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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 29, 2016

    Police make arrest after seizing pot, cash

    Police seized nearly 3 pounds of pot and more than $9,000 in cash during a search Thursday. Brett Vaughn, 23, 311 N. Ninth St., was arrested in connection with multiple drug-related offenses after Riley County police officers searched his home at 10:40 p.m. Police also found amphetamine pills, Xanax,

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 28, 2016

    Quest to repeal tax lid continues

    As they continue their quest for repeal of the state property tax lid, Riley County officials are pushing for legislation that would weaken or eliminate the law. County counselor Clancy Holeman Thursday presented the board of county commissioners with proposed amendments set to come before

  • Local | January 28, 2016

    Discovery Center exhibit explores how people make things


    The number of levers to pull, wheels to turn and buttons to push probably makes the Flint Hills Discovery Center’s latest exhibit its most interactive. “How People Make Things,” created by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, opens Saturday and will run through May 1.

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | January 28, 2016

    Principals cite need for staff at meeting

    Several Manhattan-Ogden principals made it clear their schools need professional support staff, but they don’t think lawmakers in Topeka have the same belief. Principals of Ogden, Theodore Roosevelt, Frank Bergman and Amanda Arnold elementary schools, the two middle schools and the high school presented

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 28, 2016

    JCPD arrests 2 in connection with Manhattan man’s murder

    Police made two arrests Wednesday in connection with the shooting death of a Manhattan man who was found dead in a Junction City apartment on Monday. According to a press release from the Junction City Police Department, officer found the body of David Phillips, 24, shortly

  • Local |Education | January 28, 2016

    School officials call police over student’s threat

    Eisenhower Middle School officials called the police on Wednesday after an eighth-grader made threats, said principal Tracy Newell. In a letter sent to parents, Newell said a student made menacing comments Tuesday afternoon toward students and staff members. The school took the comments seriously and

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 27, 2016

    Occupancy limited after facade crumbles at KSU Natatorium


    The southwest facade at K-State’s Natatorium crumbled on Sunday, forcing the university to close all but one exit and limiting the building’s maximum occupancy. Ryan Swanson, associate vice president of facilities and a university architect, said the exterior wall collapsed because the metal

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 27, 2016

    City mulls need, cost of runoff proposal

    City officials said Tuesday they would like to fix stormwater infrastructure for the downtown area, but they’re not sure how to pay for such projects. The city has too much debt and not enough stormwater revenue right now to address the watershed improvements, they

  • Local |Traffic |Business |Government & Politics | January 27, 2016

    Anderson project nearing bid phase

    The design for the West Anderson Avenue road project is 90 percent complete, public works director Rob Ott said. The Manhattan City Commission received an update Tuesday on the project’s progress during a work session. Ott said the city is likely 60 days away from bidding

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | January 27, 2016

    RCPD arrests 2 St. George men after chase Tuesday

    Police arrested two St. George men after a brief chase Tuesday that forced police to close a portion of Tuttle Creek Boulevard. According to the Riley County Police Department, officers responded at 6:05 p.m. to a reported fight at 804 Mission Circle. Police were told someone

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