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

    Commission rejects bid for Manhattan ditch improvement

    LEONARDVILLE — Plans for a ditch outfall structure on Casement Road in Manhattan hit a snag Thursday morning when assistant county engineer Gary Rosewicz told Riley County commissioners the bid for the project exceeded the estimated cost by too much. The project, which allows for the

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

    Charges dropped for 1 suspect in fatal fall

    PHOENIX — Charges have been dropped against one of three men accused of alcohol-related violations in connection with the fatal fall of a Manhattan High School graduate. Court documents say prosecutors failed to provide probable cause to continue the case against 21-year-old Alex Kraus in the

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 22, 2014

    City OKs antenna system

    The city is on the path to increasing its wireless bandwidth. The Manhattan City Commission approved on Tuesday the first reading of a franchise agreement with IdeaTek to install a distributed antenna system in the city. The company will place 48 antennas that will be leased

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 22, 2014

    First lady promotes documentary of first-generation K-State students

    Debbiemercer.phatch

    A documentary about first-generation college students at Kansas State University is receiving some extra attention after being recognized from inside the White House. First lady Michelle Obama commented on the trailer for “A Walk in My Shoes: First Generation College Students” in her initial post

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 22, 2014

    Commissioners revisit Anderson intersection

    Development plans have caused the city to revisit past plans for West Anderson Avenue. The Manhattan City Commission discussed on Tuesday how to deal with future work on the stretch of West Anderson Avenue between Kimball Avenue/Scenic Drive and Anneberg Park/Sharingbrook. The issue

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 22, 2014

    City approves rezoning for retail center

    The city commission on Tuesday unanimously approved the first readings for two planned retail centers. The first item is a proposed rezoning for the Abbott Landing Shopping Center, a 7.82-acre tract of land northeast of the intersection of McCall Road and Hayes Drive. Orscheln Farm

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 22, 2014

    Man accused of stealing vehicle waives hearing

    A Westmoreland man suspected of stealing and attempting to steal vehicles in a May drunken driving and crash incident waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Nathan Woodyard, 38, appeared in court with his attorney, Phylemon Yau, and Judge Sheila Hockhauser presiding. Woodyard, who is

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 22, 2014

    Manhattan man appeals conviction

    A Manhattan man serving a life sentence for his connection to a murder appealed his conviction at a hearing on Tuesday. Domingo Soto, 44, was convicted of aiding and abetting first-degree murder in the December 2011 death of Steve Freel, 31. Soto, however, didn’t pull the trigger.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 22, 2014

    Holmes to remain in jail for probation violations

    Prosecutors in an Ogden robbery case requested on Wednesday that the defendant remain in jail. Timothy Joseph Holmes, 43, was serving probation sentences for battery in and domestic battery convictions in two separate cases, but he is currently confined in the Riley County Jail. Holmes had

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 21, 2014

    Police to begin testing cameras

    Riley County police will start testing body cameras on Nov. 5. There will be 11 cameras assigned to various officers within the Riley County Police Department, Capt. Tim Hegarty told the Riley County law board on Monday. The cameras will be worn on the heads of Aggieville

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