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  • Local |Business | October 29, 2013

    Local business owners await city approval for 50-foot holiday tree

    Blue earth plaza full.phatch

    Merry Christmas, Manhattan! A group of business owners have come together to fund placement of a 50-foot holiday tree in Blue Earth Plaza. And yes, that’s a big, big tree. Brad Everett, manager of the Hilton Garden Inn, said Colin Noble came to him

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 29, 2013

    Man pleads no contest to April murders

    A Manhattan man accused of murder pleaded no contest to his charges on Friday. Matthew Wilson, 43, entered the plea to first-degree murder, two charges of attempted first-degree murder and two charges of aggravated battery for crimes that occurred April 7 at an apartment at 900 Garden Way.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 29, 2013

    Alma woman pleads guilty to embezzling from BRI

    A Wabaunsee County woman pleaded guilty to federal charges of embezzling from the Bio-Security Research Institute at Kansas State University, US Attorney Barry Grissom said Monday. A former K-State employee, Linda Kay Miller, 51, of Alma pleaded guilty to three counts of interstate transportation of fraudulently

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 29, 2013

    County considers tax foreclosure sale

    Pottawatomie County is close to filing a petition for a 2013 tax foreclosure sale, County Counselor John Watt told commissioners Monday. Watt said he was picking up the final group of title searches that morning, documenting owners of property with delinquent taxes. When the process began

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 29, 2013

    Airport expansion begins Friday

    The expansion of the Manhattan Regional Airport will begin soon. Airport director Peter VanKuren said a groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 9 Friday morning, and construction should begin immediately. According to the designs, construction on the first phase of the expansion should be completed by Aug. 1, 2014.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 29, 2013

    RCPD arrests 4 linked to burglaries

    Riley County police arrested four men Sunday and Monday in connection with multiple vehicular burglaries. While investigating reports of the burglaries, police arrested Cole Smykle, 21, of Fort Riley and Raymond Burrus, 20, of Junction City for burglary and interference with law enforcement Sunday at 4:30 a.m.

  • Local | October 29, 2013

    Celebration honors 100th year of LDS support of Boy Scouts

    A celebration of the 100th anniversary of an official partnership between the Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will be held in Manhattan Wednesday night. Guests can view a multimedia presentation, “A Century of Honor” – sponsored by the

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 29, 2013

    Professor: Superstitious behavior an attempt to control the future

    Do black cats, bats and witches have you on the run not just at Halloween but year-round? Do you always avoid walking under ladders and stepping on sidewalk cracks? These behaviors can all be linked to a strong belief that has been embedded in human

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 28, 2013

    Clinic to cease primary care

    The Riley County Health Department will no longer offer safety net primary care services – beginning this Friday. Department director Brenda Nickel told the county commission that the Primary Care Clinic has been unable to secure a full-time provider for medical and prescribing services since February.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | October 28, 2013

    Manhattan woman killed standing on I-70 after crash

    A 35-year-old Manhattan woman died after being struck by a disabled vehicle that was hit by another car at 8:45 pm Sunday on Interstate 70. The accident happened eight miles south of Manhattan in Geary County. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Dale Colleen Williams died

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