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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 04, 2014

    Trial begins in 2008 Leonardville murder case

    Howard Barrett barely moved Monday during the start of his trial in connection with the 2008 stabbing death of a pest exterminator.The prosecution wrapped up its case against him Tuesday morning ending with two witnesses.  There was plenty of emotion in Barrett’s voice

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 04, 2014

    Trial set for Ogden man in July stabbing incident

    An Ogden man was bound over for trial in Riley County District Court Monday for his role in a July stabbing incident. Johnny Cossey, 38, is scheduled for a two-day trial on Feb. 10-11 after pleading innocent to four felony charges. He faces two counts of

  • Local |Education | November 04, 2014

    Board to consider higer facility use fees

    Facility use fees for Manhattan-Ogden schools could increase this year if the school board approves a proposal from USD 383 administrators. The school board will hear the issue at a 6:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday. According to agenda information, the district is not allowed to “make money”

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 04, 2014

    Speaker urges better US engagement with South America

    Iran, Russia and China are making inroads in South America because the United States has pulled back on military and academic exchanges with the region, an expert said in an appearance in Manhattan Monday. Marina Malamud, a professor of military sociology at the Air War

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 04, 2014

    Judge orders Kansas to let gay couples marry

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Kansas to allow same-sex couples to marry, but he delayed enforcement of the order until next week to give the state time to appeal. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday barring

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 03, 2014

    Higher turnout expected Tuesday

    With the midterm election coming up Tuesday, Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo on Monday updated county commissioners on advance voting numbers, and this year’s statistics exceed that of 2010’s midterm election. As of the close of the advance voting period Saturday, the county has

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | November 03, 2014

    Roberts’ Snyder ad won’t run anymore

    Sen. Pat Roberts’ re-election campaign has dropped a controversial commercial featuring K-State football coach Bill Snyder from its advertising rotation. A spokesman for the Roberts campaign told The Mercury on Monday that the ad had completed its scheduled run on Sunday and wouldn’t be

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 03, 2014

    City to get auditorium update

    The Manhattan City Commission will receive an update on Tuesday about the Parks and Recreation offices and City Auditorium project. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. In June, commissioners gave their support for moving the parks department from 1101 Fremont St. in City

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | November 03, 2014

    2 who showed college students can handle elected office

    Ben Wilson, a 21-year-old K-State student and music major pulled off the upset in August primaries when he beat out incumbent Dave Lewis by 66 votes for the District 1 seat in the Riley County Commission. With no challenger in Tuesday’s general election, the seat goes

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | November 03, 2014

    1 person injured in crash on I-70

    A Manhattan woman was transported to the hospital with possible injuries after a vehicle crash on I-70 Sunday afternoon. Elizabeth Dodd, 52, of Manhattan, a K-State professor, was taken to Mercy Regional Health Center after her vehicle was struck by a car driven by Tosan Ehiguese, 26,

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