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  • Local |Government, Politics | July 23, 2014

    Commissioners at odds about flat mill levy

    City commissioners on Tuesday discussed whether the mill levy should remain flat for the second year in a row. The current proposal for the 2015 city budget is about $134.4 million with a mill levy of 44.712 mills, an increase of $3.6 million and 1.288 mills from 2014. A mill is $1

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 23, 2014

    Colorado Street fires investigated as arsons

    Authorities are investigating two fires on Colorado Street this week as arsons. The Riley County Police and Manhattan Fire departments reported officials believe both a house fire at 831 Colorado Street Monday night and a garage fire at 823 Colorado Street early Wednesday morning probably were set

  • Local |Business | July 23, 2014

    Local Boys and Girls Club marks 20 years of service


    The Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan celebrated its 20th birthday and recognized those who made the milestone possible during a reception Tuesday night. About three dozen people attended the event, which featured a brief introduction and awards presentation from the organization’s executive director,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 23, 2014

    Man arrested for murder attempt in JC shooting

    Junction City police arrested a man for attempted murder after he reportedly shot and injured a person Tuesday night near Wendy’s, 440 W. Sixth St. Police arrested Robbie Fountain Jr., 21, of Junction City, following an interview with officers investigating the shooting. According to a news

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 22, 2014

    Intergenerational bonding at K-State’s Grandparents U


    Children and their grandparents bridged the generation gap this week as the kids experienced college for the first time, while their elders went back to school. From Sunday through today, 31 people attended Grandparents University, an event for Kansas State University alumni and their grandchildren ages 8

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | July 22, 2014

    Commission discusses potential water issue

    Pottawatomie County commissioners would like to preempt a possible delay in home construction in the southwest portion of the county that could occur due to lack of water availability. With new residential subdivisions scheduled to open in the near future, commissioners said Monday they want

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 22, 2014

    Man accused of kidnapping fires attorney

    A man accused of theft and kidnapping crimes fired his court-appointed attorney Monday. Jerred Snyder, 30, appeared in Riley County District Court, asking Judge John Bosch to grant a motion to terminate his defense attorney, Larry McRell, from his two cases. In one case, Snyder faces

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 22, 2014

    Manhattan house fire causes nearly $200,000 in damage

    A fire caused nearly $200,000 in damage to a house in Manhattan on Monday afternoon. The Manhattan Fire Department was alerted at 12:17 p.m. to a fire at 2400 Buttonwood Drive. Officials found the single-story residential structure with heavy smoke and fire showing from the rear area

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 22, 2014

    House fire causes $35,000 in damage


    Manhattan Fire Department crews responded to a house fire at 831 Colorado St. at 11:24 p.m. Monday. When firefighters arrived, they found a single-story house with smoke and fire showing from the structure’s rear area, according to a news release. The department responded with six

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | July 22, 2014

    Woman says son ‘harassed’ by police

    A Memphis woman said she went to the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board meeting Monday seeking justice for her son, a Manhattan man who was shot in May. Sophia Starks spoke of her son Dareen Starks, 23, before law board members and police administrators, alleging

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