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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 17, 2014

    Police searching for armed robber

    Riley County police are searching for a man who robbed a Manhattan Dollar General store Wednesday night. Officers were alerted to an armed robbery at the store, 2321 Tuttle Creek Blvd, at 10:06 p.m. Preliminary information released by police indicated the suspect is a black male

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 17, 2014

    District to use health building for lunch program

    Riley County commissioners approved an agreement between the county health department and USD 383 Monday morning that will allow the use of the health department building as an additional site to provide a summer feeding program for children 18 years and younger this year. Established by the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | April 17, 2014

    Schoen attributes crime drop to economy, patrols

    Riley County Police Department Director Brad Schoen told county commissioners the crime rate continues to drop in the area. “We continue to sit around in our staff meetings and pinch ourselves on a regular basis as a result of the crime rate continuing to drop,”

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 17, 2014

    Flint Hills transit entity remains on hold

    The Flint Hills Regional Transit Administration (RTA) is still on hold, according to comments at the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) meeting Wednesday. Gary Stith, deputy director of the Flint Hills Regional Council, said attorneys for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Kansas Department

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 17, 2014

    K-State team designs, builds wind turbine for competition

    A team from Kansas State University looks to blow away the field at the upcoming U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition. The university’s team is one of 10 teams from across the country that will take part in the event, which is part

  • Local |Kansas State University |Holidays | April 17, 2014

    Prep Easter meal with proper care

    OLATHE - If you plan on munching on those Easter eggs after you’ve dyed them, pay egg-stra attention to how you cook them, says a Kansas State University Food Safety Specialist. Londa Nwadike, of the K-State Olathe campus, offers some tips on how to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 16, 2014

    Armed robbery at Dollar General

    Police radio Wednesday night indicated an armed robbery in progress at Dollar General, 2321 Tuttle Creek Boulevard in Manhattan. As many as eight police cruisers, including K9 units, were on the scene. Reports point to a black male wearing a red hooded jacket as a person

  • Local | April 16, 2014

    Prairie blaze burns fast, hot at prescribed fire near Paxico

    Fire2.phatch

    PAXICO — Listening with eyes shut, the flames engulfing the prairie oddly sound like heavy rain on a roof — with a few crackles here and there, of course. Kansas Department of Wildlife Public Lands manager Nathan Henry and his crew brought The Mercury along Tuesday morning

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | April 16, 2014

    Regents ponder revised policy

    The Kansas Board of Regents’ social media policy was revised by its governance committee Wednesday morning — but some controversial disciplinary language remained intact. A work group consisting of professors from across the state proposed revisions emphasizing academic freedom to the regents, and the proposals then

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 16, 2014

    Butler named mayor

    Wynn Butler called the city’s increased debt “a little bit depressing” during his initial statements as mayor Tuesday. Commissioners selected Butler as mayor and Karen McCulloh as mayor pro tem during their regular meeting. Butler said the city debt grew from $238 million in April 2011

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