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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | September 04, 2015

    Pott. County sheriff names chase suspects

    Officials released the names of two people who were arrested after a high-speed chase in Pottawatomie County early Thursday. Dalton Flax, 19, Wichita, was arrested for theft, obstruction of justice and driving with a suspended license. James Shirely, 21, Wichita, was arrested for theft and obstruction of

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 04, 2015

    K-State Salina joins Girl Scouts initiative

    SALINA — After collaborating with the Girls Scouts of Kansas Heartland for the past five years in a variety of capacities, Kansas State University Salina is elevating the partnership by joining the Girl Scouts’ Program on Demand initiative. Exactly what the name suggests, K-State Salina will

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Kansas State University | September 04, 2015

    Lockdown at K-State lifted following search for armed man

    Officials have lifted the lockdown at the K-State campus as of 8:36 a.m. Scheduled events were to begin again at 9:30 a.m. Classes were canceled early Friday morning, and officials told students and employees already on campus to stay where they were with doors locked

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 03, 2015

    County could see higher pay cost

    A proposed Department of Labor rule could cost the Riley County government about $25,000, according to an estimate from Cindy Volanti, human resource manager. Volanti gave commissioners more details on the proposal at their Thursday meeting. The rule, which could take effect later this year, would

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 03, 2015

    K-State breaks ground on $25 million union renovation

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    Kansas State University students will soon begin to see the start of a renovation project they’re funding. The university held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for the $25 million K-State Student Union renovation. In April 2013, students voted to approve the project and fund it with

  • Local |Education | September 03, 2015

    Classroom temps going down to 74

    Fall weather has yet to arrive, but students in the Manhattan-Ogden school district should be cooling off now that officials have lowered classroom temperatures. After parents and students complained about the heat and humidity, Superintendent Bob Shannon told the USD 383 Board of Education on Wednesday

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | September 03, 2015

    2 in custody after car chase in Pott County

    Two people have been arrested after a high-speed chase in Pottawatomie County early Thursday. According to a press release, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department received a call at 4:44 a.m. from a St. George resident who said someone stole a 2012 Chevy Camaro. The caller

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 03, 2015

    Senate confirms Mullin, 2 others to Regents

    A Kansas Senate committee on Wednesday approved three new members of the Board of Regents, including one Manhattan man. Dennis Mullin of Manhattan, Dave Murfin of Wichita and Daniel Thomas of Mission Hills will serve four-year terms on the board, which oversees the state’s

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 03, 2015

    Black Hawk helicopter makes emergency landing off post

    A Black Hawk helicopter with crew from Fort Riley made an emergency landing on Wednesday. While on a training mission, the crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk made a precautionary landing in a field about 5 miles south of Fort Riley at around 9:15 p.m., according

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 03, 2015

    K-State plans Fighting For A Cure Day

    Show your pride in Kansas State University’s fight against cancer by participating in the second K-State Fighting for a Cure Shirt Day Oct. 17. First lady of Wildcat football Sharon Snyder and the Snyder family, Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz and first lady Noel

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