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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 13, 2014

    JC police seize $43,000 in pot

    JUNCTION CITY — Junction City authorities seized $43,000 worth of marijuana and arrested two people for intending to distribute it after a drug bust on Wednesday. After executing a search warrants at 1919 Northwind Drive, Lot 2, and 1501 Dean St., authorities arrested Steven J. Parks, 28, Junction City and charged

  • Local |Business | March 13, 2014

    Local stations could be cut in Cox contract dispute

    Cable and internet provider Cox Communications and Topeka television affiliates are in a contract dispute that could affect thousands of Cox customers. The current contract expires Friday at 4 p.m. According to a statement on Kansas First News’ website, if a new contract is not

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | March 13, 2014

    Choir to perform ‘Rhapsody’ in KC

    Kansas State University choral students will partner with professional musicians to bring purple to Kansas City’s art scene. The Kansas State University Grand Chorus will present its inaugural Rhapsody concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 13, 2014

    K-State trial team to compete for title

    Kansas State University’s varsity Mock Trial Team will start its case for a championship by competing in the Open Round Championship Series Tournament, March 14-16, at Washington University in St. Louis. The team advanced to the championship series by taking third place at the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 13, 2014

    Stranger in van summons child

    Police were notified at 6:55 p.m. on Thursday of a suspicious person in the northeastern portion of Manhattan. The complainant reported that an unidentified man in a light color ed vehicle may have attempted to summon a child to come to him. Police searched the

  • Local | March 12, 2014

    Health fair canceled, set to be revamped

    The annual Riley County Health Fair has been canceled, health department officials said this week. But that doesn’t mean it’s gone for good. Katy Oestman, health educator for the department, told The Mercury that the health fair is in the process of being

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 12, 2014

    Bond reduced for man charged in shooting

    WESTMORELAND — The suspected shooter in a December 2013 incident at Manhattan Quality Inn & Suites might be released on bond. Dustin Monroe appeared Tuesday in Pottawatomie County District Court, where his $250,000 bond was reduced to $25,000, prosecuting attorney Sherri Schuck said. Monroe is accused of firing several

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 12, 2014

    City seeks input on sign regulations

    The city is testing the public’s opinion on proposed sign regulation changes. The current sign regulations are being updated, with the city hosting focus group meetings throughout the week — and after spring break — to receive input on potential changes. Around a dozen landlords and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 12, 2014

    Fake Patty’s fire runs up slightly from 2013

    Fake Patty’s Day statistics from the Manhattan Fire Department were on par with last year’s event, according to numbers released Tuesday. Deputy Chief Ryan Almes said firefighters made 14 emergency runs this year compared with 13 last year. The number is significantly lower than the 26

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 12, 2014

    Three arrested after drug probe

    Riley County police arrested three people and seized methamphetamine, marijuana and $3,000 in cash on Tuesday after an investigation into drug distribution. According to a report from Officer Matthew Droge, the RCPD teamed with agents from the Kansas Department of Corrections State Parole Office to search

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