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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 22, 2013

    Retrial set in Horne case

    A retrial was set Wednesday in the case of Levertis Horne, the man accused of a home invasion and shooting in October 2012. At a hearing Wednesday afternoon in Riley County District Court, the retrial was set for Feb. 3, with jury selection on Jan. 31. The trial

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 22, 2013

    House fire causes $50,000 in damage

    A house fire early Thursday morning in Manhattan caused an estimate $50,000 in damage. The Manhattan Fire Department responded to a single-family residence at 721 Osage Street at 1:57 a.m. Thursday. They found “heavy fire” on the front of the structure, according to a press release from

  • Local |Business | August 22, 2013

    Meadowlark receives award

    Meadowlark Hills retirement community was honored for its person-centered care during a ceremony Thursday morning. The award was Promoting Excellent Alternatives in Kansas Nursing Homes — the PEAK award — which is given to nursing homes for “successfully implementing culture change,” according to a press release. Shawn

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 22, 2013

    K-State, Barton County sign reverse transfer deal

    The typical educational journey often starts with a student earning a community college degree and then moving on to a four-year institution.  In a progressive move, Barton Community College and Kansas State University have made it easier for students to transfer credits in the

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 21, 2013

    Commission approves Thurston zoning

    City commissioners gave their final approval on the rezoning for two lots on Thurston Street by a 4-1 super-majority vote. City staff and the planning board previously recommended that commissioners deny rezoning of 1021 and 1027 Thurston St. from an R-2 residential district with a traditional family

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | August 21, 2013

    Rezoning passes for new McDonald’s


    City commissioners unanimously approved a request from McDonald’s Tuesday to rezone a tract near the corner of Fourth Street and Bluemont Avenue from an R-2 family residential district to a C-5 highway service commercial district. Eric Cattell, assistant director of planning, said the rezoning

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 21, 2013

    Wife: Accused troubled

    The wife of a Fort Riley soldier accused of murder testified under cross-examination Wednesday that her husband had psychological problems around the time the crime was committed. Daniel Parker, 26, is accused by the state of shooting a semi-automatic M4 rifle at a motorcycle clubhouse off

  • Local | August 21, 2013

    Childhood obesity rates down in Kansas


    Kansas was among 19 states whose childhood obesity rates decreased in recent years, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study, released earlier this month, showed a only slight decline in childhood obesity from 2008 to 2011 in those states. Kansas

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 21, 2013

    Animal science professor named to hall of fame

    Whether it was through his role as coach of the Kansas State University Meat Judging Team, advisor to Block & Bridle or Ag Student Council or one of the many classes he taught as a professor of animal science, a generation of Kansans learned from

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 21, 2013

    Woman found dead in Junction City

    A woman was found dead in Junction City Tuesday night, according to a press release from the Junction City Police Department. The police and EMS responded to the 700 block of West Eighth Street at about 7 p.m. after reports that someone had been shot. Upon

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