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  • Local |Kansas State University | July 05, 2013

    Study makes breakthrough in antibiotic-resistant bacteria

    A Kansas State University-led study has discovered the role of a protein in bacteria that cause a wide variety of diseases, including typhoid fever, plague, meningitis and dysentery. The results may lead to new and improved antibiotics for humans and animals. Phillip E. Klebba, professor

  • Local |Traffic | July 05, 2013

    Injury accident on Highway 24

    Two people were hospitalized following a two-vehicle accident on Highway 24, about 3 miles west of Manhattan, on Wednesday. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol crash log, the accident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. after one of the vehicles failed to see the other and turned in

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 05, 2013

    Pink rodeo to benefit cancer research center at K-State

    The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association wants you to be tough enough to wear pink. The association will have its seventh annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink rodeo Friday, July 26, to raise awareness of breast cancer and other cancers and support Kansas State University’s Johnson

  • Local |Agriculture | July 04, 2013

    Wheat harvest rocks

    With wheat harvest successfully underway, farmers are admitting their yields are good but don’t want to be the first ones to brag or jinx themselves said K-State agriculture extension agent Greg McClure. This year’s wheat harvest started a little sooner than predicted with

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | July 04, 2013

    Title I funding reduced

    USD 383’s Title I funds have been reduced $120,795 for the 2013-14 school year, but carryover funds will cover the cuts, according to federal sequestration information presented at the Board of Education meeting Wednesday. Six elementary schools are deemed Title I schools and receive federal money

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 04, 2013

    25 arrested during festival

    Officials said they are still collecting crime statistics from the 2013 Country Stampede but announced Wednesday afternoon that 25 people were arrested over the course of the event. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said 14 females and 11 males were taken into the custody of the Pottawatomie County Jail

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 04, 2013

    Burglary, thefts in Pottawatomie County

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary to a residence in rural St. George and two thefts to vehicles parked at the Rocky Ford Fishing Area in Manhattan. In the first case, Sheriff Greg Riat said, an unknown person burglarized a St.

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 04, 2013

    As America changes so does the fabric of its flag

    The American flag is a common sight across the country on the Fourth of July, and a Kansas State University textiles expert said just as our country has evolved since 1776, so has Old Glory. According to Barbara Gatewood, professor emeritus of textile science in the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 03, 2013

    9 students from Nepal indicted for fraud

    Nine K-State students from Nepal were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on federal charges of visa fraud. The 15-page indictment alleges the students conspired to maintain their non-immigrant visas by falsely claiming they possessed the required funds to pursue their studies and support themselves

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 03, 2013

    At odds over ATA bus

    City commissioners disagreed Tuesday about whether to allow ATA Bus to place a bus stop in the 500 block of Leavenworth Street. The issue was downtown parking. Commissioner Wynn Butler said he would vote against allowing the bus service to place a stop on the block

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