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  • Local |Government & Politics | October 29, 2014

    Commission OK with current pool subsidy

    City commissioners said they are fine with the current level at which the city subsidizes its pools despite declining revenues. They also did not suggest a rate increase. The Manhattan City Commission held a work session on Tuesday to discuss the aquatic facilities year-end report.

  • Local |Business | October 29, 2014

    Sales tax receipts higher than expected

    The city’s 2014 sales tax receipts continue to outperform budget expectations through October. The city had $1,049,448 in sales tax receipts this month, according to the October sales tax report from finance director Bernie Hayen. The report represents sales from September. The city’s sales tax

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 29, 2014

    Trial set in student heroin death case

    The Riley County District Court set a jury trial on Monday for a man accused of supplying heroin to a Kansas State University student who died of a heroin overdose last year. Gregory Haug Jr.‘s trial is set for March 9. Haug, 21, of Olathe faces

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 29, 2014

    Hearing set for 2 men charged with kidnapping

    A status hearing for two men facing kidnapping and aggravated robbery charges was set for a continuance on Tuesday. Ortegas Tune, 26, and Kaywaun Washington, 25, both of Manhattan, are set to have status hearings at 1 p.m. on Nov. 4. The two were arrested earlier this month

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 29, 2014

    Man sentenced to 60 days in convenience store incident

    A Manhattan man was sentenced Monday in a case connected with a May shooting at the Hop-N-Skip convenience store, 2233 Tuttle Creek Blvd. Daeshawn Bryant was sentenced to 60 days in jail and probation for 18 months with an underlying sentence of 25 months with the Kansas Department of

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 28, 2014

    Lewis outraised Wilson in county bid

    Although Riley County commissioner Dave Lewis out-raised Republican challenger Ben Wilson, that money didn’t translate to a win, as the 21-year-old K-State student beat out the incumbent by 66 votes in the August primary. The candidates’ receipts and expenditures report, which documented financial activity for

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 28, 2014

    Uncontested reps still raising money

    Even without opponents, area politicians are still raising money for their campaigns. Candidates in state races filed campaign finance reports on Monday, documenting financial activity from July 25 through Oct. 23. For incumbent state representatives, these funds were raised after it became clear they had no opposition

  • Local |Traffic |Government & Politics | October 28, 2014

    Development causing traffic congestion

    Congestion at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and Green Valley Road during peak traffic periods is bad and will only get worse as rapid development in the area continues. That was the message from Leu Lowrey, Pottawatomie County public works director, who presented county

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Fort Riley | October 28, 2014

    Junction City man pleads guilty to stealing from Army program

    TOPEKA — A Junction City man pleaded guilty Monday to stealing public funds from an Army program at Fort Riley, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Michael Steffens, 59, pleaded guilty to one count of stealing public money. Steffens admitted in his plea that the crime occurred

  • Local | October 28, 2014

    Royals’ run brings back memories for man, grandson

    Kansas City Royals fans are hoping history repeats itself as the team returns home needing to win two straight games to take the World Series, just like in 1985. Mel House of Manhattan had an up-close view of history in 1985 for Game 6 against the St. Louis

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