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

    RCPD K-9 retires after 11 years of service

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    A member of the Riley County Police Department isn’t letting go of everything he learned on the job just because he’s retiring. Dino, a fluffy black and brown German Shepherd with front feet the size of softballs may be done with police work,

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

    Details released in armed robbery

    A drug sale on July 10 turned into a robbery at gunpoint according to an affidavit released on Friday morning. According to the warrant affidavit, Trey Campbell, 21, and Ty Suggs, 21, former star athletes for Manhattan High School, arranged to buy a half-pound of marijuana from Hudson

  • Local |Education | December 19, 2014

    Students flex their ‘MacGyver’ skills

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    Eighth grade students at Susan B. Anthony Middle School learned how to use their resources to fix things on Friday, just like the ultimate problem solver, MacGyver. The eighth-graders were not making explosives with duct tape as MacGyver, the 1980s TV hero, would have done,

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

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

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    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

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