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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 04, 2013

    Brown denies abusing child

    A Salina man facing first-degree murder and child abuse charges in Riley County court denied abusing the 14-month-old boy he’s accused of beating to death. According to the Salina Journal, Antonio Brown, 29, took the stand Thursday and said he only disciplined his girlfriend’s

  • Local |Business | October 04, 2013

    Tree trimmers save power lines, forget streets

    Tree.phatch

    Tree trimming is good. Trimming too far, not so much. Just a quick glance at some older trees in downtown Manhattan that essentially have been in cut in half might suggest that there’s been some odd hacking and slashing. Several trees have been cut

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 04, 2013

    Unmanned systems to be highlighted at conference

    A three-day conference in October is highlighting opportunities for the state of Kansas resulting from the emerging unmanned systems industry. According to a recent national economic report, Kansas could see nearly $3 billion channeled into its economy during the next decade with such an industry. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 04, 2013

    Big 12 names Faculty Fellows

    Six Kansas State University assistant professors have been named Big 12 Faculty Fellows for their scholarly activities in teaching, research and service. The Big 12 Faculty Fellowship program offers faculty the opportunity to travel to other Big 12 institutions to participate in cross mentoring among universities, develop working

  • Local |Fort Riley | October 03, 2013

    Apple Day filled with delicious tradition

    Cutting.phatch

    The tradition of baking fall apple pies continues this week at Fort Riley. Soldiers and other volunteers from the community are baking pies for the Fall Apple Day Festival. Beginning last Sunday, volunteers peeled apples and started mixing ingredients for the festival, which will take

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 03, 2013

    Commission bats around Public Building Commission bylaws

    The Riley County Commission Thurday debated changes to a draft of bylaws for the proposed Public Building Commission. The commission has not created a Public Building Commission, but continues to examine how that body would operate. Thursday’s question involved whether the bylaws would allow

  • Local |Education | October 03, 2013

    Board looks at special ed teacher spot

    The USD 383 school board Wednesday approved the hire of an additional special education teacher for a student coming from a psychiatric facility. The student, who is expected at Anthony Middle by the end of the month, spent time in the Intensive Behavioral Supports program at

  • Local |Education | October 03, 2013

    USD 383: No immediate effects felt from shutdown

    USD 383 officials don’t have any immediate concerns related to the government shutdown. Supt. Bob Shannon addressed the topic during the school board meeting Wednesday. He said there could be effects in the event the shutdown ends up lasting months. Shannon said 12 to 15 percent of

  • Local |Business | October 03, 2013

    July sales taxes top expectations

    July sales in Manhattan exceeded expectations. “The numbers are good,” said Bernie Hayen, city director of finance. “Nearly every retail segment that we examine each month was up compared to a year ago.” Sales tax collected in July was $827,037 compared to $736,335 for July 2012. That represents

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 03, 2013

    Mother testifies against boyfriend

    The mother of the deceased 14-month-old Salina toddler, Clayden Urbanek, testified in Riley County District Wednesday. Brittney Betzold, 21, said in court that she didn’t want to believe her son was being abused by her boyfriend, Antonio Brown, 29. Brown is charged in a jury trial

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