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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 24, 2014

    Soldier’s hearing set in rape case

    A soldier who is accused of raping a child appeared Tuesday in court, where a judge set his preliminary hearing. Timothy Ayers Jr., 41, appeared via webcam from the Riley County Jail with counsel Larry McRell in front of Judge William Malcolm. McRell requested as much

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 24, 2014

    Judge grants lower bond for robbery suspect

    A bond reduction was granted on Tuesday for a former MHS athlete facing charges in a July aggravated robbery case. Trey Campbell, 21, appeared in Riley County District Court via webcam from the Riley County Jail Tuesday afternoon with his attorney Jillian Waesche. His bond was

  • Local |Business | December 24, 2014

    ‘Interview’ showing in KC

    The controversial comedy “The Interview” is coming to select theaters, but viewers will have to drive to Kansas City to see it. Following Sony Entertainment’s decision last week to cancel the wide release of the Seth Rogen and James Franco film, the company on

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 24, 2014

    Colorado man’s preliminary hearing set in 2012 rape

    A Colorado man who was arrested in connection with a June 2012 rape incident was excused Tuesday from his court appearance, where his preliminary hearing was set. Jamal Grant, 23, Colorado Springs, wasn’t present, but his attorney, Jeremy Platt, appeared before Judge William Malcolm for a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | December 23, 2014

    Victim identified in range death

    Police have identified the man who died at an Ogden shooting range Saturday as a Fort Riley soldier, and they believe his death was a suicide. Pfc. Milton Barrera, 20, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head Saturday afternoon at Ogden’s Best Gun

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 23, 2014

    K-State sets bowl pep rally start time

    The K-State Alumni Association and K-State Athletics have now announced the location and start time for the public pep rally ahead of the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. The K-State pep rally will be Thursday, Jan. 1, at Freeman Coliseum, 3201 E. Houston St., in

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | December 23, 2014

    Commission close to decision on clinic purchase

    Pott County Commissioners hope to make a decision soon whether or not to purchase the former medical clinic building at Westmoreland. In responding to questions from Leslie Campbell, health director, commissioners said relocating the health department to the clinic building would probably be a less

  • Local |Business | December 23, 2014

    Jackpot: Woman takes home $500 in Mercury bingo contest


    Cecilia Faye Royer wasn’t stretching her luck when she started playing The Manhattan Mercury’s bingo contest in October, she was just playing a game. Royer’s decision to play paid off. She claimed the top prize of $500 Monday after completing a bingo with

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 23, 2014

    Witnesses testify in kidnapping, robbery case

    Witnesses took the stand last week in Riley County Court where new details were released in an October aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery incident allegedly involving four Manhattan men. According to witnesses Keli Del Lee and Haley Ann Hart, Kansas State University students who testified

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | December 23, 2014

    Commissioners take issue with new transmission line

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday expressed disapproval of a new power transmission line transecting the county from Jeffrey Energy Center. Commissioners asked County Counselor John Watt to draft a letter asking Westar Energy to consider expanding its right-of-way and upgrading the current transmission line rather than

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