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BlacKkKlansman, national tensions and a filmmaker’s local roots

On Thursday evening on the Kansas State University campus, filmmaker Kevin Willmott addressed the unsettling link between democracy and racism to an overflowing room in the student union.  Willmott’s discussion was titled, “BlacKkKlansman: A Response to the Resurgence of Racism in America Today”, and it was part of K-State’s The Art of Democracy symposium co-organized [...]

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By |2019-03-21T19:04:51-05:00March 21st, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on BlacKkKlansman, national tensions and a filmmaker’s local roots

Wamego bypass agreement reached by city and county commissions

WAMEGO — The City of Wamego appears to be moving forward toward construction of its proposed truck bypass route and annexation of a county road. The city is under contract with the Kansas Department of Transportation to construct the truck bypass route around the southeast part of the city with both Wamego and Pottawatomie County [...]

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By |2019-03-20T07:22:02-05:00March 20th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Wamego bypass agreement reached by city and county commissions

Two people charged in February burglary of Manhattan Goodwill

MANHATTAN — New details have been released surrounding the events leading up to last month’s burglary of the Manhattan Goodwill store. According to Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat, a Deputy Sheriff spotted a vehicle behind Academy Sports at 401 E. Poyntz shortly after 3 a.m. Feb. 19. Two individuals were spotted walking toward the vehicle [...]

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By |2019-03-20T06:29:15-05:00March 20th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Two people charged in February burglary of Manhattan Goodwill

Update: K-State student in stable condition after being struck by vehicle on campus Tuesday

Updated 7:20 a.m. A woman was injured Tuesday after being struck by a vehicle on the K-State campus. The Kansas State University Police Department responded to the accident in the crosswalk at Denison Ave. and Todd Road, across the street from Throckmorton Hall at around 2:30 p.m. The woman, identified as 20-year-old Alyssa Ogden was [...]

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Community Foundation awards philanthropy, announces major gift at annual CFA’s

There was plenty to celebrate Monday at the sixth annual Greater Manhattan Community Foundation Awards. Numerous philanthropic efforts from the past 20 years of the foundation were recognized as the total amount funded over that time span is now pledged at well over $100 million. Foundation President and CEO Vern Henricks says Ward and Brenda [...]

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By |2019-03-19T09:59:28-05:00March 19th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Community Foundation awards philanthropy, announces major gift at annual CFA’s

Riley County Law Board hears updates on fentanyl investigation, budget development

MANHATTAN — Riley County Police Department Director Dennis Butler confirmed to Riley County Law Board members Monday that the department has opened a criminal investigation after suspected fentanyl-laced heroin overdoses in the Manhattan area earlier this month. Three overdoses were reported in Manhattan and Ogden, leading to two fatalities. RCPD Captain Tim Hegarty says fentanyl [...]

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By |2019-03-19T09:13:06-05:00March 19th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County Law Board hears updates on fentanyl investigation, budget development

Electrical issues lead to smoke reports in multiple buildings near Aggieville

MANHATTAN — Fire crews had a busy morning Monday responding to multiple reports of smoke in buildings north of Manhattan City Park due to electrical issues. Westar Energy described losing power to locations using three phase power in that area around 9 a.m. Deputy Manhattan Fire Chief Ryan Almes tells KMAN that fire crews initially [...]

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By |2019-03-18T10:48:12-05:00March 18th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Electrical issues lead to smoke reports in multiple buildings near Aggieville

April status hearing set for Wamego man accused of murder

WESTMORELAND — An April status hearing is set for a Wamego man accused in the December murder of 19-year-old Jacob Bouck. Cody Lamia-Beck appeared in Pottawatomie County District Court Friday morning with a court-appointed attorney. A district judge set a status hearing for 1 p.m. April 11. County Attorney Sherri Shuck tells KMAN this will [...]

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By |2019-03-15T14:51:53-05:00March 15th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on April status hearing set for Wamego man accused of murder

Geary County hay fire ruled arson

MILFORD — Authorities in Geary County say a hay fire that started there Wednesday afternoon is being investigated as arson. According to Geary County Emergency Management, crews from Milford City Fire along with Geary County and Fort Riley Fire Departments battled a hay barn fire just outside of Milford shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday and [...]

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Junction City man arrested on multiple drug charges

MANHATTAN — A Junction City man is behind bars after Riley County Police arrested him on multiple drug charges. The RCPD’s arrest reports says 59-year-old Chris Henington was arrested shortly after midnight Thursday in the 4000 block of Tuttle Creek Blvd. Police charged Henington with five counts, including three for possession of an opiate, opium, [...]

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