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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 03, 2015

    Report: Slight rise in violent crimes

    A recent report showing violent crime increased 11.1 percent in Riley County last year isn’t setting off sirens for one police official. “Really, we’re talking only about 10 more crimes in 2014 from 2013,” said Brad Schoen, Director of the Riley County Police Department. The FBI categorizes

  • Local |Education | February 03, 2015

    USD 383 says it has plan for possible measles outbreak

    There are no known cases of measles in Kansas currently, but USD 383 has protocols in place to contain an outbreak, a district official said. “Whooping cough comes around every so often but we’ve not seen measles so far,” USD 383 communications and safety director Michele

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 03, 2015

    Commission discusses intersection options

    The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday addressed several issues regarding new development in Blue Township east of Manhattan. The commission reviewed two options for a preliminary design of Harvest Road from Excel Road east to Lake Elbo Road. “They’re to the point they want to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 03, 2015

    Police release more details about worker injured at Vanier site

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    The construction worker who was taken to the hospital after a concrete form fell on him Monday morning was released from the hospital without any serious injuries. The worker was removing forms from concrete that had set at the Vanier Football Complex construction site when

  • Local |Education | February 03, 2015

    Another preschool project on tap at board meeting

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider upgrading the communications wiring system at College Hill Preschool during a 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meeting. Last month, the school board approved spending $175,000 on Phase 1 improvements at the preschool, 2600 Kimball Ave. That project includes a new secure entrance, a ramp

  • Local |Education | February 03, 2015

    Stufflebeam not selected for Topeka superintendent job

    Rock Creek Superintendent Darrel Stufflebeam said he plans to stay in the district after Auburn-Washburn USD 437 selected a candidate for its open superintendent position. “It was a really good learning experience and it would have been a difficult choice had they offered it to me,”

  • Local |Fort Riley | February 02, 2015

    Baseball players greet unit returning from Africa

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    FORT RILEY — Family, friends and a few Kansas City Royals greeted 86 soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team on Monday as they returned from Africa. After meeting with his father briefly, Pfc. Zachary Palmero took the opportunity to reminisce with George Brett for a

  • Local |Business | February 02, 2015

    Event to offer free food, services

    Everybody Counts, an event to provide services for people in need, is happening this weekend. Rev. Patrick McLaughlin of First United Methodist Church shared the details to the Riley County Commission during its meeting on Monday. A variety of events will take place from 10 a.

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 02, 2015

    Commission to discuss increasing flight size

    There could be more seats for passengers going to and from Dallas at the Manhattan Regional Airport if the Manhattan City Commission approves a measure Tuesday bringing larger planes to Manhattan. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. City administrators are in final

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 02, 2015

    Trial set for soldier accused of rape

    A Fort Riley soldier accused of raping a woman in the parking lot of the local movie theater in August will stand trial in May. Spc. Sean Wedgwood, 23, Fort Riley, appeared with his counsel, Larry McRell, in front of Judge David Stutzman Monday morning where

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