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  • Local |Kansas State University | May 27, 2015

    DHS leader says US will continue taking fight to terrorists

    The United States will continue to fight the threat of terrorism at home and abroad, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security leader said on Wednesday. “Terrorism cannot prevail if the people refuse to be terrorized,” said DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, a person whose job

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 27, 2015

    Commission blames RCPD for budget increase

    A city commissioner on the Riley County Police Department law board expressed concern Tuesday about the effect of its budget. The Manhattan City Commission began 2016 budget discussions Tuesday with a work session. The preliminary 2016 budget is $138.3 million, an increase of around $4.2 million or 3 percent from

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 27, 2015

    Pat Roberts hails NBAF ahead of groundbreaking ceremony

    U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts said the construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defence Facility will make Manhattan the anchor of the animal health field. A groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesdey marked the beginning of construction for the facility’s main lab. Roberts joined Kansas and

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 27, 2015

    Schulz honored for strengthening K-State’s bond with military


    Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz received a Military Order of the World Wars award Tuesday for his efforts to make the school military inclusive. “I think it’s exceptional that president Schulz personally is leading our effort to become the most military-inclusive public university

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 27, 2015

    Daycare owner’s sentencing delayed

    A former Manhattan daycare owner who was found guilty of aggravated battery and endangering a child had her sentencing delayed in Riley County Court on Tuesday. State prosecutors are still trying to determine the amount of restitution 23-year-old Lesa Heiman owes before moving forward with

  • Local |Education | May 27, 2015

    Manhattan speller advances at national bee

    In March, Ella Rosenkranz bested 46 other students in Topeka to reach this week’s Scripps National Spelling Bee. On Wednesday morning, Ella, an eighth-grader at Eisenhower Middle School, correctly spelled her first word — “samurai” — during the live competition. That’s the good news. The bad

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 27, 2015

    Rescue team saves canoeists on Kansas River

    Rescue crews saved two stranded canoeists on the Kansas River on Sunday after they were unable to reach their intended boat ramp. At approximately 9:45 p.m. Sunday, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office received a report of two canoeists on the Kansas River east of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 27, 2015

    Man sentenced to 5 years in prison for robbery

    A masked Manhattan man who stole an occupied vehicle in the HyVee parking lot was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison. Benjamin Abrams, 33, will serve 60 months for the Oct. 25 aggravated robbery where he used a gun to steal a 1993 Ford truck from Virgil

  • Local | May 26, 2015

    50 years on, K-State ceremony honors Vietnam veterans


    Ron Trewyn said on Monday that Memorial Day is intended to recognize everyone who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in America’s armed forces throughout the nation’s history. But Monday’s ceremony at Kansas State University recalled the fallen of one war. A

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 26, 2015

    Campbell gets 5-plus years in prison for pot robbery

    A judge sentenced on Tuesday morning a Manhattan man to 5 1/2 years in prison for using a handgun in a July marijuana robbery. Trey Campbell, 21, was found guilty by a jury on April 24 for one count of aggravated robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit

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