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  • Local |Government, Politics | November 11, 2014

    Residents debate building commission

    A public forum on Monday about the creation of a “public building commission” turned into a heated two-hour debate about the scope of the proposed entity’s power. More than 20 residents attended the meeting, held by the Riley County Commission, concerning the draft of a

  • Local |Education | November 11, 2014

    Reports to detail enrollment, test scores at 6 district schools

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will have the chance to hear about six of the district’s schools in-depth. A special meeting for school reports will be at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The schools discussed will be Manhattan High School, Anthony and Eisenhower middle schools and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 11, 2014

    Officers investigate Belvue death

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what officers believe is a homicide after a person was found dead inside a home in Belvue Monday afternoon. According to Sheriff Greg Riat, one person has been detained for questioning, but no further information has been

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 11, 2014

    Voter turnout sets midterm record

    A record number of registered voters for a midterm election cast ballots in last Tuesday’s election in Pottawatomie County. Nancy McCarter, county election officer, said 8,258 of the 14,022 registered voters (58 percent) turned out for the election — a record for a gubernatorial election. McCarter discussed the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 11, 2014

    Man found guilty in death of Randolph teenager

    A Leonardville man accused of drunken driving that caused the death of a 17-year-old Randolph boy pleaded no contest to his charges on Monday in Riley County court. Garrett Olson, 20, was charged with involuntary manslaughter under the influence of alcohol. On Oct. 19, 2013, at about 1:30 a.

  • Local |Traffic | November 11, 2014

    Accident sends 3 to Mercy

    Three people were transported to Mercy Regional Health Center in a one-vehicle accident after the driver fell asleep Monday. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Melanie Stubbs, 22, of Manhattan was driving a 2011 Nissan Rogue when she fell asleep on Interstate 70 in Geary County at

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 10, 2014

    K-State set to help feed the world

    Can a wasp feed the world? It can help. If its larvae are nurtured near millet fields where a devastating moth steals harvests from the field, they can grow to become predators that destroy the pests and save a crop. And that just might put

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 10, 2014

    County: Many who voted weren’t registered

    Three hundred thirty-one ballots cast in the Nov. 4 elections were not valid, said Riley County clerk Rich Vargo. A total of 15, 935 ballots were cast in the county, including 770 provisional ballots, according to the county’s 2014 General Election Canvass Report, released Monday. Provisional ballots are given

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 10, 2014

    Ogden man found dead

    Riley County police found a man deceased at 4:44 p.m. on Saturday after they conducted a welfare check in Ogden. Michael Hentges, 27, of Ogden, was found dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a police report.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 10, 2014

    Man shot during attempted robbery

    A 19-year-old Manhattan man was shot in the face during a robbery attempt late Friday night, Riley County police said Monday. Dispatchers received a call at 11:55 p.m. reporting that a victim had arrived in the Mercy Regional Health Center emergency room with a gunshot

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