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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 18, 2013

    Judge eases sentence for man convicted in 2012 deaths of two

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    The K-State student convicted of killing two people while driving drunk in May 2012 will not face prison time for involuntary manslaughter if he abides by probationary terms, a district judge ruled Monday. Though Miles Theurer, 24, faced a possible prison sentence of 3 to 14 years for killing

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | June 18, 2013

    Grant for guns approved

    Law Board members gave the go-ahead Monday for the Riley County Police Department to apply for a grant that could arm police officers assigned to school buildings. The grant, administered by the Bureau of Justice Administration under the Justice Assistance Grant Program, would allow three

  • Local |Education | June 18, 2013

    MATC adopts gun ban

    Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC) is the latest higher education institution to adopt a resolution extending the prohibition of weapons on campus up to four years. The decision came unanimously from the MATC Board of Directors Monday afternoon. Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill into

  • Local |Business | June 18, 2013

    Home building figures soaring in Pottawatomie County

    The appraised value of real estate in Pottawatomie County increased by nearly $67 million in 2013, according to figures certified recently by the appraiser’s office. The total appraised property value for 2013 is $1,653,038,110, Lois Schlegel told county commissioners Monday. That compares to a total of $1,586,132,640 in 2012, an

  • Local | June 18, 2013

    Local swim lesson part of attempt at world’s largest

    About two dozen people gathered at the K-State’s Ahearn Natatorium on Tuesday as part of a world-wide effort to break the Guinness world record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson. UFM Community Learning Center began hosting the event last year as part of its

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 17, 2013

    Reduced sentence for drunk driver

    A district judge granted a reduced sentence Monday for a K-State student convicted of driving drunk and killing two people on K-18 in May 2012. Miles Theurer, 24, a veterinary student, will immediately serve 60 days in the Riley County Jail followed by a 36-month probationary period for

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 17, 2013

    Department’s new director begins work by listening to her staff

    The Riley County Commission welcomed Brenda Nickel as the county’s new Health Department director Monday. Nickel, named recently to succeed Susie Kufahl in the position, was publicly introduced by commission chairman Dave Lewis on her first day in those duties. She has been involved

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 17, 2013

    Carry law up for city review

    City commissioners plan Tuesday to notify the Kansas attorney general and the Riley County Police Department that the city wants a six-month extension on application of the new concealed carry law. The exemption would give the city time to devise a plan to secure some

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 17, 2013

    Fellowship helps researcher fight malaria, other diseases

    A Kansas State University research associate has received a prestigious fellowship to support his research on mosquitoes and ways to prevent the spread of malaria. Bart Bryant, research associate in biology, has received the National Institutes of Health’s National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 17, 2013

    Car pulled from Tuttle Creek

    A car was pulled from the Stockdale Park boat ramp at Tuttle Creek after it rolled into the lake Sunday evening. Officer Matthew Droge said the vehicle, which had been parked on the ramp, slipped into gear and rolled into the water at about 10 p.

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