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  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | March 18, 2015

    Committee approves $60M in bonds for KSU’s Seaton Hall

    A House committee Tuesday authorized up to $60 million in bonds for Kansas State University’s Seaton Hall project. The project will renovate and expand the building, which houses the College of Architecture, Planning and Design. Seaton’s east wing was constructed more than 100 years ago

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 18, 2015

    Officials seeking public comment on HUD grant

    Do you own property in the Wildcat Creek high-risk flood zone? Or rent somewhere in that area, perhaps? If so, officials from Manhattan and the state’s Water Resources Board want to talk with you. Soon. In fact, they really hope to hear some of

  • Local |Education | March 18, 2015

    Riley County school board picks interim superintendent

    The Riley County school board offered Nancy Meyer the position of interim superintendent at a special meeting Monday night. If Meyer agrees to the contract, she will begin her duties in April. Meyer retired as superintendent of Holton USD 336 at the end of the 2013-14

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 18, 2015

    Lower bond denied for man facing 24 charges

    A judge denied a $65,000 bond reduction on Tuesday for a Manhattan man who faces two dozen charges in connection with a series of burglaries. Jeremy Spaur, 30, represented by counsel Larry McCrell via live video stream from the Riley County Jail, requested his bond be reduced

  • Local |Business | March 18, 2015

    Tallgrass dumps thousands of cans after test run

    Tallgrass Brewing Company made thousands of cans of beer last week that no one will get a chance to experience. Spencer Tomb, a retired Kansas State University biology professor, said he saw the cans at the Riley County Transfer Station on Monday afternoon prior to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 18, 2015

    Hearing set for man accused of killing unborn child

    A Riley County judge on Tuesday set the preliminary hearing for a man accused of killing an unborn child in a vehicle collision last May. Ryan Routson, 33, 1637 Osage St., faces charges of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence; battery; possession of opiates, opium, narcotic

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 18, 2015

    Soldier wants new trial based on writing analysis

    State prosecutors believe a handwriting analysis on a letter makes their case stronger against a Fort Riley soldier seeking a new trial after he was convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a child last year. But Christopher Bates, represented by his attorney Larry McRell, wants

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 17, 2015

    Expert: Bird flu no threat to people

    A highly contagious strain of bird flu confirmed in four states can be deadly for birds, but a K-State poultry expert says humans don’t need to worry about their own health or contaminated poultry products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 17, 2015

    K-State SAE member reports attack

    A member of the K-State Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity says he was kicked in the shin and called a racist last week while he was walking on campus. Sophomore Eli Camp, a member of K-State’s SAE chapter, said he was walking to class near

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 17, 2015

    Manhattan commitment key to bypass, commission says

    Progress on a proposed northern alternative to U.S. Highway 24 is on hold until after the city elections in April. That’s when Pottawatomie County commissioners hope to meet with the new Manhattan City Commission to discuss a western terminus to the so-called Marlatt-Junietta Bypass —

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