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  • I Wonder |Local |Business |Holidays | December 19, 2014

    What is the mall charging to sit on Santa’s lap?

    Santa.phatch

    Is it true that the mall is charging $25 for visits with Santa? Is that a change from previous years? A fee for sitting on Santa’s lap? What’s next, tipping the elves? A surcharge for chimney delivery? Guess Santa has to pay for all

  • Local | December 19, 2014

    Local boy takes top spot at chess tournament

    A 13-year-old Manhattanite was the best eighth-grader at a national chess tournament in Orlando, Fla., last weekend. Jack Easton won the number one spot at the eighth grade U.S. Chess Federation Tournament and moved up to an expert level in the competition with a 2049

  • Local |Traffic |Government, Politics | December 19, 2014

    Counties to explore Barnes Road link

    The Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization will begin looking into a Riley County-Pottawatomie County connection from Barnes Road. This came up during discussion on Thursday at the joint meeting between the City of Manhattan, and Riley and Pottawatomie counties. The previous discussions have been about

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | December 19, 2014

    Commission approves renewal of Aggieville police station lease

    Riley County commissioners approved on Thursday the renewal of the Riley County Police Department’s Aggieville substation lease. The 1-year extension with LAR Management, LLC, will keep the rent at $825 a month for the 612 square-foot space at 1113 Moro St. The county has been leasing the

  • Local |Education |Business | December 18, 2014

    District halts job postings

    The Manhattan-Ogden school district has halted job postings because of the uncertain state budget situation. Superintendent Bob Shannon said at the school board meeting Wednesday that positions for next year that have come open in the past six to eight weeks because of retirements and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 18, 2014

    Police report scams

    The Riley County Police Department and the Kansas State University Police Department have received several complaints regarding possible scams in the Manhattan and Riley County Area. The scams are carried out over the phone using the RCPD name on caller identification or sent via postcard.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | December 18, 2014

    Local bar challenges MIP citation

    Can a person buy a beer but not possess it? That’s the question at the center of a case involving a local bar. Kite’s Bar & Grill has filed for judicial review in response to a charge of minor in possession after an

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | December 18, 2014

    Regents approve $10.4M for K-State building maintenance

    TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Regents approved rehabilitation and repair projects for K-State totaling more than $10.4 million Wednesday afternoon. These repairs are for the 2016 fiscal year. The biggest item of concern in the 29-point list of projects is for state fire code updates for the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | December 18, 2014

    Police refute racial profiling allegation

    A former Kansas State football player and father of an Oklahoma State player says he was the victim of racial profiling by stadium police at the schools’ game in Manhattan on Nov. 1. Steve Clark, 55, a former Wichita North football coach and one of two African-American

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 18, 2014

    Local man arrested on drug charges

    The Riley County Police Department arrested a Manhattan man as part of an ongoing investigation into the distribution of illegal narcotics in the Manhattan and Riley County area. Connor James Yeager, 19, 9104 Tonya Terrace, was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of

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