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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | April 30, 2013

    Student pleads no contest in roommate videotaping

    A Kansas State University student pleaded no contest Monday to videotaping his roommate while she showered last March. William Reed, 20, Manhattan, appeared in front of Judge Meryl Wilson to plead no contest to the charges that he placed his cell phone on a stand next

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 30, 2013

    Man pleads no contest in stalking

    A Wamego man pleaded no contest to stalking his ex-girlfriend in Riley County District Court Monday afternoon. Joshua Weeks, 22, appeared with counsel in front of District Judge Meryl Wilson to plead no contest to one count of stalking, two counts of violation of a protection

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 29, 2013

    Health dept. seeks grant for training

    The Riley County Commission approved the submission of a proposal for a one-time state grant to implement training for health information technology at the Riley County Health Department. The department’s office manager, Paul Pedersen, said that the Insight technology was purchased recently for the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | April 29, 2013

    None injured in landing-gear malfunction at airport

    Kansas Highway Patrol troopers responded to a single-engine plane accident at Manhattan Regional Airport Saturday afternoon. According to reports, a 1960 Piper single-engine plane was coming in for a landing at approximately 3:30 p.m., when the nose gear failed to deploy and the nose of the

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 29, 2013

    Gfeller joins KSU engineering dept.

    Josh Gfeller, Manhattan, has joined the Kansas State University’s Advanced Manufacturing Institute and industrial and manufacturing systems engineering department as network administrator. In this role Gfeller is responsible for maintaining and managing all information technology activities and functions for both enterprises. Gfeller has five

  • Local |Traffic | April 29, 2013

    3 injured in head-on collision

    Three people were injured following a head-on collision on Highway 77 Sunday night. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol crash log, the accident occurred about 2 miles north of Highway U.S. 24 just before 9 p.m. Sunday. Reportedly, Larissa Gibb, 31, Lee’s Summit, Mo., traveling north, drove

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

    Fort Riley soldier’s vehicle stolen

    Riley County detectives are investigating the Saturday disappearance of a 2007 Ford Fusion belonging to a Fort Riley soldier. Officer Matthew Droge said John Headley, 31, Manhattan, reported that his car was taken sometime between midnight and 8 a.m. on Saturday while it was parked in the 1100

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

    Officer catches alleged burglar

    A Riley County patrol officer caught an alleged burglar Sunday reportedly bicycling with stolen goods a few blocks from the scene of the burglary. Officer Matthew Droge said Benjamin Galvan, 18, 1501 Tuttle Creek Blvd., was seen bicycling along Juliette Avenue with a duffel bag full of

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

    Medical distress call mistaken for chemical suicide

    A medical distress call made by a diabetic man in Riley was mistaken for a possible chemical suicide attempt when emergency responders arrived on the scene late Sunday. Officer Matthew Droge said Riley County dispatch received a call at about 11 p.m. Sunday from a

  • Local |Agriculture | April 28, 2013

    Weather affecting crops, livestock

    Abrupt rises and falls in temperature and precipitation don’t just wear on people; they also take a toll on crops and livestock. The state of Kansas has had some bizarre weather this spring including the mini-snow storm Manhattan saw earlier this week and the

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