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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 27, 2014

    Man shot to death in Junction

    JUNCTION CITY — Junction City police are investigating the shooting death of a 27-year-old man. Police said in a news release that Elza Evans was found dead in a parking lot at 618 W. 14th Street in Junction City. He had been shot several times. Officials had

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | October 27, 2014

    City to discuss strategies for declining pool revenues

    Manhattan city commissioners will discuss declining city pool revenue at a Tuesday work session. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The commissioners will take no action at the meeting. Revenue at local public pools has gone down since 2012, even with a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 27, 2014

    Police seize $6,000 in drugs during bust

    The Riley County Police Department’s Investigations Division seized $6,000 worth of drugs and arrested a Manhattan man on Friday after authorities investigated the sale of illegal substances. Joshua Nathaniel Cross, 27, 1424 Legore Lane, was arrested at 7:50 p.m. for the sale of cocaine, possession of cocaine

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 27, 2014

    Officer injured in scuffle

    A Riley County police officer was injured during an incident where a man was tasered after resisting police early Sunday morning. Patrol Officer Ryan Doehling was injured during an altercation in Aggieville in an incident involving Travis Allen, 36, of Junction City, who was arrested for

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 27, 2014

    Manhattan man arrested for aggravated robbery

    The Riley County Police Department arrested a Manhattan man for aggravated robbery after an incident in the 600 block of N. Third Place. No injuries during the incident were listed and police were able to locate the suspect within approximately 15 minutes of the crime. Police arrested

  • Local |Business | October 26, 2014

    Farmers market celebrates 35 years of operation

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    For 35 years, Manhattan’s Downtown Farmers Market has provided patrons and sellers a place to meet for home-grown produce, clothing, jewelry and crafts. Elaine Mohr, owner of Southside Gardens, has been a part of the market since it started in 1979. It’s one of the

  • Local | October 26, 2014

    Q&A: Garrison Keillor

    Garrison Keillor, writer, storyteller and longtime host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” will perform at K-State’s McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets are still available at k-state.edu/mccain/tickets. During a phone interview with The Mercury on Friday, he spoke about Manhattan,

  • Local |Education | October 26, 2014

    St. George parents: Lack of sidewalks, buses means children can’t get to school safely

    Some parents in St. George have been trying to change the Rock Creek school district’s policy about in-city transport for their school children, but so far, proposed solutions haven’t gone anywhere. Parent Matthew Asbury said that even though he lives in city limits,

  • Local |Traffic | October 26, 2014

    Accident on K-177 causes delays in gameday traffic

    An accident involving a truck hanging over a bridge slowed many drivers on their way to the K-State football game Saturday. The accident occurred on Kansas Highway 177 on the viaduct just outside of Manhattan on Saturday morning. The stream of vehicles coming to town for

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 26, 2014

    Couple makes $5M matching gift to KSU

    Paul and Sandra Edgerley, Brookline, Massachusetts, have made a challenge-matching gift of $5 million to the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University. The Edgerleys have committed $5 million to the college’s new Career Counseling and Skill Development program, matching donations to the program from

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