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  • Local |Kansas State University | August 22, 2014

    KSU teaches new students the ropes in final session before classes

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    Kansas State University has placed more of an emphasis this year on making incoming freshmen more comfortable as they begin a new chapter in their lives. On Friday morning, the last group of incoming freshmen and new students went to orientation and enrollment. It was

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 22, 2014

    KSU under investigation for sexual assault complaint

    Kansas State University communications confirmed that the school is under investigation for a complaint about the way a sexual assault was handled. The university and 76 other colleges, including the University of Kansas, are being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 22, 2014

    Pinkall wins Emmy for role in Sochi Games

    Bryan Pinkall can add an Emmy to his list of accomplishments. Pinkall, assistant professor of music at K-State, served as manager of performance operations and direction for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony. He was part of the team that earned a Primetime Emmy

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 22, 2014

    Huelskamp says fort fills ‘unique’ role in military

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    Rep. Tim Huelskamp made several stops in the Manhattan area on Thursday to gather information on Fort Riley’s missions ahead of a possible decision on troop reductions. An Army report released in June indicated that Fort Riley could face cuts of up to 16,000 employees

  • Local |Education | August 22, 2014

    MHS evacuated after report of fire

    Manhattan High School was evacuated Friday morning after fire alarms sounded inside the building, although no fire was reported. Students and staff filed outside at about 9:30 a.m. as Manhattan Fire Department and emergency personnel responded to the school, 2100 Poyntz Ave. Michele Jones, USD 383 communications

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | August 22, 2014

    Bello’s redwood creations showcased at Beach

    Charles Bello has dedicated his life to preserving 400 acres of redwood forest in Northern California. Now visitors to the newest exhibition at Kansas State University’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art can get a sense of the beauty of the species. “Tree of Life:

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 21, 2014

    Bates takes the stand in child rape trial

    Christopher Bates took the stand on Thursday in Riley County District Court, where he denied the child molestation allegations that have been brought against him. The 31-year-old Fort Riley soldier faces numerous charges linked to incidents involving two sisters, 12 and 10 years old at the time,

  • Local |Education | August 21, 2014

    School board approves 2% raises

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board unanimously approved a 2015 fiscal year budget proposal Wednesday evening and gave raises to its employees. Based on the new budget, the local mill levy went up 0.04 mills to 52.49. A mill is $1 in tax for every $1,000 of assessed, taxable property value, used

  • Local |Education |Manhattan High School | August 21, 2014

    70 football players given concussion test

    Seventy Manhattan High School football players so far have been tested in a concussion evaluation program that the school implemented this year for its athletes. MHS athletic director Mike Marsh gave a report about the program to the Manhattan-Ogden school board at a meeting on

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | August 21, 2014

    Commissioners, RCPD reflect on police action in Ferguson, Mo.

    With the crisis between protesters and police forces in Ferguson, Mo., continuing to dominate the national headlines, Riley County commissioners took the opportunity Thursday morning to ask Riley County Police Department Director Brad Schoen if there are any lessons to be learned his officers can

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