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  • Local |Kansas State University | April 14, 2015

    Two at KSU honored as distinguished professors

    Kansas State University has selected a jazz musician and a nuclear engineer as the newest university distinguished professors. The professors receiving the distinction are Wayne Goins, professor of music, and Douglas McGregor, professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering. University distinguished professor is a lifetime title

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | April 13, 2015

    County accepts low bid for station

    Riley County commissioners on Monday selected a bid for construction of a new fire station — but not without some hesitation. When selecting a bid, commissioners typically choose the lowest bid that meets the project’s requirements. Among the six bidders, Cheney Construction submitted the low

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 13, 2015

    1 wounded in shooting on Sunday

    One person received a gunshot wound to the leg after a man allegedly fired multiple shots in Aggieville early Sunday morning near 11th and Fremont streets. Riley County police arrested Dontay Tabron, 21, 2125 Hillview Drive, after he fled from the area on foot through City Park

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 13, 2015

    Firefighter injured in 400-acre blaze

    A firefighter was taken to Mercy Regional Health Center after receiving minor injuries from a fire on Sunday afternoon, said Fire Chief Pat Collins. The Riley County Fire Department (RCFD) fought two fires Sunday afternoon. A 400-acre fire burned in the Swede Creek area, and

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 13, 2015

    Soldier pleads not guilty to child sex crimes

    A Fort Riley soldier pleaded not guilty on Friday to child sex crimes in Geary County District Court. Staff Sgt. James Henning, who was 40 at the time of the alleged incidents in September, faces 11 felony charges related to sex with a child under the age

  • Local |Kansas State University |Neighbors | April 13, 2015

    A wild dream, now within reach for student

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    When Julia Chestnut was a little girl, her Sunday tradition was to wake up, turn on the television and watch Steve Irwin’s “The Crocodile Hunter” with her family. But when Irwin was killed by a stingray while filming in 2006, Julia said she was devastated. “

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 13, 2015

    Artist’s residency at Beach explores food-related issues

    A three-day workshop at Kansas State University’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art will explore food production, consumption, service, convenience and cultural identity in 21st century Kansas through the practice of artist-researcher Sean Starowitz. The Center for Food Perception and Aesthetics, April 15-17 in

  • Local |Business | April 12, 2015

    2014 pay up for area’s best-compensated public employees

    A combination of retirements and raises meant it was a good year for the highest- paid public-sector officials in the Manhattan area. The top 10 wage earners in local governments — not counting those at K-State — saw an 11-percent increase in pay compared with their 2013 compensation, according

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 12, 2015

    Bomb suspect appears in court; 2nd man charged

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    TOPEKA — Immediately after FBI agents on Friday arrested John T. Booker Jr., who is accused of plotting to bomb Fort Riley, a second Topeka man who admitted he knew about the bomb scheme was taken into custody. Alexander E. Blair, 28, is charged with failing to

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 12, 2015

    Commissioners reflect on first female majority in 20 years

    It’s been 20 years since Manhattan has had a female majority on the city commission. “It’s always interesting that three women on the commission is news, and it’s not news when it’s three men on the commission,” said commissioner Karen McCulloh. McCulloh,

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