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

    Pain doc waives right to hearing

    The Manhattan physician accused of running a pill mill at his local clinic waived his right to a preliminary hearing in federal court Tuesday and will remain in custody pending a detention hearing rescheduled for May. Michael Schuster, 53, who operates Manhattan Pain and Spine, 1135 Westport

  • Local |Education | April 30, 2013

    Board to consider upping price of parking permits at high school

    The USD 383 school board will vote on the Manhattan High parking permit cost during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center. At the April 17 board meeting, board member Pete Paukstelis advocated raising the price of an MHS parking permit from the administration-recommended $50

  • Local |Education |Manhattan High School | April 30, 2013

    MHS scrambles to reschedule sports events after bad weather


    The wet, unpredictable spring weather has led to the reshuffling of many sports contests for Manhattan High and the other Kansas schools. MHS athletic director Mike Marsh said 18 to 20 sports events have been rescheduled so far this spring with only one game - a girls

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 30, 2013

    Commission approves road upgrade

    With brisk residential development increasing traffic flow, Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday gave tentative approval to upgrading Green Valley Road in the southwest portion of the county. Commissioners authorized Leu Lowrey, public works director, to proceed with a design contract for the roadway improvements north of

  • Local |Education | April 30, 2013

    2 local schools go under lockout

    Bergman Elementary and Anthony Middle School executed a lockout this morning, after police notified school officials that they had reports of a subject brandishing a firearm at a victim in the proximity of the schools. The report came in to the Riley County Police Department

  • 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

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