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  • Local |Education | December 20, 2012

    Connecticut shooting prompts security talk

    School board members took time from their meeting Wednesday to remember the 20 children and six teachers shot to death in Sandy Hook, Ct., last week, and to briefly discuss what, if anything, could be done here to prevent a similar occurrence. Board president Dave Colburn

  • Local |Education | December 20, 2012

    District schedules talk about clubs at MHS

    Two members of the USD 383 Board of Education asked the board Wednesday to schedule a January discussion on district policies regarding clubs and organizations. The request followed the recent resignation of the co-president of the MHS chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes amid reports

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 20, 2012

    Suspect identified in burglary

    Detectives at the Riley County Police Department have identified a suspect in the Grand Slam Sports burglary and theft committed on Monday. Capt. Kurt Moldrup said a man has been identified and is cooperating with detectives, but no arrests have been made. During the burglary, $14,500

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Education | December 20, 2012

    Student arrested at MHS

    A Manhattan High School student was arrested for aggravated battery and reckless driving Wednesday after he reportedly hit another student with his car in the parking lot of the west campus while allegedly goofing off with friends. Lt. Josh Kyle said Benjamin Bartlett, 18, was driving

  • Local |Education | December 20, 2012

    USD 383 BOE opposes reducing school funds

    The USD 383 Board of Education formally went on record Wednesday opposing a portion of Congressional negotiations designed to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” by reducing federal aid to local school districts. By a 6-1 vote, with board member Walt Pesaresi in opposition, the board adopted

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | December 20, 2012

    RCPD declares emergency response and reporting phase

    Effective 7 a.m. Thursday, the Riley County Police Department entered into an emergency traffic accident response and reporting phase due to weather conditions. Until further notice the RCPD will not respond to traffic accidents unless they involve road blockage or injuries.  Additionally the RCPD

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 19, 2012

    City nixes apartment complex proposal

    City commissioners denied a developer’s request to rezone land for a proposed apartment complex on College Heights Avenue Tuesday, but admitted that a place close to campus needs to be found for high-density student housing. With the exception of Rich Jankovich, who recused himself,

  • Local | December 19, 2012

    Local stores confirm a rush to buy semiautomatic guns

    Firearm sales are way up, local gun store owners said Wednesday, following the shooting last Friday at a Connecticut elementary school that left 20 children, six adults and the shooter dead. They said some people are concerned that in response to the shooting, laws involving gun

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 19, 2012

    Sherow: Time to act on guns

    Jim Sherow asked fellow city commissioners Tuesday to join mayors around the country in demanding federal action in response to the second-deadliest shooting in the U.S. “Tonight, I want to express my deepest sympathy for the community of Newtown, Conn., and especially for the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 19, 2012

    Bat bonanza… for a thief

    Riley County Police Department officers are asking for assistance in locating a suspect and car involved in a Monday night burglary and theft at Grand Slam Sports. They said $14,500 worth of goods were stolen. Video stills taken from a nearby business and made public Wednesday

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