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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 02, 2014

    McConnell accused of killing child in 2013

    A Fort Riley soldier accused of killing a child born last year made his first appearance in Riley County District Court Wednesday afternoon. Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared via video from the Riley County Jail. District Magistrate Judge Sheila Hochhauser reviewed the charges filed against him of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | October 02, 2014

    Applebee’s closed after kitchen fire

    An accidental fire in Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar kitchen just before 1 a.m. Thursday will force the restaurant to close for cleanup and repairs. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to the restaurant, 100 Manhattan Town Center P5, at 12:59 a.m., according to a

  • Local |Education | October 02, 2014

    Board OKs student voting program

    In light of election season, elementary and middle school students will learn about voting, democracy and civic responsibilities with Kids Voting Kansas 2014, a non-partisan, non-profit educational program. The school board approved the program at Wednesday’s meeting. “It is a well-respected program, and it does

  • Manhattan High School | October 02, 2014

    Indians hit the road for Topeka West

    After two straight weeks facing the Wing-T, the Manhattan High football team will face a new challenge this week against Topeka West. In Friday’s 7 p.m. game at Topeka’s Hummer Sports Park, the Indians will see a spread attack that has the potential

  • Columns |General Activities | October 02, 2014

    Cameron: Royals won wild playoff game in spite of Yost

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You might watch a thousand baseball games and never see anything like this. You know by now that the Royals rallied — implausibly, almost impossibly — to beat the Oakland A’s 9-8 in the 12th inning of an American League wild card playoff

  • Editorials | October 02, 2014

    Way to go, Ogden Elementary!

    We offer our congratulations to Ogden Elementary School for being recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School. As a story in Wednesday’s Mercury explained, Ogden is one of the most successful schools nationwide in improving students’ scores in reading and math. Ogden, which has

  • Movies | October 02, 2014

    Denzel Washington stars in ‘The Equalizer’

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    Denzel Washington and Director Antoine Fuqua, who earlier collaborated on the movie “Training Day,” have reunited for a new feature film called “The Equalizer.” In it Washington plays a fairly quiet old guy who works at a “home improvement” store in a city we later

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 02, 2014

    Reported sexual assaults up at KU

    LAWRENCE — A new report says sexual offenses reported last year on the Kansas University campus increased by 10 from the previous year. The federal Clery Act requires colleges to report crime statistics and submit them to the U.S. Department of Education. Thirteen sex offenses were

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 02, 2014

    Murder suspect faces trial

    A Leonardville man charged with murder in a 2008 killing will proceed to trial in November now that he’s been found competent. Howard Barrett, 58, is accused of stabbing to death Thomas James, 48, of Clay Center in February 2008. James was performing pest control at Barrett’s

  • Obituaries | October 02, 2014

    MICHAEL J. MILLIGAN

    Michael J. Milligan, 66, of Junction City, former longtime Manhattan resident, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at the Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Dec. 8, 1947, in Manhattan, the son of Harold E. and Sybil A. (Burres)


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