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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | March 07, 2014

    RCPD asks for $1M increase for 2015

    The Riley County Police Department has begun hashing out numbers with the county law board for its 2015 budget. The department and Riley County Law Board commissioners met Thursday night for the first of two budget workshops. The agency proposed a $1,088,500 increase from its 2014 approved budget

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 07, 2014

    Were the Strasser Village arsonists ever caught?


    Q: Did they ever catch anybody who set fire to the Strasser Village Apartments near downtown?

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 07, 2014

    Federal jury convicts JC man of murder

    A Junction City man was convicted of murder in federal court Thursday, officials said. Marcus D. Roberson, 32, was found guilty of killing a woman four years ago to keep her from giving information to law enforcement officers about his drug trafficking, according to a report

  • Local |Business | March 07, 2014

    Local Radio Shack, Staples spared in spate of closures

    In a week when two popular restaurants reopened in Manhattan, the future of two retailers came into question. For all the excitement about upgraded locations for both McDonald’s and KFC fast food establishments, suddenly there was worry on the retail front when Radio Shack

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 07, 2014

    St. Marys girl reports van following her

    ST. MARYS — An 11-year-old girl reported she was chased by a white van in St. Marys around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, but she managed to run home. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office was notified about the incident, in which it was reported the girl

  • Local |Business | March 06, 2014

    Businesses gearing up for Fake Patty’s

    Manhattan and Aggieville businesses are ready to go for Saturday’s Fake Patty’s Day, as thousands of college students and assorted partiers from around the region celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early. And so, fortunately, are five different law enforcement agencies. “We have had

  • Local |Education | March 06, 2014

    Morton hired as new Northview principal

    The USD 383 Board of Education announced Wednesday night that Cleion Morton has been hired as the new principal at Northview Elementary School. Morton is currently the principal at Mill Creek Valley Middle School and Junior High in Paxico, and has served in that position since 2007.

  • Local |Education | March 06, 2014

    Officials apologize for tax mishap

    The theme at Wednesday evening’s USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education was apology. District managers made it clear they were profusely sorry for errors made while failing to withhold Kansas tax for many employees’ paychecks. “I want to apologize to the teachers and the staff

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 06, 2014

    Kays, Kennedy to lead K-State student body

      Reagan Kays and Cody Kennedy were elected Wednesday as the next student body president and vice president at Kansas State University.   The two received 2,251 votes, compared to the 367 tallied by Jarrett Romine and AJ Davis. It was the widest margin of victory in a Student

  • Local |Education | March 06, 2014

    Schools warn parents of stranger in vehicle

    Three Manhattan elementary schools sent precautionary letters to parents Tuesday after a student reported being approached by a person in a car late Friday night. Lee and Northview elementary schools and Eisenhower Middle School sent notes to parents about the incident — although there appeared to

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