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  • Local |Business | May 20, 2015

    Discovery Center’s newest exhibit to explore darker side of life


    People who get antsy when they can’t touch items at a museum will probably enjoy the upcoming Flint Hills Discovery Center exhibit. “In the Dark,” a traveling exhibit organized by the Cincinnati Museum Center, explores how plants and animals adapt to ecosystems found in

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 20, 2015

    McRell withdraws from shooting case

    A Manhattan man who was arrested for an Aggieville shooting earlier this month will hire a new attorney. Larry McRell, who represented Mark Self Jr., 31, in Riley County District Court on Tuesday, said he had to withdraw from the case because of a conflict of

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 19, 2015

    Officials adopt RCPD budget

    The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board approved Monday the final 2016 budget for the Riley County Police Department. The 2016 budget is $20,000 less than the first draft, which accounts for lower fuel costs, and brings the budget to $19,764,000. That’s an increase of $381,000, or 1.97 percent, from

  • Local | May 19, 2015

    Pasture burning down across Flint Hills this spring

    Nearly 60,000 acres of Pottawatomie County pasture were burned during the traditional spring burning season of March and April. Chris Trudo, emergency management director, told county commissioners Monday that the number of controlled rangeland fires was down this year. A number of burn bans were issued

  • Local |Education | May 19, 2015

    Board to consider higher fees

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider increasing fees and textbook rental prices next year to raise money for future purchases. The board is scheduled to discuss the issue at a 6:30 p.m. meeting on Wednesday at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poytnz Ave. One of the current

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 19, 2015

    Manhattan man sentenced to 7 years for kidnapping

    A Manhattan man who helped kidnap two K-State women, then rob a man, was sentenced to more than seven years in prison Monday afternoon in Riley County District Court. Rasheem Wilson, 26, is the last of four men involved in the Oct. 8 kidnapping of Keli Lee

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 19, 2015

    Slow progress on plea deal frustrates judge

    Chief Judge Meryl Wilson on Monday afternoon expressed his frustration about the lack of progress on a case in Riley County District Court. “This thing’s got more gray hair than I have,” Wilson said, referring to an attempted aggravated robbery case from November. Tom

  • Local | May 19, 2015

    2 men safe after canoe overturns in Kansas River

    Two Manhattan men escaped the swift waters of the Kansas River Saturday night when their canoe overturned near St. George. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s office received a report of two people in a canoe, which overturned at about 7:50 p.m. Saturday near the St.

  • Local |Business | May 19, 2015

    New construction drives Pott County valuation increase

    The appraised value of real estate in Pottawatomie County increased by more than $125 million in 2015, Appraiser Lois Schlegel told county commissioners Monday. The total appraised value of real estate this year is $1,874,665,410 — a 7.19-percent increase over the $1,748,909,802 total in 2014, according to figures certified last week

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 19, 2015

    Research: Genes may influence leadership in workplace

    The right genes may help you become an organization’s next president or CEO. But the same genes may also hinder your leadership path, according to Kansas State University psychological sciences research. Wendong Li, assistant professor of psychological sciences in the College of Arts &

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