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

    Police searching for 4 connected to armed robbery

    Police are still looing for four masked men who entered an occupied home armed with handguns and stole electronics on Wednesday. Ryan Weber, 21, and Tyler Harris, 20, 921 Village Drive, told Riley County police the alleged robbery occurred at approximately 11:50 p.m. They reported the incident about

  • Local |Business | April 17, 2015

    Survey: Too many hotel rooms with more to come

    “Amen.” It’s a word most associated with church, but it was said by an audience member Thursday at Sunset Zoo as Judy Randall described that Manhattan has too many hotels. Randall, president and CEO of Randall Travel Marketing, spoke to city and hotel officials

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 17, 2015

    Expert suggests strategies to build empathy, tolerance

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series celebrating the Week of the Young Child, April 12-18. When a child feels valued, he sees values in others. When he realizes he has his own thoughts and emotions, he understands that others do, too.

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 17, 2015

    Nano ‘sandwich’ improves batteries

    The key to better cellphones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny “sandwiches” made of nanosheets, according to mechanical engineering research from Kansas State University. Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and his research team are improving rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 17, 2015

    K-State students earn NSF honors

    Two Kansas State University students have received awards and recognition from the National Science Foundation. Matthew Galliart, master’s student in biology, Hutchinson, received a 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Ryan Greenway, master’s student in biology, Amarillo, Texas, received an honorable mention from

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 16, 2015

    Armbrust expects small cut at fort

    Potential cuts to Fort Riley are more likely to be “nicks,” said John Armbrust, director of the Governor’s Military Council, after a meeting with top Army officials Wednesday. As part of the continuing effort to prevent troop cuts at Fort Riley, U.S. Sen.

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | April 16, 2015

    Regents’ new president, CEO has ties to K-State, MATC

    The new leader of the Kansas Board of Regents is a man with connections to K-State and Manhattan Area Technical College. Kansas Board of Regents president and CEO Andy Tompkins announced Wednesday he plans to retire at the end of June. Following the announcement at

  • Local |Education | April 16, 2015

    Board leery of cutting days

    Each day cut from USD 383’s school calendar could save the district $10,000, but some opposed the measure over the potential academic costs. The Manhattan-Ogden school board at a Wednesday work session discussed cutting class days to save money. The board did not make any decisions

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 16, 2015

    RCPD learned of Fort Riley bomb plot day before man’s arrest

    The Riley County Police Department received word on Thursday afternoon about Friday’s arrest of a Topeka man attempting to bomb Fort Riley. RCPD director Brad Schoen spoke Thursday during the Riley County Commission meeting about what the department knew. John T. Booker Jr., 20, of

  • Local |Education | April 16, 2015

    USD 383 names new assistant superintendent

    Superintendent Robert Shannon named a new assistant superintendent on Wednesday. Eric Reid, the current superintendent of USD 327 Ellsworth-Kanopolis-Genesco in Ellsworth, will assume his duties on July 1. Outgoing associate superintendent Robert Seymour will retire on June 30. Seymour has been in his position since 2000 and has been

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