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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 21, 2013

    RCPD to conduct saturation patrol

    The Riley County Police Department will conduct a DUI Saturation Patrol on Saturday, June 22. Officers involved in the Saturation Patrol will be looking for signs of impaired driving and other traffic violations. Motorists who show signs of alcohol and/or drug consumption will be evaluated

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 20, 2013

    Manhattan child wins K-State Cinderella Scholarship Pageant

    A Manhattan child was among winners in the Heartland Cinderella Scholarship Pageant regional competition held Sunday night at Forum Hall on the K-State University campus. Lilliana Mcintosh was named beauty winner in the 7-9 year old Mini Miss Division of the pageant. Tayler Ray Risner

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | June 20, 2013

    Grant brings foreigners to K-State over the summer

    A grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will bring 20 students from 13 foreign countries to Kansas State University this summer to study environmental stewardship. The three-year, $600,000 grant was awarded to the university’s engineering extension program in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 20, 2013

    Man arrested after domestic incident

    A Manhattan man was arrested for domestic battery, assault and endangerment Wednesday after he allegedly drove his vehicle into another car during a domestic dispute. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said Isidro Martinez-Banuelas, 31, 2500 Farm Bureau Road, Lot 119, was arrested after police were called to the parking lot

  • Local | June 20, 2013

    New homes on parade in semi-annual event

    House.phatch

    This weekend’s tour of newly built homes shows that housing construction is up this year in the Manhattan area. More homes than usual are on the semi-annual Parade of Homes, said T-Shane Roberts, executive director of the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, which sponsors

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | June 20, 2013

    7-percent tuition increase approved

    TOPEKA — Kansas State tuition is again on the rise following the Kansas Board of Regents’ decision to approve hikes Wednesday. Tuition is increasing seven percent at the Manhattan, Salina and Olathe campuses and three percent at the veterinary medicine college. That means an undergraduate resident

  • Local | June 20, 2013

    Staying in touch for free

    Living in Kansas, most people associate emergency warning systems with outdoor tornado sirens. But local officials say that is not the only way — or the best way — to receive information during an emergency. Several area agencies have free wireless alert systems available to the public

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

    Danenberg, Myers died on the way home from daily trip to Tuttle Creek

    Every afternoon, Fred Danenberg and Michael Myers drove out to Tuttle Creek for a leisurely retirement afternoon pursuit —watching people fish, swim, or camp, and visiting with them. They had done it together for years. But Tuesday afternoon, as Danenberg pulled his 2001 Toyota out onto

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | June 19, 2013

    Regent calls cuts ‘debacle’

    Regent logan final.phatch

    The vice chair of the Kansas Board of Regents used terms such as “surprising” and “irrational” Tuesday to describe funding decisions made by the just-concluded Kansas Legislature. In a discussion session on the KSU campus, Fred Logan said he considered the cuts “from a policy

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 19, 2013

    City wins social services civil suit

    Judge John Bosch ruled in favor of the City of Manhattan on Tuesday in the civil suit filed by the advocacy group Save our Social Services. Bill Frost, the attorney representing the city, said the judge did more than dismiss the suit. He said Bosch

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