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  • Local |Kansas State University | August 29, 2014

    Purple Power Play brings festival atmosphere to kickoff

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    A ninja turtle, street acts, knights in shining armor, and plenty of barbecue engulfed City Park Thursday night as Purple Power Play in the Park kicked off the school year and got K-State supporters fired up for Wildcat football. Along with entertainment provided by the

  • Local |Education | August 29, 2014

    School officials puzzled by state records request

    At least two area schools have received a mysterious open records request asking for information about politicos who have been invited to school events during the past three years. Rock Creek and Riley County school districts received the request on Aug. 21. The request, citing the

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 29, 2014

    DHS official calls NBAF progress ‘tremendous’

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    All the way from Washington, D.C., three Kansas congressmen and an official of the Department of Homeland Security visited the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility Friday morning. DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology Reginald Brothers, along with Sen. Pat Roberts and Sen. Jerry

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 29, 2014

    Many variables affect risk of foodborne illness

    Improving education about risky food handling behaviors would reduce the amount of foodborne illness and help improve food security around the world, according to Kansas State University research. For their study, the university’s Kadri Koppel, assistant professor of human nutrition, and Edgar Chambers IV,

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | August 29, 2014

    Guitar legend kicks off McCain series

    Blues icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Buddy Guy will open the 2014-2015 McCain Performance Series at Kansas State University. Guy will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in McCain Auditorium. Credited with bridging the gap between 1960s Chicago electric blues and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 29, 2014

    Gonzalez found guilty of second-degree murder

    WESTMORELAND – A man’s intentions on the night he killed his friend were at the center of the jury’s deliberations on Thursday in Pottawatomie County District Court. The jurors left Judge Jeff Elder’s courtroom at 9:50 a.m. Almost four hours later, they returned

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 28, 2014

    Gonzalez takes stand in murder trial

    WESTMORELAND — Pablo Gonzalez was driving his black Honda Accord around St. Marys sometime between 4 or 5 a.m. Jan. 1, when the .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun he had with him fired a shot. On Wednesday in Pottawatomie County District Court, Gonzalez told jurors that he remembers glancing at

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 28, 2014

    Officials consider road expansions

    Riley County commissioners are looking to the future, and the direction they are eyeing is north. As Manhattan grows, all three commissioners believe developing roadways north of the city can better connect the area, ease semi-truck traffic and cultivate commercial expansion. As county engineer Leon

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 28, 2014

    KSU Women’s Center changes name, expands scope of care

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    What was known as the Kansas State University Women’s Center is now the Center for Advocacy, Response and Education. “We got some feedback that the title of the women’s center was sort of limiting us to who we serve,” office coordinator Jessica Haymaker

  • Local |Business | August 28, 2014

    Sales tax receipts up in August

    The city had $894,136 in sales tax receipts in August, according to the August sales tax report from finance director Bernie Hayen. The report reflects sales from the previous month. This is higher than the August 2012 and 2013 numbers of $880,233 and $848,704, respectively. The overall sales tax receipts

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