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  • Local |Government, Politics | May 12, 2013

    Sales-tax debate delays session end

    Sydney carlin.phatch

    The Kansas Legislature returned Wednesday to wrap up its session, but whether the session is actually over is hazy because of in-fighting among the Republican leadership, said area legislators. “Nobody knows,” said Sen. Tom Hawk, D-Manhattan, of the ending. “Everybody’s speculating.” One thing that

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 12, 2013

    Private donations give cancer research a boost

    Private donations are making a difference for cancer scientists at Kansas State University. “Saving lives through cancer research isn’t cheap,” said Rob Denell, director of the university’s Johnson Cancer Research Center and distinguished professor of biology. “And unlike cancer treatment providers who charge

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 12, 2013

    EPA honors K-State’s dining hall food composting program

    The Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 will present an achievement award to Kansas State University for demonstrating commitment to improving sustainable food management practices. Becky Weber, Air and Waste Management Division director for EPA Region 7, will honor the university in an on-campus ceremony at 2 p.m.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 12, 2013

    Trucks stolen from Pottawatomie County

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of two pick-up trucks stolen from north of highway 24 sometime between May 7 and 8. Sheriff Greg Riat said the victim reported that the trucks were taken around Bluebird Bird and the trucks are owned by Bob

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 10, 2013

    Latest count is 91 in series of area crack cocaine arrests

    Policepc.phatch

    A total of 91 people had been arrested as of Friday morning as a result of an investigation into the distribution of crack cocaine in Riley and Geary counties. Tim Brown, chief of the Junction City Police Department, said “Operation Adabag” is the biggest bust he’

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 10, 2013

    Judge denies bail for pain clinic doc

    A federal magistrate judge denied bail Thursday to the Manhattan doctor accused of illegally prescribing drugs out of his Manhattan pain clinic. The magistrate sided with prosecutors’ concern that the doctor is a “serious” flight-risk. In his decision, Magistrate Judge Gary Sebelius told the court

  • Local | May 10, 2013

    Local 4-Hers compete in ‘rabbit hopping’ event

    “Here comes Peter Cottontail hopping down the bunny trail.” That old familiar Easter time tune came to life during the recent Youth Rabbit Show at CiCo Park. The event was sponsored by the Riley County Rabbit Raisers 4-H Club in partnership with the Cap City

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 10, 2013

    Man pleads guilty to role in robbery that lead to arson

    A Manhattan man has pleaded guilty in federal court to taking part in a February armed robbery that is connected to the deadly arson that killed a K-State researcher, according to information released Thursday by U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom. Dennis James Denzien, 20, of Manhattan,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 10, 2013

    Drug probe suspects ID’d

    Authorities have identified 92 people arrested since Wednesday on drug-related charges. It was not clear whether all of the arrests were directly linked to the drug probe or whether they took place independent of that. Nor was it possible to verify why there are 92 names while

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 10, 2013

    K-State honored for food composting program

    The Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 will present an achievement award to Kansas State University for demonstrating commitment to improving sustainable food management practices. Becky Weber, Air and Waste Management Division director for EPA Region 7, will honor the university in an on-campus ceremony at 2 p.m.

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