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

    Affidavit: Manhattan infant killed in February suffered previous abuse

    An affidavit released Thursday showed that a baby killed in Manhattan in February died as a result of “multiple blunt traumatic injuries” and that she had suffered previous abuse. Alexander McConnell, 22, of Manhattan, a specialist at Fort Riley, was arrested Sept. 29 in connection with death

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 10, 2014

    Democratic candidate for insurance commissioner pledges to seek out fraud

    Dennis Anderson thinks the state insurance commissioner can make a difference, even if some Kansans forget the position even exists. “But that’s how it should be,” he said. “They should be doing the job, not trying to make headlines.” Anderson is the Democratic candidate

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

    Gay marriage takes small step forward here

    Authorization order-2

    Riley County is not turning away same-sex marriage applications, but it’s not yet clear if they’ll be approved. Riley residents Darci Bohnenblust and Joleen Hickman, a same-sex couple of 19 years, applied for a marriage license Thursday, and the court took in the application.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 09, 2014

    Infant who died of abuse sustained numerous injuries

    An affidavit released Thursday showed that a baby killed in Manhattan in February died as a result of “multiple blunt traumatic injuries” and that she had suffered previous abuse. Alexander McConnell, 22, of Manhattan, a specialist at Fort Riley, was arrested Sept. 29 in connection with death

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | October 09, 2014

    Eddie Lowery returns to Manhattan to speak for 1st time since exoneration for rape

    Eddie Lowery cried Wednesday evening as he hugged his former attorney, Barry Clark. Clark played a key role in Lowery’s exoneration after he was wrongfully convicted of rape more than 30 years ago. Lowery spoke at the Kansas State University Student Union, telling his story

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | October 09, 2014

    Commission approves fire station bays

    OGDEN — Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins asked county commissioners Thursday for more money to tweak the design of a new fire station to be built at the intersection of Tuttle Cove Road and Highway 13. The original design, which will replace the existing station

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 09, 2014

    RCPD investigating 2nd robbery in 1 day

    A 21-year-old woman suffered minor injuries in a robbery Wednesday evening — the day’s second reported robbery. The incident was reported at 7:50 p.m. in the 700 block of Bertrand Street in its south alley. Three men approached the woman and demanded money, according to a

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 09, 2014

    KSU innovation center amasses $2.4M in equipment donations

    SALINA — The Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center, which broke ground in July, is already creating momentum toward its project goals. The innovation center has garnered $2.4 million in equipment donations, the facility’s foundation is currently being poured and the job description for a

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 09, 2014

    Dads battle balancing work, family, fitness

    Some fathers are exercising their emotions as much as mothers when balancing fitness and family, according to a Kansas State University kinesiology researcher. Emily Mailey, assistant professor of kinesiology, researched working parents’ struggles in establishing an exercise program in the study “Physical activity barriers and

  • Local |Fort Riley | October 08, 2014

    Funk says 1st Infantry Division’s mission is to take on Islamic State

    Funk.phatch

    FORT RILEY— Maj. Gen. Paul Funk II, commanding general of Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division, told reporters Wednesday that his command’s impending deployment to Baghdad and Irbil, Iraq, is about a clear mission: to take on the Islamic State of Iraq and

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