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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 28, 2014

    Judge: Probable cause exists in kidnapping, robbery case

    A Riley County District Court judge determined Tuesday that there’s probable cause to believe Jerred Snyder last month may have forced a man to drive from a Manhattan gas station to a remote location, then took off with the man’s truck and money.

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 28, 2014

    City looks to lower proposed tax hike

    City commissioners agreed on Tuesday that the current version of the 2015 budget raises taxes too high. Tuesday’s work session was the first discussion of the city’s preliminary budget of $135 million, which would be an increase of nearly $4.25 million or 3 percent from this year’

  • Local |Education | May 28, 2014

    Area students named National Merit Scholars

    Three area high school students were among the 8,000 winners announced Wednesday as National Merit Scholars. Jack Keeley of Manhattan High School, Sarah Featherstone of Flint Hills Christian School and Hunter Seech of Junction City High School received the honor, worth $500 to $2,000 annually for up to

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 28, 2014

    City to put street maintenance tax on ballot

    The city plans to ask the voters for a sales tax increase for street maintenance. The ballot question would appear in either November 2014 or April 2015. Commissioners currently have four options to consider: 5-cent sales tax increase to generate $500,000; 10-cent sales tax increase to generate $1 million; 15

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 28, 2014

    Man to undergo mental evaluation

    A Westmoreland man suspected of driving a stolen SUV while drunk, wrecking that vehicle and then attempting to steal another vehicle to drive away from the scene will undergo a mental health evaluation. On Tuesday, Riley County Judge William Malcolm granted a request from 37-year-old

  • Local |Business | May 28, 2014

    Hotel owners concerned about falling occupancy

    Hoteliers spoke Tuesday about their growing concern with declining occupancy rates. “Occupancies are going down, which is a fact,” said Brad Everett, general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn. “Rates are going to be shortly coming behind.” Colin Noble, owner of Noble Hospitality, said many

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 28, 2014

    Judge appoints lawyer for shooting suspect

    A Riley County judge on Tuesday appointed a public defender for a Manhattan man suspected of shooting and injuring another man at a convenience store earlier this month. Although it’s not been decided which public defender will represent Daeshawn Bryant, 18, Judge William Malcolm granted

  • Local | May 28, 2014

    Blood drive hits close to home for local couple

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    The Manhattan Community Blood Drive is set for Thursday and Friday at Pottorf Hall and this year the event hits close to home with a local family. Brandi and Dustin Stoddard, both K-State graduates, went through a nightmare no parent wishes to experience, but donated

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 28, 2014

    Students selected to attend Lindau Nobel Laureates meeting

    Two Kansas State University doctoral students will visit with the world’s best economists at the fifth Lindau Meeting of the Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, Aug. 19-24 in Lindau, Germany. Melissa Lynes, doctoral student in

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 27, 2014

    Legislative review: Major bills from 2014

    Considering the bulk of the budget was passed in 2013, the 2014 Kansas legislative session was still particularly eventful. From an attempt to legislate basketball games to the passing of the court-mandated school finance bill that repealed teacher tenure, things in Topeka were busy. Here’s an

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