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  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | August 12, 2014

    Sierra Club criticizes decision to take air monitor off-line

    The Kansas Sierra Club on Monday criticized the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s push to shut off the air quality monitor more than a year ago at the Konza Prairie Biological Station. As The Mercury reported oat the time, this monitor, which had

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 12, 2014

    Man’s rape sentence amended to 77 years

    Riley County Chief Judge Meryl Wilson on Monday sentenced convicted rapist Tony Lewis to 77 years in prison for three incidents in 2009 involving Manhattan women. Wilson originally sentenced the 24-year-old, former Fort Riley soldier in 2010 to five life sentences for two counts of rape, three counts

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 12, 2014

    NBAF not likely to study Ebola virus

    A K-State expert on Ebola says the deadly virus won’t be studied at the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility under construction in Manhattan. Jerry Jaax, K-State’s associate vice president for research compliance and university veterinarian, said as a biosecurity Level 4 lab, NBAF could

  • Local |Education | August 12, 2014

    District enrollment up from 2013

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    It looks like an additional 152 students enrolled in the Manhattan-Ogden school district, according to preliminary numbers released on the first day of school today. That brings the total number of USD 383 students to 5,954 this year, up from last year’s Sept. 20 count of 5,802. “This is

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 12, 2014

    Babysitter, 5 children escape Ogden fire

    A babysitter and four children escaped unharmed when a fire broke out inside an Ogden double-wide mobile home Monday afternoon. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said firefighters responded at about 1:30 p.m. to the residence at 212 Ninth St. Crews began leaving the scene

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 12, 2014

    Beach conversation to feature discussion on the power of art

    Photographer Dawoud Bey and University of Chicago associate curator and director of education Hamza Walker will discuss the power of art, its potential as a means of social engagement, and special aspects of the aesthetic research carried out by artists in a conversation at 7 p.

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 12, 2014

    ‘Plum’ of an internship experience

    An island vacation is a dream for many college students, but it doesn’t usually require permission from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. That’s exactly what happened for Rachael Gortowski, Rockford, Illinois, a third-year student in the College of Veterinary Medicine at

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 12, 2014

    Babysitter, 4 children escape fire in Ogden

    A babysitter and four children escaped unharmed when a fire broke out inside an Ogden double-wide mobile home Monday afternoon. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said firefighters responded at about 1:30 p.m. to the residence at 212 Ninth St. Crews began leaving the scene

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 11, 2014

    County finalizes primary vote count

    Riley County commissioners approved primary election ballot counts, and the final results were expected to be posted late Monday. Jolene Keck, the Riley County election supervisor, updated commissioners about this year’s election. Keck said 5,609 ballots were cast. Of those, 5,601 were counted. Keck said that

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 11, 2014

    Nichols to stand trial for JC murder charge

    JUNCTION CITY – Anthony Nichols will stand trial in Geary County District Court for a September 2013 murder in Junction City. At an arraignment hearing on Monday, District Judge Maritza Segarra entered not guilty pleas for the 34-year-old man from Kansas City, Kan., to counts of first-degree

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