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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 24, 2013

    Public nudity reported at Redbud Estates

    A 25-year-old woman reported Tuesday that a man was walking around the Redbud Estates trailer park with his penis exposed. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said the woman reported that she was checking her mail in the trailer park court, located at 2500 Farm Bureau Road, at about 3:40

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 24, 2013

    Man reports patronizing prostitute after failure to pay

    Riley County detectives are investigating a possible prostitution case after a man reported that he feared retribution after failing to pay a hired prostitute. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said the 23-year-old man, who is listed as being homeless, hired a 19-year-old prostitute out of Topeka from

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 24, 2013

    BSU, Schulz confer about paucity of Afro-American faculty at KSU

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    A growing student population at Kansas State has growing concerns about the lack of people like them in the university’s faculty. The Black Student Union (BSU) invited K-State president Kirk Schulz, provost April Mason and Peter Dorhout, dean of the College of Arts and

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 24, 2013

    Moran: Towers a safety issue

    Sen. Jerry Moran on Tuesday accused President Barack Obama and Majority Leader Harry Reid of jeopardizing air safety for political purposes by reducing the number of air traffic controllers. “Let’s have the debate about sequestration, let’s have the conversation about whether or not

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 24, 2013

    How can impact of floods be reduced?

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    City administrators made it clear to commissioners Tuesday night that it is not possible to stop the flooding along Wildcat Creek, but it is possible to reduce the number of people impacted by it. “It is a difficult problem,” Mayor John Matta said. “There isn’

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 24, 2013

    Bench in Ogden honors slain soldier

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    A new structure at the intersection of 6th and Walnut streets in Ogden honors a Fort Riley soldier whose nearly year-and-a-half old murder remains unsolved. It was close to that corner on Oct. 14, 2011, that Ronald E. Taylor, known as ‘Evans’ to family and friends, was

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 23, 2013

    Manhattan doctor indicted for illegally prescribing drugs to 542 patients

    Federal charges were brought against a Manhattan physician Tuesday for allegedly prescribing drugs unlawfully to more than 500 patients. The charges came after FBI agents searched his offices Tuesday morning. Michael Schuster, 53, who operates Manhattan Pain and Spine, 1135 Westport Drive, is charged with one count of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 23, 2013

    FBI agents search local clinic

    Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a search of a local physician’s office Tuesday morning. The search was conducted at the office of Dr. Michael Schuster at Manhattan Pain and Spine, 1135 Westport Dr. Bridget Patton, public affairs specialist for Kansas City, said

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 23, 2013

    Soldiers compete in ranger competition

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    First lieutenants Christopher Siok and Samuel Gulland, both stationed at Fort Riley, ranked in the top 15 in a recent 60-hour Best Ranger Competition held at Fort Benning, Ga. “We had two main goals; the first was to finish the competition and the second was to

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 23, 2013

    Justice Center still on schedule

    Times News Service It’s going to be close, but the new Pottawatomie County Justice Center at Westmoreland should be finished by its late-June completion deadline. Tricia Fruendt of SMH Consultants told county commissioners Monday that things are moving ahead rapidly at the $14 million facility. “

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