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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 20, 2013

    Man arrested after domestic incident

    A Manhattan man was arrested for domestic battery, assault and endangerment Wednesday after he allegedly drove his vehicle into another car during a domestic dispute. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said Isidro Martinez-Banuelas, 31, 2500 Farm Bureau Road, Lot 119, was arrested after police were called to the parking lot

  • Local | June 20, 2013

    New homes on parade in semi-annual event

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    This weekend’s tour of newly built homes shows that housing construction is up this year in the Manhattan area. More homes than usual are on the semi-annual Parade of Homes, said T-Shane Roberts, executive director of the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, which sponsors

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | June 20, 2013

    7-percent tuition increase approved

    TOPEKA — Kansas State tuition is again on the rise following the Kansas Board of Regents’ decision to approve hikes Wednesday. Tuition is increasing seven percent at the Manhattan, Salina and Olathe campuses and three percent at the veterinary medicine college. That means an undergraduate resident

  • Local | June 20, 2013

    Staying in touch for free

    Living in Kansas, most people associate emergency warning systems with outdoor tornado sirens. But local officials say that is not the only way — or the best way — to receive information during an emergency. Several area agencies have free wireless alert systems available to the public

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | June 19, 2013

    Danenberg, Myers died on the way home from daily trip to Tuttle Creek

    Every afternoon, Fred Danenberg and Michael Myers drove out to Tuttle Creek for a leisurely retirement afternoon pursuit —watching people fish, swim, or camp, and visiting with them. They had done it together for years. But Tuesday afternoon, as Danenberg pulled his 2001 Toyota out onto

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | June 19, 2013

    Regent calls cuts ‘debacle’

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    The vice chair of the Kansas Board of Regents used terms such as “surprising” and “irrational” Tuesday to describe funding decisions made by the just-concluded Kansas Legislature. In a discussion session on the KSU campus, Fred Logan said he considered the cuts “from a policy

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 19, 2013

    City wins social services civil suit

    Judge John Bosch ruled in favor of the City of Manhattan on Tuesday in the civil suit filed by the advocacy group Save our Social Services. Bill Frost, the attorney representing the city, said the judge did more than dismiss the suit. He said Bosch

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 19, 2013

    City to seek gun law exemption for Municipal Court

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    City commissioners decided Tuesday to temporarily exempt the Municipal Court, but no other city buildings, from requirements of a new concealed carry law. Commissioners voted 4-1 to send a letter to the Kansas attorney general seeking a six-month exemption for the court building, at 610 Colorado

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 19, 2013

    KSU expert seeks to improve animal health

    Jim Riviere has big plans for the future of animal health. Since joining Kansas State University in mid-2012, Riviere has been laying the groundwork necessary for improving the animal health industry. He is the MacDonald chair of veterinary medicine, university distinguished professor of anatomy and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 19, 2013

    Alleged drug money found in car

    Junction City police arrested an Arizona man Tuesday after they discovered nearly $830,000 in cash in his truck that officials believe were proceeds from drug sales. Officials said the money was divided into boxes placed in the bed of Marshall Dion’s truck. Dion, 78, was arrested

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