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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 09, 2013

    Pain doc denied bond

    A federal magistrate judge has denied bond to the Manhattan doctor accused of operating a pill mill out of his local clinic. Michael Schuster, 53, who operated Manhattan Pain and Spine, will remain in custody until his future trial after Magistrate Judge Gary Sebelius sided with

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 09, 2013

    81 arrested in drug probe

    Eighty-one people have been arrested as part of a massive investigation into the distribution of crack cocaine in Riley and Geary counties.  The arrests came after officers from multiple agencies spent the last two days searching 54 locations throughout Manhattan, Junction City, Ogden and Grandview

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 09, 2013

    City suit to go to trial

    A civil suit between supporters of a 2012 initiative to fund social services agencies and the city of Manhattan will go to trial after a motion of summary judgment was denied Wednesday. The case will continue to trial in June. Members of the group SOS, for “

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 09, 2013

    Alleged robber to change plea

    A Manhattan man accused of driving the getaway car during an aggravated robbery notable for its connection to a deadly February arson is scheduled to change his not guilty plea in federal court Thursday afternoon. Dennis Denzien, 20, is charged with brandishing a firearm during a

  • Local |Business | May 09, 2013

    Job search tough for vets

    Veterans are having an exceedingly hard time finding jobs after leaving the military, said Arthur DeGroat, director of military affairs at K-State. “National statistical data indicates that post-9/11 veterans and their families leaving military service to rejoin the public are facing the most difficult conditions

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 09, 2013

    Federal hearing to resume Thursday for Manhattan doctor

    TOPEKA — A detention hearing is scheduled to resume in federal court in Topeka in the case of a Kansas doctor indicted on four charges of illegal distribution of drugs from his Manhattan clinic. The hearing for 53-year-old Michael P. Schuster will continue Thursday before U.

  • 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’


    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

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