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  • Local |Government, Politics | October 21, 2014

    Work aims to improve road’s safety

    Riley County commissioners approved plans to improve the safety of Wildcat Creek Road after residents in the area voiced concerns recently. On Monday, commissioners approved dust mitigation efforts for the road during the spring and summer months. The measure also includes new guardrails where creek

  • Local |Education | October 21, 2014

    Preschool, adult education discussion on retreat agenda

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will focus on preschoolers and adult education during a retreat meeting Wednesday. Board members will discuss the district’s preschools and adult education programs. The retreat will give school board members a chance to talk about those subjects in-depth. One issue

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 21, 2014

    K-State students to face new admissions standards

    Incoming freshmen next year will face different admissions standards than current students to get into K-State and the five other Regents universities. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the changes to qualified admissions standards five years ago to go in effect for the class of 2015,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 21, 2014

    Cossey appears in Ogden attempted-murder case

    Two victims in an attempted murder and robbery case testified Tuesday in Riley County District Court during a preliminary hearing for a man accused of stabbing one of them. Johnny Cossey, 38, is charged with first-degree attempted murder, two counts of aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery

  • Local |Business | October 21, 2014

    Residential, vacant lot sales at all-time high

    Homes and vacant lots in Pottawatomie County have sold in record numbers this year. Through the first nine months of the year, residential and vacant lot sales have already eclipsed last year’s totals, Appraiser Lois Schlegel told county commissioners Monday. “We will have an

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 21, 2014

    Woman held after chase

    ST. MARYS — The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman who it says led officers on a slow-speed chase and ran into a police car. Deputies say the chase began Sunday night after authorities received a call about an unwanted person at a

  • Local | October 20, 2014

    Health dept. says it’s ready for Ebola

    The Riley County Health Department joined Mercy Regional Health Center in preparedness steps for infectious diseases, including Ebola. Health department director Brenda Nickel updated Riley County commissioners at a meeting Monday, and said that the department is prepared to respond to Ebola infection in Kansas.

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 20, 2014

    City to consider antenna proposal

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday will consider entering a franchise agreement regarding the installation of an antenna system in the city. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Wildflower Telecommunications, a subsidiary of IdeaTek Systems, wants to install 48 system facilities that it

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 20, 2014

    Court denies appeal in wrongful death case

    The Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed a lower court’s ruling that a former Mercy Regional Health Center cardiologist wasn’t responsible for a patient’s death. Riley County District Court Judge John Bosch previously granted summary judgement in favor of Dr. William

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 20, 2014

    Aguirre will appeal sentence

    Luis Aguirre will appeal his life sentence for murdering his former girlfriend and their 13-month-old daughter Tuesday. Aguirre is expected to argue before the Kansas Supreme Court that statements he made to police after being read his Miranda rights should have been suppressed at trial.

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