Friday, September 4, 2015



News - Local

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 21, 2014

    2 charged with attempted murder

    Police arrested two Ogden men on Sunday on charges of attempted murder. Johnny Cossey, 38, and Timothy Holmes, 43, were both charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary, according to a report from the Riley County Police Department. The victim was identified as 22-year-old

  • Local |Business | July 21, 2014

    Fair preparation heats up along with temperatures

    Riley County Extension Director Jennifer Wilson said it best Monday morning as county commissioners heard from fair organizers preparing for this week’s events. “The heat and humidity are on the rise, so that can mean only one thing: it’s Riley County Fair time,”

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 21, 2014

    City wrapping up budget sessions

    The city commission will have its final budget work session Tuesday. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The proposed 2015 city budget is about $134.4 million with a mill levy of 44.712 mills, an increase of $3.6 million and 1.288 mills from 2014. A mill is $1 in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 21, 2014

    Pott County Jail lists those arrested during Country Stampede

    The Mercury has obtained from the Pottawatomie County Jail the names of those booked during this year’s Country Stampede. Because the jail’s records don’t indicate the location of each arrest, all names recorded from June 25 to 29 are listed. Daniel Payney, 29, Ozawkie, for

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 20, 2014

    K-State scientists map wheat genome

    K-State researchers helped create a draft of the genetic blueprint of common wheat,which is grown on more than 531 million acres around the world and produces nearly 700 million tons of food each year. Their work could help scientists isolate genes to develop better wheat varieties

  • Local | July 20, 2014

    Getting back in the swing of things: Group revives folk dancing tradition

    Contradancing-1.phatch

    Sometimes in the journalism business, you get to participate in the event you’re covering to bring a special perspective to the reader. Well, on Saturday evening, I did something quite daring. I danced in a well-lit room — in public. Dancers and musicians of all

  • Local |Business | July 20, 2014

    Vacancies for new hotels? Local developers say yes

    Bluemonthotel.phatch

    The local hotel market has become an overcrowded affair. According to Smith Travel Research, Manhattan’s hotel occupancy rate has declined from 67.9 percent with 886 available rooms in 2007 to 56.3 percent with 1,263 available rooms in 2013. The city’s occupancy rate in 2013 is near the 56.1 percent average for

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 20, 2014

    Trial set for man accused of injuring 2 motorcyclists

    An Ogden man accused of multiple charges connected to an April accident that left two motorcycle riders seriously injured was bound over and scheduled for an arraignment Friday in Riley County District Court. Judge William Malcolm scheduled an arraignment hearing for Johnny Cossey, 38, on Aug. 4.

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 20, 2014

    Junction City goes under voluntary water restriction

    Juntion City is under voluntary water restriction, the city announced in a press release on Friday. Greg McCaffery, municipal services director, announced that the city issued a water watch in response to an overall increase in water use over the previous seven consecutive days. The

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 20, 2014

    RCPD seeking information about possible copper thefts

    The Riley County Police Department has responded to and initiated investigations into several thefts of copper in the Manhattan and Riley County area over the past few years and is now seeking out victims who may have left these thefts unreported. “Reporting a crime to

TOP JOBS
More Jobs ››
Text Alerts
Mobile Alerts

Get the latest news, weather and sports updates from The Mercury sent to your phone.

Sign Up Now

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2012

Reproduction of any kind is prohibited without written consent.