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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | March 07, 2015

    Car chase spans 2 counties, driver abandons vehicle

    Officials are still searching for the driver of a stolen vehicle that officers from the Wamego and St. Marys police departments chased on Friday. The chase spanned Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties. The Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office was alerted the chase was about to enter

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | March 06, 2015

    NBAF construction to begin in May

    May will likely mark the start of building the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility, or NBAF. Congress on Tuesday passed a bill that included the remaining $300 million to complete the $1.25 billion animal disease research laboratory. Construction on the lab’s central utility plant has been

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | March 06, 2015

    New floodplain map takes effect March 16

    If you live near a body of water, circle March 16 on your calendar. That’s when the area’s new floodplain maps officially take effect – and therefore it’s the date homeowners with mortgages in high-risk areas will need valid flood insurance. Some of the

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | March 06, 2015

    Where is it legal to drink in Manhattan?

    Q: Where can I drink in Manhattan? A: Everyone knows the answer to that: Aggieville. Kidding — sort of. Of course, there are lots of great bars in Manhattan, both in Aggieville and out. But you’re not asking about which watering hole is best. You’

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | March 06, 2015

    Senator says budget move steals from KSU

    TOPEKA — A proposed budget for Kansas’ higher education system approved by a state Senate committee Thursday would shift money away from Kansas State University and the main University of Kansas campus to other schools. “It’s stealing from the pot supporting K-State and KU,” said

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 06, 2015

    KSU renames computer network iSIS to KSIS

    Kansas State University’s is renaming its electronic student information system to avoid using an acronym of a terrorist group. KSIS, or the K-State Student Information System, is the new official name for the university’s system that was previously named iSIS. Other universities who

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 06, 2015

    Judge denies evidence requests, grants new trial date

    A judge on Thursday denied a defense attorney’s request to suppress evidence gathered during a search of his client’s cell phone. State prosecutors believe the text messages recovered from the phone could link the defendant to two area murders. Anthony Nichols, 35, of Kansas

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 06, 2015

    Soldier waives preliminary hearing in infant death case

    Prosecutors were ready to proceed with a preliminary hearing for a Fort Riley soldier charged with murder in the death of his infant daughter. However, when the judge entered the courtroom on Friday morning, the defense asked for a few moments alone. Alexander McConnell, an

  • Local |Business |Fort Riley | March 06, 2015

    Colonel talks African deployment at luncheon

    Africa is “a big damn continent.” That was the gist of the message from Col. Peter Minalga, as he spoke to a group of citizens at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce’s monthly military relations luncheon on Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn. Minalga, who

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 06, 2015

    Author, artist to speak on landscape architecture

    The landscape architecture and regional & community planning department at Kansas State University will host the 2015 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture’s international conference March 24-27 at the university. Two portions of the annual conference, which has the theme of “Incite Change, Change Insight,”

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