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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 08, 2013

    More details emerge in Schuster hearing

    TOPEKA — Foreign bank accounts, multiple passports and property throughout the United States and overseas were under inspection during a detention hearing for the Manhattan physician accused of authorizing illegal prescriptions to hundreds of patients. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag argued Tuesday that Michael Schuster, 53,

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 08, 2013

    Commission OKs $64,400 sculpture for roundabout

    Sculpture 655.phatch

    City commissioners unanimously approved a proposal for a “Peace offering on the Blue” sculpture atop the roundabout at Fourth Street and Bluemont Avenue Tuesday night. Mayor John Matta said $20,000 was committed by the last commission to cover installation of the sculpture, with leftover funds — if

  • Local |Business | May 08, 2013

    Wamego teacher calls winning car a ‘dream’

    Teachercar.phatch

    After patiently waiting for her moment, Jill Tanner finally received what she was seeking. Tanner, a special education teacher at Wamego Middle School, won a 2012 Toyota Yaris at the eighth annual Little Apple Toyota car giveaway for teachers Tuesday. She attended the giveaway since it

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 08, 2013

    Woman halts Amherst changes single-handedly

    A local resident won a one-woman campaign to halt a proposed change to the Amherst-Seth Child intersection Tuesday. Jolene Hill, whose home at 2009 Amherst Ave. is close to the intersection, objected to a city proposal to seek a grant that would have added a southbound

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 08, 2013

    Brown: supporting Latinos strengthens our communities

    K-State has shown how meeting the needs of Latinos can make a group stronger, said Sarita Brown, president and co-founder of Excelencia in Education, during a keynote address at Kansas State University’s Semillas de Excelencia Learning Communities Banquet and Awards on Wednesday. “Latinos are

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 08, 2013

    Unidentified probe under way

    Authorities from several law enforcement agencies, including the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, are conducting search warrants throughout Manhattan, Junction City and Ogden in an investigation, officials said, culminating on Wednesday. Details on the nature of the investigation will not be released until Thursday, but KBI

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 08, 2013

    Nursing Home Week provides opportunity to discuss aging

    The week spotlights the more than 1.5 million residents in nursing homes, as well as the facilities, care providers and volunteers. It also promotes the relationships among residents, family members and the community, and provides an opportunity to discuss topics related to aging and end-of-life with

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 08, 2013

    Man assaulted on street

    Riley County officers responded Wednesday morning to reports that a man was attacked with a sharp instrument in the 400 block of Fremont Street. Officer Matthew Droge said information on the incident was very preliminary at the time of publication, but said officers responded to the 400

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 07, 2013

    Pain doc in court to determine if flight-risk

    The wife of a Manhattan physician accused of running a pill mill took the stand Tuesday during her husband’s detention hearing. Janet Immer, wife of Michael Schuster, 53, testified in regards to foreign bank accounts and numerous property the couple owns throughout the United States

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 07, 2013

    Commission looks at effects of legislation on county

    Legislation that could affect counties was a brief topic of discussion Monday when Randall Allen, executive director of the Kansas Association of Counties, visited with Pottawatomie County commissioners. Allen said both the Kansas House and Senate have passed budget and tax bills for fiscal year 2014,

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