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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 18, 2014

    Experiencing stunning pain at RCPD Taser exercise

    Taser-4.phatch

    Those who want to put up a fight with a law enforcement officer after being shot with a Taser are either not in their right mind or just stupid — maybe both. Believe me. Thanks to an opportunity Thursday during the Riley County Police Department’s

  • Local |Education |Business | July 18, 2014

    MATC seeks ballot initiative

    Manhattan Area Technical College officials are seeking a sales tax initiative for a ballot within the next year. MATC President Rob Edleston said he understands the request is more likely to appear on the April ballot than on the one in November. In a sample

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 18, 2014

    Report: Plane part found 1 mile from crash

    A report on the plane crash that killed to Manhattan men in April 2013 says part of the aircrafts was found more than a mile from the crash site. Ronald Marshall, a retired Manhattan gynecologist, and Chris Gruber, development for the college of veterinary medicine at

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | July 18, 2014

    Police considering purchase of ‘body cameras, ’drones

    Riley County Police Department Assistant Director John Doehling told county commissioners Thursday morning that the RCPD is looking into technology upgrades - specifically in regard to camera and drone devices. “We currently employ, in all of our patrol cars, video cameras with audio attached to

  • Local |Traffic |Government, Politics | July 18, 2014

    Officials look at US 24 corridor

    Area officials wanted to take a deeper look Thursday into the growth in Blue Township/East U.S. Highway 24 corridor. This topic came up during a presentation of Manhattan Area 2035, an update of the Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan and the Manhattan Area Transportation Strategy,

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 18, 2014

    Study looks at value of AP courses to accounting students

    A study by three accounting professors at Kansas State University may shape how high school students start preparing for a career in accounting. Dan Deines, John Morris and Joseph Ugrin have been awarded an $18,000 research grant from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 17, 2014

    Nichols closer to trial in murder case

    Who played what roles in John Burroughs’ death last September remains to be determined, but a Riley County District Court judge on Wednesday ruled that there’s probable cause to believe a Kansas City man may be one of the murderers. Judge Meryl Wilson bound

  • Local |Education | July 17, 2014

    Board considers 1-mill increase

    District officials recommended a 1-mill levy increase and an increase in budget authority to the USD 383 Board of Education on Wednesday, though no decisions have been made. In a budget work session, director of business services Lew Faust said that he recommended increasing the mill

  • Local |Education | July 17, 2014

    District to launch updated website

    USD 383’s district website has undergone an extreme makeover and will launch on Monday. Director of communications and school safety Michele Jones presented information about the modernized site — still http://www.usd383.org — to the school board at Wednesday’s meeting. Jones said that the

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | July 16, 2014

    Commission accepts $5.36M FAA grant for airport

    The city commission accepted Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant funds Tuesday for the next phase of the Manhattan Regional Airport project. Once the first phase is completed in October, the second phase of the two-phase passenger terminal expansion will start late October or early November.

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