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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Fort Riley | October 30, 2015

    Gunshot wound caused Fort Riley soldier’s death

    A 1st Infantry Division soldier Wednesday died of a gunshot wound at Fort Riley. Fort Riley officials are withholding the soldier’s name while his next of kin is notified, according to a press release. The release said the soldier died in his residence on

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 30, 2015

    Vet gives Halloween pet advice

    Halloween is a time to dress up in costumes and indulge in sweet treats, but a Kansas State University veterinarian says some of these holiday traditions can be dangerous to our four-legged friends. “Keeping these tips in mind can help make the holiday safe and

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 30, 2015

    K-State grad to use music therapy to help PTSD victims

    A Kansas State University graduate will use drama therapy to help internally displaced women in Colombia with post-traumatic stress disorder. Jessica D. Muñoz, August 2015 master’s degree graduate in theatre with an emphasis in drama therapy, Albuquerque, New Mexico, received a $30,000 Rotary International Global

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 29, 2015

    Professor calls for ending use of ‘investigatory stops’

    Speaking before a crowd of more than 200 people at K-State on Wednesday, Kansas University professor Charles Epp said the main problem with policing in this country isn’t one of race so much as policy. “Sure there are some racist officers out there, just like

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | October 29, 2015

    McDowell Creek Road bids higher than estimate

    Bids to reconstruct McDowell Creek Road came in higher than expected at Thursday’s Riley County commission meeting. The engineer’s estimate from Olsson and Associates set the project’s total predicted cost at a little more than $6 million. Ebert Construction in Wamego submitted the

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | October 29, 2015

    Website tabs K-State as Kansas’ ‘best value’

    K-State grads make more than KU grads when they’re starting out, according to a study. Kansas State University graduates have the highest starting salary of any higher education institution in the state at $45,200, according to SmartAsset.com, a financial advice website. University of Kansas

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 28, 2015

    Halloween’s fear-inducing haunts part of society’s social fabric

    At Halloween, fear can elicit a good feeling, according to a Kansas State University expert. Don Saucier, associate professor of psychological sciences at K-State, said that there is evolutionary value in fear. “Fear is adaptive,” Saucier said. “Fear keeps us safe. We are afraid of

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 28, 2015

    Panel to weigh street tax question

    The Manhattan City Commission will appoint a steering committee by Dec. 1 for a potential ballot question. The commission held a work session Tuesday to discuss developing a special sales tax for street maintenance. That process will include a steering committee, which commissioners could create as

  • Local |Fort Riley | October 28, 2015

    Ceremony set for Fort Riley deputy commander

    The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will welcome a new deputy commanding officer for support this week. Col. Patrick D. Frank, who assumed the position Sept. 8, will be officially recognized at a Victory with Honors ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Friday. The ceremony, which will

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 28, 2015

    Nobel Prize winner speaks of expanding universe with unknown fate


    The universe is expanding at an accelerating rate, but its future is uncertain, a Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist said. Adam Riess, of John Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute, spoke about his role in the discovery of the universe’s accelerating expansion at Kansas

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