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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 12, 2015

    Information sought on man after incident

    A man approached two 12-year-old students between 2:50 and 3 p.m. on Tuesday as they were taking items to the recycling trailer at St. George Elementary School. One of the students believes the man had questionable contact with him inside the trailer and may have been

  • Local |Fort Riley | February 11, 2015

    Fort to limit visitor access

    Fort Riley soon will require criminal background checks for visitors who don’t have military ID cards. Beginning April 1, people without official Department of Defense identification cards will need temporary visitor passes or long-term access badges to enter the Army post. But to receive passes

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 11, 2015

    Flat revenue could put pressure on mill levy

    The city will have a harder time maintaining a flat mill levy due to slowed growth of other revenues streams, according to finance director Bernie Hayen’s comments Tuesday to the Manhattan City Commission. The work session was used to help prepare for the 2016 budget

  • Local |Education | February 11, 2015

    Special ed could face cuts

    USD 383 special education programs could face large cuts for next year as the district prepares to trim its budget between $2 million and $4.3 million. Based on a three-tier recommendation, the district could choose to cut special education by $461,000, $726,000 or $979,000 or make larger cuts elsewhere.  The

  • Local |Business | February 11, 2015

    New exhibit explores romantic practices of prairie chickens


    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Flint Hills Discovery Center is providing an up-close look at the mating rituals of prairie chickens. A new exhibit, “Save the Last Dance: A Prairie Ballet” opens Saturday and will be open until May 17. It features photographs

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | February 11, 2015

    Labor dept. investigating worker’s death

    The Kansas Department of Labor is investigating the death of a Manhattan city worker after a dirt trench collapsed on him on Friday. William Wiske, 30, of Wamego, died from the injuries he received after he was buried up to his waist in dirt and mud.

  • Local |Business |Fort Riley | February 11, 2015

    7,000-plus watched Army listening session

    More than 7,000 people watched the Army listening session on Monday, the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce claimed. The listening session was a chance for community members to tell Army officials why Fort Riley is important to the area. The officials will use the information

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 11, 2015

    RCPD identifies Randolph man killed in accidental shooting

    Riley County police identified the victim of a shooting death on Monday as 46-year-old Steven Hoard of Randolph, according to a press release issued on Tuesday afternoon. The RCPD responded to the 14000 block of Gardiner Road in Randolph around 1:20 a.m. and declared Hoard dead.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 11, 2015

    Homemade fireworks close overpass Tuesday

    A suspicious tube that contained homemade fireworks was removed from the overpass of Seth Child Road over Kimball Avenue on Tuesday morning. The RCPD and Manhattan Fire Department responded around 8:40 a.m. after someone saw the package in the road and filed a complaint. The

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 11, 2015

    Police seize $171K worth of drugs

    Riley County police seized more than $171,000 worth of drug-related items and arrested four people last week while serving a series of search warrants. According to a press release issued by the Riley County Police Department, items seized include $51,000 in cash, 14 pounds of marijuana, 1/2 pound of

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