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  • Local |Business | October 01, 2014

    New pumps to be installed at Riverchase

    New pumps were expected to arrive Wednesday to replace a temporary system at Riverchase Mobile Home Park after residents endured a week of problems with its water system. Officials lifted a boil-water advisory for the park on Monday. According to the Kansas Department of Health

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 01, 2014

    Erosion delays ‘green roof’ project at KSU

    A construction project at Kansas State University’s Memorial Stadium is under a bit of revision. In what will eventually be a “green roof” that will host native plants and other vegetation above a new Purple Masque Theater on the stadium’s former west seating

  • Local |Business | October 01, 2014

    $125,000 grant to fund new position for K-State police

    The Kansas State University Police Department will be hiring soon, thanks to a U.S. Department of Justice grant. Six Kansas law enforcement agencies on Tuesday were named as funding award recipients from the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). The

  • Local | October 01, 2014

    No quake activity at Tuttle Creek

    A pair of southern Kansas earthquakes whose effects reportedly were felt as far north as Manhattan didn’t register with Tuttle Creek officials. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the first earthquake to hit Harper County was at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and was measured 3.3

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 01, 2014

    Soldier accused of killing infant appears in court

    A Fort Riley soldier accused of killing a child born last year made his first appearance in Riley County District Court Wednesday afternoon. Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared via video from the Riley County Jail. District Magistrate Judge Sheila Hochhauser reviewed the charges filed against him of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 30, 2014

    Local man arrested on murder charge

    Riley County police arrested a Manhattan man for first-degree murder and child abuse on Monday, but additional details aren’t being released. According to a police report, officers arrested 22-year-old Alexander McConnell, 1300 Marlatt Ave. Apt. 204, at 3:50 p.m. Monday while he was on Fort Riley.

  • Local |Business | September 30, 2014

    Bridge bid nearly $350K less than estimate

    Ebert Construction Co., Wamego, was the apparent low bidder Monday for construction of a new bridge on Flint Rock Road, northeast of Louisville. Ebert’s bid of $650,948 was one of three considered by the Pottawatomie County Commission for construction of a 213-foot span 1.5 miles south

  • Local |Education | September 30, 2014

    Program to engage students in election process

    Manhattan-Ogden elementary and middle school students might participate again in an educational program about American democracy in light of election season. Pending approval of the Manhattan-Ogden school board, students would be educated about the rights and responsibilities and process of civic engagement in the United

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 30, 2014

    Jail loaf no piece of cake for misbehaving inmates

    Prisonloaf.phatch

    Deep inside the freezers at the Riley County Jail are tightly wrapped, 6-ounce packages of a concoction so foul it would be a surprise to see dogs fight over the contents. The packages contain jail loaf, also called prison loaf or nutraloaf, which sits in

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 29, 2014

    Residents share flood insurance increase concerns

    Concerned residents Monday told Riley County commissioners and representatives of Kansas’ congressmen how they felt about the possibility of increased flood insurance rates. The Riley County Commission held a summit about the issue. “Such increases are overwhelming to some with modest-priced homes,” Commission Chairman Bob

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