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  • Local |Fort Riley | January 10, 2014

    Fort Riley honors 5 soldiers killed in helicopter crash

    Although soldiers all encounter loss during their years of service, it does not lessen the sting of saying goodbye to a fallen comrade. Lt. Col. Matthew Weinshel, a commander of the task force that lost five soldiers from Fort Riley’s Combat Aviation Brigade in

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 10, 2014

    City, state officials talk streets, alcohol tax

    Streets, internet sales and social services were high on the city’s list concerns discussed with state legislators this year. City officials met Thursday with local legislators — Sen. Tom Hawk, D-Manhattan; and Representatives Sydney Carlin, D-Manhattan; Ron Highland, R-51st district; Tom Phillips, R-Manhattan; and

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 10, 2014

    What happened to the vet student who killed 2 people?

    Q: Whatever happened to the case of the veterinary student who hit two people and killed them on K-18?

  • Local |Business | January 10, 2014

    New owner takes over della Voce

    There’s a new owner at della Voce. Noah Reagan sold the restaurant to former employee Caleb Edwards, who took over on Jan. 1. Edwards, who has worked for Reagan for four years, bought the restaurant with help from backer Ward Morgan. Morgan, owner of CivicPlus,

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 10, 2014

    Abilene trucker mulls run for Huelskamp’s seat

    David joyce

    David Joyce, an independent candidate in the race against U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., for his 1st District seat is considering a run as a Republican. Joyce, a truck driver from Abilene, said he identifies with traditional Republican values and “just wants to get

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 10, 2014

    Fire damages new Ogden Pizza Hut


    Firefighters from Riley County responded to Pizza Hut in Ogden, 523 Riley Ave., for a structure fire around 2 p.m. Thursday. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said no one was injured in the small fire that started in the attic of the newly constructed

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 10, 2014

    U.S. News & World Report recognizes K-State programs

    U.S. News & World Report recognizes Kansas State University as a great place to earn an online graduate degree in education and engineering, moving both programs up in its rankings released Jan. 8. Kansas State University ranks No. 72 for best online graduate education programs, up 57

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 09, 2014

    Manhattan man found dead at CiCo

    A 56-year-old Manhattan man found dead at CiCo Park in an apparent suicide Tuesday has been identified. Riley County police believe Tom Ellis, 721 Osage St., died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A rifle was found at the scene. Ellis’ body was found around noon in

  • Local |Business | January 09, 2014

    Value of new construction high as building permits at 10-year low


    Due to a steep drop in the construction of new apartment complexes, the number of building permits issued in Manhattan in 2013 fell to its lowest level in a decade. At the same time, some large projects meant that the amount of property value constructed was

  • Local |Education | January 09, 2014

    Board OKs gun policy change

    The USD 383 school board accepted a first reading of a policy revision Wednesday that allows employees with concealed carry permits to keep a firearm in their vehicle. Superintendent Bob Shannon called it a “substantial revision.” “The law does not allow the board to deny an

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