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  • Local |Government, Politics | November 19, 2014

    Ex-commissioners to be allowed to fill at-large spots on law board

    The Manhattan City Commission voted 3-2 to change Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board policy on appointments. The commission will go back to following the state law, which allows a city commissioner to stay on the law board after no longer being a commissioner if

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2014

    Hearing set for 4 men in robbery, kidnapping

    Four Manhattan men arrested in two kidnappings and robberies will appear together in Riley County District Court in December. Judge William Malcolm scheduled Ortegas Tune, 26, Kaywaun Washington, 25, Rasheem Wilson, 26 and Kenneth Mallett, 22, for a joint preliminary hearing on Dec. 19. Mallett, who currently doesn’t have

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2014

    Hearing continued in child’s death

    A status hearing was continued Tuesday for a Fort Riley soldier arrested last month on charges of abuse and first-degree murder of a child.  Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared before Judge Meryl Wilson in Riley County District Court Tuesday afternoon via live video stream from Riley

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2014

    Campus rape reported

    The Kansas State University Police Department is investigating a reported rape on campus. The incident occurred early Saturday morning in a student housing area, according to a report from Capt. Don Stubbings. The female victim and the male suspect were known to each other. Police

  • Local |Education | November 18, 2014

    MATC leader to step down

    Rob Edleston on Tuesday announced his retirement as president of Manhattan Area Technical College. Edleston, who has held the office for more than a decade, said he plans to retire July 1. The MATC campus is in the midst of a multi-year master plan that includes $81

  • Local |Kansas State University |Agriculture | November 18, 2014

    K-State aims for more food with $50M grant

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    Kansas State University graduate and post-doctoral students have been working to find ways to make more food for a growing population with fewer resources and with the environment in mind. Their efforts reflect the research that will be done in a new Feed the Future

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | November 18, 2014

    Concert to include music from ‘Hansel and Gretel’

    The Kansas State University Orchestra will present its third concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, in McCain Auditorium. Admission is free. David Littrell, university distinguished professor of music and orchestra conductor, said the concert will be packed with beloved compositions that will

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | November 18, 2014

    Reserve spending approved for new tech

    The Riley County Police Department will use emergency reserve funds early next year to cover unexpected computer upgrades. On Monday, the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board approved 4-0 reserve fund spending up to $150,000. RCPD Director Brad Schoen said the upgrades are necessary because Microsoft

  • Local |Education | November 18, 2014

    Board to consider adding, removing MHS classes

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board could vote to add a few new courses to the Manhattan High School curriculum. The issue will be discussed at a 6:30 p.m. meeting on Wednesday. Two new courses proposed for the curriculum include General Psychology and Introduction to Sociology with

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 18, 2014

    Belvue man charged with 1st-degree murder

    Christopher Arand, rural Belvue, has been charged with first-degree murder and felony cruelty to animals in connection with the death of his 70-year-old uncle, Larry Arand, Belvue. Arand, 36, made his first appearance in Pottawatomie County District Court Friday morning when a preliminary hearing was scheduled

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