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Former K-State student convicted in ex-girlfriend’s murder

WICHITA — A Kansas State University student has been convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend in Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports that jurors found 29-year-old Dane Owens guilty Tuesday of first-degree felony murder and aggravated burglary in the October 2016 killing of 22-year-old Rowena Irani. She was studying psychology at Wichita State University. Prosecutors say Owens [...]

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By |2018-11-07T12:20:43-06:00November 7th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Former K-State student convicted in ex-girlfriend’s murder

RCPD Report 11/6/18

Officers filed a report for burglary and criminal damage to property in the 1100 block of Moro St. in Manhattan on November 5, 2018, at approximately 9:45 AM. Officers listed The Hi-Lo and Seth Stone, 39, of Manhattan as the victims when it was reported an unknown suspect broke a window at the business, causing [...]

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By |2018-11-06T10:36:10-06:00November 6th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD Report 11/6/18

RCPD Report 10/16/18

Officers filed a report for theft in the 3200 block of Kimball Ave. in Manhattan on October 15, 2018 at approximately 9:05 PM. Officers listed Dustin Downie, 46, of Manhattan as the victim when he reported an unknown suspect took his 2004 GMC Canyon Truck. The estimated total loss associated with this case is approximately [...]

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By |2018-10-16T11:40:42-05:00October 16th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD Report 10/16/18

Kansas State ending merit-based Putnam scholarships

Kansas State will stop offering the Putnam Scholarship to students. The Putnam was a $9,000 per year scholarship, which a student could have for four years. Pat Bosco, dean of student life, says the university is shifting its scholarships from totally merit-based to need plus merit-based. He says the change is meant to reallocate money [...]

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By |2018-10-08T12:20:41-05:00October 8th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Kansas State ending merit-based Putnam scholarships

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|Local News|Comments Off on Blaha sentenced to 20 months in hit-and-run that injured KSU student

County to begin tests at Keats Bridge site, warn residents to expect traffic delays

Riley County Public Works is beginning geological testing at the Keats Bridge site on Anderson Avenue on Monday, July 30th. Officials said in a release that traffic will be allowed through the work zone, but the road will be reduced to one lane strictly in the vicinity of the bridge. Residents should expect delays. The [...]

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By |2018-07-26T12:43:54-05:00July 26th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on County to begin tests at Keats Bridge site, warn residents to expect traffic delays

Gibson 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|Comments Off on Gibson 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|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|Local 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|Local News|Comments Off on Man sentenced in 2016 crash that killed Junction City mother, kids