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  • Women's Basketball | May 21, 2014

    Currie trying to get Romero her release from K-State

    Leti romero.phatch

    According to the Kansas State student-athlete handbook, the decision of the appeals committee is final. Yet, Wednesday it was learned K-State athletic director John Currie has attempted to reverse the committee’s decision to deny women’s basketball player Leti Romero from obtaining a release

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 20, 2014

    Police investigating report of sexual assault in Ogden

    Riley County police on Tuesday afternoon were investigating a complaint of sexual assault in Ogden between two people who know each other. According to a report from public information officer Matthew Droge, no arrests had been made as of about 3 p.m. Ogden Elementary, meanwhile,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 20, 2014

    RCPD says it won’t change alcohol policy

    The Riley County Police Department’s policy on how it handles alcohol violation citations isn’t going to change, officials said Monday. During a Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board meeting, RCPD Assistant Director John Doehling said the department reviewed its policy as the board

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 20, 2014

    Aggieville signs could go digital

    Manhattan could soon see more digital signs in Aggieville and at churches and schools if the city approves changes to local regulations. The Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board received an update Monday on the ongoing sign regulation changes. Senior planner Chad Bunger said one of

  • May 20, 2014

    Report: Plane broke apart in mid-air in 2012 crash

    LAKE WALES, Fla. — A National Transportation Safety Board report details how a small plane carrying a Kansas businessman, his wife and their four children plunged to the ground after parts of both wings and the horizontal stabilizer broke off in mid-air. But the report released

  • Local |Education | May 20, 2014

    Board to consider mill levy increase

    The USD 383 Board of Education members will consider raising the local mill levy to help fund its capital outlay budget, potentially raising property taxes. The discussion will happen at the board’s Wednesday meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Currently, the local mill levy for the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 20, 2014

    RCPD forms special reaction team to address violations at Pillsbury

    Visitors to the Pillsbury Crossing Wildlife Area may have noticed an increased Riley County police presence in recent weeks. On Monday, RCPD Patrol Division Capt. Kurt Moldrup told the Riley County police board that the department recently has had a “special reaction team” of three

  • Local | May 20, 2014

    Burn season unusually busy in Pott County

    This spring was an expensive and time-consuming burn season in Pottawatomie County. There were 837 controlled pasture fires during the April burn season and 69 of those (more than eight percent) got out of control, requiring a response from between three and five fire departments, according to

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | May 20, 2014

    Officials expect another surge in construction

    Pottawatomie County officials are anticipating another surge in new housing construction this year. Appraiser Lois Schlegel, in her monthly update to county commissioners Monday, reported 87 property sales in the county during April — considerably higher than the 60 sales during the same period last year. More than

  • May 20, 2014

    China’s dismay is misdirected

    What a surprise. China has denied hacking American multinational companies to steal trade secrets and intellectual property. What’s more, China is downright outraged at the allegations in a 31-count U.S. indictment against five Chinese citizens and calls U.S. claims “extremely absurd.” A

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