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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 25, 2014

    Hearing continued for shootings suspect

    WESTMORELAND — A man accused of shooting at police outside the Quality Inn and Suites in Manhattan in December 2013 will have a continued hearing in Pottawatomie County District Court. Dustin Monroe of Wamego was scheduled to appear for a status hearing today, but his attorney, Lora

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Kansas State University | February 25, 2014

    Hope man arrested in rodeo horse theft

    A man was arrested last week for alleged involvement in a horse theft at the Kansas State University Rodeo. Monte Johnson, 50, Hope, was arrested Saturday on charges of felony theft, battery, battery against a law enforcement officer and obstructing the legal process. K-State Police Capt.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 25, 2014

    Police investigating three vehicle fires

    The Riley County Police Department is investigating a series of fires that occurred in the wee hours this morning on Moro Street. At around 2:10 a.m., the RCPD and the Manhattan Fire Department found a vehicle on fire on the 800 block of Moro Street. Around

  • Local |Kansas State University |Neighbors | February 24, 2014

    K-State performer says she trains like an athlete

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    You won’t see Lauren Meis making a tackle or shooting a basketball. But as a Kansas State featured baton twirler, she needs to maintain the same level of dedication as those athletes who keep the crowd entertained at football and basketball games. Meis, a

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 24, 2014

    Appraiser: Property values up for 2013

    The Riley County appraiser has calculated a 3.4 percent increase in residential property value in the county for 2013. County appraiser Greg McHenry told the county commission Monday that the total value of residential properties in Riley County is about $3.2 billion, a 3.4 percent bump in the value

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 24, 2014

    Commissioners to discuss airport improvements

    City commissioners will discuss airport improvements during their work session at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The city administration is seeking feedback from commissioners about plans to build a new fixed base operator (FBO) facility on the airport’s east side. A full-service FBO facility houses a

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 24, 2014

    K-State management researcher studies performance review effects

    A critical job performance evaluation can have a negative effect on any employee, a Kansas State University researcher has found. By studying how people view positive or negative feedback, Satoris Culbertson, assistant professor of management, has determined that nobody — even people who are motivated to

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 24, 2014

    Las Vegas casino hospitality leader to speak at KSU Shugart Lecture

    Cynthia Kiser Murphey, president and chief operating officer of New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, will present the 40th annual Shugart Lecture at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, in the K-State Student Union’s Forum Hall at Kansas State University. The lecture is

  • Local | February 23, 2014

    Thrills plus tradition at 56th K-State Rodeo

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    Rodeo has always been a part of Sage Henderson’s life. Henderson’s father had participated in rodeos and passed on the life to his daughter. ‘There are pictures of me at two or three on horses,’ Henderson said. Henderson, a senior pre-veterinary student from

  • Local |Education | February 23, 2014

    USD 383 gets tax surprise

    About a quarter of USD 383’s employees didn’t have enough state tax withheld last year because of an error by the district. Associate Superintendent Bob Seymour said the district notified about 300 employees about the error, which started Jan. 1, 2013. “We really feel bad about it,”

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