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  • Local |Kansas State University | June 28, 2013

    Tick-caused bobcat fever deadly to house cats

    Kansas State University veterinarians are warning pet owners to watch out for ticks carrying a disease that could kill cats. Cytauxzoon felis, also known as bobcat fever, is a blood parasite that infects domestic cats and has a very high death rate. Susan Nelson, a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 28, 2013

    Arrests made in Pott County burglaries

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office has taken two individuals into custody for their alleged involvement in burglaries reported on Diamond Road in rural St.Marys and in the city of St.Marys. On Tuesday, detectives with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office and the

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 28, 2013

    KSU asks for weapons exemption

    Kansas State University, along with the other Kansas Board of Regents schools, has formally requested a four-year exemption from allowing the concealed carry of weapons on campus. “This exemption will allow the adequate time to look at all aspects of how the new law impacts

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 27, 2013

    Former assistant professor sentenced to probation

    A former visiting assistant professor at Kansas State University entered an Alford plea Thursday afternoon on the amended charge of lewd and lascivious behavior for reportedly assaulting a female friend in 2007. In court, District Judge Meryl Wilson sentenced William Yankey, 29, to 36 months probation for the

  • Local |Education | June 27, 2013

    Board $800,000 short in budget

    USD 383 will need at least $804,795 beyond its current budget authority to fund current commitments for the 2013-14 school year. Budget director Lew Faust noted that figure in a presentation to the USD 383 school board Wednesday meeting. One unfunded need is a result of the board’

  • Local |Business | June 27, 2013

    Morgan looks to make downtown more fun

    Ward Morgan wants to make downtown Manhattan the Aggieville for professionals. Morgan, owner of CivicPlus, which develops websites for local governments across the country, has several buildings downtown and is in the process of constructing a new one at the southwest corner of Fourth and

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 27, 2013

    Researchers use campus photography to discover what makes an ideal college campus

    A picture may be worth a thousand words, but Sarah Flynn’s pictures may lead to changes that could inspire thousands of future leaders and innovators. Flynn, a 2013 Kansas State University master’s graduate in landscape architecture, Yorkville, Ill., used photography to research how to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 27, 2013

    Yankey to enter plea

    The former K-State professor accused of raping a friend in 2007 is expected to enter a plea in Riley County District Court Thursday afternoon. William Yankey, 29, who was arrested for rape in 2012, is scheduled to appear in front of District Judge Meryl Wilson, who presided over

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 27, 2013

    County has more issues with new law

    County officials dealt with more confusion over the new concealed carry regulations Thursday, this time related to signage and employees. Public works director Leon Hobson and county counselor Clancy Holeman raised the issue of signage, saying temporary signage now in use would need to change

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | June 27, 2013

    Gov. Brownback names 3 to Kansas Board of Regents

    It seemed appropriate that Gov. Sam Brownback chose a library at KSU’s College of Engineering as the place to announce his three new appointees to the Board of Regents. Many believe the Regents will face classic engineering challenges — advanced math challenges, concerns over stress

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