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  • Local |Business | December 16, 2014

    Downed line leaves 3,800 without power

    An official at Westar Energy said 3,800 customers were without power Monday night after the wind took down a power line. Westar said the outage began just before 8 on Monday night and was concentrated near the campus of Kansas State University, Sunset Park and Sunset Cemetery.

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 15, 2014

    NBAF measure passes Congress

    The path to building the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) became clearer on Saturday night. The Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending package that included a resolution to allow the NBAF construction project to move forward, though federal funding is not yet complete. According to

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 15, 2014

    Commissioners formally adopt public building panel

    Riley County Commissioners signed a resolution Monday forming a public building commission, a panel that can approve county building projects without a public vote. No one publicly commented about the PBC at a Monday commission meeting, in contrast to protests heard at discussions about the

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 15, 2014

    Butler to resign from law board

    Mayor Wynn Butler plans to resign from his position on the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board at the Manhattan City Commission meeting Tuesday. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Butler’s planned resignation in a consent agenda item comes after a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 15, 2014

    State moves to seal evidence in soldier’s child porn arrest

    The state has filed a motion to seal an affidavit and sworn testimony of a Fort Riley soldier held on a $5 million bond. Staff Sgt. James Henning, 40, Junction City, was arrested Nov. 25 in connection with distributing child pornography. He faces charges of sexual exploitation of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 15, 2014

    Woman killed Sunday in Highway 24 accident

    A pedestrian was killed early Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 24. Angela Ressler, 48, of rural Manhattan was killed after being struck by a Ford pickup truck traveling east on U.S. 24. Ressler is believed to have been walking west in the eastbound lane of the

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 14, 2014

    Speakers offer parting advice to K-State’s engineering grads

    Grad5.phatch

    With a turn of the tassel and a walk out of Bramlage Coliseum in caps and gowns on Friday and Saturday, more than 1,800 students became Kansas State University alumni at fall 2014 graduation. Manhattan was full of families and graduates in robes taking pictures next to

  • Local |Business | December 14, 2014

    WHS cheerleader performs at Macy’s parade

    Whs cheer.phatch

    Brooke Ward was one of fewer than 1,000 high school cheerleaders from around the country chosen by the National Cheerleaders Association to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which was held in New York last month. The Wamego High School cheerleading team captain, Ward

  • Local |Business | December 14, 2014

    Vision of redevelopment mostly realized as project comes to end

    As the saying goes, you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find you get what you need. That has been the case for developers and officials involved in downtown Manhattan’s redevelopment project. After about a decade

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 14, 2014

    Sheriff’s office seeks owner of survey tools

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help to locate the owner of found property.  Several surveying tools were found near 10800 School Creek Road, according to a press release from Sheriff Greg Riat. The tools include a theodolite, an automatic level and a

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