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  • Local |Kansas State University | May 13, 2013

    K-State named ‘Generous U’

    Kansas State University has been named “Generous U” for its student philanthropy, K-State Proud, by the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at Brandeis University. K-State Proud is a student-led, nationally recognized fundraising campaign for K-State. Guided by the leadership of Student Foundation, the

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

    Man arrested for sexual battery

    Riley County officers arrested a Manhattan man Saturday evening after he allegedly fondled a woman without her consent. Ralph Francis Walters, 58, 1131 Thurston St., was arrested for aggravated sexual battery after a 34-year-old woman accused him of fondling her breasts while she was intoxicated. Officer Matthew

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 12, 2013

    Airport tower funding restored

    The Federal Aviation Administration announced on Friday that the 149 air-traffic control towers slated for closure in June —including the one at Manhattan Regional Airport — will remain open though the end of September following the passage of a bill that restored funding to the FAA. Transportation

  • Local | May 12, 2013

    Wamego house earns spot on state historical register

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    A Wamego house is among 10 Kansas properties nominated for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The Cassius and Adelia Baker House, 609 Elm St. in Wamego, was one of the houses selected by the Kansas Historical Society to move forward in the nomination process.

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 12, 2013

    Sales-tax debate delays session end

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    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


    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

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