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  • Local |Kansas State University | May 16, 2014

    Three named KSU distinguished professors

    Three professors at K-State have been given the university’s highest honor. Faculty members Gary Pierzynski, professor and head of the agronomy department; Sandra Stith, professor of family studies and human services; and Bhadriraju Subramanyam, professor of postharvest production in the grain science and industry

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 16, 2014

    Man waives hearing in manslaughter case

    What was expected to take most of the day Friday actually took about 20 minutes as a Leonardville man facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Garrett Olson, 20, confirmed his decision to Judge Meryl Wilson in Riley County District Court.

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 16, 2014

    Obesity can take a toll on pets, K-State veterinarian says

    While you’re counting calories and getting in extra exercise, you probably should be doing the same thing for your pets, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian. A survey from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention found that about 53 percent of dogs are either

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 15, 2014

    Regents OK social media policy

    TOPEKA — A social media policy that supports academic freedom while retaining disciplinary language for those who abuse it is here to stay. The Kansas Board of Regents unanimously passed a revised version of the social media policy it adopted in December on Wednesday with no

  • Local |Fort Riley | May 15, 2014

    WWII vets share stories, get taste of modern training


    It was a bit surreal to see World War II veterans holding modern weapons and shooting at a giant screen of computer-generated enemies Wednesday morning as a part of Fort Riley’s effort to honor the Battle of the Bulge and those who survived it.

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 15, 2014

    Residents consider Manhattan’s future

    If some residents have their way, the Manhattan of the future will have more green space, better bicycle access and clean air. Around 80 residents offered their opinions Wednesday on how the Manhattan area should address planning for future growth over the next two decades. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 15, 2014

    Schulz proposes 5-percent tuition increase for KSU

    Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz proposed a 5-percent tuition and fee hike for 2015 at Wednesday’s Kansas Board of Regents meeting. The increase, he said, would help give pay raises to university faculty and support staff, while putting money away for the school’s

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 15, 2014

    RCPD struggles to deal with safety at Pillsbury

    With summer around the corner, crowds have begun making their way to Pillsbury Crossing, and John Doehling, assistant director of the Riley County Police Department, said the public needs to keep safety in mind Thursday morning. He also relayed horror stories the RCPD has already

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts & Leisure | May 15, 2014

    ‘Mid Century Moderne’ on display

    An exhibit called “Mid Century Moderne: fashion, furnishings and furniture a la Mad Men” continues through May 23 in the William Kemper Gallery at the Kansas State University Student Union. The popular 1960s’ theme was chosen to coincide with the season finale of the hit television

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 14, 2014

    Commissioners want more from developers applying for benefit districts

    City commissioners came to a consensus on Tuesday about the need for two forms that developers would submit when applying for a benefit district. Since the topic was a discussion item on a work session agenda, deputy city manager Jason Hilgers said it will come

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