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Kansas St presses on with new coach after Snyder retirement

Aug. 12, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Things didn't go well for Kansas State the last time it tried to replace Bill Snyder. It was 2005, and the Hall of Fame coach had suddenly retired. The Wildcats hired a nondescript offensive coordinator from Virginia named Ron Prince and he briefly energized the program, only to...

Pompeo to give Landon Lecture at Kansas State next month

Aug. 7, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will give a Landon Lecture at Kansas State University next month. Pompeo will speak Sept. 6 at McCain Auditorium. He has been secretary of state since March 2018. Before that, he served a brief time as President Donald Trump's director of the CIA....

Kansas State gets $2.8 million for cyberattack research

Aug. 3, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State researchers have received a three-year, $2.8 million federal grant for a project to enhance utility operators' awareness of and resilience to cyberattacks. The award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office was announced Thursday. The Manhattan...

University researcher sent to prison in shooting of officer

Jul. 31, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A 38-year-old former university researcher has been sentenced to prison for shooting and wounding a Kansas police officer. Riley County police said Mark Harrison, of Manhattan, Kansas, was sentenced Monday to four years and two months in prison. He previously pleaded no contest to...

St. George woman uses massage therapy to help dogs

Jul. 26, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Jill Rheaume knows what you're thinking when you hear about the type of business she operates. "Yes, it's a thing," Rheaume said about Healing Companion, her canine massage therapy business. Rheaume, 40, of St. George has operated Healing Companion for more than a year after opening...

Pigs fall from truck; officer thinks dispatch said kids

Jul. 17, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Confusion about whether pigs or kids had tumbled out of a vehicle in Kansas led to a humorous exchange between a dispatcher and an officer. Police in Riley County posted audio of the exchange on Facebook under the hearing, "Just a typical day in Kansas." It starts with a dispatcher...

Man enters plea in killing of confidential drug informant

Jul. 15, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit first degree murder in the killing of a confidential drug informant whose body was found by deer hunters. The Manhattan Mercury reports that 33-year-old Steven Meredith, of Junction City, entered the plea Friday....

The handshake: Mr. K-State still going strong at 89

Jul. 12, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Everyone should shake hands with Ernie Barrett once in their life. Seriously. If you haven't met him before, you're missing out. The 89-year old former Kansas State basketball player, athletic director and fundraiser who long ago earned the nickname "Mr. K-State" makes a lasting...

Kansas man pleads no contest in police shooting incident

Jul. 1, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A 38-year-old man accused of trying to kill a Manhattan police officer has pleaded no contest to attempted voluntary manslaughter. The Manhattan Mercury reports Mark Harrison of Manhattan entered the plea Thursday. The charges stem from a standoff with police on Feb. 5, 2018 during...

NYC pride parade is one of largest in movement's history

Jun. 30, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Exuberant crowds carrying rainbow colors filled New York City streets Sunday for one of the largest pride parades in the history of the gay-rights movement, a dazzling celebration of the 50th anniversary of the infamous police raid on the Stonewall Inn. Marchers and onlookers took over much...