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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 08, 2015

    Authorities seek fugitive with local ties

    The Junction City Police Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Service are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a fugitive wanted by the U.S. Marshal’s Service. The Marshal’s Service believes Heidi Lynn Webster has ties to the Manhattan/Junction

  • Local |Education | May 07, 2015

    Board notifies staffers of cuts

    USD 383 will let 17 teachers and one administrator know that the district intends not to renew their contracts for the 2015-16 school year. The Manhattan-Ogden school board on Wednesday evening unanimously approved the nonrenewal notices for teachers, but split 4-3 for the notice for administrator Lucas

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 07, 2015

    2 girls injured in St. George truck-bicycle accident

    Two children riding one bike were injured after colliding with a pickup truck at an intersection near St. George Elementary Wednesday afternoon, although officials said their injuries are not life threatening. St. George police chief Paul Hoyt, Jr. said one child, a 7-year-old girl, was

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 07, 2015

    Jury finds Fort Riley soldier not guilty of rape

    A jury found a Fort Riley soldier not guilty of rape Thursday after a series of he-said/she-said testimonies the day before. After the verdict was returned Thursday morning, the woman ran out of Judge David Stutzman’s courtroom crying. In a short-lived relationship lasting

  • Local | May 07, 2015

    ‘Nissan Yacht’ post draws flood of ‘buyers’

    A K-State student’s gag listing for a “mini-yacht” blew up on the Internet this week — and led to a few real offers from buyers. Nathan Hutchison, a senior in industrial engineering, said after the flash floods that hit the area Monday, he saw a

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 07, 2015

    KSU associate dean leaving for WSU

    An associate dean at Kansas State University will be the dean of Wichita State University’s Barton School of Business, WSU announced Wednesday. Anand Desai will join the Barton school in July, replacing interim dean James Jordan-Wagner. Desai is associate dean for academic administration at

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 07, 2015

    Food scientist explains why listeria showing up more often

    Listeria, a foodborne pathogen, is the cause of 16 different recalls in just two months. A Kansas State University food safety specialist explains why it is appearing in products typically not associated with the bacteria. “Listeria is a group of bacteria that is found in cold,

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 07, 2015

    Student receives scholarship to study Russian in Kyrgyzstan

    Kansas State University student Joel Blankenship, sophomore in political science, history and international studies, Valley Center, has been awarded a David L. Boren Scholarship for 2015-2016. The National Security Education Program sponsors the David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships. Boren awards provide U.S. undergraduate

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 06, 2015

    Over objections, commission approves Noor Residence

    Noor residence.phatch

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday approved rezoning the Islamic Center of Manhattan’s land for a proposed apartment complex. The Islamic Center proposed rezoning its land from a single-family residential district to a planned unit development to build a three-story apartment building, called the

  • Local |Education | May 06, 2015

    Students get lessons on the move with walking program


    Some Amanda Arnold Elementary fourth-graders are getting exercise, fresh air and a school lesson all at the same time. The students meet in teacher Meggan Eilert’s classroom before school, go outside, put an earphone in one ear and start walking. “It gets all their

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