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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 12, 2015

    Police seeking Fort Riley man in Ogden death

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    Riley County police are searching for a Fort Riley man who they believe is responsible for the Tuesday shooting death of 27-year-old Casey Lindley of Ogden. Tierre Wall, 26, is wanted on an arrest warrant for voluntary manslaughter. According to Riley County police, Wall is black, 5

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | March 12, 2015

    Regents approve K-State’s purchase of old Alorica building

    TOPEKA — Kansas State University can proceed with a plan to buy a building near the Manhattan airport as a place to house programs and staff affected by renovations on the main campus. The Kansas Board of Regents Wednesday unanimously approved the purchase of the former

  • Local |Business | March 12, 2015

    Contractor issue closes bakery, deli at Fort Riley

    The deli, bakery and sushi bar at the commissary on Fort Riley are temporarily closed due to performance issues with a contractor, according to a press release. Officials with the Defense Commissary Agency recently announced a suspension of services at 22 commissaries in eight states while

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | March 12, 2015

    County has bigger-than-expected surplus

    Riley County’s general fund ended 2014 with more than twice the surplus originally budgeted by commissioners last year, said Johnette Shepek, the county’s budget and finance officer. Speaking before the commission on Thursday, Shepek said the general fund, which represents the majority of county

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 12, 2015

    Three people indicted on charges of kidnapping, killing JC woman

    Three people were indicted Wednesday, each on a federal charge of kidnapping and killing a Junction City woman in 2014, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Larry L. Anderson, 26, Junction City, Maryssa A. Middleton, 23, Colorado, and Drexel Woody, 24, Fort Riley, were arrested in February 2014 after authorities

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

    Police: Fake Patty’s Day calls down in 2015

    Fake Patty’s Day 2015, which took place last weekend in Manhattan, brought fewer police interactions across the board compared with 2014, according to statistics released Wednesday morning by the Riley County Police Department. Because of a break from winter weather and a hint of spring in

  • Local |Business | March 11, 2015

    Sources: Theater to open at mall

    Manhattan Town Center could be getting a new movie theater, according to several mall merchants. Four merchants told The Mercury that mall officials said at a recent meeting that the former Sears store would be torn down to make way for a new eight-screen theater.

  • Local | March 11, 2015

    Niemann to perform with son of Ledoux, others at Wareham

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    Jerrod Niemann never met Chris Ledoux. But Niemann’s career has been so directly tied to the late world-champion-rodeo-cowboy-turned-country-music-icon that it’s easy for Niemann to feel like he’s known Ledoux forever. One of Niemann’s first big breaks as a songwriter came in 2005

  • Local | March 11, 2015

    Shedding reservations, bee winner aiming for TV


    Ella Rosenkranz is a girl with many talents. She sings, plays cello and spells words. On Saturday, the seventh-grader at Eisenhower Middle School spelled her way to a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C after winning the Kansas regional spelling

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 11, 2015

    KSU responds to OU frat controversy

    Kansas State University officials released a statement on Wednesday distancing the university’s Greek system from a recent incident at an Oklahoma fraternity. “This issue involves a single chapter of a national fraternity,” said Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students. “

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