overdosed sentenced

Chinese scientist sentenced in theft of Junction City biotech company

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Chinese national who lived in Manhattan was sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiring to steal proprietary rice seeds developed in the U.S. and giving them to visitors from China. Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that 51-year-old Weiqiang Zhang was sentenced for two counts of conspiracy and one count of [...]

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By |2018-04-05T10:45:20-05:00April 5th, 2018|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Chinese scientist sentenced in theft of Junction City biotech company