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  • Local |Government, Politics | October 08, 2014

    Sherow attacks Huelskamp’s ‘failed politics’ in 1st debate

    While Jim Sherow is running against incumbent Rep. Tim Huelskamp for the job of representing Kansas’ Big First congressional district in Washington, D.C., Huelskamp is running against Washington. At a forum Tuesday night in Salina — the first time the two have met for such

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 08, 2014

    Trial set for Nichols

    A trial was set Wednesday for a man facing murder charges in a September 2013 homicide. District Chief Judge Meryl Wilson scheduled a four-day trial starting March 10 for Anthony Nichols, 34, of Kansas City, Kan., who is charged with first degree murder in connection with the death

  • Local |Business | October 08, 2014

    CVB says Manhattan behind competitors

    A study on the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau’s marketing effectiveness indicated its spending is efficient, but Manhattan is behind its competitors in visitation. The study results presented Tuesday to the Manhattan City Commission was a part of the bureau’s third quarterly report

  • Local |Business | October 08, 2014

    Tickets available for Promenade on Poyntz

    Tickets are still available for the 10th-annual Promenade on Poyntz on Thursday. Twelve downtown businesses will serve as stops where participants can sample a variety of wine and food. Each business will feature a red and white wine selection paired with light hors d’oeuvres.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 08, 2014

    Local man kidnapped, robbed

    Riley County police are asking for public assistance after a man reported he was kidnapped and robbed early Wednesday morning. At about 1 a.m. in the 1200 block of Kearney Street, a 25-year-old man was reportedly approached by two unknown men wearing Halloween masks and forced

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 07, 2014

    As research funding sinks across nation, K-State looks to stay afloat


    Karen Burg has taken the wheel of a ship that’s stuck in dangerous seas. Imagine high waves and a current running against this craft, making forward progress difficult. A bioengineer by training, Burg is the new vice president for research at Kansas State University,

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 07, 2014

    Residents respond to court decision

    Sue Gerth, a past president of the Manhattan chapter of Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays — otherwise known as PFLAG — was happy Tuesday morning with the latest news out of the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, the high court declined to review

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 07, 2014

    Manhattan woman pleads guilty to marriage fraud conspiracy

    A Manhattan woman pleaded guilty Monday to taking part in a marriage fraud scheme. Jacqueline Michaelle Reed, 48, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit marriage fraud, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced Tuesday. In her plea, Reed, who is a U.S. citizen,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 07, 2014

    Roberts gets 18 months for thefts

    Tracy Shane Roberts, a former executive officer for the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, will serve 18 months in prison for stealing money from the organization. Judge Meryl Wilson issued the sentence on Monday in Riley County District Court. Roberts, 45, Wamego, was charged with 30 counts of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 07, 2014

    JC apartment builder sentenced to 57 months

    TOPEKA — A Topeka man was sentenced Monday to 57 months in federal prison for fraud and money laundering related to the construction of an apartment complex in Junction City. John Wyatt Duncan, Jr., 53, Topeka, pleaded guilty to two counts of bank fraud, one count of money

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