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  • Local |Government, Politics | May 28, 2014

    City to put street maintenance tax on ballot

    The city plans to ask the voters for a sales tax increase for street maintenance. The ballot question would appear in either November 2014 or April 2015. Commissioners currently have four options to consider: 5-cent sales tax increase to generate $500,000; 10-cent sales tax increase to generate $1 million; 15

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 28, 2014

    Man to undergo mental evaluation

    A Westmoreland man suspected of driving a stolen SUV while drunk, wrecking that vehicle and then attempting to steal another vehicle to drive away from the scene will undergo a mental health evaluation. On Tuesday, Riley County Judge William Malcolm granted a request from 37-year-old

  • Local |Business | May 28, 2014

    Hotel owners concerned about falling occupancy

    Hoteliers spoke Tuesday about their growing concern with declining occupancy rates. “Occupancies are going down, which is a fact,” said Brad Everett, general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn. “Rates are going to be shortly coming behind.” Colin Noble, owner of Noble Hospitality, said many

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 28, 2014

    Judge appoints lawyer for shooting suspect

    A Riley County judge on Tuesday appointed a public defender for a Manhattan man suspected of shooting and injuring another man at a convenience store earlier this month. Although it’s not been decided which public defender will represent Daeshawn Bryant, 18, Judge William Malcolm granted

  • Local | May 28, 2014

    Blood drive hits close to home for local couple


    The Manhattan Community Blood Drive is set for Thursday and Friday at Pottorf Hall and this year the event hits close to home with a local family. Brandi and Dustin Stoddard, both K-State graduates, went through a nightmare no parent wishes to experience, but donated

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 28, 2014

    Students selected to attend Lindau Nobel Laureates meeting

    Two Kansas State University doctoral students will visit with the world’s best economists at the fifth Lindau Meeting of the Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, Aug. 19-24 in Lindau, Germany. Melissa Lynes, doctoral student in

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 27, 2014

    Legislative review: Major bills from 2014

    Considering the bulk of the budget was passed in 2013, the 2014 Kansas legislative session was still particularly eventful. From an attempt to legislate basketball games to the passing of the court-mandated school finance bill that repealed teacher tenure, things in Topeka were busy. Here’s an

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | May 27, 2014

    Man injured in K-99 accident

    WESTMORELAND — A Lindsborg man suffered disabling injuries Friday night in an accident on K-99. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that 45-year-old Brad Anderson was driving an F-350 pickup truck south on Kansas Highway 99, less than half a mile north of Beulah Road in rural Pottawatomie

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | May 27, 2014

    Fort Riley soldier found dead from gunshot

    JUNCTION CITY —Police discovered a Fort Riley soldier dead from a single gunshot wound on Monday. Junction City police and Fire Department and EMS responded to 1731 North Park Drive Apt. 5 Monday in response to a call that a subject had been shot. When police arrived,

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 26, 2014

    City to begin budget talks

    City commissioners will start its 2015 budget discussions Tuesday. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. This is the beginning of a planning process that will last through August. The preliminary 2015 mill levy is 46.078 mills, an increase of 2.654 mills from this current year.

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