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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 20, 2014

    Police investigating report of sexual assault in Ogden

    Riley County police on Tuesday afternoon were investigating a complaint of sexual assault in Ogden between two people who know each other. According to a report from public information officer Matthew Droge, no arrests had been made as of about 3 p.m. Ogden Elementary, meanwhile,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 20, 2014

    RCPD says it won’t change alcohol policy

    The Riley County Police Department’s policy on how it handles alcohol violation citations isn’t going to change, officials said Monday. During a Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board meeting, RCPD Assistant Director John Doehling said the department reviewed its policy as the board

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 20, 2014

    Aggieville signs could go digital

    Manhattan could soon see more digital signs in Aggieville and at churches and schools if the city approves changes to local regulations. The Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board received an update Monday on the ongoing sign regulation changes. Senior planner Chad Bunger said one of

  • Local |Education | May 20, 2014

    Board to consider mill levy increase

    The USD 383 Board of Education members will consider raising the local mill levy to help fund its capital outlay budget, potentially raising property taxes. The discussion will happen at the board’s Wednesday meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Currently, the local mill levy for the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 20, 2014

    RCPD forms special reaction team to address violations at Pillsbury

    Visitors to the Pillsbury Crossing Wildlife Area may have noticed an increased Riley County police presence in recent weeks. On Monday, RCPD Patrol Division Capt. Kurt Moldrup told the Riley County police board that the department recently has had a “special reaction team” of three

  • Local | May 20, 2014

    Burn season unusually busy in Pott County

    This spring was an expensive and time-consuming burn season in Pottawatomie County. There were 837 controlled pasture fires during the April burn season and 69 of those (more than eight percent) got out of control, requiring a response from between three and five fire departments, according to

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | May 20, 2014

    Officials expect another surge in construction

    Pottawatomie County officials are anticipating another surge in new housing construction this year. Appraiser Lois Schlegel, in her monthly update to county commissioners Monday, reported 87 property sales in the county during April — considerably higher than the 60 sales during the same period last year. More than

  • Local |Business | May 19, 2014

    Commerce marks 125 years

    One of Manhattan’s oldest banks is celebrating its 125th birthday. Commerce Bank planned a Monday afternoon celebration at all three Manhattan locations: 2740 Claflin Road; 17th and Anderson at the K-State Student Union; and the bank’s main branch since 1970, 727 Poyntz Ave. Commerce was established

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 19, 2014

    KSU professor connected to nasal strip controversy

    A K-State veterinary medicine professor is connected to a controversial decision surrounding California Chrome, the thoroughbred that has been leaving other horses in the dust in its run for the Triple Crown. The horse wears the 4-by-6-inch Flair Equine Nasal Strip to ease breathing

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 19, 2014

    Report: Riley ranks 12th in health out of 98 counties

    Riley County commissioners on Monday learned of the county’s health status in a set of rankings. Overall, Riley County ranks 12 of 98 Kansas counties for health factors that include smoking, drinking, diet and exercise and access and quality of health care. Among the positive statistics,

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