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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 08, 2015

    Fort Riley soldier killed in crash

    A Fort Riley soldier was killed early Thursday morning in a crash on U.S. Highway 77 that closed the road for several hours. Kansas Department of Transportation spokesman David Greiser said the accident involved pickup truck and semi-truck a half-mile south of Kansas Highway 82. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 08, 2015

    KSU child development center receives five-year accreditation

    The nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals has once again recognized Kansas State University’s Center for Child Development with its prestigious accreditation. The center recently received notice of reaccreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, or NAEYC. Only 3

  • Local |Kansas State University |Agriculture | October 08, 2015

    Researchers uncover new genetic markers for wheat improvement

    Kansas State University wheat scientists have completed the first study of a chromosome in a tertiary gene pool and have called it a breakthrough in exploring wheat wild relatives for future crop improvement. Their study, “Exploring the tertiary gene pool of bread wheat: sequence assembly

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 08, 2015

    K-State Theatre opens season with ‘Eurydice’

    K-State Theatre opens season with love story ‘Eurydice’ based on Greek mythology Kansas State University’s K-State Theatre will open the 2015-2016 season with Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice,” based on the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. “Eurydice” will be presented at 7:30 p.m.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 07, 2015

    Ex-city attorney Bill Raymond facing child porn charges

    Bill Raymond, the former city attorney for Manhattan, has been indicted on federal charges of distributing child pornography. A federal grand jury charged Raymond, 53, Andover, with three counts of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. The crimes are alleged to have

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 07, 2015

    Officials ID body as wife of soldier

    Officials have identified the body found Sept. 22 on Fort Riley as a soldier’s wife who was first reported missing Aug. 21. Chris Grey, chief of public affairs for the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command (CID), wrote in an email that Jessica Echevarria, 29, died after her

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | October 07, 2015

    Regents study opening universities to guns

    As the nation mourns those killed in last week’s mass shooting at an Oregon community college, Kansas universities are preparing to implement a law that will allow most people to carry concealed firearms without a permit on campus. Kansas public universities have authority to

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 07, 2015

    K-State students seeking rental inspection program

    Renewed talk of a rental inspection program came Tuesday from K-State students during the Manhattan City Commission meeting. The commission repealed the city’s previous program, which called for mandatory inspections and fees for landlords, in 2011 after just one year. Representatives from the Student Governing

  • Local |Business | October 07, 2015

    CVB hoping survey reveals why visitors come to city

    The Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau is conducting a survey to better understand the needs of visitors. CVB director Karen Hibbard spoke Tuesday to the Manhattan City Commission about the visitor intercept survey, which involves collecting information on why people are visiting in a variety

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | October 07, 2015

    In speech, Frank blasts responses of left, right to Great Recession


    Thomas Frank on Tuesday said liberals and conservatives have done little to prevent a future economic crisis in the wake of the Great Recession. A political analyst, historian and journalist, Frank spoke to a roomful of K-State students and faculty at the K-State Student Union

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