Katharine “Katie” Jackson is the new city attorney for Manhattan. City manager Ron Fehr announced the appointment Monday. The city attorney represents the municipality, providing legal advice and counsel to city staff and the city commission. Jackson has served as interim city attorney since August 2015.
A Manhattan juvenile was sentenced Monday to nearly five years in prison for his role in a series of robberies that led to a lockdown of the Kansas State University campus in September. Janir Vega, 17 at the time of his arrest, originally was charged as
A Manhattan man pleaded no contest Monday in Riley County District Court to raping a child. In a plea deal, Gregory E. Hoyt, 27, pleaded no contest to two counts of rape. Prosecutors in exchange dropped three counts of aggravated criminal sodomy. Hoyt had originally pleaded
Recycling in Pottawatomie County increased by more than one-third in 2015, according to figures presented to county commissioners Monday. County residents recycled 599,572 pounds of materials last year, up significantly from the 394,620 pounds recycled in 2014, according to Tim Eisenbarth, noxious weeds director. Since the county pays $40 per
Not many people are going to wake up in the morning and think, “I wonder if there are potholes that need filling on the other side of town.” That is unless there’s some serious road damage on a street you take to work, or
Last year’s increase in burglaries didn’t extend into the first month of 2016, RCPD Captain Josh Kyle told Riley County commissioners Monday. “At the end of 2015, we did not have a lot of good news to report as far as crime trends,” Kyle said. “
Riley County commissioner Ron Wells said he wants to find out why the region didn’t receive any of the federal flood mitigation money for which it applied. During the comment period of Monday’s Riley County Commission meeting, Wells voiced his disappointment that the
The Manhattan City Commission will consider rezoning a car detailing business to allow it to sell cars. The commission meets 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The commission will give the first reading of rezoning Showroom Shine Auto Detailing, 2600 Eureka Terrace, from a light industrial
A few hours before K-State’s drag show Saturday night, Tony Cody had yet to transform himself into Penny Tration — he was just hanging out in jeans and a T-shirt. Cody said it used to take him a lot longer to get ready, but now
John Broberg, senior administrator at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan, has announced his retirement after more than four decades of serving in healthcare. Broberg will continue to serve at Via Christi through March while a search for his successor is under way. Broberg and his
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