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  • Local |Government, Politics | March 14, 2014

    Citizens’ committee behind RCPD bill

    An effort to require that the top police official in Manhattan be elected, rather than appointed, is being driven by a citizens’ committee involving a bail bondsman and a bar owner. A bill that would implement the change was introduced into the state Senate Wednesday

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Education | March 14, 2014

    Why didn’t school fights appear in the newspaper?

    Wonder1

    Q. In the past week, my son has witnessed two batteries in which police reports were taken. The first occurred last Wednesday night at Manhattan High School. A student leaving a basketball game was struck by another student. The victim hit his head on the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 14, 2014

    Suspect in Manhattan bank robbery indicted

    TOPEKA — A suspect in the November 2013 robbery of Kansas State Bank has been indicted with federal charges.  The indictment against Ronald David Brown, Jr., 39, alleges that on Nov. 27 last year, he robbed the Manhattan bank at 1101 Bluemont Ave. He is charged with one count

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 14, 2014

    Huelskamp to speak

    Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that he will be in Manhattan next week for a town hall meeting. He will be in town at 11:30 a.m. on Monday at the Manhattan Fire Department assembly room, 2000 Denison Ave. Rep. Huelskamp is making his yearly rounds to District 1’

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 14, 2014

    KSU student wins design award in Kansas City

    A study abroad experience helped a Kansas State University interior architecture & product design student bring home top honors in a “monster” of a design competition. Josef Lang, fourth year interior design & architecture student in the university’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design,

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 14, 2014

    KSU aims to increase study abroad numbers by decade’s end

    Kansas State University is joining with the Institute of International Education to encourage more students to have international academic experiences. The university will help the institute’s Generation Study Abroad commitment to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 13, 2014

    Former security adviser to give Landon Lecture

    Thomas Donilon, a former U.S. national security adviser and high-level administrator under three presidents, will present Kansas State University’s second Landon Lecture of 2014. Donilon will appear at McCain Auditorium at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15. John Skipper, president of ESPN and co-chairman of

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 13, 2014

    Commissioners ‘surprised’ by bill that could make RCPD director an elected post

    Riley County commissioners on Thursday said they were surprised to learn that legislators are considering a bill that would make the Riley County police director an elected position. Currently, that position is appointed by the county law board. Commissioner Dave Lewis said the news, which

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 13, 2014

    JC police seize $43,000 in pot

    JUNCTION CITY — Junction City authorities seized $43,000 worth of marijuana and arrested two people for intending to distribute it after a drug bust on Wednesday. After executing a search warrants at 1919 Northwind Drive, Lot 2, and 1501 Dean St., authorities arrested Steven J. Parks, 28, Junction City and charged

  • Local |Business | March 13, 2014

    Local stations could be cut in Cox contract dispute

    Cable and internet provider Cox Communications and Topeka television affiliates are in a contract dispute that could affect thousands of Cox customers. The current contract expires Friday at 4 p.m. According to a statement on Kansas First News’ website, if a new contract is not

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