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  • Local |Fort Riley | July 15, 2015

    Headquarters unit returns from building Iraqi army


    Fort Riley soldiers recently returned from helping Iraqi soldiers fight the Islamic State. The 500 soldiers from Fort Riley’s 1st Infantry Division’s Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion returned home last month from a nine-month deployment, which was the first time American troops served in the

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 15, 2015

    City to publish 2.95-mill increase

    Manhattan city commissioners decided on a property tax level they could accept. It’s now up to city administrators to get it there. The commission had its final budget meeting Tuesday. The commission didn’t vote because the meeting was a work session. The city

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | July 15, 2015

    Board lifts teacher licensure requirement for 6 districts

    TOPEKA — Six school districts in Kansas, including Marysville, will now be able to hire people to teach without having licenses after the Kansas State Board of Education passed a controversial measure Tuesday. The board approved a licensure waiver proposal in a 6-4 vote after more

  • Local |Business | July 15, 2015

    Storm knocks out power to 2,000 in Manhattan

    Thunderstorms early Wednesday morning caused power outages in about 2,000 homes in the Manhattan area, officials said. Most of the outages were a result of a tree branch that had fallen on power lines at the intersection of South 15th and Colorado streets, said Jana Dawson,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | July 15, 2015

    Manhattan woman, 18, injured in I-70 accident

    A Manhattan woman was injured after her car crossed a median and rolled into oncoming traffic lanes on Interstate 70 Tuesday. A Kansas Highway Patrol report said Flora Elisabeth Riley, 18, was driving a 2003 Nissan Altima west on I-70 near mile marker 343 in Wabaunsee County when she

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | July 15, 2015

    JC woman injured in crash

    A Junction City woman was injured in a collision on an Interstate 70 off ramp Tuesday afternoon. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, at 4:45 p.m., Christa G. Rodriguez, 29, was stopped at the end of the ramp at exit 295 and waiting to turn right onto

  • Local | July 14, 2015

    Animal shelter gives public a glimpse of renovations


    Manhattan’s T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter showed off its newly renovated dog kennel area to the public at an open house on Monday. The shelter is currently home to 70 cats, 14 dogs, two bunnies, two rats and a guinea pig, almost all of which are

  • Local |Education | July 14, 2015

    Board to consider cutting 8 teachers

    After months of budget talks, the Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider a recommendation to cut $1 million from the district, which includes eight teachers. The board is scheduled to discuss the issue at a 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meeting at the Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. A

  • Local | July 14, 2015

    County fair photo exhibit to honor fallen soldiers

    A photo exhibit memorializing U.S. soldiers who have fallen since Sept. 11, 2001, will be on display during the Pottawatomie County Fair July 29 through Aug. 2. “Until you see it, you don’t understand what a powerful impact these photos have,” Dody Berg told Pottawatomie County Commissioners

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | July 14, 2015

    Man injured in crash

    A man was injured when his pickup truck rolled several times through the median and across traffic lanes on Interstate 70 Monday night. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Eric J. Rivera, 36, Killeen, Texas, was driving a 2001 Ford Ranger west on I-70 near mile marker 317.9

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