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  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | December 26, 2014

    Survey: Manhattan tops Lawrence as state’s best college city

    The mayor was amused. “I guess anything involving Manhattan and Lawrence, you’re going to have a little bit of that sunflower rivalry thing,” Wynn Butler said. “But this thing, well, this is kind of funny.” Butler was referring to reaction created by a recent

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 26, 2014

    Judge denies request for soldier’s arrest affidavit

    A Geary County Court judge on Friday denied a request to disclose an affidavit and sworn testimony used in the arrest of a Fort Riley soldier currently held on a $5 million bond. Staff Sgt. James Henning, 40, Junction City, was arrested in November in connection with

  • Local |Business | December 24, 2014

    Toy drive helps 700 shoppers

    More area children will have gifts under the tree this Christmas, thanks to a local toy drive. Toys for Manhattan brought in a bigger crowd than last year, said its director, Judy Padgett. The annual drive collects new and used toys, and parents who can’

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 24, 2014

    Former Fort Riley commander running for commission

    Retired Lt. Gen. Mike Dodson, former commander at Fort Riley, became the first Manhattan City Commission candidate for April’s election on Tuesday. A member of the Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan Update Project Advisory Committee, Dodson said in a press release that he is

  • Local |Business |Holidays | December 24, 2014

    Mercury staffers’ favorite Christmas traditions

    Whether you hang your stockings by the chimney with care or deck the halls with boughs of holly, it’s the traditions each family creates that make it feel like Christmas. Here are some holiday traditions from Mercury staff members. The annual Christmas-Tree-Calendar-Count-Down-Competition is the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 24, 2014

    Hearing set for man shot in November robbery

    A preliminary hearing was set Tuesday for a Manhattan man who was shot in the face during an attempted robbery last month. Christopher Hudgins, 19, 3416 Westbaker St., appeared Tuesday in Riley County District Court with his attorney Thomas Addair in front of Judge William Malcolm. Malcolm

  • Local |Business | December 24, 2014

    Where to celebrate New Year in Manhattan

    It’s not too early to think about how to ring in the new year. Manhattan has a few events on New Year’s Eve for those looking to make plans. The Little Apple New Year’s Event celebration starts at 10:30 p.m. on Moro

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 24, 2014

    Soldier’s hearing set in rape case

    A soldier who is accused of raping a child appeared Tuesday in court, where a judge set his preliminary hearing. Timothy Ayers Jr., 41, appeared via webcam from the Riley County Jail with counsel Larry McRell in front of Judge William Malcolm. McRell requested as much

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 24, 2014

    Judge grants lower bond for robbery suspect

    A bond reduction was granted on Tuesday for a former MHS athlete facing charges in a July aggravated robbery case. Trey Campbell, 21, appeared in Riley County District Court via webcam from the Riley County Jail Tuesday afternoon with his attorney Jillian Waesche. His bond was

  • Local |Business | December 24, 2014

    ‘Interview’ showing in KC

    The controversial comedy “The Interview” is coming to select theaters, but viewers will have to drive to Kansas City to see it. Following Sony Entertainment’s decision last week to cancel the wide release of the Seth Rogen and James Franco film, the company on

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