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  • Local |Business | July 02, 2015

    Carnival rides, games set stage for Fourth of July party


    Being the guy in the dunk tank may not be the most pleasant job, but it can be rewarding after the fact. Travis Hardenburger, a Wamego Middle School teacher and coach, volunteered to fill that role for a two-hour shift at the Fourth of July

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 02, 2015

    Police detain man after chase

    A police chase following a reported shooting turned into a brief manhunt Thursday morning in Riley and Pottawatomie counties before authorities located the alleged shooter. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a man firing a weapon out of his red 1998 Honda

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | July 02, 2015

    Board wary of using full tax authority

    On the first day of the 2016 fiscal year, the Manhattan-Ogden school board members narrowed down some options for their next budget. Board members reached a consensus to not use all the voter-approved taxing authority for the district’s local option budget. Before the LOB election

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 02, 2015

    Kansas cutting local funding for community corrections

    Riley County Community Corrections director Shelly Williams said her department is losing about $10,000 in state funding next year. Williams told Riley County commissioners on Thursday she recently received notice of the cuts, which will take effect in the 2016 fiscal year. Although the county is in

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 02, 2015

    Sheriff: 3 rapes reported at Country Stampede

    Twenty-seven people were arrested while attending the Country Stampede music festival last week at Tuttle Creek State Park, according to numbers from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office — down slightly from the 29 people who were arrested at the event in 2014. Attendees also reported three instances

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 02, 2015

    Police arrest Manhattan man for sending obscene images

    Police arrested a Manhattan man Wednesday after he allegedly sent obscene images of a woman to another man to lure him to a parking lot, then threatened him and damaged his vehicle. Riley County police arrested Richard Leon Thomas, 35, 6136 Anderson Ave., at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday

  • Local |Kansas State University |Obituaries | July 02, 2015

    Wally Cash, honored K-State vet professor, dead at 68

    A longtime K-State veterinary professor known for his distinctive laugh and engaging teaching style died Monday. Walter “Wally” C. Cash, doctor of veterinary medicine and distinguished professor emeritus of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Physiology, died Monday, June 29, 2015,

  • Local |Traffic |Kansas State University | July 01, 2015

    Flurry of construction projects limits access to K-State

    It might seem that everywhere you turn at Kansas State University there are road closures and construction. That’s not far from the truth. Building projects and roadwork are making it extra difficult to drive and walk around campus this summer. New student services coordinator

  • Local | July 01, 2015

    City to install field turf at park

    The remainder of the year should be filled with activity for the Manhattan Parks and Recreation department, director Eddie Eastes said. This includes sports fields and parking improvements, and the completion of the Parks and Recreation addition to City Hall. The parks department is moving

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 01, 2015

    New laws lessen gun, drinking restrictions

    Beginning Wednesday, Kansans can win a handgun in a charity raffle and conceal it before taking it home without breaking the law. Those are just two of the 103 laws Gov. Sam Brownback has signed that take effect July 1. In addition to allowing charity raffles and

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