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

    Police release patrol results

    The Riley County Police Department had its second of a series of six DUI saturation patrols on Friday evening which lasted into the early morning hours of May 18. Five officers were assigned to the saturation patrol and stopped 49 motorists. Of these, officials said, one was

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

    Boy detained for battery

    A 16-year-old Leonardville boy was placed in foster care Sunday after Riley County officers detained him for battery against a family member. Officer Matthew Droge said Tyler Temaat was taken into custody at his Leonardville home Sunday evening after police were called to the residence

  • Local |Traffic | May 20, 2013

    Motorcyclist injured in accident

    A motorcyclist was injured following a two-vehicle accident in the 200 block of Leavenworth Street Sunday. Officer Matthew Droge said Randy Lake, 47, driving a 2002 Yamaha Vino, was injured after he struck the passenger side door of a 2009 Dodge Ram also travelling eastbound on Leavenworth Street. Riley

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

    Several guns reported stolen

    Five guns were reportedly stolen from a Manhattan residence over the weekend. Quentin Waite, 22, 1420 Humboldt St., reported the burglary Sunday, telling police the incident would have happened between 6 p.m. on May 17 and 3 p.m. on May 19. Officer Matthew Droge said an unknown suspect forced

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 19, 2013

    Star spangled commencement singer

    Tim Cassidy had more to do to prepare for Kansas State graduation ceremonies Friday than make sure his cap and gown were in order. Cassidy sang the Star Spangled Banner for the Graduate School ceremony. Cassidy, who received a master’s degree in choral conducting,

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 19, 2013

    A day of moving ahead and recalling a great loss

    Kelly.phatch

    For graduating seniors at Kansas State University, May 18, 2013 means many things. It means new beginnings, new careers and new chapters to fill. It means smiling faces, flashbacks on memories made and sad goodbyes, all at the same time. And while I joined all the other

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

    Cocaine probe’s scope widens

    An operation into a vast cocaine ring in Riley and Geary counties has been extended into Topeka and Kansas City. Search warrants were served at locations in both cities as part of “Operation Adabag” at the end of last week, officials said. The total number

  • Local |Education | May 19, 2013

    List of retirees from USD 383

    Here is a list of announced retirees from USD 383, most of the retirements becoming effective at or near the end of the school year. Kirk Jones retired on November 1, 2012. Kirk was a custodian at Amanda Arnold Elementary School. He had been with the district since 1977

  • Local | May 19, 2013

    Manhattan Day signup time is at hand

    Deadlines are approaching for neighborhoods to participate in the annual Manhattan Day celebration. Manhattan Day is held the first Saturday in June to mark the occasion in 1855 when two groups of settlers joined together to form Manhattan. This year, the date is Saturday, June 1. The

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 19, 2013

    Mental health talk breeds frustration

    Karen McCulloh spent much of Wednesday afternoon listening to state officials explain how Gov. Sam Brownback’s mental health initiative might work. She said she didn’t hear much that she hadn’t heard before. “We’ve all been to a thousand of these meetings

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