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  • Local |Traffic |Government, Politics | July 10, 2013

    City to hold public meeting on interchange improvements

    The city of Manhattan and Alfred Benesch and Company will host an open house to educate citizens and gather input regarding potential improvements at the K-18 and K-113 interchange. The meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 17 at the Sunset Zoo, 2233 Oak

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 09, 2013

    City: Working toward no tax rate hike

    At tonight’s commission meeting, the city decided for another work session to discuss social services funding and personnel costs to get mill levy increase to zero.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 09, 2013

    Judge gives separate prison terms for pair in deadly arson

    The man and woman convicted of killing a K-State researcher after setting the apartment complex she lived in on fire in February were sentenced to prison Monday in front of a packed courtroom in Topeka. Though Patrick Scahill, 20, and Virginia Griese, 20, appeared together for the

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 09, 2013

    Justice center nearing completion

    With construction nearing completion, Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday began planning public tours of the new justice center at Westmoreland prior to its official opening. The final contract day for work on the $14 million facility is Aug. 8, and commissioners hope to open the 63,000-square-foot facility to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 09, 2013

    Man arrested for battery of officer

    A Topeka man is in custody for allegedly battering a Riley County corrections officer at the Riley County Courthouse Monday afternoon. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said Ryan Holle, 35, was making a court appearance while monitored by the corrections officer when he allegedly started a physical fight

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 08, 2013

    Pottawatomie County anticipating completion of Justice Center

    With construction nearing completion, Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday began planning public tours of the new justice center at Westmoreland prior to its official opening. The final contract day for work on the $14 million facility is August 8, and commissioners hope to open the 63,000-square-foot facility to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 08, 2013

    Scahill, Griese sentenced for fatal apartment fire

    The duo convicted of setting fire to an apartment complex that killed a K-State research were sentenced to prison in federal court Monday afternoon. District Judge Julie Robinson sentenced Patrick Scahill, 21, to 30 years in prison and five years of supervised release. And sentenced Virgina Griese, 20,

  • Local | July 08, 2013

    Pair charged in deadly apartment fire appear for sentencing

    TOPEKA — The duo charged in connection with fatal February apartment fire that resulted in the death of a K-State researcher appeared in federal court Monday for sentencing. Patrick Scahill, 20, and Virginia Griese, 19, appeared in front of District Judge Julie Robinson for the charge of arson

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 08, 2013

    Commission narrows county buildings seeking concealed carry exemption

    The Riley County Commission has decided to reduce the number of buildings it will exempt from the state’s new concealed gun law from 44 to 10. Monday’s decision followed discussions between county counselor Clancy Holeman and department heads concerning which buildings were most in need

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 08, 2013

    Victim’s family speaks in arson sentencing

    TOPEKA — The duo charged in connection with a fatal February apartment fire that resulted in the death of a K-State researcher appeared in federal court Monday for sentencing. Patrick Scahill, 20, and Virginia Griese, 19, appeared in front of District Judge Julie Robinson for the charge of

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