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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 07, 2014

    1 injured in shooting at convenience store; district schools go under brief lockout

    One person was injured in a shooting Wednesday afternoon at the Hop-n-Skip convenience store at the corner of Kimball Avenue and Tuttle Creek Boulevard. At the scene, Officer Matthew Droge said that at about 1:04 p.m., the Riley County Police Department received a call for

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 07, 2014

    Hearing scheduled for accused gunman

    A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Anthony Nichols, the man accused of shooting but failing to kill a Manhattan man in September. Prosecutors have said that Nichols, 33, of Kansas City, Kan., on Sept. 6, 2013, entered the home of John Burroughs Jr., 68, in the Redbud Estates

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 07, 2014

    Man given time to hire attorney

    An Ogden man accused of fleeing the scene of a serious accident earlier this month in Ogden has been granted a continuance so he can hire an attorney. Riley County District Magistrate Judge William Malcolm told Johnny Cossey, 38, of Ogden, that he has until his

  • Local |Business | May 06, 2014

    Manhattan-based company part of $8.6 million merger

    Ice.phatch

    A local aerospace electronics company with humble beginnings is now a part of a multi-million-dollar deal. ICE Corporation, founded in a Kansas State University dorm room in 1973, has been purchased by Ultra Electronics, a defense, aerospace, security, transport and energy company based in the United

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 06, 2014

    McKenith gets life in prison

    A Manhattan man has been sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder, while his mother has pleaded no contest to aiding him after the fact and other charges. James McKenith, 33, was sentenced Monday afternoon in Riley County District Court for the murder of John

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 06, 2014

    Nitchman sentenced to probation in vehicular homicide

    A Missouri man charged with vehicular homicide was sentenced to 12 months of probation Monday afternoon in Riley County District Court. Daniel Nitchman, 39, of St. Robert, Mo., was charged with the Class A misdemeanor in the death of Samantha Coleman, 31, of Abilene. Nitchman pleaded no contest

  • Local |Business | May 06, 2014

    County awaits bridge analysis

    The official results are still pending, but Bob Awerkamp is hopeful an engineering analysis of the Belvue Bridge conducted last week will be good news. Awerkamp is owner of The Onyx Collection at Belvue and the person who urged the Pottawatomie County Commission to get

  • Local | May 06, 2014

    Concert planned to benefit Peace Memorial Auditorium

    The push to keep the stage at Peace Memorial Auditorium continues. A benefit concert, “Give My Regards to Broadway,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Peace Memorial in City Hall. The program is free, but donations will be accepted at the door for

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 06, 2014

    K-State students, employees sign media petition

    Four hundred forty-six students and members of the faculty and staff at Kansas State University signed a petition against the Kansas Board of Regents’ proposed social media policy. The petition was developed by the Faculty Senate leadership group and sent to the regents on Tuesday.

  • Local |Education | May 06, 2014

    Board to discuss radios, Head Start

    USD 383 school board members are scheduled to discuss the district’s Head Start programs and the purchase of radios for Manhattan High School at their meeting Wednesday. Current considerations for the high school are to purchase Kenwood NexEdge NX 220K radios from Ka-Comm Inc. in

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