A Fort Riley soldier has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder among other charges following a failed suicide attempt earlier this year that left one man dead. Documents obtained by The Mercury Thursday show that Gary Nelson, 22, of Junction City, entered the plea last week.
Get ready to tap your toes and get up and boogie. There are plenty of live music options for all tastes in music. The final Arts in the Park concert will feature local favorite Muzzizi. The reggae group takes the Larry Norvell Band Shell stage
A new court order applying to the 21st judicial district will prohibit the carrying of any type of weapon into courtrooms here. Riley County Counselor Clancy Holeman briefed county commissioners Thursday on the order, which was issued last month by administrative district Judge Meryl Wilson
One of the things Americans should have learned about President Barack Obama is that his words are more impressive than his actions. He is unmatched rhetorically, but too often his words have done little except raise expectations. We hope that is not the case with
To the Editor: The art-deco bridge piers adjacent to the K-177 viaduct spanning the Kansas River near the Discovery Center were built in 1936. Those piers and bridge replaced a wooden bridge built in 1871 that survived the flood of 1903 but was destroyed by the flood of 1935.
FORT RILEY — The quiet time for the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division is coming to a close. Approximately 2,200 soldiers from the CAB started to deploy into Afghanistan in late July. The CAB is expected to be one of the last aviation units deployed to
Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design will host the free workshop “Research in Political Fragmentation and Water Resource Management” from 4-6 pm Thursday, August 29, in the K-State Student Union’s Little Theatre. The workshop will feature a round table on the
Through a new research partnership, Kansas State University is helping Kansas businesses and the state’s economy while improving the technology behind wireless communication systems and smartphones. Kansas State University’s Electronics Design Laboratory and Lawrence-based Avatekh Inc. are solving challenges that are caused by
Police closed off three blocks in Ogden Wednesday afternoon following reports of homemade explosives in the area. Riley County Police Department officers and a bomb team blocked off the streets after responding to a domestic dispute in which a man threatened his wife that there
Jeramy Richard Smith, formerly of Manhattan, died July 12 in Chapman. He was 55. Mr. Smith was born Feb. 21, 1958, at Fort Riley, and was a graduate of the University of Nevada at Reno, where he received a degree in human development and family studies. He is survived
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