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

    Man to stand trial for manslaughter

    A Leonardville man appears prepared to stand trial for multiple charges stemming from an accident that resulted in the death of a Blue Valley High School student in October. Garrett Olson, 20, entered not guilty pleas on Monday afternoon as Riley County District Judge Meryl Wilson

  • Local | June 17, 2014

    Corps seeks public comment on levee improvement proposal

    Public comment is being sought for recommended improvements to the Manhattan levee. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District created a draft feasibility report that recommends raising the levee’s height to reduce flooding risks. The levee, constructed in the early 1960s,

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 17, 2014

    Schulz named award winner by professional group

    Noel Schulz, associate dean for research and graduate programs in the College of Engineering at Kansas State University, has been named an award recipient by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE. Cited for her “outstanding contributions in advancing recruitment and retention of

  • Local | June 16, 2014

    80-mph gusts knock down trees, power lines Sunday

    A storm with winds of up to 80 mph tore down trees and power lines in the area early Sunday morning, though officials said most of the damage wasn’t severe. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said he did not get any reports of

  • Local | June 16, 2014

    Case load for WIC down in county

    Case loads for the Riley County Health Department’s WIC program are at an all-time low, which has some department personnel concerned. WIC, or the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 16, 2014

    Vote set for water, asphalt projects

    City commissioners are scheduled to vote on an elevated water storage tank for the Blue Township area during their meeting Tuesday. The elevated water storage tank is a collaborative project between the city and Pottawatomie County Rural Water District No. 1. The tank is supposed to

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

    Robbery reported at Westwood Motel

    An unknown man is wanted by Riley County police for reportedly robbing the Westwood Motel late Friday night. Officers responded to the motel, 2108 Fort Riley Blvd., at about 11:05 p.m. Friday, according to a Monday news release. Police were informed that before they arrived an

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

    Man arrested after standoff

    Junction City police arrested a Fort Riley soldier Saturday evening following a standoff that lasted more than five hours. A report from the police department indicated that the standoff began when officers responded to 2614 Deerfield Blvd. at 6:07 p.m. after a report of a domestic

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 16, 2014

    Researchers create better methods to detect E. coli

    Kansas State University diagnosticians are helping the cattle industry save millions of dollars each year by developing earlier and accurate detection of E. coli. Lance Noll, master’s student in veterinary biomedical science, of Greensburg; T.G. Nagaraja, university distinguished professor of diagnostic medicine and

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 16, 2014

    El Nino could affect U.S. crops

    A Kansas State University senior agricultural economist says there’s a 70 percent chance an El Niño will arrive this fall — and that’s good news for the United States. Jay O’Neil, an instructor and specialist at the university’s International Grains Program, says

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