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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 15, 2015

    Classmate: Booker spoke about beliefs


    A Kansas State University student says he remembers John T. Booker Jr. talking about his religious beliefs as early as their sophomore year at Topeka West High School. Booker, who was arrested by the FBI Friday morning after attempting to arm a homemade car bomb

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 15, 2015

    Deployment brings soldier closer to African family

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    It’s not very often a soldier gets to serve his country and visit his family at the same time. When Army Spc. Lassana Traore first heard his unit would be deploying to Senegal — where Traore was born and lived for 18 years — he kept quiet. “

  • Local |Education | April 15, 2015

    Committee debates 5th-grade band, orchestra

    A school budget committee could recommend cutting fifth-grade band and orchestra to save USD 383 money as it looks to reduce spending. The Budget Advisory Steering Committee met Tuesday afternoon for one in a series of weekly meetings to make recommendations for cuts that eventually will

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 15, 2015

    Complaint recounts details of Fort Riley bomb plot

    Editor’s note: Here is the full text of the criminal complaint against John T. Booker. IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS (Topeka Docket)   UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,   JOHN T. BOOKER, JR., a/k/a “Mohammed Abdullah

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 15, 2015

    Tips, tricks for keeping children on the move

    Send the children outdoors to play. “We find that the more time children spend outdoors the more active they are,” said David Dzewaltowski, professor of physical activity and public health in the Kansas State University College of Human Ecology. He called the lack of physical

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 15, 2015

    Man sentenced in death of former MHS student

    TEMPE, Ariz. — A man accused of alcohol-related violations in connection with the fatal fall of an Arizona State University student and Manhattan High graduate in 2014 has been sentenced. Maricopa County Superior Court officials say Matthew Farberov, 21, was sentenced Tuesday to nine months of probation and

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 15, 2015

    Dog flu: Vet explains what dog owners should know

    Because of recent cases of canine influenza in the Chicago area, a Kansas State University veterinarian is recommending dog owners educate themselves on the respiratory disease and pay attention to where the cases are occurring. No positive cases of canine influenza, also known as dog

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 15, 2015

    Unit brings veterinary services to area animal shelters

    Veterinary medicine students at Kansas State University are going mobile. Last Monday, the College of Veterinary Medicine dedicated its new Shelter Medicine Mobile Surgery Unit. The clinical sciences department recently purchased the mobile surgical unit to allow students and faculty to perform on-site, pre-adoption spay/

  • Local |Education | April 14, 2015

    Student production kicking off celebration of Shakespeare


    Almost 400 years after his death, Manhattan High School students are celebrating Shakespeare with a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” William Shakespeare died 400 years ago next April. “This is sort of our kickoff to that year-long celebration,” said Linda Uthoff, MHS drama teacher and “

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 14, 2015

    Man receives 10 years in October kidnappings

    A Manhattan man involved in an October double kidnapping and robbery was sentenced on Monday to 10 years in prison. Kenneth Mallett, 22, will serve back-to-back sentences of 88 months on one kidnapping count and 32 months for attempted aggravated robbery. Mallett also received a 59-month sentence for a

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