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Annual radio maintenance agreement approved by Riley County Law Board

Riley County Law Board members took action on only one item at their Monday meeting, which took very little time to approve unanimously. Riley County Police Captain Jeff Hooper explained to law board members the 2018 police radio maintenance agreement with Ka-Comm. keeps the $35,736 total the same as last year’s.  Another item discussed briefly [...]

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By | 2017-11-20T15:16:16-06:00 November 20th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on Annual radio maintenance agreement approved by Riley County Law Board

Low unemployment numbers reported for Manhattan area

The Manhattan area continues to have an extremely low unemployment rate, with the October numbers indicating 2.3 percent for the Manhattan metro area including Pottawatomie and Riley Counties. That’s down from last year’s October numbers of 3.2 Even the Manhattan-Junction City combined statistical area shows 2.6 percent, well below 2016 numbers of 3.7. The numbers [...]

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By | 2017-11-20T07:22:03-06:00 November 20th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on Low unemployment numbers reported for Manhattan area

KDOC inmate with Geary County conviction released

A 62-year-old Kansas Department of Corrections inmate serving time for a 1986 aggravated robbery in Geary County has just been released. Archie Watkins Jr. was released by the KDOC November ninth. Watkins parole hearing was in September after August public comment sessions. Watkins had been serving time since his sentencing in April of 1987. He [...]

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By | 2017-11-16T12:07:40-06:00 November 16th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on KDOC inmate with Geary County conviction released

Not guilty plea in Riley County murder case

The arraignment of a Manhattan man charged with first degree murder and attempted first degree murder was held earlier than originally scheduled this past Monday. As KMAN previously announced Steven Harris had been scheduled for a November 27th arraignment, but attorneys appeared in Riley County Court Monday and requested the arraignment be moved up and [...]

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By | 2017-11-16T06:23:08-06:00 November 16th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on Not guilty plea in Riley County murder case

Pottawatomie County Court update

A Mound city man entered a plea of no contest in Pottawatomie County Court Tuesday to an amended count of battery, in connection with a Country Stampede altercation this year that sent a victim to a Topeka hospital via life-flight. Benjamin Rowe was given an underlying sentence of six months,  will serve three days, and [...]

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By | 2017-11-15T09:42:40-06:00 November 15th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County Court update

Fairy Godmothers hold annual lingerie luncheon

A variety of lingerie was on display Tuesday at the Manhattan Arts Center, as part of the Manhattan Fairy Godmothers Annual Lingerie Luncheon. Head fairy Therese Miller, who serves as board chair of the Fairy Godmothers group, tells KMAN the lingerie items are donated to the Emergency Shelter, Crisis Center, Big Lakes, and Homestead Ministry in [...]

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By | 2017-11-15T08:49:36-06:00 November 15th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on Fairy Godmothers hold annual lingerie luncheon

Hit-and-run suspect bound over on aggravated battery and leaving the scene charges

A Manhattan man allegedly behind the wheel in a hit-and-run accident at the intersection of 12th and Bluemont in April faces a November 27th arraignment following a preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon in Riley County District Court. Nicholas Blaha, who was named as a suspect in May, not only was bound over by Magistrate Judge James [...]

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By | 2017-11-14T19:44:06-06:00 November 14th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on Hit-and-run suspect bound over on aggravated battery and leaving the scene charges

JCPD investigating death of Downs man

Junction City Police are investigating the death of a 38 year old Downs man. A news release Monday indicates JCPD officers were called Saturday to the scene of a subject unresponsive in the cab of a semi-truck that was parked in the parking lot of Sapp Brothers truck stop. Upon arrival EMS and officers located 38 year [...]

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By | 2017-11-14T05:55:48-06:00 November 14th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on JCPD investigating death of Downs man

RCPD activity 11/9/17

An Emmett woman faces a variety of drug-related charges following her arrest by Riley County Police Wednesday afternoon.  Christina Wahquahboshkuk, 42, was taken into custody in the 300 block of Colorado Street at approximately 3:50 PM. Wahquahboshkuk was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, ignition interlock device, use or possession of paraphernalia and possession of opiates, opium, [...]

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By | 2017-11-09T10:24:24-06:00 November 9th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD activity 11/9/17

City, schools election results

Riley County: Manhattan City Commission: (three winners) Usha Reddi – 2,744 Wynn Butler – 2,000 Jerred McKee – 1,691 Brian Thomason – 1,432 Kaleb James – 913 ________________________________________________________________________________________ Manhattan/Ogden USD 383 (three winners) Karla Hagemeister – 2,067 Katrina Lewison – 3,136 Jurdene Coleman – 2,149 Jennifer Prewitt – 1,817 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Ballot questions-Recreation and Sales Tax [...]

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By | 2017-11-07T19:33:58-06:00 November 7th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on City, schools election results