News briefs for Jan. 26


Two pedestrians died after being struck by a snow plow in Manhattan. Shortly after 5 a.m. Friday, a Riley County plow truck struck Anthony Stephen Toler, 22, and Jayden J. Rosa, 20, both of Manhattan. Kansas State Trooper Ben Gardner said Toler and Rosa were “walking along the roadway and crossed over to gain access to where they reside.”

A bill that would require meat substitutes to have more specific labeling backed by the Kansas Livestock Association sits in the Kansas Statehouse. KLA said that unclear labels on meat substitutes could confuse consumers. “We just want to make sure everyone is clear as to what we’re buying and selling,” Aaron Popelka, vice president of legal and government affairs for KLA, said.

A fifth infection from the coronavirus has been confirmed in the United States. Previously, cases were confirmed in Illinois, Arizona, California and Washington. China has reported 56 deaths. Schools in Wuhan, China have been shut down in an effort to stop the spread of disease. In addition, Disneyland in Hong Kong will close until further notice.

Former Los Angeles Lakers player and basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, died in a helicopter crash on Sunday. The Washington Post reports that Bryant and his daughter, along with seven others, were on board an S-76 helicopter when it crashed in Calabasas, California. There were no survivors.

My name is Bailey Britton and I am the former editor-in-chief of the Collegian. Previously, I have been the assistant news editor and the managing editor. I have also interned for the Manhattan Mercury and the Colby Free Press. I grew up in Colby, Kansas, and I am a junior in journalism and English. Through the Collegian, I aim to provide the K-State community with quality news coverage while we learn to serve our campus.