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USD 383 names new Director of Teaching and Learning

USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden Schools has announced a new Executive Director of Teaching and Learning. Dr. Paula Hough was announced as the new director following approval at Wednesday’s school board meeting. She currently serves as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Holton USD 336, a positon she’s held since last year. She also has past [...]

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By |2019-07-18T14:36:05-05:00July 18th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on USD 383 names new Director of Teaching and Learning

Court of Appeals sides with Manhattan soldier sued while on deployment in Africa

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Court of Appeals has reversed a Riley County District Court order denying a soldier’s motion to set aside a default judgment after a creditor sued him for breach of contract. Brian McNair of Manhattan defaulted on a car loan through Coastal Credit, LLC in 2014. The car was repossessed and [...]

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By |2019-07-18T13:44:56-05:00July 18th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Court of Appeals sides with Manhattan soldier sued while on deployment in Africa

Friday sentencing coming for Wamego man convicted of murder

WESTMORELAND, Kan. — A 24-year-old Wamego man convicted last month of first-degree murder will learn his fate at a 9 a.m. hearing Friday in Pottawatomie County District Court. Cody Lamia-Beck entered a no contest plea and was subsequently found guilty of intentional second-degree murder of Jacob Bouck. Evidence showed Bouck sustained multiple stab wounds and [...]

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By |2019-07-18T13:25:59-05:00July 18th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Friday sentencing coming for Wamego man convicted of murder

USD 383 and Manhattan-Ogden NEA reach tentative agreement on teacher contracts

A tentative agreement has been reached on teacher contracts for the 2019-2020 school year between the Manhattan-Odgen USD 383 school district and the Manhattan-Odgen NEA. The district said in a Thursday release that the tentative agreement was reached July 11. The Board of Education will vote on ratification following a ratification vote by teachers. The [...]

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By |2019-07-18T08:59:51-05:00July 18th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on USD 383 and Manhattan-Ogden NEA reach tentative agreement on teacher contracts

RCPD investigates shots fired incident at Redbud Estates

Riley County Police were called out to Redbud Estates Wednesday night after emergency dispatchers reported receiving multiple calls for shots fired in the 2500 block of Farm Bureau Road. Officers arrived on scene shortly after 9 p.m. and attempted to make contact with a 35-year-old man inside the residence where the shots were reportedly coming [...]

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By |2019-07-18T08:21:19-05:00July 18th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD investigates shots fired incident at Redbud Estates

Authorities searching for missing 17-year-old from Manhattan

A Manhattan teenager is reported missing. According to Kansas Missing & Unsolved, 17-year-old Bailey Collier has been missing since Monday, July 15. There is concern for Collier’s safety because she is known to represent herself as an adult online. She was last seen getting into a red car, though a detailed vehicle description hasn’t been [...]

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By |2019-07-17T10:48:55-05:00July 17th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Authorities searching for missing 17-year-old from Manhattan

Pottawatomie Co. Commission to move quickly on county administrator position; Green Valley EMS site plan approved

WESTMORELAND, Kan. — Pottawatomie County Commissioners are evaluating how they’ll move forward on the position of County Administrator. The position became vacant last week after longtime administrator Robert Reece announced plans to retire. He’ll transition out of the job over the next six months. At Monday’s meeting, commissioners reviewed the job description and plan to [...]

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By |2019-07-16T15:23:37-05:00July 16th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Pottawatomie Co. Commission to move quickly on county administrator position; Green Valley EMS site plan approved

Wamego Police say hundreds affected by financial crimes; source of breach undetermined

WAMEGO, Kan. — Hundreds of people were victims of identity theft recently in Wamego, according to law enforcement officials. An investigation is trying to determine where the breach occurred and who is responsible. Wamego Police said Tuesday that it’s become a felony criminal investigation after reports started pouring in to the office over the weekend. [...]

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By |2019-07-16T14:19:26-05:00July 16th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Wamego Police say hundreds affected by financial crimes; source of breach undetermined

Meredith pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit first degree murder

A Junction City man accused of murdering a confidential drug informant has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit first degree murder. Jury selection was planned to begin in Riley County District Court Monday morning. Steven Meredith made his plea late Friday afternoon Steven Meredith was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 48-year-old Carrie [...]

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By |2019-07-15T09:50:41-05:00July 15th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Meredith pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit first degree murder

Jury selection begins Monday for Steven Meredith murder trial

Jury selection begins at 9 a.m. Monday in Riley County District Court, in the case of a Junction City man accused of murdering a confidential drug informant. Steven Meredith is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 48-year-old Carrie Jones, whose body was found by deer hunters in southern Riley County in October 2017. [...]

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