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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 09, 2015

    Man to stand trial in May shooting case

    A Manhattan man will stand trial in connection with an Aggieville shooting in May. A jury trial for Mark Self, Jr., 31, was set on Wednesday for February during Self’s arraignment in Riley County District Court. Self faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder in

  • Local |Education | September 09, 2015

    4 MHS students named Merit Scholar semifinalists

    Four Manhattan High School seniors have been named semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Catherine Lei, Nathan McClendon, Thomas Parish and Joshua Schwartz are among the nearly 16,000 semifinalists announced on Wednesday. The MHS students will continue vying for 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 09, 2015

    Worker transported for electrical shock


    A construction worker received an electric shock Wednesday while working on a roofing site in Junction City. The man was transported from the scene by ambulance and transfered to a helicopter at 12:10 p.m. for medical treatment. Officials said burn treatments are typically handled in

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 09, 2015

    JCPD arrests 3 juveniles in property damage case

    Junction City police have arrested three teenagers in connection with more than 100 reports of vehicles’ windows being shot out in the city during the holiday weekend. Police arrested two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old and charged them with 121 counts of damage to property and conspiracy to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 09, 2015

    Couple’s protest an attempt to regain custody of children

    A small group protesting outside the Riley County Courthouse this week is part of an attempt by one couple to regain custody of their children. Amelia and Raymond Schwab have been sitting outside the courthouse daily since Saturday. Raymond said he also has been on

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 08, 2015

    KSU suspends band director 1 game, will pay $5,000 fine

    K-State announced internal sanctions Tuesday following the halftime show at Saturday’s home football game against South Dakota — but not for the reasons you might expect. The band’s Star Trek-themed performance got lots of attention on social media over the holiday weekend because many

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 08, 2015

    Pott County investigating death of woman found in roadway

    A Pottawatomie County woman was found dead Sunday afternoon in rural Wamego, but law enforcement officials aren’t saying whether they suspect foul play. Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Shane Jager said on Tuesday that Shannon McKeeman Chebultz, 45, was found dead near the intersection of Macy Place

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 08, 2015

    K-State diversity leader announces her retirement

    Myra Gordon, associate provost for diversity, announced on Monday that she will retire at the conclusion of the current semester. Gordon, who joined Kansas State University in 2002, has led the university’s recruitment and retention programs that target multicultural students, faculty and staff, as well

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Kansas State University | September 08, 2015

    Police still searching for robbers who caused campus lockdown

    Police are still searching for suspects involved in early-morning robberies that caused officials to lockdown the Kansas State University campus for several hours on Friday morning. Riley County Police Department Lt. Greg Steere said on Tuesday that detectives are “actively following investigations.” He declined to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | September 08, 2015

    2 killed in weekend traffic accidents

    Two area men died in traffic accidents, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Colby Scott Mathies, Manhattan, was killed after a one-vehicle accident in Pottawatomie County at 4 a.m. Sunday. A KHP report said Mathies, 27, was driving a 1993 Chevrolet 1500 southbound on Carnahan Road about one-half

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