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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 29, 2013

    Medical distress call mistaken for chemical suicide

    A medical distress call made by a diabetic man in Riley was mistaken for a possible chemical suicide attempt when emergency responders arrived on the scene late Sunday. Officer Matthew Droge said Riley County dispatch received a call at about 11 p.m. Sunday from a

  • Local |Agriculture | April 28, 2013

    Weather affecting crops, livestock

    Abrupt rises and falls in temperature and precipitation don’t just wear on people; they also take a toll on crops and livestock. The state of Kansas has had some bizarre weather this spring including the mini-snow storm Manhattan saw earlier this week and the

  • Local |Business | April 28, 2013

    Meadowlark names new CEO

    Meadowlark Hills retirement community has named Lonnie Baker its new chief executive officer. Baker has been the not-for-profit organization’s chief operations officer since 2011. He replaces former CEO Willie Novotny, who resigned from the post in October. Baker will be responsible for providing leadership for

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 28, 2013

    $10 million Wheat Innovation Center opens in Manhattan

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    The Kansas Wheat Commission celebrated the bringing together of researchers, producers and customers Friday. Its new facility, the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center at 1990 Kimball Ave., drew throngs of people during a ribbon cutting and open house Friday afternoon. “What’s significant about it is it

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 26, 2013

    Congress passes FAA bill

    Congress has passed a law giving the Federal Aviation Administration the ability to transfer money into the contract tower fund, which should end the air-traffic controller furloughs and keep the 149 towers slated for closure to remain open through September. The Senate unaminously passed the bill

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 26, 2013

    Ethiopian university presidents visit K-State


    A delegation of Ethiopian university presidents visited Kansas State University on Friday in a quest to further develop their institutions. The goal of the visit is to demonstrate to the Ethiopian delegation how public U.S. universities work and to continue to establish relationships in

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 26, 2013

    County approves $1 million in projects

    Riley County Commissioners approved $1 million in projects for 2013 out of the Capital Improvement Fund on Thursday at a special session. Budget and finance officer Johnette Shepek heard justifications from Public Works Director Leon Hobson, members of Riley County’s IT department and Noxious Weed Director

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 26, 2013

    House minority leader: Tax law favors employers

    Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis called an income tax law that went into effect this year the “Workers Pay, Bosses Don’t” tax law during a visit to Manhattan on Thursday. Davis visited with residents at Kite’s Bar and Grill Thursday night in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 26, 2013

    Doctor’s license suspended

    The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts has indefinitely suspended the medical license of the Manhattan physician accused of running a pill mill following his arrest. The decision to suspend Michael Schuster’s license came Thursday, along with a public censure of the 53-year-old doctor.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 26, 2013

    Battery of corrections officer

    Riley County officers arrested a Wichita man early Friday morning for criminal trespass, interference with law enforcement and battery of a corrections officer. Chad Meyer, 32, was first arrested outside of Kite’s Bar and Grill in Aggieville after 1 a.m. for criminal trespass after he

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