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  • 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

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    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 (

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 09, 2015

    Man to stand trial in May shooting case

    A Manhattan man will stand trial in connection with an Aggieville shooting in May. A jury trial for Mark Self, Jr., 31, was set on Wednesday for February during Self’s arraignment in Riley County District Court. Self faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder in

  • Local |Education | September 09, 2015

    4 MHS students named Merit Scholar semifinalists

    Four Manhattan High School seniors have been named semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Catherine Lei, Nathan McClendon, Thomas Parish and Joshua Schwartz are among the nearly 16,000 semifinalists announced on Wednesday. The MHS students will continue vying for 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 09, 2015

    Worker transported for electrical shock

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    A construction worker received an electric shock Wednesday while working on a roofing site in Junction City. The man was transported from the scene by ambulance and transfered to a helicopter at 12:10 p.m. for medical treatment. Officials said burn treatments are typically handled in

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