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  • Local | April 16, 2014

    Prairie blaze burns fast, hot at prescribed fire near Paxico

    Fire2.phatch

    PAXICO — Listening with eyes shut, the flames engulfing the prairie oddly sound like heavy rain on a roof — with a few crackles here and there, of course. Kansas Department of Wildlife Public Lands manager Nathan Henry and his crew brought The Mercury along Tuesday morning

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | April 16, 2014

    Regents ponder revised policy

    The Kansas Board of Regents’ social media policy was revised by its governance committee Wednesday morning — but some controversial disciplinary language remained intact. A work group consisting of professors from across the state proposed revisions emphasizing academic freedom to the regents, and the proposals then

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 16, 2014

    Butler named mayor

    Wynn Butler called the city’s increased debt “a little bit depressing” during his initial statements as mayor Tuesday. Commissioners selected Butler as mayor and Karen McCulloh as mayor pro tem during their regular meeting. Butler said the city debt grew from $238 million in April 2011

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 16, 2014

    Riley County Jail’s average occupancy at low point

    The inmate occupying cell F202 of the Riley County Jail stood close to the door, staring intently outside the window of his second-level, locked-tight living space. “You may think he’s looking at you,” corrections officer Shalondra Booker said as the six-member Riley County Police

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | April 16, 2014

    Jewish center shooting victim the mother of a K-State student

    The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Terri and Jim LaManno planned to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Tuesday. But on Sunday, as Terri LaManno made her regular weekly visit to see her mother at an assisted living center in Overland Park she was caught

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 15, 2014

    Donilon assures audience that US remains powerful

    Former national security adviser Thomas Donilon said he believes the United States is not on a path to decline, but built for a solid future. Donilon, who was security adviser to President Barack Obama, spoke Tuesday at McCain Auditorium as part of Kansas State University’

  • Local |Business | April 15, 2014

    Landfill’s free day causing problems

    WESTMORELAND — Free Day at the Pottawatomie County Landfill has apparently become a victim of its own success. A record 571 vehicles crossed the scales Saturday, April 5, during the landfill’s annual Spring Free Day — nearly 100 more than the previous record of 477. “I never thought we’d

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 15, 2014

    House fire spreads to next-door building

    Housefire.phatch

    Manhattan firefighters quickly gained control of a fire on South Juliette Avenue early Monday night, but not before it did almost $200,000 in damage to two residences and contents of both houses. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 702 S. Juliette Ave. at about 6:20 p.m.

  • Local |Education | April 15, 2014

    Board to discuss state’s school finance bill

    Members of the USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education are scheduled to discuss the Kansas Legislature’s school finance bill, the district’s nondiscrimination policy and a couple maintenance projects at their 6:30 p.m. meeting on Wednesday. USD 383 director of business services Lew Faust plans to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | April 15, 2014

    Driver flown to Topeka after cement truck rolls

    Wreck.phatch

    A cement truck driver was flown by Life Star helicopter to a Topeka hospital Monday after suffering serious injuries when his truck rolled onto its side in the 6200 block of Anderson Avenue. Riley County police and emergency officials responded to the accident at about 12:12 p.

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