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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 15, 2013

    Man arrested after domestic dispute

    Police closed off three blocks in Ogden Wednesday afternoon following reports of homemade explosives in the area. Riley County Police Department officers and a bomb team blocked off the streets after responding to a domestic dispute in which a man threatened his wife that there

  • Local |Education | August 14, 2013

    A mix of emotions for parents, students on 1st day of school

    Reading.phatch

    Natalie Archuleta’s kindergarten class at Bluemont Elementary sat quietly on the carpet as she read … or as she said, “crisscross applesauce with your legs, spoons in your bowls and voices turned off.” Archuleta read “The Kissing Hand,” a story about a raccoon’s first

  • Local |Education | August 14, 2013

    7th graders face new academic, social challenges

    Organized chaos reigned at Anthony Middle School Wednesday on the first day of classes. New seventh graders walking the halls sported expressions of uncertainty, angst and excitement. Eighth graders greeted friends, walked with confidence and even helped usher their younger peers to where students gathered

  • Local |Education | August 14, 2013

    Enrollment for 1st grade breaks 500

    USD 383 has more than 500 students in the first grade for the first time since 1994, according to a preliminary enrollment report. District officials reported an increase of 138 K-12 students—a total of 5,965 students—during the first day of class Wednesday, which was a half-day. The district

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 14, 2013

    K-State vet lab offers test for canine STD

    The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is active in the fight against a widespread canine infectious disease that also can spread to humans. The diagnostic laboratory offers a rapid, accurate serology test for canine brucellosis and is currently one of only a few laboratories nationwide

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 14, 2013

    KSU fraternity earns international award

    The Kansas State University chapter of Delta Upsilon, or DU, has been given the international fraternity’s Sweepstakes Award for the second year in a row. DU International presents the award to the top student chapter in the United States and Canada. “On behalf of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 14, 2013

    Locals cautioned to avoid part of Ogden

    Riley County authorities issued an advisory Wednesday afternoon cautioning people to stay away from a three-block a section of Ogden. The alert, which applied to the 200 block of 10th through 12 Streets in that city, apparently related to an ongoing investigation of a report of a

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 13, 2013

    A briefing for internationals on rules at the airport

    For most college students, going home is a matter of hopping in the car and driving down the road. But for those from a foreign country, traveling home can be a complex ordeal. Given the increasing number of Kansas State University students who come from

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 13, 2013

    Man gets 42 months in robbery

    A Manhattan man has been sentenced to 42 months in prison for robbing a convenience store that led to arson in which a Kansas State University researcher died. Frank Joseph Hanson, 23, was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 13, 2013

    Pottawatomie County to discuss security

    Pottawatomie County commissioners will hold a work session with department heads soon to hear input on the state’s new law regarding concealed weapons in public buildings. Commissioners tentatively set the session for 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, but first wanted to make sure all department

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