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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 23, 2015

    Victim testifies at hearing on July marijuana robbery

    A witness recounted being robbed at gunpoint on Thursday at a preliminary hearing for a former MHS athlete accused of stealing marijuana. Hudson Philip testified in Riley County Court about the July 10 incident when two men — Trey Campbell, 21, and Ty Suggs, 21, both of Manhattan — robbed

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | January 23, 2015

    How much does that roundabout really cost?

    Q: Will it really cost the city $5 million to build a roundabout? A: No. Well, at least the answer is no if you’re referring to the proposed roundabout at the intersection where West Anderson Avenue crosses Kimball Avenue as it becomes Scenic Drive. There

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 23, 2015

    Victim testifies in rape hearing

    A Fort Riley soldier who is accused of rape in an Aug. 30 incident in the parking lot of the local movie theater appeared in court Friday morning for his preliminary hearing. Spc. Sean Wedgwood, 23, Fort Riley, allegedly raped a woman, born in 1995 and identified in

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 23, 2015

    Man pleads in stabbing case

    An Ogden man accused of stabbing a man in the neck during a July robbery pleaded no contest on Thursday to aggravated battery. As part of his plea negotiations, Johnny Cossey, 38, had the remainder of his charges dismissed for his role in the July 20 robbery

  • Local |Education | January 23, 2015

    7th person files for USD 378

    A seventh person filed to run for a spot on the Riley County school board Thursday afternoon. Jared Larson of Leonardville put his name in for the April 7 election. He is a third-grade teacher at Keith L. Ware Elementary on Fort Riley. “I’m from

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 22, 2015

    In Lawrence speech, Obama reiterates need for child care, equal pay for women

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    LAWRENCE — Thousands of people watched as President Barack Obama spoke about strengthening the middle class on Thursday during a speech on the University of Kansas campus. A sign that read “Middle Class Economics” appeared in the background as he spoke, a theme that Obama pushed

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | January 22, 2015

    MHS journalists get chance to cover speech with pros

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    LAWRENCE — Two local teenagers were among the members of the press covering President Barack Obama’s speech at the University of Kansas Thursday. News editor Madeline Marshall and staff member Maya Minocha of The Mentor, Manhattan High School’s student newspaper, became the lucky students.

  • Local |Business | January 22, 2015

    District facing $2.75M shortfall

    A school official told the Manhattan-Ogden school board on Wednesday that the district could receive less money from the state and increased health insurance costs in its next budget. USD 383 director of business services Lew Faust said Gov. Sam Brownback’s recent proposal to allocate

  • Local |Education | January 22, 2015

    3 incumbents file for USD 383 race

    Board members Dave Colburn and Darell Edie and president Leah Fliter announced Wednesday that they intend to run for the USD 383 school board to keep their seats. Board member Curt Herrman is also running along with newcomer Nick Dyer, a 2013 Manhattan High School graduate.

  • Local |Business | January 22, 2015

    Wamego-Manhattan bus route now open

    It just got a little easier to travel between Wamego and Manhattan. The Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency, or aTa Bus, in partnership with the Kansas Department of Transportation and Highland Community College-Wamego, started a bus route between the two towns on Tuesday, the Wamego

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