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  • Road rage preceded fatal shooting

    A road rage incident instigated the March 10 shooting death of 27-year-old Casey Lindley, according to an affidavit obtained by The Mercury. Lindley was shot in the forehead at the intersection of Skyway Drive and Kansas Highway 114 before being transported to .

  • Attempted robbery suspect waives preliminary hearing

    A Manhattan man who was shot in the face during an attempted robbery in November waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. Tom Addair, who represents Christopher Hudgins, 19, 3416 Westbaker St., said he is in plea negotiations with the .

  • Man pleads no contest in double kidnapping

    A Manhattan man involved in a double kidnapping and robbery pleaded no contest on Wednesday to two counts of kidnapping. Kaywaun Washington, 25, represented by Britain Stites, pleaded no contest to two counts of kidnapping in an Oct. 8 incident that involved .

  • Suspect in vehicle burglaries granted bond reduction

    A judge on Tuesday granted a bond reduction for a Riley County man involved in a series of vehicle burglaries and thefts. Jeremy Spaur, 30, appeared with counsel Larry McRell from the Riley County Jail, and Nicole Holt, 20, appeared in person .

  • Commission approves removal of tree house

    The City Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved removing a tree house on city property. The tree house is in the area of 1912 Stratton Circle on city property in Jorgenson Park. Diane Meredith and David Sauter, adjoining property owners constructing the .

  • Riley County the picture of health

    Credit the culture, the tallgrass prairie, private and public medical care or other factors. Whatever the causes — and there are many — this corner of the Flint Hills is perhaps the healthiest area of Kansas. According to the Robert Wood Johnson .

  • Mercury’s criticism of Israel, Netanyahu was misplaced

    To the Editor: I would like to comment on the Mercury’s March 24 editorial n which Israel and its Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, are impugned for interference in nuclear negotiations among Iran, the United States and our allies. The criticism .

  • KSU researchers find ‘affinity switch’ that could lead to better drug treatments

    A Kansas State University-led study is helping uncover the intricate workings of how a specific “molecular machine” inside of cells is assembled. Fully understanding this process may present new target sites for drugs and may lead to better treatments for .

  • Six earn Edgerley-Franklin scholarships

    Kansas State University has awarded its Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship to six high school seniors for outstanding contributions to the urban communities in which they live. The university received 102 applications, and a selection committee chose 10 finalists to interview. Finalists participated .


    Dean E. Hoffman, 89, of Manhattan and formerly of rural Chapman, died Thursday, March 19, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. Mr. Hoffman was born April 2, 1925, in the New Basel community, the oldest son of Earl and Vera (Poland) Hoffman. .


    Rose Marie Henningsen, 76, of Belvue, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at Homecare & Hospice of Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information Rose was born Feb. 16, 1939, in Topeka, to Earl and Sylvia (Henkel) Williams. She was raised in Alma where .


    Anna Elizabeth (Hagan) Weekley, 91, of Arkansas City, died Sunday, March 22, 2015, at the South Central Kansas Medical Center in Arkansas City. The family provided some of the following information. Anna was born April 6, 1923, to Roy Sherman Hagan and Edna Marie (Norris) .


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