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  • Local |Government, Politics | April 17, 2014

    Flint Hills transit entity remains on hold

    The Flint Hills Regional Transit Administration (RTA) is still on hold, according to comments at the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) meeting Wednesday. Gary Stith, deputy director of the Flint Hills Regional Council, said attorneys for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Kansas Department

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 17, 2014

    K-State team designs, builds wind turbine for competition

    A team from Kansas State University looks to blow away the field at the upcoming U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition. The university’s team is one of 10 teams from across the country that will take part in the event, which is part

  • Local |Kansas State University |Holidays | April 17, 2014

    Prep Easter meal with proper care

    OLATHE - If you plan on munching on those Easter eggs after you’ve dyed them, pay egg-stra attention to how you cook them, says a Kansas State University Food Safety Specialist. Londa Nwadike, of the K-State Olathe campus, offers some tips on how to

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

    Armed robbery at Dollar General

    Police radio Wednesday night indicated an armed robbery in progress at Dollar General, 2321 Tuttle Creek Boulevard in Manhattan. As many as eight police cruisers, including K9 units, were on the scene. Reports point to a black male wearing a red hooded jacket as a person

  • Local | April 16, 2014

    Prairie blaze burns fast, hot at prescribed fire near Paxico


    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’

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