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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 24, 2015

    Judge shields sensitive info from public in Booker case

    A federal judge approved on Friday a motion to shield sensitive information in the case of John T. Booker Jr., from public record. The 20-year-old Booker, also known as Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, was arrested near Fort Riley on April 10 after attempting to arm what he

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 24, 2015

    K-State grad student wins major scholarship

    Collin Wheeler, Blue Springs, Missouri, a graduate student in architectural engineering at Kansas State University, has been awarded a $6,000 scholarship from the Besal Lighting Education Fund, representing the top prize among graduate students in the nation. Wheeler, a fifth-year student pursuing a master’s degree

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 23, 2015

    Police dogs learn to uncover drugs, rewards at training


    There is cocaine somewhere in the room. It could be in a shoe, or under a shelf. Maybe hidden in a bottle? Or there — in the jacket. No. Wait. Over here. If Loki can just find those 15 grams of cocaine, the fun will really begin.

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 23, 2015

    Budgetplan cuts spending $72M

    Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday submitted a budget amendment to the Legislature that would reduce state general fund spending by $72 million and help balance the next state budget. The recommendation to members of the House Appropriations Committee was in response to a revenue analysis showing

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 23, 2015

    K-State to honor Kassebaum Baker with doctorate

    Kassebaum baker.phatch

    A University of Kansas graduate is set to receive an honorary doctorate from Kansas State University. Nancy Kassebaum Baker, a native Kansan and former U.S. senator, will be recognized with the honorary doctoral degree at the Graduate School’s commencement ceremony at 1 p.m.

  • Local |Business | April 23, 2015

    NBAF draws Vet Med dean to Manhattan

    A planned federal research center helped lure Kansas State University’s newly selected dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine to Manhattan. Dr. Tammy Beckham, who starts her new job on Aug. 2, said part of the draw to Manhattan was being next door to the

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 23, 2015

    Commissioners formally oppose moving elections

    Riley County commissioners on Thursday expressed their formal disapproval of proposed state legislation that would move local elections to the fall of even-numbered years. The legislation, which is currently in committee, is intended to increase voter participation in local elections by pairing them with higher-turnout

  • Local | April 23, 2015

    Kaws to dedicate park features

    Members of the Kaw American Indian tribe will dedicate improvements to the Allegawaho Memorial Heritage Park south of Council Grove on Saturday. Kaw Nation Tribal Council members will join Gov. Sam Brownback and other state officials at 3 p.m. for a dedication ceremony for a

  • Local |Business | April 23, 2015

    Foundation’s match day raises $375K

    An annual fundraising event brought in nearly $375,000 for local nonprofit entities Wednesday. The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation announced that it raised $232,317 with 1,328 donations during its third Grow Green Match Day, which matches gifts at 50 percent. Foundation president and CEO Vern Henricks said he was overwhelmed

  • Local |Area Schools | April 23, 2015

    Rock Creek sweeps St. Marys

    The Rock Creek softball team swept St. Marys on the road on Monday, beating the Bears 12-3 and 14-1. Winter Henry was hot from the plate in Game 1 for Rock Creek. Henry went 3 for 5, drove in one and scored two runs. Mariah Kinderknecht went 1 for 1

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