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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 02, 2014

    Suspect enters plea agreements

    Jerred Snyder won’t stand trial after all. The 30-year-old Manhattan man was scheduled to have a jury hear both his pending cases in October, but he reached plea agreements in the cases last week. Snyder faced kidnapping and robbery charges in one case and

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 31, 2014

    Tailgaters bring Wildcat-themed vehicles for season opener


    Saturday’s first home football game against Stephen F. Austin University gave Wildcat fans a release from the anticipation they had felt after waiting all summer for the season to start. As usual, thousands of tailgaters displayed their Wildcat pride in purple and white, but

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 31, 2014

    RCPD matching community demographics

    Yes, there was a glaring danger sign. Looking back at the tragic shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., law enforcement officials across the country are quick to point at one obvious signal. The population of Ferguson is about 67 percent African American, while the police

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 31, 2014

    KSU to offer first massive online course

    Kansas State University announced Thursday that it is joining the flurry of schools offering “Massive Open Online Courses” that are broadening access to higher education. The MOOCs allow tens of thousands of students to take a class at the same time, but the rate of

  • Local |Business | August 31, 2014

    Mercy holds off on name change

    By now, Mercy Regional Health Center’s name should have been a thing of the past. In February, the Memorial Hospital Association ceased its 50-50 ownership of Mercy Regional with Via Christi Health, a Catholic organization that is the largest health care provider in Kansas.

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 31, 2014

    Contract for airport expansion up for vote

    City commissioners will vote Tuesday on executing the contract for second phase of the Manhattan Regional Airport project. The Weitz Company of Lenexa, the project’s construction company, would receive $6.68 million, and Mead and Hunt of Madison, Wisconsin, the project’s design team, would receive $586,660

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 31, 2014

    Student debt growing, university financial education programs still deficient

    As student debt load grows —  it has doubled since 2007 — most universities aren’t offering sufficient financial education programs to help students understand this financial burden, according to a new report whose authors include two Kansas State University professors. “Financial issues are one of the

  • Local |Education |Business | August 31, 2014

    U.S.  Celluar giving $1 million to teachers

    U.S. Cellular is donating $1 million to fund teacher classroom projects across the nation, including Kansas, through its Calling All Teachers program. Last year, the company contributed $500,000 towards educational materials for improved classroom experiences. U.S. Cellular is working with for a fourth

  • Local |Education | August 31, 2014

    Haverkamp receives scholarship

    Macy Haverkamp of Topeka, a Kansas State University accounting student, is the recipient of a $400 scholarship provided by the Public Accountant’s Association of Kansas. The Association’s Floyd Lietz Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to juniors and seniors in accounting programs in Kansas schools.

  • Local |Business | August 31, 2014

    KSU alum becomes senior VP of American State Bancshares

    Kenneth Friedel of Wichita has been named the senior vice-president and director of corporate strategies for American State Bancshares, Inc. He graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in general business administration from Kansas State University. American State Bancshares is a $675 million dollar holding

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