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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2015

    Affidavit: alcohol a factor in crash

    According to an affidavit released Thursday, a Riley man arrested for second-degree murder after an Oct. 5 car accident that killed his daughter had a blood alcohol level of 0.13, well above the legal limit of 0.08. The document also shows that the man had pleaded guilty to

  • Local |Education | November 19, 2015

    Board sets timeline to hire next super

    USD 383 plans to hire a new superintended in early 2016. The Manhattan-Ogden school board set a timeline to fill the position at its Wednesday meeting. The board will close the application window Jan. 4 and will hold interviews between Jan. 11 and 18. The timeline will allow the board

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2015

    RCPD hopes task force improves response to mental health calls

    The Riley County Police Department has created a task force to respond more effectively to individuals suffering from mental illness. “We deal with mental health issues every day — in jail and on the streets,” RCPD assistant director John Doehling told Riley County commissioners Thursday. “We

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2015

    Jury finds man guilty of attempted murder in stabbing case

    A jury on Thursday convicted a Manhattan man of attempted first-degree murder for stabbing his ex-girlfriend last November near the intersection of Yuma Street and South Juliette Avenue. Samuel Dartez II, 30 at the time of the incident, stabbed Stephanie Holden in the face, neck and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2015

    Arraignment set for Holiday in sexual battery case

    A Junction City orthopedic surgeon who previously practiced in Manhattan was bound over for arraignment and trial after a preliminary hearing for one charge of aggravated sexual battery Wednesday. Dr. Allan Holiday Jr. was arrested in July by Junction City Police Department officers after a 16

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2015

    Man in custody after showing guns at Harry’s

    A 38-year-old man armed with two handguns was taken into protective custody after a Tuesday altercation at Harry’s restaurant, but police said no crime report has been filed. Matthew Droge, public information officer for the Riley County Police Department, said the man reportedly began

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 18, 2015

    In Manhattan, governor defends ban on helping Syrian refugees


    Gov. Sam Brownback, speaking in Manhattan Wednesday, said he would not help with the flow of Syrian refugees into the state. In his opening remarks at the Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas at the Hilton Garden Inn, Brownback said the

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 18, 2015

    City approves rezoning near park

    The Manhattan City Commission in a four-hour meeting Tuesday unanimously approved the first reading of a measure rezoning an area east of City Park. The area, which is around 29.3 acres with 142 parcels, will change from a four-family residential district to a single-family residential district. The

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 18, 2015

    City approves projects for joint fund

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday unanimously recommended four projects totaling $320,500 for the 2017 City-University Fund. The fund, which gets revenue from sales tax and franchise fees generated on campus, is used for the purpose of funding projects of mutual benefit to the community and K-State.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 18, 2015

    Scientist: Items contain DNA from victim, stabbing suspect

    The trial of a Manhattan man accused of attempted first-degree murder continued Wednesday, with testimony from a forensic scientist. Samuel Dartez II, 30 at the time of the incident, is accused of stabbing Stephanie Holden in the head, neck and hands after a Nov. 13, 2014, fight near

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