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  • Local |Government, Politics | May 29, 2014

    County pursuing prenatal care grant

    The Riley County Commission approved of the Riley County Health Department’s efforts in obtaining a grant from the March of Dimes “Becoming a Mom” program. The grant would give the department roughly $20,000 to help educate expectant mothers in the area about prenatal care. The

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | May 29, 2014

    Solider death ruled a suicide

    JUNCTION CITY – Preliminary autopsy results indicate a Fort Riley soldier found dead in his apartment earlier this week died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said Wednesday afternoon. The Junction City Police Department on Monday responded to 1731 North Park Drive Apt. 5, the home of 26-year-old

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | May 29, 2014

    $550,000 gift will benefit K-State Proud campaign

    A gift of $550,000 from Kansas State University alumna Mary Vanier of Manhattan will benefit the K-State Proud Student Opportunity Awards fund. K-State Proud is a student-led, nationally recognized fundraising campaign for the university. Guided by the leadership of the Student Foundation, the campaign encourages students

  • 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

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