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  • Local |Business | August 06, 2014

    KDHE suspends daycare

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) issued an emergency order of suspension to Aunt Lesa’s Daycare, 525 Northfield Road. The department announced the suspension Tuesday. The action came about because of events that occurred on April 14. The department received a complaint that Lesa

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | August 06, 2014

    Citizens’ group concerned about NBAF safety following safety lapses at CDC

    After three safety breaches in the past two months at federal laboratories, a citizen spoke to the city commission about her concerns with Manhattan’s future federal lab. Sylvia Beeman, a spokesperson for the citizen group Biosecurity for the Heartland, spoke during the public comment

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 06, 2014

    Judge to allow past incident in child rape case

    Riley County Judge David Stutzman on Tuesday decided he would allow District Attorney Barry Wilkerson to admit evidence from an incident that Wilkerson argued shows a Fort Riley man accused of raping three young girls last year has a propensity for sexual misconduct. The defendant, 31

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 06, 2014

    Court dates set for men accused of robbery

    Two Ogden men charged in a July robbery that left a victim seriously injured were scheduled for future court dates on Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Judge William Malcolm scheduled 38-year-old Johnny Cossey to appear on Aug. 19 for a status hearing. Malcolm also set

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 06, 2014

    Expert expects compliance on labels

    A Kansas State University food label expert believes most companies will comply with a new voluntary federal labeling regulation that defines the term “gluten-free.” The new regulation went into effect Tuesday. “The gluten-free trend has been crazy,” said Fadi Aramouni, professor of food science and

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 06, 2014

    K-State scientist uses camelina to build better biofuels

    A Kansas State University biochemist is improving biofuels with a promising crop: Camelina sativa. The research may help boost rural economies and provide farmers with a value-added product. Timothy Durrett, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, is part of collaborative team that has received

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 06, 2014

    Communication key for parents dealing with new teacher

    Parents shouldn’t worry about having a first-year teacher in their child’s classroom, according to a Kansas State University education professor. “Being a first-time teacher is an exciting and amazing experience that gets easier with time,” said Lori Goodson, assistant professor of curriculum and

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 06, 2014

    Erickson to lead KSU professional mentoring initiative

    Pamela Erickson will join Kansas State University’s College of Human Ecology on Aug. 18 as director of a mentoring initiative that will pair students with professionals to help students build successful careers. Erickson currently is director of academic advising at Washburn University, Topeka, where she

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 05, 2014

    Preliminary primary election results

    Gubernatorial race R-Sam Brownback 1164,319 votes   63% R-Jennifer Winn 95,373 votes 37% Secretary of State R-Kris Kobach 164,396 votes 65% R-Scott Morgan 89,320 votes 35% United States House of Representatives District 1 (R) R-Tim Huelskamp 42,166 votes 55%  R-Alan LaPolice 34,671 votes 45% United States House of Representatives District 1 (D) D-James E. Sherow 7,545 votes 61%  D-Bryan

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | August 05, 2014

    Riley man killed in crash at bridge

    A Riley man died and a Kansas State University student is in critical condition after a head-on collision Monday afternoon in the 16300 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard near the Fancy Creek bridge. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that at about 4:40 p.m., 32-year-old Steven Farnsworth

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