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  • Local |Government, Politics | June 19, 2013

    City to seek gun law exemption for Municipal Court

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    City commissioners decided Tuesday to temporarily exempt the Municipal Court, but no other city buildings, from requirements of a new concealed carry law. Commissioners voted 4-1 to send a letter to the Kansas attorney general seeking a six-month exemption for the court building, at 610 Colorado

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 19, 2013

    KSU expert seeks to improve animal health

    Jim Riviere has big plans for the future of animal health. Since joining Kansas State University in mid-2012, Riviere has been laying the groundwork necessary for improving the animal health industry. He is the MacDonald chair of veterinary medicine, university distinguished professor of anatomy and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 19, 2013

    Alleged drug money found in car

    Junction City police arrested an Arizona man Tuesday after they discovered nearly $830,000 in cash in his truck that officials believe were proceeds from drug sales. Officials said the money was divided into boxes placed in the bed of Marshall Dion’s truck. Dion, 78, was arrested

  • Local |Traffic | June 19, 2013

    Injury accident in Randolph

    A Marysville man was injured in a single-car accident in Randolph early Wednesday morning. Officer Matthew Droge said Joseph Sullivan was driving his Pontiac Grand Am at about 1:30 a.m. in the 12,500 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard when he overcorrected and left the road, hitting

  • Local |Traffic | June 18, 2013

    2 killed in vehicle accident on Tuttle Creek Boulevard

    An accident on Tuttle Creek Boulevard on Tuesday resulted in at least two fatalities, according to officials. Riley County Police and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident on the 4600 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard in northeast Manhattan at about 3:50 p.m.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 18, 2013

    Judge eases sentence for man convicted in 2012 deaths of two

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    The K-State student convicted of killing two people while driving drunk in May 2012 will not face prison time for involuntary manslaughter if he abides by probationary terms, a district judge ruled Monday. Though Miles Theurer, 24, faced a possible prison sentence of 3 to 14 years for killing

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | June 18, 2013

    Grant for guns approved

    Law Board members gave the go-ahead Monday for the Riley County Police Department to apply for a grant that could arm police officers assigned to school buildings. The grant, administered by the Bureau of Justice Administration under the Justice Assistance Grant Program, would allow three

  • Local |Education | June 18, 2013

    MATC adopts gun ban

    Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC) is the latest higher education institution to adopt a resolution extending the prohibition of weapons on campus up to four years. The decision came unanimously from the MATC Board of Directors Monday afternoon. Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill into

  • Local |Business | June 18, 2013

    Home building figures soaring in Pottawatomie County

    The appraised value of real estate in Pottawatomie County increased by nearly $67 million in 2013, according to figures certified recently by the appraiser’s office. The total appraised property value for 2013 is $1,653,038,110, Lois Schlegel told county commissioners Monday. That compares to a total of $1,586,132,640 in 2012, an

  • Local | June 18, 2013

    Local swim lesson part of attempt at world’s largest

    About two dozen people gathered at the K-State’s Ahearn Natatorium on Tuesday as part of a world-wide effort to break the Guinness world record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson. UFM Community Learning Center began hosting the event last year as part of its

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