TOPEKA — A former Marshall County insurance agent convicted of stealing customers’ premiums was sentenced in federal court Monday. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Monica Smart, 49, of Frankfort, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $160,000 in restitution. Smart pleaded guilty to
WESTMORELAND — A Wamego man suspected of shooting at police outside of Manhattan’s Quality Inn and Suites in December requested an extended status hearing today. Dustin Monroe, 33, will appear in Pottawatomie County court Feb. 25 in a continued status hearing from the one that was originally
TOPEKA — A 66-year-old man convicted of murder, rape and kidnapping almost 40 years ago was denied parole this week. According to information on the Kansas Department of Corrections website, Frank Pencek was not eligible because his next possible release date is not until January of 2017. He
JUNCTION CITY — A Junction City man was sentenced Monday in a human trafficking and rape case. Paul Goodman III, 43, was sentenced in Geary County court to 57 months in prison on three counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Goodman will serve the three sentences concurrently.
Tracy Shane Roberts, 44, Wamego, was arrested Monday evening on felony theft charges. Captain Tim Hegarty of the RCPD said Roberts is accused of writing business checks from the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, 2601 Anderson Ave., for personal use. Loss to the builders group was $25,000. Police
The Riley County Commission would like to reinstall a “Welcome to Manhattan” sign that was removed during construction on K-18. However, the Kansas Department of Transportation’s regulations may or may not allow it to be reinstalled in its previous form. Public Works director Leon
More floodplain regulations are up for discussion by the city commission. Tuesday’s meeting — 5 p.m. at City Hall — concerns building regulations for structures that already exist in the floodplain. City staff and commissioners have debated new floodplain regulations at previous work sessions. According to
Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency (ATA Bus) wants a bigger pile of money from the federal government, but can’t do it alone. After Manhattan was designated a metropolitan area, ATA Bus qualified to receive urban public transportation funds. However, those funds can only be
Mike Lewis saw his first K-State/KU basketball matchup in 1965, after waiting in the snow to catch his bus from Manhattan to Lawrence. After the game, he arrived back in Manhattan at 5 a.m., finished his paper route and went to church with his family.
“Is there anything rosy?” Sen. Tom Hawk, D-Manhattan, asked. “How can there be?” Monday is the start of what could be a turbulent legislative session, according to area legislators. At the heart of the matter is an awaited ruling from the Kansas Supreme Court on
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