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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 22, 2015

    Police issue warning about counterfeit bills

    Police in Riley County are warning people of a potential counterfeit bills scam. Officers responded on Tuesday to reports from businesses in the Manhattan area of the use of counterfeit $100 bills. Businesses included Pizza Hut on Moro Street and Hosteler Drive, Little Caesar’s, Dollar

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 21, 2015

    Bomb suspect appears in court

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Topeka man accused of attempting to arm a 1,000-pound bomb inside a van earlier this month near Fort Riley pleaded not guilty Tuesday.  John T. Booker Jr., 20, appeared for his arraignment in U.S. District Court Tuesday morning in Kansas

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 21, 2015

    Board approves 3-story apartment project, residents say structure doesn’t belong in neighborhood

    Residents and planning board officials are still in disagreement over the proposed Islamic Center of Manhattan apartment building. The Manhattan Urban Planning Board on Monday unanimously approved the Noor Residence planned unit development, a proposed apartment building that will replace the existing two-story house on

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 21, 2015

    Law board approves body cameras for most officers

    Bodycam.phatch

    Cameras will capture nearly every Riley County police interaction in the near future. The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board on Monday unanimously approved a four-page policy on the use of body-worn cameras for the Riley County Police Department. The policy outlines when officers will

  • Local |Business | April 21, 2015

    Old Chicago leaving downtown

    Old Chicago will relocate later this year. The restaurant, currently at 100 Manhattan Town Center, will move to the Grand Mere Village area, which is at the corner of Vanesta Drive and Kimball Avenue. General manager Mike Rice said the new restaurant likely would open in

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | April 21, 2015

    Commissioners balk at proposed use of prime lot in business park

    The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday deferred action on a site plan for a prospective new business in Green Valley Business Park until it could confer with Pottawatomie County Economic Development. Gregg Webster, zoning administrator, presented a site plan from Robert’s Heating & Cooling for

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 21, 2015

    Residents cite housing, mental health as concerns

    Quality of life issues earned high marks among Pottawatomie County residents, but affordable housing and availability of mental health services were among the concerns of those same residents surveyed a year ago for the Pottawatomie County Community Needs Assessment. The assessment, completed in February, was

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 21, 2015

    K-State student from Salina wins Goldwater Scholarship

    Kansas State University student Joshua Nelson, Salina, is the university’s newest Barry M. Goldwater scholar, while Aaron Messerla, Manhattan, is a Goldwater scholar honorable mention. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1986 to honor Sen. Barry M. Goldwater from Arizona, the Goldwater scholarship is

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 21, 2015

    Man shot during attempted robbery still negotiating plea

    Plea negotiations are still in the works for a Manhattan man who was shot in the face during an attempted robbery in November. Tom Addair, the attorney representing 19-year-old Christopher Hudgins who is accused of attempted aggravated robbery, conspiracy and aggravated burglary on Nov. 7, said

  • Local | April 20, 2015

    Collins sees end to burn season

    Seasonal burning in Riley County is nearly complete, and burn-related calls to the county fire department have so far been down from last year. Emergency Management director Pat Collins on Monday told Riley County commissioners that his department has overseen 135 prescribed burns in April, ranging

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