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Trial starts in Aggieville shooting case

According to KMAN, the trial of Mark Self Jr., 31, began Monday afternoon.

Self allegedly shot 26-year-old Kevin Green, of Manhattan, near the 600 block of North 12th Street last May. A second victim, 19-year-old Jeremy Caudill, sustained a minor injury, according to KMAN.

Witnesses from Tubby’s Sports Bar were called to the stand to share testimonies from the night of the incident. Blase Martin, former general manager of Tubby’s, shared his account of the event from security cameras. Martin said he called the bars security team to break up a fight between Self and Green.

Tyler Davis, former security manager of Tubby’s, removed Self from the bar. Davis was also one of the witnesses to describe gunfire, according to KMAN.

Caudill described the sound as firecrackers before noticing Self with a gun, he then ran and said he felt something hit his shoulder blade.

Self faces charges of attempted first degree murder and has pleaded not guilty, according to KMAN.

K-State receives recognition for research activity, undergraduate enrollment

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education has named K-State as the university with the “highest research activity and high undergraduate enrollment,” according to the Little Apple Post.

In 2010, K-State was placed in the “very high research activity” classification before moving up in 2015 to the “highest research activity” classification.

The Carnegie Classification is issued every five years to describe and recognize institutional diversity in higher education within the U.S., according to the Little Apple Post.

“K-State has had a rich history of research coupled with our land-grant mission, and we’ve made a conscious effort to build off our strengths in animal health and global food systems to enable impactful technologies, address real-world problems and enhance well-being,” Peter Dorhout, interim vice president for research, said to the Little Apple Post.

According to Dorhout, research grew 22 percent from 2009 to 2014. Research activity is an important part of the university’s goal to be a top 50 public research university by 2025.

Manhattan announces new city attorney

The City of Manhattan announced in a press release it has selected a new city attorney, according to KMAN.

Katharine “Katie” Jackson has been selected as the new city manager. She will be responsible for providing legal expertise.

Jackson’s position as city attorney requires her to represent the municipality of Manhattan, as well as providing legal advice and counsel to the City Commission and City Staff, according to KMAN.

“It has been a considerable privilege to work for and with the City Commission and City staff, and I appreciate the opportunity to serve as City Attorney,” Jackson said.

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