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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 30, 2014

    Hearing set for man in kidnapping case

    Prosecution and defense attorneys for a Manhattan man accused of robbing one person and stealing from two others in separate incidents are preparing for a two-hour preliminary hearing. Jarred Snyder, 30, appeared via video from the Riley County Jail for status hearings in both cases Tuesday

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 30, 2014

    Winning APDesign work on display in K-State gallery

    Work by students from Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, for the annual Ted and Sue Knapp Delineation Competition is on display in the Chang Gallery at Seaton Hall through Friday, May 2. The gallery is open from 8 a.m.

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 30, 2014

    Kansas State to recognize Hofmeister with doctorate

    A Kansas State University alumnus who has led one of the nation’s largest oil companies and is now involved in energy security efforts will receive an honorary doctorate from Kansas State University. John Hofmeister, founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy and former

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | April 30, 2014

    Financial counseling program at K-State gets State Farm grant

    Like a good neighbor, State Farm was there for Kansas State University’s Powercat Financial Counseling, or PFC, program. The insurance company has awarded the program a 2014 State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant for $15,000. The grant is awarded to organizations that foster opportunities in service

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 30, 2014

    Late freeze kills some fruit buds

    A recent late cold snap could mean less fruit this year. “If we had a tree or even some sort of small fruit bush that was in flower, it very likely could have killed the fruit buds,” said Ward Upham, Kansas State University extension agent

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 29, 2014

    Woman sentenced for pill mill connection

    TOPEKA — A Manhattan woman has been sentenced to two years of federal probation for her connection to a pill mill that authorities busted in August 2012. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom stated in a news release that Sarah Harding-Huffine, 30, had been sentenced Monday after she pleaded

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 29, 2014

    County could sue over lack of plants

    WESTMORELAND — Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday directed the administrative staff to threaten legal action — if necessary — to get landscaping around the new justice center completed. Heavy rainfall Sunday morning washed mud across sidewalks and into a street east of the new building, where final grading and

  • Local |Business | April 29, 2014

    Cameron to step down as Mercury executive editor

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    Ned Seaton, publisher and editor-in-chief, on Tuesday announced a change in the leadership of The Manhattan Mercury’s newsroom: Steve Cameron is resigning as executive editor, and Megan Moser is taking the position on an interim basis. The changes take effect Thursday. Cameron will continue

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 29, 2014

    Logan pleased with Regents’ revised social media policy

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    The Kansas Board of Regents released a revised social media policy Monday afternoon — incorporating language on academic freedoms while keeping in place the disciplinary clauses that have been a source of controversy. Regent Chair Fred Logan said he’s pleased with the revisions, which will

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 29, 2014

    KSU choir to perform at Kauffman Center

    K-State choir students will turn Kansas City purple during a concert Saturday evening. The Kansas State University Grand Chorus will present its inaugural Rhapsody concert at 8 p.m. Saturday in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. All ticket sales benefit student

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