Sunday, October 4, 2015

News - Local

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 22, 2014

    Man accused of kidnapping fires attorney

    A man accused of theft and kidnapping crimes fired his court-appointed attorney Monday. Jerred Snyder, 30, appeared in Riley County District Court, asking Judge John Bosch to grant a motion to terminate his defense attorney, Larry McRell, from his two cases. In one case, Snyder faces

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 22, 2014

    Manhattan house fire causes nearly $200,000 in damage

    A fire caused nearly $200,000 in damage to a house in Manhattan on Monday afternoon. The Manhattan Fire Department was alerted at 12:17 p.m. to a fire at 2400 Buttonwood Drive. Officials found the single-story residential structure with heavy smoke and fire showing from the rear area

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 22, 2014

    House fire causes $35,000 in damage


    Manhattan Fire Department crews responded to a house fire at 831 Colorado St. at 11:24 p.m. Monday. When firefighters arrived, they found a single-story house with smoke and fire showing from the structure’s rear area, according to a news release. The department responded with six

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | July 22, 2014

    Woman says son ‘harassed’ by police

    A Memphis woman said she went to the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board meeting Monday seeking justice for her son, a Manhattan man who was shot in May. Sophia Starks spoke of her son Dareen Starks, 23, before law board members and police administrators, alleging

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 22, 2014

    Robotics Team wins eighth straight championship

    The name on the trophy can stay the same — just as it has for the last seven years. Kansas State University’s Robotics Team is again the winner of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ annual student robotics design. In fact, since the

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 22, 2014

    Shirley Farms tour set

    The Friends of the Kansas State University Gardens will take a trip Thursday, July 31, to Shirley Farms in Vermillion. The gardens of K-State alumnus Dale Shirley feature cultivars of dahlias and colorful gladiolas, among many other summer blooming favorites, said Marti Meek, one of the

  • Local |Fort Riley | July 22, 2014

    Fort Riley hosts National Night Out

    Fort Riley’s National Night Out will be Wednesday from 5-8:30 p.m. at Ware Elementary School on post. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be postponed to Thursday. The event includes a free barbecue dinner, 3-on-3 basketball tournament and static displays

  • 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

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.