The Manhattan Mercury won 17 awards in the 2013 Kansas Press Association contest, the results of which were announced this week. The Mercury, which competes in the Daily Division II category, saw four first-place finishes: editorial writing, Walt Braun; headline writing, Megan Moser; news photo, Rod Mikinski;
A suspect charged in a Dara’s Fast Lane robbery that occurred in November 2013 will be transported to Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility for a trial competency evaluation. Travis Bowman, 23, appeared via webcam from the Riley County Jail in the district court hearing Tuesday with
Daniel Davy, associate professor of theater at K-State, died Saturday during emergency heart surgery at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. “Dan was a very bright and somewhat quirky professor,” said John Uthoff, theatre program director. Uthoff said Davy was the only theater
WESTMORELAND — A St. Marys man charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault pleaded not guilty to his charges in Pottawatomie County District Court Tuesday. Pablo Gonzalez, 21, will have a week-long jury trial starting Aug. 25. He was arrested in January in connection with the New Year’
A Wamego man charged with 30 counts of felony theft waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Tracy Roberts, 45, a former executive officer with the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, appeared in court Tuesday afternoon in front of Judge
An Amber Alert for a missing Texas teen believed to be in Kansas was canceled Wednesday morning. Nacogdoches County in eastern Texas requested the alert for Nomei Velazquez, 15, Tuesday night. The girl had been missing since Monday. The alert went to Kansas because the girl’
The Riley County Board of Health held its inaugural meeting Monday night — although attendees didn’t exactly get to see a host of new faces. The Riley County Commission now officially serves as the Board of Health, as well — same people, different role. On Monday
The inner workings of the Amber Alert system were explained at Monday’s intergovernmental luncheon in a discussion prompted by last week’s abduction of 10-year-old Hailey Owens of Springfield, Mo. Riley County Police Department director Brad Schoen said Amber Alert is a federal system
WESTMORELAND — The appraised value of property in Pottawatomie County increased by about $1 million in 2014, according to Lois Schlegel, county appraiser. Schlegel gave county commissioners an overview Monday of the appraised values of land and buildings, as well as an update on residential home sales and
Two Kansas State University students were robbed at gunpoint in their home Monday night. At 8:50 p.m., Riley County police responded to the home of Matthew Mckernan, 21, and Joshua Martin, 20, who were reportedly robbed by three men. The two were roommates living at 1520 Jarvis Drive.
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