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

    Aggieville shooter sentenced to 7 years

    A Manhattan man was sentenced to more than seven years in prison Monday for an April shooting near Aggieville. In Riley County District Court, Chief Judge Meryl Wilson sentenced Dontay Tabron, 21, to 89 months in prison for second-degree attempted murder. Tabron had pleaded no contest to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | July 28, 2015

    Sheriff seeking funding for narcotics detective

    The Pott County Sheriff’s Department budget request for 2016 includes funds for a narcotics detective and a company to manage medical costs for the jail. Sheriff Greg Riat told commissioners Monday he isn’t seeking wage increases for his department, other than the normal 1.6-percent

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | July 28, 2015

    Evans family donates $1M to Academic Success Center

    Ike and Letty Evans, Bluffton, South Carolina, are supporting the Academic Success Center in the College of Engineering at Kansas State University with a $1 million donation. The center provides a variety of services dedicated to helping students achieve academic success on campus. With help from

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 28, 2015

    Higgins to lead Center for Economic Education

    Eric Higgins has been named director of the Center for Economic Education at Kansas State University. The appointment was jointly announced by the university and the Kansas Council for Economic Education. In addition to being head of the finance department in the College of Business

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

    Body found in Topeka believed to be that of missing Manhattan man

    A body found in a vehicle in a Dillon’s parking lot in Topeka was preliminarily identified as that of missing Manhattan man, according to his family. Though Topeka police have not positively identified the man, family members of Bob Griffith, 54, posted on a Facebook

  • Local | July 27, 2015

    Corrections exceeds state’s standards

    The Riley County Community Corrections Department did well over the past year, according to its quarterly and year-end outcome report. The department, which seeks to reduce crime by working with adult and juvenile offenders sentenced to complete an intensive probation program in lieu of prison

  • Local |Neighbors | July 27, 2015

    K-State student loves country dance scene

    Briell Howbert had no idea the first time she stepped foot into Aggieville’s Dirty Dawg Saloon that she would discover a passion for country swing dancing and, later, a group of teammates that would become more like family. Howbert, a junior in K-State’s

  • Local |Business | July 27, 2015

    Free services at 4th count event

    Everybody Counts, a grassroots community effort to quantify and address the needs of Manhattan’s homeless and low-income residents, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 1 in the 900 block of Yuma Street. It is the fourth such event. It was started in

  • Local | July 27, 2015

    Couple returns to home after retaining wall collapse

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    The rain might have washed away Pam and Bobb Stokes’ retaining wall, but it didn’t clean the dirty laundry, carpet and dust. The Stokeses moved back into their home at 615 Ratone Lane on July 18 after being unable to live there since the end of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | July 27, 2015

    Crash injures one person

    One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night south of Manhattan. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Silvana Okanovic, 29, St. Louis, Missouri, was transported to Via Christi Hospital after the crash. The report indicates Okanovic was driving a 2014 Volvo northbound on Kansas

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