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  • 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

  • Local |Government, Politics |Fort Riley | February 10, 2015

    Thousands support Fort Riley at listening session

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    JUNCTION CITY — The community surrounding Fort Riley gave a big red welcome to visiting Army officials during a listening session held Monday afternoon in Junction City. On hand were more than 2,000 attendees, Gov. Sam Brownback, most of the Kansas congressional delegation, and numerous other state

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 10, 2015

    Commissioners aim to take out the trash

    Pottawatomie County may soon be looking for a legal remedy to trash and junk-filled properties in the county. The issue was discussed briefly Monday when Scott Schwinn, county sanitarian, told county commissioners he had received complaints about the accumulation of trash and junk at two

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 10, 2015

    Activist talks about strategies for education


    Geoffrey Canada likes to experiment. It was his experimentation in education that won him recognition for his efforts to “save children” in Harlem. “All I wanted to do was save my kids in Harlem and I didn’t think anyone would notice,” Canada, an education

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 10, 2015

    Police arrest 3 for ‘tagging’ buildings with spray paint

    A search warrant on Thursday helped lead to the arrest of three people who vandalized buildings in Manhattan, Kansas State University and Pottawatomie County.  Since October 2014, more than 25 buildings have been vandalized with spray paint. Riley County police estimate damage in excess of $15,000. The graffiti

  • Local |Government, Politics |Fort Riley | February 09, 2015

    Moran says he will look to end cuts, help Fort Riley


    U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., said Monday he will continue to work to end federal defense cuts while also ensuring Fort Riley is in the best possible position to benefit from changes in the Army. Moran visited with Army leaders on Monday at Fort

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