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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 07, 2015

    Man gets probation in November robbery

    A Manhattan man who was shot in the face during an attempted robbery in November was sentenced Monday to four years probation. Christopher Hudgins, 19, had previously pleaded no contest to charges of burglary and attempted robbery as part of a plea agreement. Riley County District

  • Local |Traffic | July 07, 2015

    Flooding briefly closes K-18

    Officials restricted traffic on Kansas Highway 18 on Monday evening after rain caused flooding on part of the roadway. The Kansas Highway Patrol reduced traffic to one lane for both directions on K-18 between Manhattan and the Kansas Highway 99 junction, according to a press release. Maintenance

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 06, 2015

    Officials ask county to spend money on birth control

    Riley County Health Department officials believe they can save more than $2 million in future health spending by investing in family planning services. The health department on Monday asked Riley County commissioners to invest $211,699 in the program in 2016. Other investments in the family planning program will

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 06, 2015

    City to discuss building study

    City officials on Tuesday will discuss a study regarding the conversion of the Community House, 120 N. Fourth St., into a facility to serve low- and moderate-income residents. City commissioners in April approved a design study with the Bruce McMillan architecture firm to turn the building,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 06, 2015

    2 injured in 3-vehicle accident near Wamego

    Two people were injured and officials shut down a highway for several hours following a three-vehicle wreck near Wamego on Sunday. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Patrick Joseph Arrow, 21, Louisville, was driving a 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse north on K-99 when his vehicle crossed the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 06, 2015

    Woman takes plea deal in February drug bust case

    A Manhattan woman charged in connection with a February drug bust that netted items valued at more than $170,000 pleaded no contest to three misdemeanors Monday morning as part of a plea agreement. In Riley County District Court, Taylor Marie Beck, 19, pleaded no contest to possession

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 06, 2015

    Fire destroys vacant mobile home in Ogden

    Officials suspect fireworks caused an early-morning fire that burned an unoccupied mobile home to the ground and caused significant damage to a neighboring property Sunday in Ogden. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said firefighters were called to the mobile home, 428 Ninth St., shortly

  • Local | July 05, 2015

    Manhattan marks Fourth with music, pie


    With no public fireworks display in Manhattan on the Fourth of July, locals residents still celebrated with a bang. “We just really kind of wanted to do a hometown celebration,” said Angie Sutton, the community relations director for Manhattan Parks and Rec, which put on

  • Local |Business | July 05, 2015

    Chamber board cuts tie to state group

    The Kansas Chamber of Commerce recently lost a longtime member. Lyle Butler said the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce board recently chose to not renew its membership in the Kansas chamber because of differences between the organizations’ policy goals. “I think that this year, with

  • Local |Business | July 05, 2015

    Couples aims to bring taste from abroad to the Flint Hills


    A road less traveled is home to a local business with a European flair. Take the paved road of Scenic Drive to the dirt road of Wildcat Creek Road. Then, take the dirt road of Wildcat Creek Road up the rocky driveway of 1745 Wildcat Creek

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