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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 27, 2014

    Jurors listen to recording of Gonzalez’s interview with sheriff’s department

    WESTMORELAND — Pablo Gonzalez buried his head in his hands as jurors in Pottawatomie County District Court listened on Tuesday to a recording of an interview conducted just hours after Levi Bishop was shot and killed early Jan. 1 in St. Marys. Gonzalez is on trial for

  • Local |Education | August 27, 2014

    USD 383 not likely to change start times for teens, despite new recommendation from pediatric group

    Pediatricians might recommend teenagers get more sleep with later school start times, but the local school district does not appear to intend to change them. The American Academy of Pediatrics released a new policy statement on Monday recommending that high school and middle school students

  • Local |Business | August 27, 2014

    Dunkin’ Donuts coming to town

    Sometimes good things come in threes. Dunkin’ Donuts is coming to the Manhattan area, and franchisees Alison Leiszler-Bridges and Samantha Liby are planning to open three restaurants. Leiszler-Bridges said they hope the first restaurant will open during the first half of 2015, but they haven’t

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 27, 2014

    Speaker urges students to get consent — even for kissing

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    Hundreds of Kansas State University students learned about what constitutes healthy and safe relationships Tuesday evening during an event aimed at changing cultural norms about sexual assault. The “Can I Kiss You?” program, presented by Mike Domitrz, the creator of the education program The Date

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 27, 2014

    Fans to bring Purple Power to City Park

    Purple Power Play in the Park will help ring in the new college football season on Thursday and Friday evenings at City Park. The annual event, which began in 1988, is a festival held prior to the first home K-State football game. K-State plays Stephen F.

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | August 26, 2014

    Payment for bypass project ‘in limbo’

    Wabaunsee County’s about-face on the Belvue Bridge has left Pottawatomie County in limbo about its level of financial participation in a proposed truck bypass route in the southeast portion of Wamego. Meeting with representatives of Wamego Monday, commissioners said they were not yet prepared

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 26, 2014

    Plane makes ‘belly’ landing

    A pilot from Iowa had a rough landing Monday afternoon at Manhattan Regional Airport. The accident occurred at 1:21 p.m. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner said Douglas Edward Ward, 56, of Milton, Iowa, neglected to deploy the plane’s landing gear, and the plane “belly

  • Local |Fort Riley | August 26, 2014

    As comment deadline passes, decision on troop cuts looms

    Monday was the deadline for concerned citizens in the Riley County region to send emails and letters to the U.S. military in support of Fort Riley as a possible reduction in troops draws nearer. John Armbrust, the executive director of the Kansas Governor’s

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 26, 2014

    Health officials holding clinics to battle pertussis outbreak

    Pottawatomie County health officials continued their battle against an outbreak of pertussis this week, hosting vaccination clinics at Wamego and Onaga. Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly-contagious bacterial disease which can spread rapidly, especially in schools where many students are in close contact, Leslie

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 26, 2014

    Study finds gender linked to type of vehicle crash

    Gender is often related to what type of severe or fatal crash a young male or young female driver will be involved in, according to a Kansas State University study. The university’s Sunanda Dissanayake, professor of civil engineering, and Niranga Amarasingha, doctoral student in

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