A 1st Infantry Division soldier was found dead on post Thursday, according to a press release from Fort Riley Friday afternoon. Spc. Kashyap Bhakta, a combat engineer with Company B, 82nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., was found deceased in his car Thursday afternoon in the Warner-Peterson neighborhood on [...]
A Colorado man already serving time for a bank robbery in Arkansas was indicted Wednesday on charges he robbed a bank in Manhattan, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Tom Beall. Kenneth Wayne Fisher, Jr., 41, formerly of Colorado Springs, Colo., is charged with one count of bank robbery. The indictment alleges that [...]
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A man suspected of involvement with a September 5th altercation at the Rocky Ford Fishing Area was arrested Tuesday by the Geary County Sheriff’s Office. Joseph Charles Tonge Jr. was arrested for aggravated robbery, aggravated battery and felony theft. His total bond was set for $50,000 through Pottawatomie County District Court. On September 5, 27-year-old [...]
K-State Student Body President Jack Ayres and Student Body Vice President Olivia Baalman released a joint statement Wednesday afternoon after various posters were discovered on campus Wednesday morning promoting white nationalism. This isn’t the first occurrence of such messaging this year. A noose hanging from a tree was found on campus in May. Please see [...]
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An ammonia cylinder leak at K-State brought out fire crews Wednesday morning, according to information released by the Manhattan Fire Department. At 8:38 a.m. MFD was dispatched to the Chemistry/Biochemistry Building on Kansas State University’s campus for a report of a hazardous materials spill. Upon arrival, crews found a small ammonia cylinder on the third [...]
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Updated: Wednesday, 12:05 p.m. An elderly Clay Center woman is in serious condition, according to a spokesperson at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, after her car struck a semi truck across Academy Sports in Manhattan Tuesday afternoon. Karen Dyson, 78, was taken to the hospital after crossing westbound lanes in her car and striking a [...]
The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley hosted a 9/11 commemoration ceremony Monday at the Global War on Terrorism monument, which is located on the east side of Cavalry Parade Field. The monument is a small replica of the World Trade Center Twin Towers on a Pentagon-shaped base. It bears the names of Fort Riley [...]
A car struck the Riley County Senior Center in Manhattan early Friday morning. According to the Manhattan Fire Department, the accident happened shortly before 7:30 a.m. Quint 2 had a vehicle that hit a building this morning. There were no injuries & our Structural Collapse Technicians stabilized the building pic.twitter.com/c0YO7ocLh0 — Manhattan Fire (@ManhattanFD) September [...]
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Updated Friday, 11:01 a.m. A 1st Infantry Division soldier who was found dead in his Junction City home Monday was arrested by Riley County police on April 19 after a warrant was issued by Fort Riley. Staff Sgt. Garett Swift, a fire support specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, [...]
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Manhattan Fire Department Battalion Chief Linc Lunsway stopped by the KMAN studios Wednesday afternoon to speak about what he witnessed in Houston over the past week. Lunsway and four other members of MFD traveled to Houston Aug.30 to assist with rescue efforts there and returned Tuesday. Photos from their work in Texas can be found [...]
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