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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 11, 2013

    Woman allegedly hits officer with hat

    A 23-year-old Manhattan woman was arrested for allegedly hitting a Kansas State University police officer in the back of the head with a hat on Saturday. Police officers arrested Jymie Graham, 2500 Farm Bureau Road, Lot 105, for battery of a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 11, 2013

    Man accused of pushing officer

    An 18-year-old Nebraska man was arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly pushing an officer after police investigated reports of underage drinking at a house party in the 800 block of Bluemont Avenue. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said Nicholas Palacio, Omaha, was arrested for battery against a law

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 11, 2013

    Assault against officer reported

    Officers arrested a 51-year-old Manhattan man Saturday after he allegedly assaulted a law enforcement officer and resisted arrest. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said Rodwrick Webber, 51, 6236 Partridge Lane, was arrested for assault against a law enforcement officer and interference with law enforcement at approximately 9:50 p.m. in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 11, 2013

    Drug arrests made in City Park

    Officers arrested three people on various drug charges early Sunday morning in City Park after investigating the smell of burnt marijuana in the air. Thomas Wickoff, 26, Littleton, Colo., Skyler Gilbert, 22, Salina, and Anthony Russo, 28, Salina, were arrested after police officers patrolling City Park at approximately 1:12

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 10, 2013

    City commission candidates answer questions on reducing the levy, funding, debt


    In preparation for the city commission elections, the Mercury asked each candidate to address several questions on various issues facing the city. The questions are designed to help voters understand each candidate’s position. This edition addresses budget issues. Here are the candidates’ responses. CITY

  • Local | March 10, 2013

    Getting the real Fake experience in Aggieville


    Fake Patty’s 2013 could be accurately described in one word: wet. Well, that, or muggy. Everything was just slightly damp and a bit bedraggled, but revelers were hard put to let it faze them. For Kansas State University students, celebrating Fake Patty’s is a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 10, 2013

    2 men face federal charges for robbery

    Federal charges were filed Wednesday against two men accused of robbing a Manhattan convenience store at gunpoint in February. Frank Hanson, 22, Manhattan, and Dennis Denzien, 20, Manhattan, are charged with one count of interference with commerce by means of robbery and one count of using, carrying

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 10, 2013

    Police say number of arrests, incidents comparable to last year

    Police officers were out in full force Saturday to contend with the yearly drinking celebration that is Fake Patty’s Day. While they were kept busy throughout the day, officials said there were no major issues, and incidents were more or less comparable to those

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 10, 2013

    Candidates discuss Fake Patty’s

    The first topic at the seniors center forum on Friday was Fake Patty’s Day. City commission candidates were asked of their opinion of the annual pre-St. Patrick’s Day event, which took place Saturday. “I love Fake Patty’s Day,” said Commissioner Rich Jankovich

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 10, 2013

    Vehicle thefts in Pottawatomie County

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating three vehicle thefts and stolen vehicle parts from the southwest portion of Pottawatomie County near Highway 24.  They are asking anyone with information on any of the crimes to contact the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office at (785)&

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