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  • Local |Fort Riley | June 26, 2013

    Riley one of 10 bases across Army to see drawdowns

    The Army announced Tuesday it would eliminate one infantry brigade at Fort Riley — one of 10 such cuts at bases across the country and abroad as the Army looks to reduce the overall number of soldiers by September 2017. Fort Riley is home to nearly 18,000 soldiers and

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 26, 2013

    City commission recommends more funding for Pawnee

    City commissioners recommended an increase to funding for Pawnee Mental Health and moved funding for Downtown Manhattan out of the general fund during Tuesday night’s work session. Several agencies at the meeting asked the commission to consider funding as part of the 2014 budget process.

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 26, 2013

    City debates CVB’s role

    City commissioners on Tuesday took a hard look at the contract with the Chamber of Commerce governing what the Convention and Visitors Bureau can use the Transient Bed Tax revenues for. Commissioner Wynn Butler said the decision to give $25,000 to the Fieldhouse Project group was

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 26, 2013

    Update on report of shots fired

    Though Riley County officers investigated reports of shots fired in the 500 block of Stonemont Drive late Tuesday morning, officials said no report was filed on the matter. Officer Matthew Droge said Wednesday that officers did not find evidence that a crime had been committed following

  • Local | June 26, 2013

    Wheat harvest here to begin as soon as Thursday


    Some Kansas farmers have already begun to harvest their wheat, but farmers in the Manhattan area are planning to start as early as Thursday, said K-State agriculture extension agent Greg McClure. McClure said harvest is beginning about a week later than what is normal for

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 26, 2013

    Semi-truck, trailer damaged in fire

    A semi-truck and trailer were heavily damaged Tuesday evening in a blaze that apparently started in a refrigeration unit on the trailer. Firefighters responded to Fifth Street and El Paso Lane, near Fort Riley Boulevard, at approximately 6 p.m. for reports that the semi and

  • Local |Fort Riley | June 25, 2013

    Army to cut 1 brigade at Fort Riley

    TOPEKA (AP) — The Army said Tuesday that it would eliminate one infantry brigade at Fort Riley as the military reduces its overall number of soldiers by September 2017. Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno said the 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Infantry Division will

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 25, 2013

    Officials debate interpretation of law surrounding guns in public buildings

    City and county officials differed in their interpretation of the new concealed gun law during an intergovernmental luncheon Monday. City commissioners disagreed with county counselor Clancy Holeman’s interpretation of how the law allows for exemptions on certain buildings, saying city attorney Bill Raymond had

  • Local | June 25, 2013

    Brush fire started at country club

    A brush fire on the golf course at Manhattan Country Club on Monday afternoon proved difficult to extinguish, Manhattan deputy fire chief Ryan Almes said. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to the country club, 1531 N. 10th St., at 2:32 p.m. for a report of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | June 25, 2013

    Sheriff beefs up presence on Bigelow

    The Pottawatomie Sheriff’s Department will beef up patrols on Bigelow Road where traffic has increased due to bridge construction on a nearby road. The county commission Monday asked Sheriff Greg Riat to run extra patrols in higher-traffic morning and evening hours as an added

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