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I-70 accident sends one person to hospital

Two vehicles were involved in an accident on westbound I-70 8 1/2 miles out of Manhattan this weekend.

According to the Little Apple Post, Tosan Ehiguese of Manhattan lost control of the car and hit an SUV driven by Elizabeth Dodd of Manhattan on Sunday at 12:28 p.m. Both vehicles ended in the ditch, and Ehiguese’s car was overturned.

Dodd was taken to Mercy Regional Hospital, according to the Little Apple Post.

K-State Police Department asks for assistance in finding suspect

Last Thursday, a wallet was stolen from the Natatorium’s men’s locker room.

According to the Little Apple Post, credit cards that were in the wallet have been used around Manhattan and the police have caught surveillance photos of the suspects. One is an older white male with brown and gray hair, wearing a red and black jacket and sweat pants. The second is either white or Hispanic male with dark hair and glasses. The third suspect is a white or Hispanic female with dark hair and is wearing a K-State hoodie.

The police department requests any information regarding the investigation be reported at 785-532-6412.

2015 K-State Student Ambassadors selected

According to K-State Today, Nathan Laudan, senior in food science and agricultural communications, and Katie VanDever, sophomore in communication studies, have been selected to represent K-State as its next student ambassadors.

“To have the opportunity to represent the K-State student body in this capacity is a huge honor,” Laudan said via email.

As student ambassadors, Laudan and VanDever participate in a variety of activities such as visiting prospective students and alumni, assisting in programs on campus, attending Student Alumni Board meetings and events, as well as assist the president’s office.

In return, the ambassadors each receive a $1,500 scholarship, K-State clothing and an official K-State ring.

The student ambassadors were announced at homecoming from six candidates. Students voted during homecoming week.

“I couldn’t ask for a better university and family to represent and be proud to call my own,” Laudan said via email.

VanDever did not immediately respond for comments.

Several buildings affected by phone repairs

According to K-State Today, 10 buildings on the south end of campus will experience phone outages starting Friday after 5 p.m. and ending sometime this weekend.

In August, a water pipe broke and damaged an underground phone cable on campus. Since then, there have been reports of dead phone lines and loud static on phones.

All Faiths Chapel, Anderson Hall, Beach Museum of Art, Calvin Hall, Fairchild Hall, Holtz Hall, Kedzie Hall, McCain Auditorium, McCain Hall, Nichols Hall and Thompson Hall will be affected by the repairs.

Only 25 phones will be out of service at a time. Network and telecommunications services, as well as AT&T; will work on splicing the new underground cable a little bit at a time, bringing the 25 lines back up before shutting down the next 25.

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