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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 12, 2013

    Two arrested for murder

    Two people were arrested Wednesday for first-degree murder in connection with the death of 68-year-old John Burroughs, who was found dead in his trailer at Redbud Estates Sunday. Christina Marie Love, 49, and James McKenith, 33, both of 530 Pierre St., No. 1, are confined at the Riley County

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 11, 2013

    For family, friends, ceremony is a sobering reminder


    FORT RILEY — Although reminders of the September 11 terrorist attacks can bring back painful memories, ceremonies such as one held at Fort Riley Wednesday can bring together people to reflect on the events of that day. The ceremony, honoring Fort Riley soldiers killed in Afghanistan and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 11, 2013

    Sodomy trial begins

    An 8-year-old child and her mother testified Wednesday against a Fort Riley soldier facing sex crime charges against the child. George L. Ferenz, 30, is charged with attempted rape, two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of aggravated indecent liberties in connection with the

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 11, 2013

    Former Republican tells local Dems of frustration with Brownback, Kobach


    A Republican-turned-Democrat with ambitious plans told a group of Riley County Democrats Tuesday night that she left the GOP because “my principles couldn’t let me be a Republican any more.” Former State Sen. Jean Schodorf, whose stated goal is to oust Secretary of State

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 11, 2013

    Commissioners approve 1st part of terminal expansion

    City commissioners unanimously approved phase one of the airport terminal expansion at the Manhattan Regional Airport Tuesday. The $9.8 million project will be contingent on receipt of a $7.9 million Federal Aviation Administration FAA grant with the remaining amount to be funded locally by passenger facility charges

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 11, 2013

    8 named Merit semifinalists

    Eight area students are among 154 Kansas students and approximately 16,000 students nationwide named National Merit semifinalists Wednesday. The local semifinalists are Kenan Bitikofer and Sarah Featherstone of Flint Hills Christian School, Jack Keeley, who is homeschooled, and Albert Cochrane, Grace Horton-Smith and Ian Miller of Manhattan

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | September 11, 2013

    NYC alumnus donates $1 million to K-State business admin college

    Jeff Gates, New York City, has made a $1 million gift to support the new building for the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University. The proposed new building plan has 140,000 square feet of space featuring tiered classrooms, a large showcase lecture hall, computer labs,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | September 11, 2013

    Soldier is sentenced for murder

    A Fort Riley soldier has been convicted by a court martial of murder and sentenced to life in a military prison in conjunction with the death of a fellow soldier. Radio station KMAN said John Hughes was court martialed and convicted on charges of murder,

  • Local |Traffic | September 11, 2013

    Skyway Drive to be closed Thursday, Friday

    Skyway Drive from Wildcat Creek Road to 56th Avenue will be closed on Thursday and Friday, officials from the Kansas Department of Transportation announced. The roadway will close after morning rush hour on Thursday and will reopen sometime late Friday after crews replace concrete panels

  • Local | September 10, 2013

    City commissioners approve airport expansion

    City commissioners unanimously approved the $17.3 million construction contract of the Manhattan Regional Airport expansion. Approval is contingent on the city receiving $13.3 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration, which will cover about 80 percent of the cost. In addition, passenger facility fees will cover about $3

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