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  • Local |Government, Politics | January 17, 2014

    Kansas delegation split on vote for NBAF funds

    Although the $1.012 trillion spending bill passed by Congress included funding for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility, the votes among Kansas’ all-Republican delegation were split. The bill included $404 million for construction for NBAF, a facility that would conduct infectious disease research on animals such

  • Local |Education | January 17, 2014

    Finney, Hostetler among Wall of Fame inductees

    A former governor, a banking and insurance industry leader, and a pair of physicists have been selected for the Manhattan High Wall of Fame. The Manhattan High School Alumni Association picked four graduates for induction this year. They are Joan (McInroy) Finney, Charles Hostetler, Don

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 17, 2014

    Hearing for murder case rescheduled

    Gonzalez.phatch

    WESTMORELAND — A preliminary hearing for a St. Marys man charged with second-degree murder was rescheduled for Feb. 20. Pablo Alberto Gonzalez, 21, was arrested in Pottawatomie County early New Year’s Day after Levi W. Bishop, 24, of Rossville was found shot to death inside a car that

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 17, 2014

    High winds force crew out of burning home

    A fire caused an estimated $200,000 of damage to a Manhattan home and its contents Thursday. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 3114 Gary Ave., owned by Jeanette Cukjati of Girard, for a report of a structure fire. When crews arrived, officials said smoke and fire

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 17, 2014

    RCPD names victim of job site accident

    David G. Teske, 47, of Onaga died Thursday after an accident at a job site in Manhattan, according to the Riley County Police Department. Teske was struck by a falling tree. RCPD, emergency services, the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County Rural Fire responded to a

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 16, 2014

    Schulz: NBAF will require 31 more acres of land

    Regents1.phatch

    TOPEKA — The National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) is looking more and more like a reality this week, and that was reflected in the way Kansas State University officials treated the topic while meeting with the Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday. Discussing NBAF’

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | January 16, 2014

    No change on regents’ social media policy

    TOPEKA — Faculty senate presidents across the state university system tried in vain Wednesday to get the Kansas Board of Regents to reverse its social media policy changes. During their December meeting, the regents unanimously passed a policy that outlined the authority that universities have to

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | January 16, 2014

    Plan would partially restore salary cuts

    TOPEKA — There won’t be a full restoration of the $66 million cut higher education sustained last year, according to Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget proposal. Brownback’s proposed adjustments to the fiscal years 2014 and 2015 budgets does provide partial restoration of the salary caps. Half of

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

    High winds contribute to three fires Wednesday

    As of 12:30 p.m. Thursday, three fires had broken out in Manhattan, spurred on by the high winds here. The first was a house fire at 3114 Gary Ave., in the northwest part of town. The second, dispatchers said, was a brush fire near Dam Road

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | January 16, 2014

    Gov. doesn’t want to raise per-student aid

    TOPEKA — Education is in line to receive funding increases but not at the desired levels for educators. Gov. Sam Brownback released his proposed adjustments to the fiscal years 2014 and 2015 budget Thursday. The plan remains the same for K-12 funding with the base aid per pupil

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