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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 11, 2015

    House fire causes $80K in damage on Thursday

    Fire.mercury

    Electrical wiring is the suspected culprit in a structure fire that caused $80,000 in damage to a Manhattan residence Thursday night. The Manhattan Fire Department responded to 949 Village Drive at 11:47 p.m., where responders found a one-story residence with light smoke coming from a door on

  • Local |Business |Fort Riley | September 10, 2015

    Corvias nears completion of Fort Riley overhaul

    Houseinside.mercury

    Fort Riley soldiers looking to live on post will have nicer housing options and more amenities starting next year. A private construction company is nearing completion of a 10-year project that will provide a total of 1,317 new homes on the base, nearly doubling the number

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 10, 2015

    Heger declines to sign contract

    Riley County Treasurer Shilo Heger is standing with the Kansas County Treasurers Association by not signing a state revenue department contract. The Kansas Department of Revenue is developing a contract with the entities doing motor vehicle transactions on behalf of the state. Heger spoke with

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 10, 2015

    RCPD arrests 1 in Friday robberies

    Police have made an arrest related to a series of robberies last week that caused officials to lock down the Kansas State University campus. Riley County Police Department officers arrested Sean Brock Eugene Robinson, 20, Manhattan, in connection with two counts of aggravated robbery, robbery, theft

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 10, 2015

    Hundreds donate to support band

    Hundreds of fans are standing by the K-State Marching Band and its director this week, raising nearly $13,000 for the group since Tuesday. K-State announced self-imposed sanctions for the university and band director Frank Tracz this week following a controversial performance at Saturday’s home football

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 10, 2015

    K-State researcher awarded $1.85M NIH grant

    The National Institutes of Health are funding a Kansas State University research project that is looking at viruses with the potential to be the next smallpox as well as an effective weapon against cancer. Stefan Rothenburg, assistant professor of biology, was recently awarded more than $1.85

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 09, 2015

    Tracz: We did nothing wrong

    K-State band director Frank Tracz had four strong words on Tuesday about the controversy surrounding the marching band’s halftime show last weekend. “We did nothing wrong,” he said. Tracz learned on Tuesday that he would be suspended for the Nov. 28 football game against the

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | September 09, 2015

    Fourth-graders practice archery, go fishing and more

    Agday1.mercury

    This year’s Kids Field Day was a big hit with area fourth-graders, who got to shoot BB guns, practice their archery skills and light straw on fire Wednesday morning, all while learning about agriculture. A two-day event that takes place annually at K-State’s

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 09, 2015

    K-State to help city with survey

    A randomized group of Manhattan residents will receive a community survey in October or November. The Manhattan City Commission provided feedback on Tuesday about the community survey draft. The city is seeking 500 to 600 responses from the 1,200 to 1,500 surveys that will be sent out. The survey

  • Local |Business | September 09, 2015

    County short of public defenders as McRell leaves for Fort Riley job

    Mcrell.mercury

    For more than a decade, Larry McRell has been a common sight in Riley County District Court, where he has represented hundreds, if not thousands of people accused of felonies ranging from drug possession to murder. But after departing the Board of Indigents’ Defense Service (

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