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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 08, 2013

    Victim’s family speaks in arson sentencing

    TOPEKA — The duo charged in connection with a fatal February apartment fire that resulted in the death of a K-State researcher appeared in federal court Monday for sentencing. Patrick Scahill, 20, and Virginia Griese, 19, appeared in front of District Judge Julie Robinson for the charge of

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 08, 2013

    City to take new look at budget

    City commissioners will take what may be their last shot at setting a 2014 budget during a work session Tuesday at City Hall. The 5 p.m. meeting is the fourth devoted to determining the city budget, and it is also the last on the schedule. As

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 08, 2013

    K-State’s plant pathology dept. named best in nation

    The National Research Council has ranked K-State’s department of plant pathology as the No.-1 plant pathology department in the nation. The council’s most recent Ranking of Plant Sciences Graduate Schools lists the university’s plant pathology department at No. 10 nationally among 162 plant

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 08, 2013

    K-State’s summer orientation and enrollment sets new record for student body, parents

    Attendance at Kansas State University’s recently completed summer orientation and enrollment set a participation record for both students and parents, university officials said Monday. The university offered 13 sessions in June, allowing first-year and transfer students to enroll in fall classes and learn more about

  • Local | July 08, 2013

    County reduces number of buildings seeking gun law exemption

    The Riley County Commission has decided to reduce the number of buildings it will exempt from the state’s new concealed gun law from 44 to 10. Monday’s decision followed discussions between county counselor Clancy Holeman and department heads concerning which buildings were most in need

  • Local |Traffic | July 08, 2013

    Traffic lane closures through July on U.S. 24

    Eastbound and westbound Highway 24 from the Manhattan Mall entrance to Excel Road (Riley/Pottawatomie Counties) will be reduced to one lane in each direction for resurfacing beginning on Monday, July 8 during the overnight hours of 7 pm to 7 am daily, Monday-Friday, through late July 2013, weather permitting.

  • Local | July 07, 2013

    Family members angry about upkeep of loved ones’ graves at local cemetery


    A local cemetery has come under fire recently by the family members of those buried there who say they are frustrated with what they see as poor upkeep and the deterioration of a once-gorgeous place. But the owner, a local landlord, says he is doing

  • Local | July 07, 2013

    Miss Kansas shows how she earned the nickname ‘Annie Oakley’


    Lying prone on a table as she took aim with her rifle, Theresa Vail was the only woman in a row of men firing long-range weapons at the Fancy Creek Shooting Range Saturday morning. But under her encouragement as Miss Kansas, Vail would like that

  • Local | July 07, 2013

    YES! Fund kicks off campaign

    YES! Fund kicked off its annual fundraising campaign this week in an effort to support local youth programs. YES!, which stands for Youth Empowerment for Success, gives children the opportunity to participate in after-school, summer-enhancement and other programs. The campaign runs roughly from Independence Day

  • Local |Business | July 07, 2013

    GTM promotes new inventory manager

    GTM Sportswear appointed Jesse Knight to the position of inventory manager. Knight will supervise the domestic purchasing team, as well as manage and maintain critical dates in the forecasting, planning and purchasing process. Knight earned his bachelor’s degree in both marketing and management from

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