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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 14, 2014

    Shooting suspect requests continuance

    WESTMORELAND — A Wamego man suspected of shooting at police outside of Manhattan’s Quality Inn and Suites in December requested an extended status hearing today. Dustin Monroe, 33, will appear in Pottawatomie County court Feb. 25 in a continued status hearing from the one that was originally

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 14, 2014

    Parole denied for man convicted in 1974 murder

    TOPEKA — A 66-year-old man convicted of murder, rape and kidnapping almost 40 years ago was denied parole this week. According to information on the Kansas Department of Corrections website, Frank Pencek was not eligible because his next possible release date is not until January of 2017. He

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 14, 2014

    Man sentenced in trafficking case

    JUNCTION CITY — A Junction City man was sentenced Monday in a human trafficking and rape case. Paul Goodman III, 43, was sentenced in Geary County court to 57 months in prison on three counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Goodman will serve the three sentences concurrently.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 14, 2014

    Wamego man held in theft

    Tracy Shane Roberts, 44, Wamego, was arrested Monday evening on felony theft charges. Captain Tim Hegarty of the RCPD said Roberts is accused of writing business checks from the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, 2601 Anderson Ave., for personal use. Loss to the builders group was $25,000. Police

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 13, 2014

    County wants welcome sign back

    The Riley County Commission would like to reinstall a “Welcome to Manhattan” sign that was removed during construction on K-18. However, the Kansas Department of Transportation’s regulations may or may not allow it to be reinstalled in its previous form. Public Works director Leon

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 13, 2014

    City to address floodplain issues

    More floodplain regulations are up for discussion by the city commission. Tuesday’s meeting — 5 p.m. at City Hall — concerns building regulations for structures that already exist in the floodplain. City staff and commissioners have debated new floodplain regulations at previous work sessions. According to

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 12, 2014

    New board could get money rolling for ATA

    Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency (ATA Bus) wants a bigger pile of money from the federal government, but can’t do it alone. After Manhattan was designated a metropolitan area, ATA Bus qualified to receive urban public transportation funds. However, those funds can only be

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 12, 2014

    Wildcat superfan attends 50th K-State/KU matchup


    Mike Lewis saw his first K-State/KU basketball matchup in 1965, after waiting in the snow to catch his bus from Manhattan to Lawrence. After the game, he arrived back in Manhattan at 5 a.m., finished his paper route and went to church with his family.

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 12, 2014

    Legislators may face ‘crisis’ as new session begins

    “Is there anything rosy?” Sen. Tom Hawk, D-Manhattan, asked. “How can there be?” Monday is the start of what could be a turbulent legislative session, according to area legislators. At the heart of the matter is an awaited ruling from the Kansas Supreme Court on

  • Local |Business | January 12, 2014

    Action Pact takes elder care to new level

    Action Pact, a Manhattan-based company internationally known for innovations in senior living, announces a landmark partnership with Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Mo., just north of Kansas City, Mo., and Healthy Living Centers of America to build the nation’s first healthy living community specifically designed

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