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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 13, 2014

    Man arrested in connection with October robbery cases

    A suspect in two Oct. 8 robbery cases is now in the Riley County Police Department’s custody after being arrested in Illinois last month. Kenneth Mallett, 22, 516 Thurston St., was arrested Oct. 10 in Tuscola, Ill., on a Riley County District Court warrant on charges of aggravated

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 13, 2014

    Fourth suspect in custody in attempted robbery case

    Brandon Staatz, 17, of 2519 Candlecrest Circle is confined in the North Central Kansas Juvenile Detention Center in Junction City for attempted aggravated robbery in connection with an incident that occurred on the night of Nov. 7. Staatz is the fourth suspect in the case taken into custody,

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 13, 2014

    Feeding a growing population is topic of K-State lecture

    One of the world’s leading scholars in agricultural sustainability is speaking at Kansas State University about how to sustainably feed a growing world population that will require twice as much food as is currently produced. Jules Pretty, professor of environment and society and deputy

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 13, 2014

    Same-sex couple weds hours after Supreme Court decision

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    On a cold, sunny Thursday morning, Riley residents Darci Bohnenblust and Joleen Hickman, a same-sex couple of 19 years, waited patiently in the courthouse for Chief Judge Meryl Wilson of the 21st District to make it to his office and approve an application the couple first

  • Local | November 12, 2014

    Earthquake felt in Manhattan

    Manhattan residents reported feeling an earthquake Wednesday afternoon. It was apparently the result of a significant quake near Haysville, in the south-central part of the state. Government data indicated a 4.8 magnitude quake centered near Haysville at approximately 3:40 p.m. central time. Manhattan residents posted several

  • Local | November 12, 2014

    Vietnam veterans look back on fighting abroad, at home

    Panel moderator Mike Kearns paused before his next question for six Vietnam War veterans sitting behind microphones on the stage inside the Wareham Opera House Tuesday afternoon and told the audience, “These people are pretty brave. These people are opening their souls to you.” In

  • Local | November 12, 2014

    Retired sailor gets a romantic surprise

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    A sailor got a romantic surprise Tuesday when a woman in a vintage nurse’s uniform called to him from the audience of the Veterans Day Parade to recreate a famously photographed kiss. Kate Koelling of Manhattan said she got the idea for the surprise

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 12, 2014

    How many write-ins for Lewis?


    Q: How many write-in votes did Dave Lewis get in the county commission race? A: He got 131. That number included all variations: Dave Lewis, David L. Guthals, Dave Lewis Guthals, and so forth. It even included some butchered versions: Dave Lewis Gulthrip and Dave Louis

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 12, 2014

    Man arrested in uncle’s death

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    A man was arrested Monday in connection with the homicide of his uncle in Belvue. Christopher M. Arand, 36, of rural Belvue, was arrested for murder in connection with the death of Larry Arand, 70, of 106 Third St., in Belvue. According to a report from Pottawatomie County

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 12, 2014

    Fire causes $7,000 damage to Rocky Ford mobile home


    There were no injuries in a fire that destroyed a mobile home near Tuttle Creek dam Tuesday at Rocky Ford Trailer Park. The trailer, 6234 Blue Jay Lane, was incinerated before fire crews could arrive at the scene. The total estimated loss was $2,000 for the trailer

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