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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 02, 2015

    Year’s first baby born at Mercy

    Mercy Regional Health Center delivered its first baby of 2015 at 6:10 p.m. on Thursday. Bleu Michael Dennis Nelson, is the son of Dennis Nelson and Aimee Richardson, and little brother to Ella Nelson. Bleu was 7 pounds, 6 ounces and 21.25 inches long.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 31, 2014

    5 arrested in Ogden drug bust

    Police executed three warrants and arrested five people in connection with drug activity Tuesday morning in Ogden. According to a press release from the Riley County Police Department, three warrants were simultaneously executed at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of 10th Street. Police arrested

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 31, 2014

    Judge lowers bond for man facing multiple drug charges

    A Manhattan man who faces six drug charges was granted a bond reduction Tuesday in court. Connor Yeager, 19, appeared Tuesday afternoon in Riley County Court via live video stream from the Riley County Jail. Judge William Malcolm reduced his bond $10,000 to $25,000. Lawyer Britain Stites requested

  • Local |Education | December 31, 2014

    Manhattan man files for USD 378 board

    Tom Richard of Manhattan filed to run for a Riley County USD 378 school board at-large position on Tuesday. Richard has occupied the seat since August, replacing an outgoing member, Dan Thomsom, who resigned to comply with the district’s nepotism policy after his wife was

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 31, 2014

    Preliminary hearing set in August rape case

    The preliminary hearing for a Fort Riley soldier facing a rape charge in connection with an August incident appeared in Riley County District Court Tuesday. Spc. Sean Wedgwood, 22, was arrested on a warrant for an Aug. 30 rape of a woman he knew, according to police

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 31, 2014

    Bond reduced for man who damaged 2 stores

    A Marysville man accused of wrecking a vehicle into two Manhattan businesses Dec. 26 was granted reduced bond in Pottawatomie County court Tuesday. Jason Butler, 36, faces eight charges, including DUI and abuse of toxic vapors, after allegedly driving a ’96 Buick Century through the north exterior wall

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 31, 2014

    K-State fans remember Alamo in San Antonio


    SAN ANTONIO — Wildcat fans trickled into San Antonio this week, dotting the city with purple as they saw the sights ahead of Friday’s bowl game. Many were headed to see the Alamo on Tuesday. The landmark, a former mission and the site of the 1836

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | December 31, 2014

    Rep. Highland expects appeal, formula change to school funding

    A three-judge district court panel said Tuesday that the state must boost its aid to Kansas schools by hundreds of millions of dollars a year, but the incoming chairman of the Kansas House Education Committee believes more time in court is coming. “I am confident

  • Local |Business | December 30, 2014

    2014 sales tax sets record at $10.54M

    Manhattan reached a record high in sales tax collection in 2014, according to the city’s December sales tax report. In 2014, the city collected $10.72 million in sales taxes, besting the previous record high of $10.54 million set in 2012 by 1.7 percent. It was also an increase of around 2.3

  • Local |Business | December 30, 2014

    Sears Hometown to open in January


    Close one Sears, and another shall take its place. Sears Hometown Store, which sells appliances, tools and seasonal items, will open early next year at 8055 E. U.S. 24, next to Feldkamp’s Furniture. Rusty Goodmiller, manager of the local store, said he’s aiming to

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