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K-State honors Martin Luther King Jr. with annual wreath laying

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Kansas State University honored the life and legacy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with their annual candle lighting and wreath laying ceremony on campus Friday. Prior to the laying of the wreaths next to Dr. King’s bust outside of Ahearn Fieldhouse, members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity held their candle lighting ceremony. Before lighting [...]

Officials break ground on 50 million dollar Midtown project

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City officials, contractors, developers, employees, and more gathered Thursday in the parking lot behind Kite’s Bar and Grill for the official groundbreaking of the Midtown Development project. Prior to the groundbreaking, Aggieville Business Association Executive Director Dennis Cook noted he’s witnessed a lot of change in the district, but calls this project one of the [...]

JCPD arrest woman in connection to August fentanyl-related death

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Junction City Police on Thursday arrested a woman in connection to the death of a 19-year-old woman last August. Police charged 22-year-old Alyzah Benitez, of Junction City, with distribution of a controlled substance causing great bodily harm or death. The arrest follows a nearly six month investigation into the death of Caytlin Hinkle. Police say [...]

Crews making significant progress on the city’s levee system

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Improvements to Manhattan’s levee system are more visible as the project nears the one year mark of construction. A temporary levee was recently constructed near Hayes Drive and Casement Road as a new box gets installed. City Manager Ron Fehr tells KMAN plans are in the works to elevate that intersection and eventually install a [...]