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  • Local |Kansas State University | September 18, 2015

    Asbestos work leads to union evacuation

    Two false fire alarms cleared students and staff from the K-State Student Union on Thursday morning, but officials stress there was never any threat to the building or community. The building was cleared twice when fire alarms went off, first at about 10:30 a.m. and

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 18, 2015

    KSU grad receives Fulbright grant to teach English

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    A recent Kansas State University graduate is teaching English to Germans on a Baltic Sea island. Hannah Rogers started a 10-month Fulbright teaching assistantship earlier this month in Ahlbeck, Germany, on Usedom island. Fulbright U.S. Student Grants offer international travel for study, research or

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 18, 2015

    Trial set for Belvue man accused of killing uncle

    A trial date has been set for a Belvue man accused of murdering his uncle last November. Christopher Arand, 36 at the time of his arrest, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the Nov. 10 death of his 70-year-old uncle, Larry Arand, also of Belvue.

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 17, 2015

    Leaders want Salina campus to become K-State Tech

    Kansas State University officials on Wednesday announced a plan to change the name of the Salina campus. “We have initiated the process with the KS Regents to change the name from K-State Salina to K-State Polytechnic — more details to follow,” K-State President Kirk Schulz announced

  • Local |Education |Business | September 17, 2015

    Amid driver shortage, board approves purchase of 5 buses

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board was considering the purchase of five fairly new school buses at its meeting Wednesday, but before casting his vote, board member Darell Edie had an important question: “Do they come with drivers?” The joke drew laughter from his fellow board members,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 17, 2015

    Man charged in death of Fort Riley teenager

    Federal prosecutors have charged an 18-year-old Fort Riley resident in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy. Juwan D. Jackson was charged Wednesday with one count of involuntary manslaughter in the Friday death of Kenyon Givens, also a Fort Riley resident. Prosecutors say

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 17, 2015

    One person injured in fire

    One person was injured in a residential fire early Thursday morning in Manhattan. At 2:28 a.m., the Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to a two-story residence at 926 Connecticut Ave. Upon arrival, crews found a light haze of smoke in the structure, and the occupants had

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | September 17, 2015

    2 bids submitted for University Park sewer improvement project

    Riley County commissioners on Thursday compared bids for the University Park sewer improvement project. The engineer’s estimate from BG Consultants came in at around $3 million. The bids received — from Utility Solutions LLC and Tri-Star Utilities — were $2.56 million and $4.32 million, respectively. Commissioners voted to submit

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 16, 2015

    K-State want to change name of Salina campus to K-State Polytechnic

    Kansas State University officials on Wednesday announced a plan to change the name of one of its campuses. K-State Salina would become K-State Polytechnic. “We have initiated the process with the KS Regents to change the name from K-State Salina to K-State Polytechnic — more details

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | September 16, 2015

    Jobs report pleases leaders

    The Manhattan City Commission is pleased with the overall direction of economic development. Commissioners spoke Tuesday about a 2014 economic development report that provided compliance updates on agreements signed by companies receiving economic development money. This economic development money comes from the 1994 half-cent citywide sales tax,

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