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  • 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

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

    Man pleads not guilty to vehicle thefts

    A Westmoreland man suspected of stealing and attempting to steal vehicles in a May drunken driving and crash incident pleaded not guilty to his charges Monday. Nathan Woodyard, 38, pleaded not guilty to attempted robbery, DUI, interference with law enforcement, failure to stop at an accident

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

    Officials ID boat victim

    Authorities have released the name of a man involved in a boat wreck over the weekend at Tuttle Creek Lake. Clark Linders, 3630 Marlatt Ave., was transported to Mercy Regional Health Center Saturday after he wrecked his airboat on the lake and was thrown into the

  • Local |Business | November 09, 2014

    County tops state in exempt property

    The planned National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility might bring an added benefit to Riley County: less tax-exempt property. Currently, more than 25 percent of the land and buildings in Riley County — worth about $1.5 billion — is exempt from paying property taxes. The presence of Kansas State University

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