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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 21, 2014

    Woman held after chase

    ST. MARYS — The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman who it says led officers on a slow-speed chase and ran into a police car. Deputies say the chase began Sunday night after authorities received a call about an unwanted person at a

  • Local | October 20, 2014

    Health dept. says it’s ready for Ebola

    The Riley County Health Department joined Mercy Regional Health Center in preparedness steps for infectious diseases, including Ebola. Health department director Brenda Nickel updated Riley County commissioners at a meeting Monday, and said that the department is prepared to respond to Ebola infection in Kansas.

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 20, 2014

    City to consider antenna proposal

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday will consider entering a franchise agreement regarding the installation of an antenna system in the city. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Wildflower Telecommunications, a subsidiary of IdeaTek Systems, wants to install 48 system facilities that it

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 20, 2014

    Court denies appeal in wrongful death case

    The Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed a lower court’s ruling that a former Mercy Regional Health Center cardiologist wasn’t responsible for a patient’s death. Riley County District Court Judge John Bosch previously granted summary judgement in favor of Dr. William

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 20, 2014

    Aguirre will appeal sentence

    Luis Aguirre will appeal his life sentence for murdering his former girlfriend and their 13-month-old daughter Tuesday. Aguirre is expected to argue before the Kansas Supreme Court that statements he made to police after being read his Miranda rights should have been suppressed at trial.

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 19, 2014

    As state weighs same-sex marriage, Alma couple fights for benefits

    Two guys lookin.phatch

    Charles Dedmon is hopeful he will soon enjoy the same legal rights and protections that kept his grandmother from living in poverty. Dedmon, a former public defender, and Michael Nelson, a minister at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Manhattan, filed a lawsuit against the Kansas

  • Local |Business | October 19, 2014

    Thousands attend Sunset Zoo’s Spooktacular in costume


    Lions and tigers and candy — oh my! Children and parents trick-or-treated at the Sunset Zoo and competed in a Halloween costume contest at the annual Spooktacular event Saturday, which was expected to draw about 4,500 to 5,000 people over the weekend, according to Ella Casey, the zoo’

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | October 19, 2014

    Despite incident, Schoen doesn’t see need for new regulations — yet

    Riley County Police Department Director Brad Schoen told county commissioners in Randolph Thursday that some area landowners may be taking a bit too much liberty with the term “agritourism” recently. Schoen informed commissioners that the RCPD broke up a party a couple weeks ago for

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 19, 2014

    Lacking opposition, candidates stay on trail in local races

    The indicators of an election season are present all around Manhattan. Political ads. Yard signs. Endorsement letters. Yet something is missing. “Two years ago, I was attending forums and debating,” said Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego. “Now I don’t have an opponent.” Reps. Sydney Carlin,

  • Local |Education | October 19, 2014

    MHS Student Named in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program

    Manhattan High School student Sean Fisher recently received the distinction of Outstanding Achievement in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. The National Achievement Scholarship Program is an academic competition established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding black American high school students. Of the more than 160,000 students

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