A Fort Riley soldier charged with first-degree murder and child abuse was denied a request to reduce his bond. Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared in Riley County District Court via webcam on Tuesday afternoon from the Riley County Jail. His attorney, Lora Ingels, requested that his bond
The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of burglaries, thefts and property damage reports in a string of incidents that began in June. According to a news release from Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat, the crimes have mostly happened in the central
Architectural engineering students at Kansas State University are proving they know what it takes to make a building more comfortable and energy efficient by winning the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system selection category at ASHRAE’s international design competition for the second year in a
Just because midterm elections are three weeks away, that doesn’t mean voters in Riley County have to wait to choose their candidates. Advance voting begins Wednesday, and county clerk Rich Vargo said there are plenty of options to beat the polling place lines on
Manhattan residents will have a little extra money in their wallets after filling up at area gas stations as the price of regular unleaded recently dipped to $2.99. Gas is now 23 cents less per gallon than a year ago, according to AAA of Kansas. Gas prices
With winter just around the corner, Pottawatomie County commissioners want the amount of gravel placed on rural roads curtailed. Commissioners asked Jim Jenkins, assistant public works director, to reduce the amount of gravel on rural roads, since the gravel often ends up in ditches and
The Manhattan-Ogden school board will discuss online enrollment and registration for district students at its 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meeting. According to meeting agenda information, school officials are bringing the issue to board members after receiving feedback from parents at the last two central enrollment events
A semi tractor-trailer overturned just south of Westmoreland Oct. 7, spilling its load of gypsum and some fuel along K-99 Highway about 4 miles south of Westmoreland. Chris Trudo, emergency management director, told Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday this was the sixth semi rollover accident he has been
The U.S.-China Center for Animal Health in Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed special guests from the China Scholarship Council as part of a recent inaugural student reunion event. So far, 12 students from China have been sent to Kansas State
The Friends of K-State Libraries group at Kansas State University is again presenting a season of music in a beautiful setting. All presentations in the Hale Library Concert Series begin at 7:30 p.m. on Hale Library’s fifth floor and include wine, dessert and chocolate.
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