So what is legal for private drone operators? Seems like a fairly straightforward question — but nothing could be further from the truth. Ed McNamara, the Manhattan resident who regularly flies a three-pound, six-propeller unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to shoot photographs around Riley County, thinks he
In light of increased pasture burning during March and into this month, air quality was a topic of discussion during Monday morning’s Riley County Commission meeting. Both Emergency Management Director Pat Collins and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Jason Orr provided information and suggestions
Thomas Donilon, former national security advisor to President Barack Obama, will present the second Landon Lecture of the year Tuesday morning. The lecture is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at McCain Auditorium. Donilon held the national security advisor position from October 2010 to June 2013. Prior to
The Manhattan City Commission will select a new mayor during its annual reorganization meeting Tuesday night at City Hall. Mayor John Matta will step down as mayor after serving his one-year term. Traditionally, the new mayor would be the current mayor pro tem Wynn Butler.
A Geary County man was killed Saturday in a tractor rollover accident. The Geary County Sheriff’s Department reported Larry Bliss, 77, sustained fatal injuries when his farm tractor rolled near 12998 Humboldt Creek Road. Deputies responded to the accident at about 9:30 p.m., according to an
A cement truck driver was flown by Life Star helicopter to a Topeka hospital Monday after suffering serious injuries when his truck rolled onto its side in the 6200 block of Anderson Avenue. Riley County police and emergency officials responded to the accident at about 12:12 p.
Nine of the 10 highest-paid employees at Kansas State University in 2013 worked for the Athletics Department, according to a Mercury analysis of public records. The only person at K-State who broke the top 10 and didn’t work in sports: Kirk Schulz, the university president. He ranked
Ed McNamara doesn’t seem like a man would challenge the law or flout authority. A Chicago native who was keeping a roof over his head by shooting wedding videos and taking assorted other jobs, McNamara was outraged by the events of Sept. 11, 2001 — and promptly
FORT RILEY — This post historically has been critical to the Army mission, but it’s been just as vital to the economic and overall health of the Flint Hills region that surrounds it. On Friday, movers and shakers from Fort Riley’s neighboring communities gathered
Steve Feilmeier, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Koch Industries, will be the spring 2014 speaker for the Kansas State University College of Business Administration’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Feilmeier’s lecture will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in Forum Hall at the
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