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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 18, 2013

    Seeds can become issue of intellectual property theft

    Seeds aren’t very large, but when they cost millions to produce, stealing them is serious business. Weiqiang Zhang of Manhattan and Wengui Yan of Stuttgart, Ark., were charged last week with conspiracy to steal trade secrets after allegedly providing stolen rice seed samples to

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 18, 2013

    What to do with CVB board?

    “We’ve had one blip with one grant,” said City Commissioner Karen McCulloh. That “blip” to which McCulloh was referring was a $25,000 grant provided to the so-called Fieldhouse Group by the Chamber of Commerce — based on advice from the Convention and Visitors Bureau — and it

  • Local |Fort Riley | December 18, 2013

    New hotel provides lodging option for traveling soldiers

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    Fort Riley now has 100 more beds for its soldiers. The post is home to a new extended stay hotel, geared to serve soldiers and their families as they come through the central Flint Hills.  The Candlewood Suites on post, the first Candlewood Suites on

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 18, 2013

    New pool rate plan more fluid

    Going for a swim just got cheaper. City commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved pool rate structure changes that will give users more options and cheaper prices. Parks and Recreation director Eddie Eastes said that instead of offering 20-, 40- and 80-punch passes, the city will

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 18, 2013

    Members of KSU community honored for diversity efforts

    Kansas State University and Commerce Bank are recognizing two individuals for their diversity enhancement efforts. LaVerne Bitsie-Baldwin, director of the College of Engineering’s multicultural engineering program, is receiving the Commerce Bank Presidential Faculty and Staff Award for Distinguished Services to Historically Underrepresented Students at

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 18, 2013

    Shooting suspect appears in court

    A status hearing for Jan. 14 was set for a Wamego man charged in connection with the Dec. 10 shooting at Quality Inn and Suites in Manhattan. Dustin Monroe, 33, was charged of three counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, two counts of criminal discharge

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | December 18, 2013

    K-State graduates still face difficult job market

    As many K-State students take finals for the last time this week, they face a difficult job market. Grads are reporting having to apply for more jobs before landing one — if they’re able to get one at all. The unemployment rate was 7 percent nationally

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 17, 2013

    Feds: Plot to steal rice goes back 3 years

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    A criminal complaint against a Manhattan man claims that a conspiracy to steal rice seed samples from a Junction City research facility began more than three years ago. FBI Special Agent Charles Campbell said Weiqiang Zhang of Manhattan and Wengui Yan of Stuttgart, Ark., arranged

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | December 17, 2013

    County on hook for shooter’s treatment?

    WESTMORELAND — Pottawatomie County may have to pay for part or all of the medical expenses of a 33-year-old man injured last Tuesday in a shooting incident at a Manhattan hotel. County Counselor John Watt advised county commissioners Monday the county may be liable for medical

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 17, 2013

    Law board denies seatbelt grant

    The Riley County Law Board Monday denied RCPD a state grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation for seat belt enforcement. The commissioners voted 6-1 against KDOT’s Nighttime Seat Belt Enforcement Program grant, which is awarded to local and state law enforcement agencies for

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