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108-year-old woman among few Native American WWII veterans

Apr. 12, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

WAMEGO, Kan. (AP) — Julia Kabance isn't sure about her new residence. At 108 (109 in August, she says), she had been living independently in her home in St. Marys until about a month ago. There she was still pretty active, doing calisthenics and walking to stay healthy. A problem with her leg affected her...

K-State has new, open feel under new coach Chris Klieman

Apr. 10, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The changes that have already taken place at Kansas State under new football coach Chris Klieman are evident from the moment you walk onto the practice field. For one thing, you actually can walk onto the practice field. Not every workout this spring has been open, of course, but...

Correction: Exchange-Agroterrorism Facility story

Apr. 9, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — In a Member Exchange story written by Harvest Public Media and distributed by the Associated Press April 5, Dr. Ali Kahn was misquoted as saying: "If (NBAF officials) haven't, then that's not a good practice." The quote should read: "If (officials) haven't, then that's not a good...

Patrol: 3 people killed in 1-vehicle wreck near Manhattan

Mar. 27, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says three people have died in a crash south of Manhattan. The accident was reported early Wednesday at an exit from Interstate 70. The patrol says one vehicle was involved. The investigation is continuing and the patrol says names will be released after...

Kansas State to lower tuition for students in 5 states

Mar. 22, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University is becoming cheaper for good students from five more states. The Manhattan Mercury reports that the Kansas Board of Regents agreed this week to allow new students from Arkansas, California, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas to begin paying less in fall 2020. To...

Trial set for August in shooting of Manhattan officer

Mar. 12, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A 38-year-old man accused of trying to kill a Manhattan police officer is now scheduled for trial in August. Mark Harrison faces one count of attempted capital murder of a police officer. Prosecutors say he fired 33 shots during a three-hour standoff with police in January 2018. The...

No. 18 K-State beats Oklahoma 68-53, wins share of Big 12

Mar. 9, 2019 10:28 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — There was one thing Kansas State seniors Barry Brown, Dean Wade and Kamau Stokes wanted to cross off their lists as they played their final home game for the Wildcats: win a Big 12 regular-season title. Check. Stokes scored 19 points and No. 18 Kansas State clinched a share of the...

Riley County: 2 recent deaths likely caused by fentanyl

Mar. 8, 2019 9:16 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Riley County police say a second death in Manhattan this month likely was caused by fentanyl found in heroin. The department says a 35-year-old Manhattan man was found dead on Tuesday. A 50-year-old man who was taken to a hospital on March 5 later died. And on March 2, a 27-year-old...

Wade, No. 16 Kansas State hold off Baylor 66-60

Mar. 2, 2019 11:38 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — When Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year Dean Wade is at his best, there aren't very many better players in the country. He was at his best Saturday night in the No. 16 Kansas State's 66-60 victory over Baylor, scoring 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting — and looking healthy and...

Case involving shooting at police officers ends in hung jury

Mar. 1, 2019 7:46 AM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — State prosecutors are seeking a retrial after a jury could not reach a verdict on one charge against a 37-year-old Manhattan man charged with trying to kill three law enforcement officers. Prosecutors say Mark Harrison fired 33 shots during a standoff with police in January. The...