Wednesday, July 1, 2015


State & Region
  • July 01, 2015 | State Tractor-trailer hitches could be faulty, 6,000 may be in use

    BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — On a twisty, snow-lined hill that the locals call "Devil's Backbone," a 12-ton semi-trailer came loose from its tractor and plowed into an oncoming line of pre-dawn commuters.

  • July 01, 2015 | State Mass. teen charged with killing teacher wants trial moved

    SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Lawyers for a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his high school math teacher have asked a judge to move their client's trial out of eastern Massachusetts, saying it will be difficult to pick an impartial jury given the large amount of publicity the case has received.

  • July 01, 2015 | State Another black church in South Carolina burns; cause unknown

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twenty years after the Ku Klux Klan burned it down, a South Carolina black church, north of Charleston, has caught fire again and authorities were trying to determine why.

  • July 01, 2015 | State Events leading to government probe of big-rig hitches

    March 1, 2011: Fontaine Fifth Wheel sends service bulletin to customers telling them that the Ultra LT hitch used on semis may not lock properly and trailers can detach from tractors on the road. The bulletin also is sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  • July 01, 2015 | State A look at wildfire hotspots around the West

    People returned to find their homes reduced to rubble following a destructive wildfire in Washington state, while crews battled blazes in California and Nevada.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 30, 2015

    RCPD investigating death near Casement Road

    A man died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday evening near the intersection of Casement and Barnes roads in Manhattan.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 30, 2015

    Police: Suspicious mail at hospital posed no threat

    Riley County Police officers investigated a suspicious piece of mail sent to Via Christi Hospital Monday, but ultimately determined it posed no threat.

  • Local |Business | June 29, 2015

    Stampede wraps up with Travis Tritt, mild temperatures

    Grammy-winner Travis Tritt took the Stampede stage Sunday, closing out a festival marked by mild temperatures and very little rain.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 29, 2015

    Booker gains time to review evidence

    TOPEKA — A federal judge on Monday gave a man charged with plotting to bomb an Army installation in support of the Islamic State group more time to review the evidence against him.

  • Local | June 29, 2015

    EMS: Few injuries at festival

    The number of medical emergencies at this year’s Country Stampede was down slightly from last year, officials said Monday.

  • Local |Business |Neighbors |Food & Drink | June 29, 2015

    Hulon feels lucky to have made love of wine into career

    Having worked in restaurants since he was 14 years old, Ian Hulon described his career as more of a love affair with the industry.

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 29, 2015

    County to strengthen Ebola preparedness plans

    The Riley County Health Department Monday announced plans to strengthen its ability to respond in the case of an Ebola outbreak.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 29, 2015

    Soldier pleads no contest to rape of child

    A Fort Riley soldier pleaded no contest to raping a child and indecent liberties with a child in a plea agreement reached last week, just before a jury trial scheduled to begin Monday morning in Riley County District Court.

  • Local |Business | June 29, 2015

    Sales tax revenue falls below 2014

    For the first time this year, the monthly sales tax revenue is less than revenue from the same time last year.

  • Local |Business | June 28, 2015

    Shelton, Evans take the Stampede stage in third night of music festival

    The third day of Country Stampede culminated in much-anticipated headline performances by Sara Evans and NBC’s “The Voice” host Blake Shelton.

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