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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 13, 2015

    Chimney fire causes $10,000 in damage to home

    A chimney fire that spread to a roof caused about $10,000 in structural damage to an area home on Thursday night. Freddie Taylor, the owner of 3212 Shady Valley Drive, was home on Thursday night burning wood in his fireplace. It wasn’t until a neighbor came

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | February 13, 2015

    Japanese drummers scheduled at McCain

    Kodó, Japanese taiko drummers, will present a show for the McCain Performance Series at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University. From Japan’s remote Sado Island, Kodó performs traditional Japanese drumming to create a show of artistic expression. Kodó has

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 13, 2015

    Expert has tips for keeping the bloom in your Valentine blossoms

    Want your Valentine’s Day flowers from your sweetheart to stay fresher longer? A Kansas State University floriculture expert has some tips. Kimberly Williams, professor of greenhouse management, says the best way to keep your flowers alive longer is to focus on the “two t’

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 13, 2015

    Make your pet’s heart your focus on Valentine’s Day

    It’s estimated that this Valentine’s Day pet owners will spend about $703 million on gifts for their beloved dogs and cats, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. But a Kansas State University veterinarian says rather than giving your dog a heart-shaped

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | February 12, 2015

    K-State keeping LGBT policy

    After Gov. Sam Brownback removed a previous executive order giving legal protection to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender public employees from discrimination, the president of Kansas State University announced the school would be keeping the protections. K-State president Kirk Schulz wrote Wednesday that the university

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | February 12, 2015

    Schulz: KSU supports flat funding for public universities


    Kansas public colleges, including Kansas State University, are supporting the governor’s flat funding for their schools for the 2016-17 academic year. K-State president Kirk Schulz testified before the Kansas Senate Education Subcommittee Thursday morning, updating the committee on the university and stated his own

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 12, 2015

    Schulz defends handing of emails

    Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz on Thursday defended the university’s handling of a recent open records request that redacted most of the information being sought. The university redacted nearly all 11 pages of emails between Kansas budget director Shawn Sullivan and Kent Glasscock, the

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | February 12, 2015

    Kite’s case inspires new bill on alcohol violations

    A Kite’s Bar and Grill case is the inspiration for a new House bill making it clear that bars have to receive written notice at the time of a liquor law violation in order for prosecution to proceed. House Bill 2088, which passed Tuesday in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 12, 2015

    Junction City police make arrest in shooting

    Junction City police on Wednesday arrested one of the victims in a Sunday shooting. Jackie Oliver, 42, Junction City, was arrested on the charge of aggravated battery in connection with a shooting incident on Sunday at 805 Grant Ave. He is currently confined on a $25,000 bond at

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 12, 2015

    Information sought on man after incident

    A man approached two 12-year-old students between 2:50 and 3 p.m. on Tuesday as they were taking items to the recycling trailer at St. George Elementary School. One of the students believes the man had questionable contact with him inside the trailer and may have been

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