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KSU joins KU and WSU in banning guns at large sporting events

LAWRENCE — The state’s three largest universities will be allowed to ban guns at large sporting events beginning in July. The Kansas Board of Regents’ governance committee on Wednesday approved a request by The University of Kansas, Kansas State and Wichita State to install security measures such as metal detectors and guards — either temporary or [...]

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By | 2017-04-19T17:07:58-05:00 April 19th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, State News, Top Story|Comments Off on KSU joins KU and WSU in banning guns at large sporting events

Judge delays trial in Garden City bomb plot case against Somalis

WICHITA — A federal judge has delayed until summer the trial against three men accused of plotting to bomb an apartment complex and mosque used by Somali immigrants in western Kansas. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren on Tuesday scheduled the trial for June 13. It had previously been set to start April 25. Prosecutors allege Patrick [...]

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By | 2017-03-07T17:46:52-06:00 March 7th, 2017|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Judge delays trial in Garden City bomb plot case against Somalis

Mississippi murder suspects returned from Junction City

JACKSON, Miss.-Two suspects in a Mississippi pawn shop robbery that left three people dead are back in the state after being captured in Junction City last month. News outlets report 35-year-old Jamison Townsend and 37-year-old Joshua Garcia face three counts of capital murder in the Dec. 17 shooting deaths at Bill’s Pawn Jewelry Coin/Stamp Exchange [...]

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By | 2017-02-03T05:49:39-06:00 February 3rd, 2017|Geary County, Local News, State News, Top Story|Comments Off on Mississippi murder suspects returned from Junction City

Exemption bill for campus concealed carry stuck in committee

TOPEKA — A bill that would exempt Kansas colleges from a mandate that they allow concealed carry of handguns is stuck in committee after failing to win approval Tuesday. In an unrecorded voice vote, the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee opted not to advance a bill that provides a permanent exemption for public colleges [...]

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By | 2017-01-31T15:03:16-06:00 January 31st, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, State News|Comments Off on Exemption bill for campus concealed carry stuck in committee

Train strikes, kills man riding 3-wheeled motorcycle near Paxico

TOPEKA — Authorities say a train has struck and killed a man after he lost control of his three-wheeled motorcycle near Paxico. The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the victim as 64-year-old Frank Narvaez III, of Topeka. The patrol says he was turning late Monday when he veered off the road and onto nearby railroad tracks. The [...]

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By | 2017-01-24T11:55:00-06:00 January 24th, 2017|Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Train strikes, kills man riding 3-wheeled motorcycle near Paxico

Kansas Board of Regents will ask for funding restoration

TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Regents will ask the legislature to restore $30 million in funding that was cut last year. Regents CEO and President Blake Flanders says the board would like to see state funding at least stabilize. In 2012, tuition became a larger source of university revenue than state general fund support. Flanders [...]

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By | 2017-01-17T17:13:59-06:00 January 17th, 2017|K-State Activity, State News|Comments Off on Kansas Board of Regents will ask for funding restoration

State lawmakers seek to undo campus concealed carry law

TOPEKA — A few Kansas lawmakers are seeking to undo a law that will allow concealed guns in public hospitals and colleges. The proposal would permanently exempt several types of health care facilities and colleges from a law that allows guns in public buildings. That exemption will otherwise expire July 1. Supporters of allowing campuses to [...]

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By | 2017-01-16T10:50:05-06:00 January 16th, 2017|K-State Activity, Manhattan, State News, Top Story|Comments Off on State lawmakers seek to undo campus concealed carry law

Myers to receive $500K annual salary

The former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman hired as Kansas State University’s president will receive a $500,000 annual salary. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Kansas Board of Regents released the letter of appointment Thursday for Gen. Richard Myers. He was promoted last month from interim president, a job he’s held since April. The Kansas […]

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By | 2016-12-02T10:09:44-06:00 December 2nd, 2016|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Myers to receive $500K annual salary

Spring trial in Garden City bomb plot case

  WICHITA –A spring trial date has been set for three Kansas men accused of plotting to bomb an apartment complex where Somali immigrants live, with one of the three originally from Manhattan. . U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren scheduled on Wednesday the jury trial for April 25 at the federal courthouse in Wichita. Prosecutors […]

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By | 2016-11-30T11:10:35-06:00 November 30th, 2016|Local News, Manhattan, State News|Comments Off on Spring trial in Garden City bomb plot case

Former Manhattan Mayor and Federal Judge dies

TOPEKA- – Former Manhattan Mayor and Federal Judge Richard Rogers has died. Rogers was a decorated war veteran who served in both chambers of the Kansas Legislature before spending 40 years as a federal judge. He was 94. Rogers died Friday evening at a Topeka care center. Stewart Funeral Home in Wamego confirmed he died […]

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By | 2016-11-29T06:55:42-06:00 November 29th, 2016|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, State News|Comments Off on Former Manhattan Mayor and Federal Judge dies