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Man holding 6-year-old son in hotel room surrenders

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) - Police say a three-hour barricade situation in which a man held his 6-year-old son in a Washington-area hotel room has ended. The Washington Post reports that Prince George's Police Chief Hank Stawinski said negotiators were able to persuade the man to release the boy and

CCENTERDISPATCH.COM - 2018-03-17 01:06:57

I Wonder: Does Manhattan do anything with its sister city?

A: Not everyone has a good relationship with their sibling, but Manhattan and Dobrichovice are on good terms, according to former mayor Ed Klimek. "We've actually stayed in touch with the mayor of our sister city and the former mayor of our sister city on a regular basis," Klimek said. "We're consta

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-03-16 21:00:00

One Dog at a Time MHK finds forever homes for abused dogs

Katie Jo Connor, One Dog at a Time MHK foster parent, plays with Iris at Manhattan City Park. She had Iris for two weeks, playing with and training her to get her ready for her new home. Iris is a puppy who can get a little mouthy and likes playing with people fingers. She rips up grass at the park


Accidents, fatalities on K-18 down since renovation

Fatalities and injuries on Kansas Highway 18 have dropped significantly since the road was revamped. Jared Tremblay, transportation planning analyst for the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization, shared crash data Thursday during a joint meeting with Manhattan, Pottawatomie County and Riley

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-03-16 21:00:00

West Campus plan includes tearing down A Hall, third gym

The Manhattan-Ogden school board's plan to expand Manhattan High School's West Campus includes tearing down the wing known as A Hall on the school's south side and building a two-story wing with an attached gym in its place. The board on Wednesday appeared to reach a consensus on moving forward with

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-03-16 20:00:00

Spring enrollment drops at K-State for fifth consecutive year

Enrollment numbers at Kansas State continue to decline in the spring 2018 semester, according to data from the Office of the Registrar. Across all K-State campuses, there are only 21,400 students who are currently enrolled, a drop of 648 students from spring 2017 semester. This is a 2.9 percent decl


2 taken to hospital with injuries following crash in Manhattan

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KNST) - Two people were taken to the hospital early Tuesday afternoon following a single vehicle crash. The crash was reported at 12:10 p.m. at 17th and Fort Riley Blvd. The area was shutdown for over an hour and was reported to be back open just after 1:30 p.m. The Riley County Pol


Man arrested for DUI; motorists hit deer, turkey

A DUI arrest and accidents involving deer and a turkey were among the incidents reported by Washington County authorities earlier this month. On March 3, Brian Nutsch, Washington, struck a deer with a 2006 Ford on K-148 a quarter-mile south of 25th Road. Damage estimated at more than $1,000. No inju


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Manhattan's Fake Patty's Day celebration results in 47 arrests

Authorities arrested 47 people and issued 494 citations during Manhattan's annual Fake Patty's Day celebration. From 7 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Sunday, law enforcement responded to 287 calls from citizens. Complaints included 32 reports of parking problems, 30 welfare checks, 27 reports of disturbing t


Vaccination key to HPV prevention, KU Med doctor says

Kevin Ault, professor and division director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, presents "The HPV Vaccine: A Missed Opportunity for Cancer Prevention" at the Kansas State Student Union in Manhattan, Kan. on March 12, 2018. This lecture is a part of the George S.


Topeka man faces murder charge in Lake Perry homicide

OZAWKIE, Kan. (WIBW) -- The suspect accused of killing a 22-year-old man near Lake Perry is now facing a murder charge. On Friday, the Jefferson Co. Attorney's Office officially charged Jonathan Davis Blevins with 1st Degree Murder. The Sheriff's Office originally arrested the Topeka man on a 2nd De

WIBW - 2018-03-16 19:52:00