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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 21, 2014

    Firm suffers $56,000 in losses to thieves

    A thief or thieves stole more than two dozen pieces of equipment from Flint Hills Landscape, 9770 Limerick Lane, causing a loss of more than $56,000, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday. The company reported the theft to the sheriff’s office on Monday and

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 21, 2014

    Power without flowers: K-State grad student designs plant-free garden for festival

    Jessica Canfield is creating a garden half the size of a basketball court without planting a single flower, shrub or seed of grass. Canfield, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Kansas State University, was selected from more than 300 international applicants to bring her synthetic garden

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | March 21, 2014

    Duluth man dies in late-night rollover accident

    A 45-year-old Duluth man died after he was ejected from a vehicle that rolled over two miles east of the Duluth Church on Duluth Road. Ronald L. Shelton was identified as the victim in the accident believed to have happened overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. At 10:15

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 20, 2014

    Regester: Cutting mortgage fees would hurt county

    There was little love for Topeka during Thursday morning’s Riley County Commission meeting. Debbie Regester, the county register of deeds, expressed her disapproval of Kansas Senate bill 298, which she reported had passed that chamber on Wednesday. It now moves to the House of Representatives.

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 20, 2014

    KSU employee’s suit allowed to go forward

    A former Kansas State University employee can move forward with a racial discrimination lawsuit against the university, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week. Edwin Asebedo, a Hispanic man, alleged that his supervisor and former co-workers in KSU’s Central Mail Services Department

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 20, 2014

    Huelskamp threatens to sue Douglas County DA over ticket lottery

    Apparently U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp has decided on the old axiom that all publicity is good publicity. The 1st District congressman got hooked earlier this week, when he announced a lottery to give away NCAA tournament basketball tickets — to a winner who had qualified

  • Local | March 20, 2014

    Wichita woman wins Huelskamp drawing

    Laurie Gregory of Wichita was the lucky winner of four tickets to the NCAA tournament this weekend in St. Louis, courtesy of a drawing from U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp’s office. According to a press release from Huelskamp’s office, Gregory is a Shockers

  • Local |Business | March 19, 2014

    Magazine names Kite’s among top college bars in nation

    Business Insider magazine has named Kite’s Bar and Grill as one of the 31 best college bars in the United States. Rusty Wilson, owner of Kite’s, said this is the most prestigious award the bar has won, although Kite’s previously has received recognition

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 19, 2014

    McKenith pleads guilty to murder

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    A Manhattan temporary resident accused of helping kill 68-year-old John Burroughs Jr. in September 2013 pleaded no contest on Wednesday. James McKenith, 33, was found guilty by Judge Meryl Wilson of first-degree murder after his plea in Riley County District Court. McKenith, along with his mother, Christina

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 19, 2014

    Residence hall at K-State Salina gets proper name

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    SALINA — The building known only as Residence Hall for the last 20 years at Kansas State University Salina now has a proper name: Schilling Hall. The change comes after several students expressed their confusion over the literally named Residence Hall, saying an actual name would make

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