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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 01, 2016

    When two drunk strangers meet in an Aggieville bar the issue of consent becomes a legal question.

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    Drunk sex is not rape. So went the claim, more or less, of the defense attorney during closing arguments in a recent rape trial in Riley County District Court. His client was a 21-year-old K-State student who met a stranger at a bar in Aggieville

  • Local | May 01, 2016

    MHS students transform mall into an Arabian night

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    Forty strands of lights, an endless amount of ribbon and about 500 cookies. That’s just a portion of what Adelaide Bliss said it takes to put together the Manhattan High School Prom. Bliss, who is the Student Council vice president for the junior class, arrived

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 01, 2016

    Lawmakers sign off on ‘revenge porn’ bill

    A bill that makes “revenge porn” a felony awaits a signature from Gov. Sam Brownback. “I’m hoping for a bill signing on that for Tuesday,” said Rep. Sydney Carlin, D-Manhattan. Carlin has worked for the past two sessions on making it a criminal act

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 01, 2016

    Commissioners to give input on parks plan to advisory board

    The Manhattan City Commission will once again attempt to provide feedback Monday on Parks and Recreation facility recommendations. The city canceled a joint work session with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on the subject last week because of Tuesday’s storms and a tornado

  • Local |Business | April 30, 2016

    Tourism group building interest one brick at a time

    Where is the longest sculpted brick mural in the United States? Would you believe, in Cloud County, Kansas? Today we’ll learn about this remarkable rural tourism attraction. Last week we learned about Cloud Ceramics, a brick manufacturer in Concordia. Not only does this company

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 29, 2016

    Department of Education investigating 4 possible Title IX violations at KSU

    The U.S. Department of Education is investigating four cases of possible Title IX infractions at K-State relating to the university’s response to student reports of sexual assault. The university has confirmed the number of cases but referred additional questions to the U.S.

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 29, 2016

    Zac Brown Band to headline football stadium concert

    Currie.mercury

    There will be a different reason for Bill Snyder Family Stadium to get loud this September. For the first time in nearly 30 years the stadium will host a major concert event: a four-band music festival headlined by Zac Brown Band on Sept. 10. The concert festival,

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | April 29, 2016

    Why were the trees at the mall near Dillard’s removed?

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    Q: Why were the trees at the mall near Dillard’s removed? A: Much like the former Sears store, several trees around Manhattan Town Center have been targeted for reincarnation. Sears closed its doors in December 2014 and was demolished last fall to make way for

  • Local |Business | April 29, 2016

    Public opinion split on vision for Aggieville’s future

    Aggieville.mercury

    Opinions on the future of Aggieville are divided — sometimes even for married couples. Jon and Sarah Wilson were among the 50 people who attended an open house Thursday to provide input on the Aggieville Community Vision. “The biggest goal is figuring out which way they want

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 28, 2016

    Myers signs contract with $360,000 salary

    K-State Interim President Richard Myers will receive an annual salary of $360,000 for the duration of his service, according to the Kansas Board of Regents appointment agreement he signed Wednesday. Myers assumed the position Tuesday and will serve until the Regents hire a permanent replacement. Myers’

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