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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 28, 2015

    JC man found guilty of bank fraud, stealing father’s ID

    A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Junction City man of stealing his father’s identity to apply for a VA home loan. Matthew Williams, 47, was convicted on one count of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. According to a release from

  • Local |Business |General Activities | August 28, 2015

    Speedy P.D. grows into one of Manhattan’s biggest races

    The Speedy P.D. Race for Parkinson’s Disease has come a long way since it started on the Meadowlark Hills campus seven years ago. Raising about $11,000, the first-year’s race featured 125 participants. Since, it has grown to one of the biggest road races in

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 28, 2015

    Breast cancer awareness luncheon planned Oct. 2

    Women are invited to enjoy lunch with friends as they learn about breast health and cancer at the sixth annual Pink Power Luncheon for breast cancer awareness from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at Holiday Inn at the Campus, 1641 Anderson Avenue in Manhattan.

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | August 27, 2015

    County approves cash for flood grant

    Riley County commissioners voted Thursday to provide county funds to strengthen the Wildcat Creek Resiliency Fund grant application. The county will contribute $4,000 to a $10,000 tab for assistance from a lobbying firm. The Flint Hills Regional Council will provide another $1,000, and the city of Manhattan has

  • Local |Business | August 27, 2015

    Some Riley residents wary of $40M Wildcat Creek grant

    RILEY — The campaign for a $40 million federal grant to mitigate flooding along Wildcat Creek hit a few bumps Wednesday night. The Kansas Department of Agriculture is applying for the grant on behalf of Riley County and Manhattan. On Wednesday representatives from the state and county

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 27, 2015

    No arrests in robbery of Sunflower Bank

    Riley County police are still searching for a man who robbed Sunflower Bank Wednesday morning. The robbery reportedly took place at 10:20 a.m. at the bank, 2710 Anderson Ave. RCPD spokesman Matthew Droge said on Thursday that he knows of no new developments in the case,

  • Local |Education | August 27, 2015

    MHS under brief lockout Thursday

    Manhattan High West Campus went under a brief lockout Thursday morning after what officials described as a “student issue.” USD 383’s director of communications and safety, Michele Jones, said students and staff members were told to remain in their classrooms for 10 minutes, from about 11:10 to 11:20

  • Local |Business | August 27, 2015

    Manhattan sales taxes on upswing after lull

    Manhattan’s monthly sales tax revenue is on the upswing again after a two-month lull. The city received $904,472 in sales tax revenue, according to the August sales tax report, which reflects the previous month’s sales. This is an increase of $10,336 or about 1.16 percent from

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Kansas State University | August 26, 2015

    Parents, classmates mourn slain student at ceremony


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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 26, 2015

    Police searching for Sunflower Bank robber


    Riley County police are searching for a man who robbed Sunflower Bank Wednesday morning. The robbery reportedly took place at 10:20 a.m. at the bank, 2710 Anderson Ave. RCPD spokesman Matthew Droge said officers are looking for a white man, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a

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