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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 20, 2014

    RCPD seeking information about possible copper thefts

    The Riley County Police Department has responded to and initiated investigations into several thefts of copper in the Manhattan and Riley County area over the past few years and is now seeking out victims who may have left these thefts unreported. “Reporting a crime to

  • Local |Education | July 20, 2014

    Upper Iowa University announces grads

    Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa announced that several area students graduated in May. Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 6,200 students. Area students are Melissa Hoskins of Ogden, cum laude, Bachelor of Science in

  • Local |Education | July 20, 2014

    Local woman earns medical degree

    Krista DeWitt, D.O., was one of 235 medical students who received the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in May. She was also one of 21 graduates who earned a concurrent master of business administration in health care leadership

  • Local |Education | July 20, 2014

    Woman awarded study abroad scholarship

    Amanda Josephine Braun of Manhattan, was awarded a $1,000 study abroad grant the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest collegiate honor society for all-academic disciplines. Braun is one of 50 students nationwide to receive the award. Currently a junior majoring in secondary education

  • Local |Education |Business | July 20, 2014

    Masonic Foundation gives scholarships to 24 KSU students

    The Kansas Masonic Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm for the Grand Lodge of Kansas and Kansas Masons, announced the recipients of 140 scholarships to students of 36 institutions of higher learning across Kansas. The awards total nearly $200,000. The scholarships, which range from $500 to $5,000, are awarded to graduating

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 18, 2014

    Experiencing stunning pain at RCPD Taser exercise

    Taser-4.phatch

    Those who want to put up a fight with a law enforcement officer after being shot with a Taser are either not in their right mind or just stupid — maybe both. Believe me. Thanks to an opportunity Thursday during the Riley County Police Department’s

  • Local |Education |Business | July 18, 2014

    MATC seeks ballot initiative

    Manhattan Area Technical College officials are seeking a sales tax initiative for a ballot within the next year. MATC President Rob Edleston said he understands the request is more likely to appear on the April ballot than on the one in November. In a sample

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 18, 2014

    Report: Plane part found 1 mile from crash

    A report on the plane crash that killed to Manhattan men in April 2013 says part of the aircrafts was found more than a mile from the crash site. Ronald Marshall, a retired Manhattan gynecologist, and Chris Gruber, development for the college of veterinary medicine at

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | July 18, 2014

    Police considering purchase of ‘body cameras, ’drones

    Riley County Police Department Assistant Director John Doehling told county commissioners Thursday morning that the RCPD is looking into technology upgrades - specifically in regard to camera and drone devices. “We currently employ, in all of our patrol cars, video cameras with audio attached to

  • Local |Traffic |Government & Politics | July 18, 2014

    Officials look at US 24 corridor

    Area officials wanted to take a deeper look Thursday into the growth in Blue Township/East U.S. Highway 24 corridor. This topic came up during a presentation of Manhattan Area 2035, an update of the Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan and the Manhattan Area Transportation Strategy,

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