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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2014

    Hearing continued in child’s death

    A status hearing was continued Tuesday for a Fort Riley soldier arrested last month on charges of abuse and first-degree murder of a child.  Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared before Judge Meryl Wilson in Riley County District Court Tuesday afternoon via live video stream from Riley

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2014

    Campus rape reported

    The Kansas State University Police Department is investigating a reported rape on campus. The incident occurred early Saturday morning in a student housing area, according to a report from Capt. Don Stubbings. The female victim and the male suspect were known to each other. Police

  • Local |Education | November 18, 2014

    MATC leader to step down

    Rob Edleston on Tuesday announced his retirement as president of Manhattan Area Technical College. Edleston, who has held the office for more than a decade, said he plans to retire July 1. The MATC campus is in the midst of a multi-year master plan that includes $81

  • Local |Kansas State University |Agriculture | November 18, 2014

    K-State aims for more food with $50M grant


    Kansas State University graduate and post-doctoral students have been working to find ways to make more food for a growing population with fewer resources and with the environment in mind. Their efforts reflect the research that will be done in a new Feed the Future

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | November 18, 2014

    Concert to include music from ‘Hansel and Gretel’

    The Kansas State University Orchestra will present its third concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, in McCain Auditorium. Admission is free. David Littrell, university distinguished professor of music and orchestra conductor, said the concert will be packed with beloved compositions that will

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | November 18, 2014

    Reserve spending approved for new tech

    The Riley County Police Department will use emergency reserve funds early next year to cover unexpected computer upgrades. On Monday, the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board approved 4-0 reserve fund spending up to $150,000. RCPD Director Brad Schoen said the upgrades are necessary because Microsoft

  • Local |Education | November 18, 2014

    Board to consider adding, removing MHS classes

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board could vote to add a few new courses to the Manhattan High School curriculum. The issue will be discussed at a 6:30 p.m. meeting on Wednesday. Two new courses proposed for the curriculum include General Psychology and Introduction to Sociology with

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 18, 2014

    Belvue man charged with 1st-degree murder

    Christopher Arand, rural Belvue, has been charged with first-degree murder and felony cruelty to animals in connection with the death of his 70-year-old uncle, Larry Arand, Belvue. Arand, 36, made his first appearance in Pottawatomie County District Court Friday morning when a preliminary hearing was scheduled

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 18, 2014

    Officials preparing local Ebola plan

    Officials in Pottawatomie County are developing a plan to deal with an Ebola patient should that need arise. Chris Trudo, emergency management director, told county commissioners Monday he has met three times with health care and law-enforcement officials throughout the county to develop a local

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 18, 2014

    Public invited to review comprehensive plan

    Residents can see and provide input on Wednesday on the drafts and maps of the area’s new comprehensive plan. The meeting, which is from 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall, is the latest meeting for Manhattan Area 2035, the plan to update the area’s

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