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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 13, 2013

    Home invasion suspect held

    A Manhattan man arrested in connection with an October 2012 home invasion was bound over for trial in Riley County District Court Tuesday afternoon. Levertis Horne, 22, appeared in court with attorney Brenda Jordan Tuesday morning for a preliminary hearing that lasted for nearly the entire day.

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 13, 2013

    Biomass research collaboration seeks to improve biofuel efficiency, bio-products quality

    A Kansas State University biochemical engineer is part of a national collaboration working to advance biomass as a leading source for more efficient drop-in biofuels, bio-power and animal feed. Biomass is a renewable energy source typically made from plant materials. It can be converted into

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | March 12, 2013

    4 percent higher ed cut looms

    The Kansas House Appropriations Committee approved a higher education spending bill Tuesday that contains a four percent cut. State Rep. Sydney Carlin, a Manhattan democrat who is a member of the committee, said the bill would reduce funding for K-State by approximately $6.66 million and Manhattan

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 12, 2013

    Rental inspection program likely to stay dead

    Four of five City Commission candidates at a forum Monday sponsored by real estate professionals and builders agreed that they would not support reinstatement of a rental inspection program enacted by a previous commission and then repealed by the current one. Candidates Usha Reddi, John

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 12, 2013

    Wamego delays gun discussion

    Members of the Wamego board of education discussed but made little progress on consideration of a controversial concealed carry policy at their meeting Monday. The policy, which would allow concealed guns to be carried by teachers and other faculty members in the USD 320 buildings, was

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

    Hearing opens on shooting

    A Manhattan man arrested in connection with an October 2012 home robbery appeared in Riley County District Court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. Levertis Horne, 22, is accused of robbing several roommates at gunpoint in a residence at the Manhattan Chase Apartments on Oct. 5, 2012. One of the

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 12, 2013

    K-State engineering dean is Arkansas-bound

    Dean english.phatch

    John English, dean of K-State’s College of Engineering, has accepted an offer to head the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas beginning July 1. English, the Leroy C. and Aileen H. Paslay chair in engineering, was appointed dean at Kansas State in April 2007.

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 12, 2013

    Drainage structures going into place

    Five of seven new drainage structures along Bigalow Road west of Westmoreland have been installed, Pottawatomie County commissioners learned Monday. The commission approved the new drainage structures last month in lieu of building a temporary shoefly around the reconstruction of Wilson Creek Bridge on Westmoreland

  • Local | March 12, 2013

    Yard waste pickup dates

    The city of Manhattan will only pick up yard waste, limbs and braches April 1 through April 5. All yard waste, including grass clippings and leaves, must be in paper bags. Anything in a plastic bag will not be collected. Yard waste must be separated into different

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

    RCPD honors its own

    The Riley County Police Department honored its own at the department’s recent Annual Awards Banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn. The following employees were recognized: Correction Officer of the Year, Officer John Roche; Supervisor of the Year, Sgt. Doug Wood; Employee of the Year,

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