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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 03, 2013

    Mother testifies against boyfriend

    The mother of the deceased 14-month-old Salina toddler, Clayden Urbanek, testified in Riley County District Wednesday. Brittney Betzold, 21, said in court that she didn’t want to believe her son was being abused by her boyfriend, Antonio Brown, 29. Brown is charged in a jury trial

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 03, 2013

    Commission approves fee-raising ordinance

    City commissioners approved the first reading of a charter ordinance that will raise municipal court fees in the near future. But what is a charter ordinance? How does it affect the general public? City clerk Gary Fees said that a charter ordinance differs from a

  • Local | October 03, 2013

    Bryan, Church to headline Stampede

    The Kicker Country Stampede has announced its headliners for this year’s festival. Country Music Award Entertainer of the Year nominee and reigning Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year winner Luke Bryan will perform on Friday night. Country Music Award Male Vocalist of

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 03, 2013

    Professor’s husband still missing

    The husband of a Kansas State University professor has been missing for a month and police have no new updates. Police and members of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks searched for David Welch, 54, Tuesday and found nothing that would help locate him. Welch

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 03, 2013

    K-State hires conference program director

    After 30 plus years in the corporate market, Jeff Wolfe has accepted the position of director of conferences and noncredit programs for Kansas State University’s Division of Continuing Education. Wolfe began the position at the start of fall semester. The conferences and noncredit programs office

  • Local |Government, Politics |Fort Riley | October 02, 2013

    Fort Riley feeling effects of shutdown

    Although necessary health and safety services at Fort Riley will continue to operate during the government shutdown, residents and civilian employees will see a decline in other services until funding has been restored, officials said Wednesday. Active-duty soldiers will continue in their normal duties, but

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 02, 2013

    Post office rolls back mail collection times

    Mailboxes.phatch

    The Manhattan Main Post Office has rolled back its pickup times as a part of a national move to save money. Brian Sperry, regional spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, said in an email that mail operations in Topeka recently were consolidated into the

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 02, 2013

    Court fee increase approved

    Going to court is about to become a little more expensive. City commissioners unanimously approved raising municipal court fees for upgrading some computer software at Tuesday night’s meeting. A $10 technology fee will be added to all municipal court fees except parking tickets next year.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 02, 2013

    Toddler’s mother recounts abuse

    The mother of 14-month-old Clayden Urbanek said she saw an increasing number of bruises on her son’s face and head prior to his death, which was allegedly caused by a severe beating from her boyfriend. The Salina Journal reported that in a recording played

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 02, 2013

    Russia expert: Obama has been put aside in Syria resolution

    An expert on Russia and international relations said in a Manhattan appearance Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin got “exactly what he wanted” and that “President Obama of the US has been put aside” in the resolution of the Syria crisis last month. Marcel de

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