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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 31, 2014

    Preliminary hearing set in August rape case

    The preliminary hearing for a Fort Riley soldier facing a rape charge in connection with an August incident appeared in Riley County District Court Tuesday. Spc. Sean Wedgwood, 22, was arrested on a warrant for an Aug. 30 rape of a woman he knew, according to police

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 31, 2014

    Bond reduced for man who damaged 2 stores

    A Marysville man accused of wrecking a vehicle into two Manhattan businesses Dec. 26 was granted reduced bond in Pottawatomie County court Tuesday. Jason Butler, 36, faces eight charges, including DUI and abuse of toxic vapors, after allegedly driving a ’96 Buick Century through the north exterior wall

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 31, 2014

    K-State fans remember Alamo in San Antonio


    SAN ANTONIO — Wildcat fans trickled into San Antonio this week, dotting the city with purple as they saw the sights ahead of Friday’s bowl game. Many were headed to see the Alamo on Tuesday. The landmark, a former mission and the site of the 1836

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | December 31, 2014

    Rep. Highland expects appeal, formula change to school funding

    A three-judge district court panel said Tuesday that the state must boost its aid to Kansas schools by hundreds of millions of dollars a year, but the incoming chairman of the Kansas House Education Committee believes more time in court is coming. “I am confident

  • Local |Business | December 30, 2014

    2014 sales tax sets record at $10.54M

    Manhattan reached a record high in sales tax collection in 2014, according to the city’s December sales tax report. In 2014, the city collected $10.72 million in sales taxes, besting the previous record high of $10.54 million set in 2012 by 1.7 percent. It was also an increase of around 2.3

  • Local |Business | December 30, 2014

    Sears Hometown to open in January


    Close one Sears, and another shall take its place. Sears Hometown Store, which sells appliances, tools and seasonal items, will open early next year at 8055 E. U.S. 24, next to Feldkamp’s Furniture. Rusty Goodmiller, manager of the local store, said he’s aiming to

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 30, 2014

    K-State players receive love from whales at Sea World


    SAN ANTONIO — Alamo Bowl players got some love from beluga whales during a visit to Sea World on Tuesday morning. Despite temperatures of about 44 degrees, a group of players from the K-State and UCLA football teams donned wetsuits and got in the water to interact

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 30, 2014

    Commission still exploring purchase of former clinic

    Facilities and money occupied a brief morning session of the Pottawatomie County Commission Monday. Following a 30-minute executive session to discuss the acquisition of property, the commission approved two motions: to direct Administrator Robert Reece and Counselor John Watt to continue negotiations for the possible

  • Local |Education | December 30, 2014

    Riley man first to file for USD 378 board

    Glen R. Hawkins of Riley filed on Monday for an open seat on the USD 378 school board. Hawkins, a retireed U.S. Army officer, previously ran for the Kansas House of Representatives for the 64th District. He and Kathy Martin of Clay Center lost to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 30, 2014

    Three men arraigned in October kidnappings

    Three of four Manhattan men facing kidnapping and robbery charges in an apparent drug deal gone bad were arraigned Monday afternoon in Riley County court. Though he remained silent, Kaywaun Washington, 25, pleaded not guilty to his two charges of aggravated kidnapping and one charge each

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