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  • Local |Fort Riley | December 20, 2013

    Officials identify soldiers in crash

    The Department of Defense has identified five Fort Riley soldiers killed in the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter in Afghanistan. The soldiers were members of the 1st Infantry Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade and went down in Now Bahar, Afghanistan Tuesday while there supporting

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University |Obituaries | December 20, 2013

    CEO and professor Graham dies

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    John R. Graham, a leader in the Manhattan academic and business community, died of cancer Friday at age 68. “He is a very dear friend, and I’m just broken up over it,” said C. Clyde Jones, K-State business college’s first dean. Graham, chairman and

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 20, 2013

    K-State students contribute to KC design studio

    A design study project to revitalize the Independence Avenue area of northeast Kansas City, Mo., has earned several Kansas State University students a distinguished recognition from the Kansas City chapter of the American Institutes of Architects. “Independence Avenue Urban Vision Study” by the urban design

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 20, 2013

    Fort Riley soldier charged with rape appears in court

    A Fort Riley soldier charged with sex crimes against three children appeared in court for a preliminary hearing Thursday afternoon in Riley County court. Christopher Bates, 31, was charged with three counts of rape, three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and one count

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | December 19, 2013

    Gill: Seed theft could harm KSU’s relationship with China

    A Kansas State official is worried about the effect of an alleged seed theft conspiracy on the university’s relationship with China . Weiqiang Zhang of Manhattan and Wengui Yan of Stuttgart, Ark., were charged last week with conspiracy to steal trade secrets after allegedly providing

  • Local |Education | December 19, 2013

    USD 383 board weighs benefits of having virtual school program in-house

    A new USD 383 virtual school would involve a three-year build-up, officials said Wednesday during the school board meeting. The board decided to end the district’s contract with K12 Inc., the virtual school provider for iQ Academy Kansas, during its Dec. 4 meeting. The board gave

  • Local |Business | December 19, 2013

    Manhattan 6th most ‘exciting’ small city

    Manhattan has more to cheer about than just football. Motovo.com, a real estate blog, ranked Manhattan as one of the “Most Exciting Small Cities in America.” According to the site, Manhattan ranked sixth out of the 140 cities with populations of 50,000-60,000 nationwide. The bloggers

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 19, 2013

    EMS director discusses role in incidents

    Riley County Emergency Medical Services director Larry Couchman outlined the role of EMS in two incidents that occurred last week. Couchman told the county commission that members of his staff responded to a shooting incident at Quality Inn & Suites on Dec. 10 and several car

  • Local |Fort Riley | December 19, 2013

    Helicopter crash victims identified

    The Department of Defense has identified five Fort Riley soldiers killed in the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter in Afghanistan. The soldiers were members of the 1st Infantry Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade and went down in Now Bahar, Afghanistan Tuesday while there supporting

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 19, 2013

    MPO addresses issues with funding deadlines

    Paying the bills might be an issue for the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization in January. Bill Clark, secretary to the organization, asked the governing bodies to consider amending the board’s fiscal agreement to require that payments be made by local governments no later

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