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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 01, 2014

    Soldier accused of killing infant appears in court

    A Fort Riley soldier accused of killing a child born last year made his first appearance in Riley County District Court Wednesday afternoon. Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared via video from the Riley County Jail. District Magistrate Judge Sheila Hochhauser reviewed the charges filed against him of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 30, 2014

    Local man arrested on murder charge

    Riley County police arrested a Manhattan man for first-degree murder and child abuse on Monday, but additional details aren’t being released. According to a police report, officers arrested 22-year-old Alexander McConnell, 1300 Marlatt Ave. Apt. 204, at 3:50 p.m. Monday while he was on Fort Riley.

  • Local |Business | September 30, 2014

    Bridge bid nearly $350K less than estimate

    Ebert Construction Co., Wamego, was the apparent low bidder Monday for construction of a new bridge on Flint Rock Road, northeast of Louisville. Ebert’s bid of $650,948 was one of three considered by the Pottawatomie County Commission for construction of a 213-foot span 1.5 miles south

  • Local |Education | September 30, 2014

    Program to engage students in election process

    Manhattan-Ogden elementary and middle school students might participate again in an educational program about American democracy in light of election season. Pending approval of the Manhattan-Ogden school board, students would be educated about the rights and responsibilities and process of civic engagement in the United

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 30, 2014

    Jail loaf no piece of cake for misbehaving inmates

    Prisonloaf.phatch

    Deep inside the freezers at the Riley County Jail are tightly wrapped, 6-ounce packages of a concoction so foul it would be a surprise to see dogs fight over the contents. The packages contain jail loaf, also called prison loaf or nutraloaf, which sits in

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 29, 2014

    Residents share flood insurance increase concerns

    Concerned residents Monday told Riley County commissioners and representatives of Kansas’ congressmen how they felt about the possibility of increased flood insurance rates. The Riley County Commission held a summit about the issue. “Such increases are overwhelming to some with modest-priced homes,” Commission Chairman Bob

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 29, 2014

    Man gets 6-year sentence in 2 cases

    A Manhattan man was sentenced on Monday to six years in prison for an April kidnapping and robbery and for falsifying information on a pawn ticket in another case. Jerred Snyder, 30, reached a plea agreement in both cases earlier this month. He pleaded no contest

  • Local |Business | September 29, 2014

    Horse power on display at Old Settlers Day

    ALTA VISTA — Horse power is far from dead and gone, say some area farmers. They were on hand to give historical demonstrations at Saturday’s Old Settlers Day at Alta Vista, but they said rising fuel costs and other overhead sometimes require them to hitch

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 28, 2014

    WWII pilot takes to skies to fly one plane, skydive from another

    Landing.phatch

    Case Bonebrake started flying when he was 21 for the U.S. Army Air Corp. But that was in 1942, when he enlisted in the military for World War II. Bonebrake, a retired mechanical engineer and Kansas State University alumnus who lives in Manhattan, turned 93 earlier this

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | September 28, 2014

    Expert looks at ISIS

    Millions of Americans got a shock this week when President Barack Obama announced that he had ordered air strikes directed at targets in Syria. The goal was to destroy a few specific individuals and structures around the city of Raqqa, Syrian stronghold for the group

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