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  • Local |Kansas State University | April 14, 2014

    KSU researchers develop tests to fight pork diseases

    Pork products cost about 10 percent more than they did last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and economists expect the prices to continue rising because of diarrhea viruses currently devastating the pork industry. That’s why researchers at the Kansas State

  • Local | April 14, 2014

    Drone enthusiasts cope with complicated regulations

    So what is legal for private drone operators? Seems like a fairly straightforward question — but nothing could be further from the truth. Ed McNamara, the Manhattan resident who regularly flies a three-pound, six-propeller unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to shoot photographs around Riley County, thinks he

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 14, 2014

    Air quality hot topic ar meeting

    In light of increased pasture burning during March and into this month, air quality was a topic of discussion during Monday morning’s Riley County Commission meeting. Both Emergency Management Director Pat Collins and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Jason Orr provided information and suggestions

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 14, 2014

    Landon series to host former security advisor

    Thomas Donilon, former national security advisor to President Barack Obama, will present the second Landon Lecture of the year Tuesday morning. The lecture is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at McCain Auditorium. Donilon held the national security advisor position from October 2010 to June 2013. Prior to

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 14, 2014

    Commissioners to choose mayor

    The Manhattan City Commission will select a new mayor during its annual reorganization meeting Tuesday night at City Hall. Mayor John Matta will step down as mayor after serving his one-year term. Traditionally, the new mayor would be the current mayor pro tem Wynn Butler.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 14, 2014

    Man dies in tractor rollover

    A Geary County man was killed Saturday in a tractor rollover accident. The Geary County Sheriff’s Department reported Larry Bliss, 77, sustained fatal injuries when his farm tractor rolled near 12998 Humboldt Creek Road. Deputies responded to the accident at about 9:30 p.m., according to an

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 14, 2014

    Truck driver injured in rollover accident

    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.

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 13, 2014

    When it comes to K-State pay, athletics comes out on top

    Nine of the 10 highest-paid employees at Kansas State University in 2013 worked for the Athletics Department, according to a Mercury analysis of public records. The only person at K-State who broke the top 10 and didn’t work in sports: Kirk Schulz, the university president. He ranked

  • Local | April 13, 2014

    Drone technology now here…and everywhere else

    Drones-sun.phatch

    Ed McNamara doesn’t seem like a man would challenge the law or flout authority. A Chicago native who was keeping a roof over his head by shooting wedding videos and taking assorted other jobs, McNamara was outraged by the events of Sept. 11, 2001 — and promptly

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 13, 2014

    Funk outlines post plans

    FORT RILEY — This post historically has been critical to the Army mission, but it’s been just as vital to the economic and overall health of the Flint Hills region that surrounds it. On Friday, movers and shakers from Fort Riley’s neighboring communities gathered

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