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

    Thousands support Fort Riley at listening session

    Sam ftriley.phatch

    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

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 09, 2015

    Cameras to bolster court security

    Riley County commissioners decided Monday that money for courthouse security cameras would come out of the building fund. The cameras are part of a project to tighten courthouse security. The project also will include replacing courthouse doors, limiting their access, installing a metal detector at

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 09, 2015

    2 wounded in JC shooting

    Junction City police say they are investigating a Sunday morning shooting that sent two men to the hospital. Police responded to the parking lot of The KINGZ Motorcycle Club, 805 Grant Ave., shortly before 4 a.m. and discovered Jackie Oliver, 42, suffering from two gunshot wounds, according

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 09, 2015

    Commissioners to get revenue estimates

    The Manhattan City Commission will review on Tuesday the city’s potential future revenue to help prepare for the 2016 budget discussions that starts in May. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. City administrators will provide a review of the city’s

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | February 09, 2015

    Multi-car crash on I-70 leaves three injured

    A three-vehicle crash in Wabaunsee County caused injuries to three people on Sunday. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the crash happened at 4:12 p.m. when Ronald M. Stos, 64, of Great Bend, who was driving his 2011 Ford Taurus westbound on I-70 near mile marker 328, didn’

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 09, 2015

    Man gets probation in DUI, attempted robbery case

    A judge sentenced a Westmoreland man to probation on Monday for attempted robbery and drunken driving. Nathan Woodyard, 38, received 24 months probation for the May 11 incident. He must also pay and fines and fees totaling $1,063. Woodyard faces a 21-month prison sentence if he violates his probation

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