Prompted by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Riley County police recently investigated five cases of possible voter fraud. They found no evidence of wrongdoing. Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson and Riley County Police Director Brad Schoen said Monday that the investigation was prompted by
Former Manhattan mayor Jim Sherow is considering running against U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., for the 1st District seat in Congress. Sherow, K-State history professor and city commissioner from 2007 to 2012, officially formed his exploratory committee on Jan. 1. Huelskamp is up for reelection in November.
County commissioners approved 2014 wages and salaries for all county employees and elected officials at their regular Monday meeting. In other business, they decided to table bids received for a portable radio contract for the county fire department and EMS. Commissioner Ron Wells said they tabled
Dam the levee. It needs to be raised. City commissioners plan to hear a presentation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on raising the levee at their regular meeting Tuesday night. When the levee was constructed, it was supposed to hold up to 110,000
A Fort Riley soldier accused of rape today pleaded not guilty to each of the seven sex crime charges lodged against him. Christopher Bates, 31, appeared in Riley County District Court for his arraignment, where the charges against him were read by Judge David Stutzman. Bates
New findings show that many Americans are at risk for high blood pressure because of too much sodium in our diets - and the risk is especially high for children. The study was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings show
The Riley County Health Department changed its service delivery after a patient flow analysis. The health department has switched many of its services from walk-in only to open access scheduling, a type of scheduling that allows for same day or next day appointments. By
Perhaps the area’s bald eagles became a little camera shy for a hopeful audience late Saturday morning. Two busloads of potential eagle viewers, closely followed by a caravan of cars, drove along the roads of Tuttle Creek Park as a part of the 26th
A Manhattan man is preparing for another trial in an aggravated robbery case after his initial trial resulted in a hung jury. Levertis Horne, 22, appeared in Riley County District Court for a pre-trial hearing on Friday. Horne is facing two counts of aggravated robbery, two
Blaine Thomas, a prominent local businessman, died Friday in his home at age 90. Thomas owned Thomas Sign Service, a billboard business, at 1515 Fair Lane. He began operation in 1941. Thomas became a bit of civic activist throughout the years, continually bickering with city government on behalf
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