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  • Local |Business | April 15, 2014

    Landfill’s free day causing problems

    WESTMORELAND — Free Day at the Pottawatomie County Landfill has apparently become a victim of its own success. A record 571 vehicles crossed the scales Saturday, April 5, during the landfill’s annual Spring Free Day — nearly 100 more than the previous record of 477. “I never thought we’d

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

    House fire spreads to next-door building


    Manhattan firefighters quickly gained control of a fire on South Juliette Avenue early Monday night, but not before it did almost $200,000 in damage to two residences and contents of both houses. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 702 S. Juliette Ave. at about 6:20 p.m.

  • Local |Education | April 15, 2014

    Board to discuss state’s school finance bill

    Members of the USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education are scheduled to discuss the Kansas Legislature’s school finance bill, the district’s nondiscrimination policy and a couple maintenance projects at their 6:30 p.m. meeting on Wednesday. USD 383 director of business services Lew Faust plans to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | April 15, 2014

    Driver flown to Topeka after cement truck rolls


    A cement truck driver was flown by Life Star helicopter to a Topeka hospital Monday after suffering serious injuries when his truck rolled onto its side in the 6200 block of Anderson Avenue. Riley County police and emergency officials responded to the accident at about 12:12 p.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | April 15, 2014

    Vehicle crashes into beauty store

    A downtown beauty supply store needs a makeover — courtesy of a suspected drunken driver. At about 2 a.m. Tuesday, Riley County police responded to Linde International Beauty Supply, 114 S. Fourth St. Officers discovered that Scott Daougherty, 23, of Junction City, had crashed his 2004 Ford F150 into

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 14, 2014

    Math students place high in K-State competition

    Three Kansas State University students are showing how skills in mathematics can add up to success. The students are the top winners in the university’s 16th annual S. Thomas Parker Mathematics Competition, which took place March 29. Competition winners are Jessica McCall, mathematics and biology

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 14, 2014

    KSU researchers develop tests to fight pork diseases

    Pork products cost about 10 percent more than they did last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and economists expect the prices to continue rising because of diarrhea viruses currently devastating the pork industry. That’s why researchers at the Kansas State

  • Local | April 14, 2014

    Drone enthusiasts cope with complicated regulations

    So what is legal for private drone operators? Seems like a fairly straightforward question — but nothing could be further from the truth. Ed McNamara, the Manhattan resident who regularly flies a three-pound, six-propeller unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to shoot photographs around Riley County, thinks he

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 14, 2014

    Air quality hot topic ar meeting

    In light of increased pasture burning during March and into this month, air quality was a topic of discussion during Monday morning’s Riley County Commission meeting. Both Emergency Management Director Pat Collins and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Jason Orr provided information and suggestions

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 14, 2014

    Landon series to host former security advisor

    Thomas Donilon, former national security advisor to President Barack Obama, will present the second Landon Lecture of the year Tuesday morning. The lecture is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at McCain Auditorium. Donilon held the national security advisor position from October 2010 to June 2013. Prior to

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