Monday, February 8, 2016

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  • Local |Government & Politics | February 02, 2016

    Fehr appoints Jackson as city attorney

    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.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 02, 2016

    Teen gets nearly 5 years in robbery case

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 02, 2016

    Manhattan man pleads no contest in child rape case

    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

  • Local | February 02, 2016

    Pott County recycling effort surges in 2015

    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

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 01, 2016

    Officials say it may be time to make decision about tax increase to fund street maintenance

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | February 01, 2016

    RCPD: Burglaries down in January

    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. “

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 01, 2016

    Wells seeks answers on grant

    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

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 01, 2016

    City to consider rezoning for car detailing business

    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

  • Local | January 31, 2016

    Performers say drag show strengthens LGBT community

    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

  • Local |Business | January 31, 2016

    Broberg to retire from hospital

    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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