Wednesday, May 25, 2016


  • Local |Kansas State University | May 24, 2016

    K-State raising hike in tuition to 5.81%

    To address state cuts to higher education, K-State is proposing tuition rates for the 2016-17 school year that are higher than the increase it announced last week.

  • Local | May 24, 2016

    City, Northview pools to open Saturday; officials haven’t set date for CiCo Pool

    Pool season starts Saturday, but access to all of the city’s pools will be delayed. City Park Pool and Northview Pool will open Saturday, but city officials haven’t determined an opening date for CiCo Pool.

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 24, 2016

    Road fix comment riles commission chair

    Tempers flared at Monday’s Pottawatomie County Commission meeting when the chairwoman suggested a fellow commissioner proposed a “quick fix” road solution to bolster his re-election chances.

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 24, 2016

    UNL names K-State professor dean of architecture

    Katherine Ankerson, professor and head of the interior architecture and product design department in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, has accepted the position as dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Nebraska.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | May 24, 2016

    Bikers hospitalized after interstate wreck

    Three motorcyclists were hospitalized after a multi-motorcycle wreck on I-70, north of Alma, on Monday.

State & Region
    • At least 2 injured, damage reported in Kansas storms

      DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Homes were damaged and at least two people in western Kansas were injured amid severe storms that swept across the Plains, a county official said Tuesday night.

    • Cargill plans to keep several operations in Wichita

      WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Agribusiness giant Cargill said Tuesday it will keep its protein operations in Wichita, Kansas, and search for a new facility to house them.

    • Another suit accuses VA physician assistant of sexual abuse

      KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A veteran who served in Iraq is the latest person to file a lawsuit accusing a former physician assistant at a Veteran's Administration hospital in Kansas of sexual abuse.

    • College teacher who used racial slur in class fired

      LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A white University of Kansas assistant professor who used a racial slur during a class discussion on race said the school won't renew her contract after the next academic year.

    • Kansas man pleads guilty to aiding foiled bomb plot

      TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of aiding a foiled plot to bomb a Kansas military post on behalf of the Islamic State group pleaded guilty to conspiracy on Monday, admitting that he loaned a friend money to store the explosives that he intended to use in the attack.

  • May 24, 2016 | State Officials: At least 2 hurt, homes damaged in Kansas storms

    DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Homes were damaged and at least two people were critically injured in Kansas amid severe storms that swept across the Plains, authorities said.

  • May 24, 2016 | State Watchdogs say Texas dodged 'train wreck' on education board

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Texas takes up always-contentions revisions of science and social studies coursework in 2017, a former schoolteacher who believes dinosaurs were on Noah's Ark and Democrats killed John F. Kennedy won't have a vote.

  • May 24, 2016 | State Timeline: Baylor contends with series of sex-assault reports

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University, the largest Baptist school in the U.S., has been contending for the past year with cascading reports of sexual assaults committed by football players and, more broadly, complaints by students, alumni and others that officials at the university in Texas for years failed to adequately investigate rape claims.

  • May 24, 2016 | State Baylor says 'Ken Starr is president' amid speculation

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Baylor University and its president are facing mounting pressure over how the school has handled reports of rape and assault by football players, and the Texas university says its governing board is still considering the results of an internal investigation into the matter.

  • May 24, 2016 | State Babies behind bars: Moms do time with their newborns

    BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — Jennifer Dumas sits on a sofa, her smiling 6-month-old girl on her lap. The room is full of bright toys and children's books. A rainbow-colored activity mat is on the floor, and Winnie the Pooh is painted on the walls.

Local News
  • Local |Government & Politics | May 23, 2016

    County to rewrite zoning guidelines

    Riley County Planning and Development officials will rewrite the county’s zoning and subdivision guidelines in coming months.

  • Local |Education | May 23, 2016

    Speaker encourages MHS graduates to work together

    Nathan McClendon apologized to his classmates because he does not believe any of them are special.

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 23, 2016

    Initial 2017 budget calls for $10M increase

    The Manhattan City Commission will have its first budget work session Tuesday.

  • Local |Business | May 23, 2016

    DVD rental store Digital Shelf to close May 31

    The DVD rental store’s last day will be May 31. It will stop renting on Wednesday and remain open after that to sell the rest of its DVDs and furnishings.

  • Local | May 22, 2016

    Former soldier treks across state after storms

    JUNCTION CITY — Storms are rolling into Kansas, and folks at the gas station are staring at Robert Sinner as he prepares for battle.

  • Local | May 22, 2016

    A bubbly Flint Hills Fest draws crowds

    The new Flint Hills Discovery Center exhibit Amazing Dinosaurs! was open inside the facility on Saturday, but it had to compete with a lot of kid-friendly activities outside, including bubbles.

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University |Agriculture | May 21, 2016

    KSU offers feedlot assessment

    Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that raises consumer confidence through offering proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry.

  • Local |Business | May 21, 2016

    Despite fires, money trouble, club endures

    It’s the struggles that make the triumphs more significant. The Manhattan Country Club held a centennial ball Saturday to celebrate 100 years of operation.

  • Local |Agriculture | May 21, 2016

    Kansan advocates for African-American farmers

    Let’s go to Washington, D.C., to the national office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture where a top administrator is conferring with African-American farmers from across the nation.

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 20, 2016

    Solís: Terrorism, migration changing ideas about international politics

    With the rise of massive migrations because of terrorism and organized crime, the concept of a sovereign nation and its national security have become very complex, Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís said Thursday.

  • Local | May 20, 2016

    Town reborn after ‘dam foolishness’ focusing on future

    Like generations of Randolph residents before him, Rabern Vawter uses his legal name only for legal purposes. For everything else, he goes by “Possie.”

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 20, 2016

    NSF must reopen KSU case, court says

    An appeals court on Thursday told the National Science Foundation to reopen the case of a former K-State researcher who said the university fired him in 2014 after he brought to light what he alleged was misconduct of fellow faculty members.

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 20, 2016

    Area officials to update joint land use study

    Work is gearing up on an updated Flint Hills joint land use study.

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 20, 2016

    Staff to give input on search

    The Kansas Board of Regents will meet with K-State faculty and staff next week to discuss the qualities university employees want in the next president.

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 19, 2016

    K-State proposes 5% tuition increase

    TOPEKA — Most K-State students will see their tuition rates increase at least 5 percent for the 2016-17 school year.

  • Local |Business | May 19, 2016

    Home loan decrease crimping revenue

    Revenue is lower because of two recent developments: a decrease in mortgages within the county and a decrease in mortgage registration fees across the state that was instituted at the start of last year.

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | May 19, 2016

    Board adopts policy banning hazing at schools, events

    Hazing is now banned at Manhattan-Ogden Schools. The USD 383 school board approved a policy Wednesday night during its regular meeting banning the practice.

  • Local |Business | May 19, 2016

    Board approves $83,500 fix for rain screens

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board wants to fix rain screens at the Manhattan High West Campus, but at least one board member doesn’t think the school district should pay for it.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 19, 2016

    Fort Riley soldier faces rape charges

    A Fort Riley soldier was arrested Thursday in connection with the rape of a 20-year-old woman.

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 18, 2016

    City mulls tougher stance on drunks

    The Manhattan City Commission discussed proposals Tuesday that would change its disorderly conduct ordinance as well as those dealing with noise and criminal trespass.

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