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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 24, 2014

    Bowman sentenced to 17 years for robbery

    A man arrested for robbing a Manhattan convenience store in November was sentenced on Monday to 206 months in prison. Riley County Judge Meryl Wilson ordered the sentence after denying a request from 22-year-old Travis Bowman’s attorney, Phleymon Yau, for a downward departure to a

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 24, 2014

    County to decide on old hospital building

    The Pottawatomie County Commission is expected to decide soon whether or not to purchase the former DeChairo Hospital building at Westmoreland. Jim Moore, president of Farmers State Bank, Westmoreland, told commissioners Monday that if the county is not interested, the bank plans to put the

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 24, 2014

    KSU scientists help unravel nature of Higgs boson

    New physics research involving Kansas State University faculty members has helped shed light on how our universe works. A recently published study in the journal Nature Physics reports scientists have found evidence that the Higgs boson — a fundamental particle proposed in 1964 and discovered in 2012 — is

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | June 23, 2014

    Two cars involved in accident on Seth Child Road

    Drivers in lunch-hour traffic experienced delays Monday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident on Seth Child Road near the Amherst Avenue intersection. Riley County police stated no major injuries were reported as a result of the accident, which occurred at about 12:30 p.m. Both cars involved –

  • Local | June 23, 2014

    Officials stumped over solutions to flood risk at Wildcat Creek

    Flood 3.phatch

    The days are getting sunnier now, with most of those sudden spring rains perhaps done for another year. You can stroll across a bridge on Scenic Drive and look down on placid, lazy Wildcat Creek – drifting so slowly toward the southeast and its rendezvous with

  • Local | June 23, 2014

    Officials offer tips for safe Stampede

    Riley County Emergency Medical Services director Larry Couchman and RCPD Captain Kurt Moldrup told county commissioners Monday morning their departments are gearing up for this weekend’s Kicker Country Stampede music festival and urged those who plan to attend to take proper precautions to ensure

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 23, 2014

    Agencies to make budget requests

    City commissioners on Tuesday will hear about 2015 budget requests from outside services and agencies. The work session begins at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The agencies presenting their budget requests are the Manhattan Public Library, Social Service Advisory Board (SSAB), Special Alcohol Funds Advisory Committee,

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 23, 2014

    KSU selects 10 startup companies to help in ‘Launch a Business’

    The Kansas State University College of Business Administration has selected 10 high-potential startup ventures for participation in the inaugural class of the K-State Launch a Business program, or LAB program, powered by KS State Bank. The selected businesses will take part in a five-session summer program,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Fort Riley | June 22, 2014

    Officials unearth explosive device

    Officials evacuated 60 residences in Fort Riley on Friday after the discovery of an unidentified explosive device on Custer Hill. The device, which Fort Riley officials referred to as an “unexploded ordnance,” was unearthed near the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Hamptom Place, according to a

  • Local |Education | June 22, 2014

    Dental hygiene students pass clinical board exams

    Since the MATC Dental Hygiene Program began in 2010, it has celebrated a 100 percent first-time pass rate on both the clinical and written national board exams for all graduating classes thus far.  The class of 2014 has added to this impressive accomplishment with each student passing

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