Jury selection began Tuesday for a Manhattan man facing sex crime charges against a child younger than 14 years old. George L. Ferenz, who was 29 at the time of his arrest in October 2012, is facing charges in Riley County District Court of attempted rape, two counts
Q: The new downtown remodel seems to be reducing the number of parking spaces pretty dramatically. I wonder if the city commissioners who approved that are the same city commissioners who approved the new Civic Plus building that will have no parking lot for
The annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony will take place at 10 am Wednesday at the Global War on Terrorism monument on Fort Riley’s main post. Four names will be added to the monument, which honors Fort Riley soldiers who died while serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. The
Five architectural firms finally began to strut their stuff for representatives handling the K-State Student Union project Tuesday morning. The finalists are Cannon Design of St. Louis, Howard and Helmer of Wichita, Stantec of Philadelphia, Workshop of Milwaukee with Bowman, Bowman and Novick of Manhattan,
Manhattan Regional Airport director Peter Van Kuren said Tuesday he is not worried about United Airlines’ announcement that it will begin offering a flight to Chicago from Topeka’s Forbes Field. Van Kuren said the Topeka flight, which begins in January, shouldn’t impact Manhattan’
Several dozen people attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new ATA Bus facility near the county shops north of the city on Marlatt Avenue Monday afternoon. City and county commissioners attended the event, along with several politicians and representatives from the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Sanitarian Scott Schwinn plans to begin an aggressive inspection program this fall of wastewater treatment lagoons in Pottawatomie County. “We’re having lots of issues with lagoons with trees and high weeds in them,” Schwinn told Pott County commissioners Monday. Due to the variety of
The death of an elderly man here Sunday is being investigated as a homicide. Riley County police identified the victim as John Burroughs, 68, of Lot 277 Red Bud Estates. Burroughs’ body was found Sunday afternoon by police responding to a request to check on Burroughs’ welfare.
A 31-year-old woman died Sunday afternoon on I-70 in Riley County after being struck by a vehicle while standing on the shoulder working on a tire. The victim was identified as Samantha A. Coleman, whose home was listed as Abilene. According to the crash report
City commissioners will be asked Tuesday to commit to a $16 million expansion project at the Manhattan Regional Airport terminal. The commitment, which will be sought at a special meeting at 5 p.m. in the commission chambers at City Hall, is in the form of a
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