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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 20, 2013

    Riley County crime rate up slightly in 2012

    Riley County Law Board members reviewed 2012 crime data Tuesday indicating a slight increase in crime incidents during the year. The reports indicate that there was 3 percent increase in crime county-wide from 2011 to 2012, with a 1.6 percent increase in person crimes and a 3.2 percent increase in non-person

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | February 20, 2013

    KSU among those closing for weather

    As the forecasted snow storm approaches, Kansas State University officials announced Wednesday that they have cancelled Thusday classes in anticipation of weather problems. The university was the largest of several area entities to have cancelled activities or closed for the day. Go to http://www.

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 20, 2013

    Tech expert to speak at K-State

    New York Times technology writer David Pogue will deliver the keynote speech at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, in Forum Hall at Kansas State University’s student union as part of the inaugural Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference. Pogue is a Scientific American columnist, correspondent

  • Local | February 20, 2013

    K-State campuses to close due to winter weather

    Because of an anticipated major winter storm, Kansas State University will close the Manhattan and Salina campuses Thursday, Feb.21.

  • Local | February 19, 2013

    Department of Homeland Security to confirm NBAF contractor

    Sen. Jerry Moran said Tuesday the Department of Homeland Security has awarded a contract to do the $40 million utility work for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility. The Topeka Capital-Journal said Moran told them the award would bring an end to the long delays in

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 19, 2013

    Commissioners table tricky Belvue Bridge repair

    The fate of the Belvue Bridge won’t be decided before spring. Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee County commissioners have decided to wait for further testing before reaching a decision on repairing or replacing the deteriorating structure, which connects the two counties southeast of Belvue. Core tests

  • Local | February 19, 2013

    Rotary clubs to host local peace forum

    Local Rotary clubs are inviting the public to give peace a chance at a forum on Saturday. The event is a response to a challenge by Rotary International’s president to spread world peace. The peace forum is intended to give attendees guidance on how

  • Local | February 19, 2013

    As much as a foot of snow expected

    Now is the time to take care of errands and buy supplies, says state climatologist Mary Knapp. That’s because heavy snow is expected Wednesday night and Thursday, with accumulation of as much as 12 inches. “People should look for their winter weather plans to prepare,

  • Local | February 19, 2013

    Kansas Arts Foundation announces grants

    The Board of Directors of the Kansas Arts Foundation has announced the first three recipients of its recently implemented art grants program. The winners are: The Community Chamber Orchestra, Morganville,  $2,000; The Wichita Children’s Theater, $2,500; and The Western Music Association, Kansas Chapter and its 2013

  • Local |Education | February 19, 2013

    USD 383 to discuss teacher plan time

    The high school schedule and elementary planning time will be discussed by the USD 383 school board during its 5:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. The discussion, which is to begin at 6:30 p.m., will consider the benefits and challenges of implementing proposed

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