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Suspects in separate murder and rape investigations appear in court Tuesday

A pair of status hearings were held Tuesday in Riley County District Court. The first involved 29-year-old Richard Goens, accused of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 24-year-old Tanner Zamecnick. No plea was entered during Tuesday’s hearing as the defense continues to prepare its case. The court has chosen to seal the affidavits and [...]

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By |2019-11-19T16:34:52-06:00November 19th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Suspects in separate murder and rape investigations appear in court Tuesday

Law Board tables MOU with K-State Police; approves peer support program

The Riley County Law Board has tabled a vote on a memorandum of understanding with the Kansas State University Police Department. The revamped agreement would give KSU Police the ability to do enforcement they’re allowed to do by state law. A previous agreement approved several years ago restricted KSU Police response only to university owned [...]

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By |2019-11-19T16:05:17-06:00November 19th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Law Board tables MOU with K-State Police; approves peer support program

Geary County fugitives arrested in Wamego

WAMEGO, Kan.  — A group of four Geary County fugitives were arrested in Wamego Monday following an anonymous tip. The Wamego Police Department posted on its Facebook page that the four were wanted on charges of aggravated burglary and aggravated battery and were staying at the Simmer Motel. The department says it received assistance from [...]

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By |2019-11-19T07:17:05-06:00November 19th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Geary County fugitives arrested in Wamego

Bluemont Hill overlook vandalized two weeks after public dedication

Just weeks after it was dedicated, a new platform overlooking Manhattan at Bluemont Hill was vandalized over the weekend. Grafitti on the Manhattan letters and the new glass windows on the overlook was first discovered by someone who posted about it to social media. The glass depicts an obscene image and the words F*** Kansas [...]

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By |2019-11-18T10:31:17-06:00November 18th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Bluemont Hill overlook vandalized two weeks after public dedication

Robinson rape retrial ends in a second hung jury

For the second time this year, a Riley County jury was unable to reach a verdict in a rape trial against 28-year-old Dexter Robinson. According to the Manhattan Mercury, jurors deliberated for about four hours after receiving the case late last week. Robinson is charged with rape, two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated kidnapping, [...]

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By |2019-11-18T08:54:08-06:00November 18th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Robinson rape retrial ends in a second hung jury

USD 383 to consider naming new school in honor of civil rights activist Oliver Brown

The USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden School Board will receive a recommendation at Wednesday’s meeting to name the new elementary school in Blue Township. The recommended name for the new school is Oliver Brown Elementary School. Oliver Brown is the namesake and plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Topeka Board of Education. Brown challenged [...]

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By |2019-11-16T12:41:10-06:00November 16th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on USD 383 to consider naming new school in honor of civil rights activist Oliver Brown

Fire ravages east Manhattan home

The Riley County Fire Department says a home is a total loss following a fire late Friday evening, on the eastern edge of Manhattan. Fire officials from the Manhattan Fire Department were initially called out just after 6:30 p.m. to a house fire at 720 Knox Lane. Upon arrival, the house was fully engulfed and [...]

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By |2019-11-16T11:38:36-06:00November 16th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Fire ravages east Manhattan home

Area dam being assessed for seepage concerns

A recent Associated Press article indicated more than 1,600 dams nationwide are rated high-hazard due to aging infrastructure and the potential for loss of life if they failed. Among them is the Samuel Rogers Detention Dam, located about a half-mile north of Manhattan, nestled in a wooded area behind the Kansas State University Animal Sciences [...]

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By |2019-11-15T07:55:37-06:00November 15th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Area dam being assessed for seepage concerns

Texas authorities arrest man on Riley County warrant for sex crimes

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — Authorities in Texas have arrested a man on a Riley County, Kansas District Court warrant for a host of sex crimes. The Riley County Police Department indicated late Thursday that 41-year-old Sean Morgan was arrested Wednesday in New Braunfels, a suburb of San Antonio. Morgan is charged with two counts of [...]

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By |2019-11-14T16:02:00-06:00November 14th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Texas authorities arrest man on Riley County warrant for sex crimes

Texas woman sentenced to probation for role in boyfriend’s death

A Manhattan woman originally from Texas has been given a three year probation sentence for her role in her boyfriend’s 2018 death. Riley County District Court Judge John Bosch on Tuesday handed down the 36-month sentence to 22-year-old Gregoria Baez. A jury found her guilty in September of involuntary manslaughter related to the death of [...]

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