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  • Local |Kansas State University | January 22, 2015

    K-State’s Schulz named leader of NCAA Board of Governors

    Kansas State President Kirk Schulz is the new chair of the NCAA Board of Governors, which is the highest-ranking committee for the organization. The board named Schulz as its newest leader last Friday during the 2015 NCAA Convention. Schulz will serve as chair until January 2017 and

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | January 21, 2015

    City to explore providing financial support to Colbert Hills

    The city will begin a study on how to provide financial support for Colbert Hills Golf Course after action by the Manhattan City Commission. The Colbert Hills Foundation, which owns and operates the K-State-affiliated golf course, requested financial assistance from the city on Tuesday through

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 21, 2015

    Carlin sponsors ‘revenge porn’ bill

    A local state representative is seeking to make “revenge porn” a crime in Kansas. Rep. Sydney Carlin, D-Manhattan, introduced House Bill 2062 to the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday. The measure would penalize the posting or dissemination of sexual images of other people — particularly one’s

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 21, 2015

    Home project sent to zoning appeals board

    Chuck Grier got the go-ahead on Tuesday to take his home project to the Board of Zoning Appeals, but he wasn’t around to see it happen. Before he left, an hour and 15 minutes into the two-hour discussion, Grier spoke about his frustration with work

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | January 21, 2015

    Schoen: RCPD achieved most goals in 2014

    The Riley County Police Department met most of its 2014 goals, but failed to complete the majority of its “action items.” RCPD Director Brad Schoen presented a review of the goals and progress indicators for the prior year at the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 21, 2015

    Man waives preliminary hearing in arson case

    A Manhattan man who allegedly set fire to his roommate’s clothing in their apartment waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Ivan Beaulieu, 22, appeared before Judge William Malcolm Tuesday afternoon in Riley County Court with his attorney, Lora Ingels. Beaulieu was scheduled to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 21, 2015

    Trial set for man charged in October kidnapping

    A three-day jury trial was set on Tuesday for one of four Manhattan men facing charges connected to an October kidnapping and robbery. Judge Meryl Wilson set Kaywaun Washington’s trial for April 8-10 at the request of Washington’s attorney, Britain Stites. Washington, 25, previously

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | January 21, 2015

    Manhattan native to appear on ‘Anderson Cooper 360’

    A Manhattan native is scheduled to appear on Anderson Cooper’s television show Wednesday night to discuss what police can legally seize in traffic stops. Glen Downey, now an attorney in Des Moines, represents two men in a federal civil rights lawsuit in Iowa. Downey

  • Local |Education | January 21, 2015

    Three file for Riley County school board seats

    Three people filed on Tuesday to run for seats on the Riley County school board, and they said the April 7 election could give the district a fresh start. Randy O’Boyle of Manhattan, USD 378 school board incumbent; Shane Allen of Leonardville; and Kyle Bohnenblust of

  • Local |Education | January 20, 2015

    Board to consider College Hill upgrades

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider accepting a bid to make the entrance to College Hill Preschool more secure. USD 383 administrators will recommend the board accept a $174,769 bid from Cheney Construction in Manhattan at a 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meeting. The project is the first of

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