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Reported Dead Body Along Big Blue River Turns Out To Be Drunk Transient

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Thought to be a dead body along the bank of the Big Blue River in Beatrice under the West Court Street Bridge Tuesday, turned out to be a local transient who was drunk and had passed out. Two boys passing by had seen 27-year-old Cody J Russell. Authorities investigated, and identified the man who apparently has a track record of ... Read More »

EF-5 Oklahoma Tornado Passes 2004 Hallam, NE Record For Widest Tornado

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In a matter of a few weeks, the state of Oklahoma has seen its second EF5 rated tornado. In addition, the damage path was as wide as 2.6 miles. This is a new record for the widest tornado in history, beating the previous record of 2.5 miles near Hallam, Neb. on May 22, 2004. After additional surveying and studying of weather data, including ... Read More »

K-State Coach Bill Snyder Signed to New Five-Year Contract

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State Director of Athletics John Currie announced today that legendary head football coach Bill Snyder has agreed to a new multi-year contract, securing the services of the 2011 and 2012 national and Big 12 coach of the year through the 2017 season. The new contract, which has an automatic rollover provision after the completion of each season mirroring the ... Read More »

An Unusually High Number of Dead Deer Are Being Found In The Listening Area

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Kansas and Nebraska Games and Parks said the cause is two similar diseases, Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease and Blue Tongue Disease.  The diseases are spread through bites by a certain gnat or midge.  The diseases cause the deer to suffer a loss of appetite.  As the deer grow progressively weaker they tend to salivate excessively.  Deer with EHD develop a high ... Read More »

July 2012 hottest month on record

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July 2012 marked the hottest month on record for the contiguous United States.  Drought expanded to cover nearly 63 percent of the lower 48 while wildfires consumed 2 million acres.   According to NOAA scientists, the average temperature was 77.6 degrees, 3.3 degrees above the 20th Century average.  The previous warmest July for the nation was July 1936 when the average ... Read More »

K-state reports record enrollment including largest Manhattan campus enrollment

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MANHATTAN — With residence halls filled to capacity, Kansas State University officials knew in August that enrollments would be stable for the fall semester. The 20th day enrollment figures, announced today, show record numbers of students with 23,581; students of color with 2,488 and on-campus enrollment in Manhattan of 20,206. Last year’s total enrollment was 23,520, with 2,278 students of ... Read More »