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

Svaty announces USD 383 board member as running mate for governor

Democratic candidate for Kansas governor Josh Svaty announced his choice of Katrina Lewison of Manhattan as his running mate for Lt. Governor Wednesday morning. Lewison, born and raised in Hutchinson and Buhler, is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the 101st Airborne Division as a Black Hawk [...]

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By | 2018-05-16T12:19:24-05:00 May 16th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, State News|Comments Off on Svaty announces USD 383 board member as running mate for governor

K-State Polytechnic to offer tuition help to aspiring pilots

SALINA — Kansas State University has partnered with an airline to help students who want to be pilots with tuition and job placement. The Wichita Eagle reports that the university’s Polytechnic Campus in Salina has partnered with Piedmont Airlines and its cadet program. Piedmont’s cadet program will provide the benefits to select students enrolled at [...]

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By | 2018-04-02T14:11:17-05:00 April 2nd, 2018|K-State Activity, State News, Top Story|Comments Off on K-State Polytechnic to offer tuition help to aspiring pilots

Kansas House passes two gun measures, area lawmakers submit mixed votes

The Kansas House of Representatives passed two bills Thursday concerning guns. The first passed an amendment to allow 18-20 year-olds to obtain conceal carry permits in the state. Currently only those 21 and older can carry concealed weapons. The new law would require those between 18 and 21 to get a gun permit, which is [...]

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By | 2018-02-02T11:01:14-06:00 February 2nd, 2018|Local News, State News, Top Story|Comments Off on Kansas House passes two gun measures, area lawmakers submit mixed votes

Clay Center Man Sentenced For Loan Fraud

A Clay Center man was sentenced Thursday to two years on supervised release for selling assets he had pledged as collateral on a federal loan. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall for the state of Kansas in Wichita adds Harold Mugler, 64, was ordered to pay $84,594  in restitution. Mugler pleaded guilty to one count of criminal [...]

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By | 2017-12-15T07:22:58-06:00 December 15th, 2017|Local News, State News, Top Story|Comments Off on Clay Center Man Sentenced For Loan Fraud

KDOC public comment sessions set for area cases

Several area cases are up for public comment in lists just released by the Kansas Department of Corrections. Shakeer Davis, 38,who was convicted of murder in the first degree and other charges in 1997, is on the public comment list for March of 2018, prior to an April parole hearing. Davis is one of three [...]

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By | 2017-12-01T12:40:11-06:00 December 1st, 2017|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, State News, Top Story|Comments Off on KDOC public comment sessions set for area cases

Kansas Transportation Secretary comments on controversial Pottawatomie County intersection

  KMAN’s Cathy Dawes had an opportunity to visit with Kansas Transportation Secretary Richard Carlson, former State Representative and Pottawatomie County Commissioner, about whether the Highway 24/Flush Road intersection needs to be re-evaluated following a serious accident there Monday. A petition called “Make Hway 24/Flush Road Safe” has been circulating since the Monday accident and [...]

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By | 2017-11-30T11:35:07-06:00 November 30th, 2017|Local News, Pottawatomie County, State News, Top Story|Comments Off on Kansas Transportation Secretary comments on controversial Pottawatomie County intersection

Meryl Wilson reappointed chief judge of 21st Judicial District

TOPEKA — Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss announced today the Supreme Court has reappointed Judge Meryl D. Wilson to a two-year term as chief judge of the 21st Judicial District, effective January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2019. Wilson has served as district judge in the 21st Judicial District since April 1997 and chief judge since 2012. [...]

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By | 2017-11-13T13:13:21-06:00 November 13th, 2017|Local News, Riley County, State News, Top Story|Comments Off on Meryl Wilson reappointed chief judge of 21st Judicial District

Former Manhattan man faces mental competency exam in murder case

A former Manhattan man who was also a K-State student faces a mental competency exam in connection with a Wichita murder case. Dane Owens was charged last fall with the fatal shooting of Rowena Irani, 22, of Wichita. Irani was found shot in the head in a home in northeast Wichita and was transported to [...]

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By | 2017-11-02T11:11:39-05:00 November 2nd, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, State News, Top Story|Comments Off on Former Manhattan man faces mental competency exam in murder case

Mistrial in Mississippi killing; man was arrested in Manhattan

GREENWOOD, Miss.- A Mississippi judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a man charged with killing his wife. Edward Broom was arrested in January 2016 in Manhattan, Kansas, where he had moved after the death of his wife, Lakeyla Broom. She was killed in the couple’s home in Greenwood, Mississippi, in September 2014. [...]

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By | 2017-11-02T06:45:18-05:00 November 2nd, 2017|Local News, Manhattan, State News, Top Story|Comments Off on Mistrial in Mississippi killing; man was arrested in Manhattan