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Topeka gears up after flooding moves music festival

Jun. 15, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka is gearing up for a major music festival that had to be moved there because of flooding. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the 24th annual Kicker Country Stampede will be held from June 20-22 at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka. It typically is held at Manhattan's...

Family describes chaos of '93 flood

Jun. 14, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — In July 1993, Janet Ebert remembers sandbagging around her mother's home at 1905 Casement Drive late one night, a useless effort in hindsight, she said. Tuttle Creek Dam had reached its flood capacity after more than 42 inches of rain fell that summer, and U.S. Army Corps of...

Prosecutor: DNA connects Manhattan man to 4 assaults

Jun. 11, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say DNA from a Manhattan man who is standing trial this week has connected him to the sexual assaults of four women. The Manhattan Mercury reports that 18-year-old Tommie Baggett is charged with one count of rape, three counts of attempted rape, one count of criminal...

Kansas music festival moves to Topeka over flooding concerns

May. 31, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A three-day Kansas country music festival scheduled for June has moved from a state park outside Manhattan to the Topeka area because of concerns about flooding. The Country Stampede announced its move Friday. Organizers said they were unsure of the safety of its original location at...

Kansas State to remove most of its ash trees from campus

May. 19, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State plans to remove most of the 251 ash trees on its Manhattan campus in advance of an expected infestation from the emerald ash borer. The insect is decimating the ash tree population as it moves west across the country. Dave Bruton, a forester with the Kansas Forest...

Shots fired on Kansas State campus; no injuries reported

May. 9, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University officials say a dispute between individuals that led to shots being fired on its parking lot appears to be unrelated to the Manhattan campus. No injuries have been reported after shots were fired around 11 a.m. Thursday. Authorities say there is "no ongoing...

Midwest downpours prompt more evacuations, flash flood fears

May. 8, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rain swamping the nation's midsection forced people from their homes in Kansas, stranded dozens of Texas children at school overnight and strained levees along the surging Mississippi River in Illinois, Missouri and elsewhere Wednesday prompting yet more flash flood concerns. The...

K-State lands former North Carolina RB Jordan Brown

May. 8, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — North Carolina running back Jordan Brown is heading to Kansas State, where he will be eligible to play for new coach Chris Klieman immediately as a graduate transfer. The former four-star recruit ran for 613 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore, but his playing time decreased...

Massachusetts couple gives $20 million to Kansas State

May. 7, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A Massachusetts couple is donating $20 million to Kansas State University's College of Business Administration. The college said in a news release that the gift from Paul and Sandra Edgerley of Brookline, Massachusetts, will fund a new Digital Learning Repository and a new Center for...

Manhattan-Ogden approves transgender student guidelines

May. 4, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The Manhattan-Ogden School Board has approved guidelines for transgender students in the school district. The board voted 6-1 Wednesday to approve the guidelines, after discussing the issue since December. The Manhattan Mercury reports the guidelines give students the right to be...