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  • Local |Kansas State University | November 10, 2014

    K-State set to help feed the world

    Can a wasp feed the world? It can help. If its larvae are nurtured near millet fields where a devastating moth steals harvests from the field, they can grow to become predators that destroy the pests and save a crop. And that just might put

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 10, 2014

    County: Many who voted weren’t registered

    Three hundred thirty-one ballots cast in the Nov. 4 elections were not valid, said Riley County clerk Rich Vargo. A total of 15, 935 ballots were cast in the county, including 770 provisional ballots, according to the county’s 2014 General Election Canvass Report, released Monday. Provisional ballots are given

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 10, 2014

    Ogden man found dead

    Riley County police found a man deceased at 4:44 p.m. on Saturday after they conducted a welfare check in Ogden. Michael Hentges, 27, of Ogden, was found dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a police report.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 10, 2014

    Man shot during attempted robbery

    A 19-year-old Manhattan man was shot in the face during a robbery attempt late Friday night, Riley County police said Monday. Dispatchers received a call at 11:55 p.m. reporting that a victim had arrived in the Mercy Regional Health Center emergency room with a gunshot

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 10, 2014

    Man pleads not guilty to vehicle thefts

    A Westmoreland man suspected of stealing and attempting to steal vehicles in a May drunken driving and crash incident pleaded not guilty to his charges Monday. Nathan Woodyard, 38, pleaded not guilty to attempted robbery, DUI, interference with law enforcement, failure to stop at an accident

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 10, 2014

    Officials ID boat victim

    Authorities have released the name of a man involved in a boat wreck over the weekend at Tuttle Creek Lake. Clark Linders, 3630 Marlatt Ave., was transported to Mercy Regional Health Center Saturday after he wrecked his airboat on the lake and was thrown into the

  • Local |Business | November 09, 2014

    County tops state in exempt property

    The planned National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility might bring an added benefit to Riley County: less tax-exempt property. Currently, more than 25 percent of the land and buildings in Riley County — worth about $1.5 billion — is exempt from paying property taxes. The presence of Kansas State University

  • Local | November 09, 2014

    Center welcomes community as it plans housing project

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    Members of the Islamic Center of Manhattan welcomed members of the community on Saturday with the goal of teaching others about the religion. “We want to, you know, show people who the Muslims are and what they do,” said Sabri Ciftci, a member of the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 09, 2014

    Man taken to Mercy after water rescue

    A man was transported to Mercy Regional Health Center after a water rescue Saturday evening. The rescue reportedly happened at about 6:30 p.m. at Stockdale Cove at Tuttle Creek Lake, according to Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins. Collins said the man, whose name

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 09, 2014

    Man pleads in connection to McClendon death

    TEMPE, Ariz. — One of the men accused of alcohol-related violations in connection with the fatal fall of a Manhattan High School graduate has pleaded guilty. Court documents show 20-year-old David Siegal pleaded guilty this week to one count of minor in possession of liquor with

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