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  • Local |Government, Politics | March 24, 2013

    Commission hopefuls talk about non-discrimination, vicious dogs and gun control

    In preparation for the city commission elections, the Mercury has asked each candidate to address several questions on various issues facing the city. These questions are designed to help voters understand each candidate’s position to facilitate the voter’s ability to make a more

  • Local | March 24, 2013

    Organizers: More people attending annual gun show

    Cars and trucks lined the street and filled the parking lot near the National Guard Armory in Manhattan on Saturday during the third annual Gun and Knife Show sponsored by U.S. Weapons Collectors. Ryan Peyton, show manager, said the organization hosted about 60 vendors and

  • Local | March 24, 2013

    Manhattan airport loses tower funding

    Manhattan Regional Airport is one of 149 small airports across the country losing funding for their control towers on April 7, according to a list released Friday afternoon by the Federal Aviation Administration. The decision followed $85 billion in federal spending cuts across the government, including $637 million in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | March 24, 2013

    KHP releases details of K-18 bridge death

    The Kansas Highway Patrol has released the identity of the man who died Friday morning following a multiple-vehicle crash on the Kansas Highway 18 bridge spanning the Kansas River. William Bratton Jr., 37, of Junction City died after falling from the K-18 bridge at 5:45 a.m. on

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 22, 2013

    Manhattan Regional among 149 airports to lose tower funding

    Manhattan Regional Airport is one of 149 small airports across the country losing funding for their control towers on April 7, according to a list released Friday afternoon by the Federal Aviation Administration. The move followed $85 billion in federal spending cuts across the government, including $637 million in

  • Local |Traffic | March 22, 2013

    Police still investigating death that followed multi-vehicle crash

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    One person is dead following a multiple-vehicle accident on the eastbound Kansas Highway 18 bridge near the Riley County/Geary County line Friday morning. The deceased man’s name has not been released pending notification of family members, but Lt. Greg Harkrader with the Kansas Highway

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 22, 2013

    Sprecker denied parole for 9th time for 1973 murder

    Over a lunch break from his job as an auto mechanic, the urge suddenly struck Danny Sprecker to have sex with an elderly former neighbor. Forty years later, Sprecker is still paying for that urge. And because of a recent ruling by the state parole

  • Local |Traffic | March 22, 2013

    K-18 work to resume after spring break

    Even though snow is still falling, road workers are gearing up to resume work on Kansas Highway 18 next week after a winter break from construction. Kansas Department of Transportation officials said westbound K-18 from 56th Avenue to K-133/Seth Child Road will be down to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 22, 2013

    House fire causes $90,000 in damage

    Manhattan firefighters responded to a residential fire Thursday evening in the 2300 block of Anderson Avenue that caused about $90,000 in damage. No injuries were reported as the house was vacant at the time. Manhattan Fire Department crews were called at about 7:30 p.m. to 2309 Anderson Avenue,

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 22, 2013

    K-State professor experiences Fulbright exchange

    Kansas State University’s John Leslie, a university distinguished professor and head of the department of plant pathology, knows what a life-changing experience it is to become a Fulbright scholar. “A Fulbright is amongst the most prestigious awards you can win as an academic and

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