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Residents in flood-prone areas advised to stay alert

MANHATTAN — The City of Manhattan is encouraging residents to stay alert with the ongoing wet weather and rising waters at Tuttle Creek Lake. No significant releases from the lake are scheduled or anticipated for the immediate future, according to the US Army Corps of Engineers. The lake level as of Thursday was 1127.36 feet. [...]

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By |2019-05-24T06:29:58-05:00May 24th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Residents in flood-prone areas advised to stay alert

Severe storms possible Thursday, Friday and Saturday

MANHATTAN — Our area could use an extended break from severe weather and heavy rains, but the way the current weather pattern is shaping up, it could be an active next few days with strong to severe thunderstorms. In fact, slight severe weather chances exist now through Saturday for the Manhattan area and a large [...]

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By |2019-05-23T14:13:29-05:00May 23rd, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Severe storms possible Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Manhattan on pace for record May rainfall

MANHATTAN — The Manhattan area got some reprieve from rainfall Wednesday, but not before several more chances heading into Memorial Day weekend. Meteorologist Audra Hennecke with the National Weather Service in Topeka says the area remains in an active pattern with not a whole lot of change in flow. Hennecke says as the rainy pattern [...]

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By |2019-05-22T15:37:33-05:00May 22nd, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan on pace for record May rainfall

Wamego woman convicted of mistreatment of dependent adult

WESTMORELAND — A Wamego woman has been convicted of mistreating a dependent adult, according to the Kansas Attorney General’s Office. A Pottawatomie County jury Monday found 54-year-old Jana L. Paczkowski guilty of one felony count of mistreatment of a dependent adult. The case stemmed from a 2017 investigation by the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office that [...]

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By |2019-05-22T06:57:41-05:00May 22nd, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Wamego woman convicted of mistreatment of dependent adult

Tornadoes, severe storms rip through northeast Kansas

Severe weather pushed through the region Tuesday evening bringing tornadoes, hail and some brief heavy rains. Activity began around 4:30 p.m. when a cell developed in Geary County, then moved through Fort Riley, west of Manhattan and into northern parts of Riley and Pottawatomie counties. Tornado sirens were sounded in the City of Manhattan, but [...]

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By |2019-05-21T22:17:47-05:00May 21st, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Tornadoes, severe storms rip through northeast Kansas

Update: Geary County authorities capture suspects accused of attacking man on highway

JUNCTION CITY — Geary County authorities have captured the two men accused of attacking an individual Monday morning on U.S. Hwy 77. Sheriff Daniel Jackson says Michael Whitaker of Topeka and Jason Robert Snider of Chapman were both located overnight Monday in Shawnee County. They remain incarcerated in Geary County Detention Center awaiting their first [...]

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By |2019-05-21T11:31:34-05:00May 21st, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Update: Geary County authorities capture suspects accused of attacking man on highway

Riley County Law Board approves 2020 budget for publication

MANHATTAN — The Riley County Law Board has signed off on its 2020 budget for publication, totaling just under $694,000. The final proposal, approved Monday, subtracts $137,000 from the Riley County Police Department’s initial budget request for next year. That proposal is the same budget impact of a 1 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA), [...]

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By |2019-05-20T15:50:41-05:00May 20th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County Law Board approves 2020 budget for publication

Wet start to the week prompts more concerns for flooding

MANHATTAN — Heavy rains and strong to severe storms are expected tonight (Mon) into Tuesday and that will include the possibility for flooding. The National Weather Service says the Manhattan area alone will receive about 3 to 4 inches of rainfall through Tuesday. That’s prompted a Flash Flood Watch in effect from 1 p.m. today [...]

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By |2019-05-20T06:51:57-05:00May 20th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Wet start to the week prompts more concerns for flooding

Congressman Marshall meets with constituents and critics at Manhattan town hall

MANHATTAN — Congressman Roger Marshall was back in Manhattan Saturday, hosting a town hall discussion with about two dozen constituents at the Sunset Zoo’s Nature Exploration Place. Most in the audience were vocal opponents of the Republican Congressman. Marshall was asked about a number of topics including how Congress can lower the cost of prescription [...]

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By |2019-05-18T13:08:40-05:00May 18th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Congressman Marshall meets with constituents and critics at Manhattan town hall

Hale Library renovations taking shape one year after devastating fire

MANHATTAN — One year after fire damaged Kansas State University’s Hale Library, progress is coming along with the first floor scheduled to reopen in the fall. K-State officials gave tours of the building Friday which continues to undergo renovations, especially noticeable on the building’s first three floors. An estimated 85 percent of the building was [...]

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By |2019-05-17T15:18:40-05:00May 17th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Hale Library renovations taking shape one year after devastating fire