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  • Local |Government, Politics | November 27, 2013

    Board disputes control of CVB

    After two hours of deliberations Tuesday night, city commissioners decided they want to take back control of the Convention and Visitors Bureau advisory board. But the CVB budget, currently $1.2 million, apparently will remain with the Chamber of Commerce. Only a change in the city’s

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 27, 2013

    Sebelius claims website to improve

    U.S. health secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday that the battered federal health insurance website will be improved. Sebelius made the claim during a conference call Tuesday with state and local officials across the country. She said everything is on track for a “significantly different

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 27, 2013

    Robbery suspect arrested

    A homeless man was arrested Wednesday in connection with last week’s robbery of Dara’s Fast Lane, 1816 Claflin Road. Travis Bowman, 22, who has no listed address in the Manhattan area, was arrested by Riley County police at 9 p.m. Wednesday on charges of aggravated

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | November 27, 2013

    CID investigating Fort Riley rape charge

    FORT RILEY — After a Manhattan woman reported being raped at the fort on Sunday, Master Sgt. Michael Lavigne confirmed that special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) are investigating the allegations. CID is working closely with local law enforcement and takes

  • Local |Business | November 26, 2013

    Initiative aims to create 600 jobs

    WESTMORELAND — The Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation hopes to add 600 new jobs in the county in the next five years through its “Advance Pottawatomie County” initiative. As of Nov. 21, 50 private entities throughout the county had invested $902,100 toward a $1 million goal to help implement six strategies

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 26, 2013

    County officials keeping an eye on legislature

    Riley County officials are keeping their eyes locked on the state legislature — and suggesting other local bodies do the same. County counselor Clancy Holeman on Monday told an intergovernmental meeting that several bills pending in the legislature could wreck havoc with the next year if

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | November 26, 2013

    Bridge study will cost counties $40,000

    WESTMORELAND — It will cost Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties about $40,000 to find out if the deck of the Belvue Bridge is a candidate for a polyester concrete overlay. Pott County Commissioners last week received a proposal from the Truesdell Corporation for testing the bridge deck for

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 26, 2013

    Roberts expresses concern over deal

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) has joined congressional colleagues from both sides of the aisle in expressing concern with the Iranian nuclear deal reached over the weekend in Geneva, Switzerland.  “Any deal that gives billions in sanctions relief to the world’s

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 25, 2013

    Decision needed on suitable home for new Riley County EMS office

    The Riley County Commission Monday discussed potential locations for a new Riley County Emergency Medical Services office. EMS is in the process of replacing its main station on Claflin and is looking at alternate locations. Officials have considered moving the services into Manhattan Fire Department

  • Local |Business | November 25, 2013

    K-State football impacts city revenues for Sept.

    K-State’s football season impacted Manhattan city revenues for September. Finance director Bernie Hayen said that although sales in the city were about the same as last year, two revenue sources seen in last year’s count did not turn up this year. “First, there

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