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  • Local |Kansas State University | April 21, 2013

    Two KSU professors earn appointments

    Kansas State University’s College of Engineering is recognizing the accomplishments of two electrical and computer engineering professors with endowed appointments. Anil Pahwa, professor, was awarded the Logan-Fetterhoof electrical and computer engineering faculty of distinction chair. Pahwa’s research focus includes computer methods for power

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 19, 2013

    House fire causes $155,000 in damage

    Manhattan fire crews responded to an early morning blaze in the 900 block of Mission Avenue on Friday that reportedly caused about $155,000 in damage to the wood-framed residence. Firefighters were dispatched to 919 Mission Ave. at 2:20 a.m. Friday, and upon arrival they found that a one-story

  • Local | April 19, 2013

    MHS grad leaves before lockdown

    One Manhattan native managed Friday morning to get out of Cambridge, Mass., just before the lockdown prompted by the chase for a Boston Marathon bombing suspect. Rebecca Margolies, a 21-year-old Harvard College senior, by happenstance caught a cab to the Boston airport at 4 a.m.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 19, 2013

    Man breaks out of Pott Jail


    Authorities are on the search for an inmate who escaped from the Pottawatomie County Jail in Westmoreland Friday morning. Officials said Jon Adrian Getzlaff, 24, Wamego, escaped from the jail’s exercise yard shortly after 9 a.m. Friday. He is described as 5-foot-4-inches, about 150 pounds,

  • Local | April 19, 2013

    ‘Match Day’ aims to help charity donations go farther

    The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation is giving donors the chance to make their donations go farther — and giving organizations the ability to gain up to $10,000 for their endowments with Grow Green Match Day. The event, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 22 at Colony

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 19, 2013

    Manhattan, Riley County officials consider cooperation, consolidation

    City and county commissioners agreed Thursday that it is time to lay a course of action for intergovernmental cooperation and consolidation. “[W]e never develop a plan,” said Riley County Commissioner Dave Lewis. “We talk and talk and talk, but don’t actually do anything.”

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 19, 2013

    Three from KSU rank in Goldwaters

    Three Kansas State University students are recognized in the 2013 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship competition. Jenny Barriga, junior in chemistry and biochemistry, Dodge City, has been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, making her the university’s 69th Goldwater scholar. Kyle Snow, senior in chemical engineering,

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 18, 2013

    Corps recommends $18 million levee addition

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presented an $18 million proposal for raising the height of the levee that protects the downtown area of the city Wednesday, saying it would raise flood protection here to the 300-year level. John Grothaus, chief of planning

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 18, 2013

    Pair plead guilty to arson, murder

    The duo accused of setting a deadly February apartment fire here pleaded guilty to arson resulting in death in federal court Wednesday. Officials said the arson/murder was part of a plot to distract police from finding incriminating evidence related to an earlier armed robbery.

  • Local | April 18, 2013

    NTSB: No distress call made in crash

    No distress call was made prior to the fatal April 7 crash of a private plane headed from Tulsa, Okla., to Manhattan, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board. Ronald Marshall and Chris Gruber of Manhattan were killed when the plane, a single-engine

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