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  • Local |Government & Politics | February 09, 2015

    Cameras to bolster court security

    Riley County commissioners decided Monday that money for courthouse security cameras would come out of the building fund. The cameras are part of a project to tighten courthouse security. The project also will include replacing courthouse doors, limiting their access, installing a metal detector at

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 09, 2015

    2 wounded in JC shooting

    Junction City police say they are investigating a Sunday morning shooting that sent two men to the hospital. Police responded to the parking lot of The KINGZ Motorcycle Club, 805 Grant Ave., shortly before 4 a.m. and discovered Jackie Oliver, 42, suffering from two gunshot wounds, according

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 09, 2015

    Commissioners to get revenue estimates

    The Manhattan City Commission will review on Tuesday the city’s potential future revenue to help prepare for the 2016 budget discussions that starts in May. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. City administrators will provide a review of the city’s

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | February 09, 2015

    Multi-car crash on I-70 leaves three injured

    A three-vehicle crash in Wabaunsee County caused injuries to three people on Sunday. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the crash happened at 4:12 p.m. when Ronald M. Stos, 64, of Great Bend, who was driving his 2011 Ford Taurus westbound on I-70 near mile marker 328, didn’

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 09, 2015

    Man gets probation in DUI, attempted robbery case

    A judge sentenced a Westmoreland man to probation on Monday for attempted robbery and drunken driving. Nathan Woodyard, 38, received 24 months probation for the May 11 incident. He must also pay and fines and fees totaling $1,063. Woodyard faces a 21-month prison sentence if he violates his probation

  • Local | February 08, 2015

    Prosthetic limb will help local boy grip, carry toys

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    When 3-year-old Preston Bundy was born without full formation of his fingers on his left hand, his parents, Jamie and Chris, thought long and hard before deciding that surgery wasn’t the best option for their son. On Saturday, however, Preston received a prosthesis that

  • Local |Fort Riley | February 08, 2015

    Fort Riley to put best foot forward

    Fort Riley likely will look to emphasize its economic impact, available land, training facilities, quality of life and other positive traits as Army officials visit Junction City on Monday for a “listening session” they will use to make decisions on nationwide cuts. The community listening

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 08, 2015

    Man dies in trench collapse

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    A 30-year-old city of Manhattan worker died after he became trapped when a trench collapsed Friday evening. William Albert Wiske of Wamego was repairing a water main near the intersection of Scenic Drive and Fossil Ridge Drive when the trench collapsed upon him, according to

  • Local |Education | February 08, 2015

    Daily ‘ritual’ pays off for spelling bee winner

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    A daily ritual of spelling practice paid off for eighth-grader Emily Keeley when she won the Riley County Spelling Bee on Saturday at Manhattan High School. Keeley, who is homeschooled, beat 13 other contestants to claim the title after 31 rounds by correctly spelling the word “ritual.”

  • Local |Business | February 08, 2015

    Williams’ 2005 Landon Lecture touched on importance of anchors’ ‘moral authority’

    “NBC Nightly News”  anchor Brian Williams, who started his broadcasting career in Kansas, once gave a Landon Lecture on the trustworthiness of news anchors. Williams spoke at K-State on May 3, 2005. Though he was raised in New York, he later went to Washington, and his

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