A preliminary status hearing is set for Tuesday in the case of a 25-year-old Manhattan man accused in the murder of another man last fall. Richard Goens faces a first-degree murder charge in the Nov. 1 shooting death of 24-year-old Tanner Zamecnik. Court documents allege Goens attempted to rob Zamecnik outside a west-Manhattan apartment complex. [...]
The first Landon Lecture of 2020 is taking place next week. Former-two term Colombian president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Juan Manuel Santos will deliver the lecture Tuesday in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. The lecture is entitled “From hawk to dove.” Santos was president of the South American country from 2010 to [...]
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake has resumed construction associated with the Stilling Basin Rehabilitation project downstream of the dam on what’s commonly known as the tubes. The first stages will affect the lake level in the short term, in addition to areas around the stilling basin and river pond area. [...]
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At least one person is dead following a wrong-way crash Thursday night just before midnight west of the Wabaunsee-Riley County line on Interstate 70. The Kansas Highway Patrol says “vehicle 1” was traveling eastbound in the westbound passing lane. After coming to the top of a hill, it struck “vehicle 2” head-on. No other details [...]
The suspect in an early Wednesday morning shooting now faces charges of attempted murder. Riley County Police arrested 18-year-old Jalen Gill shortly after noon Thursday on a Riley County District Court warrant for attempted second-degree murder, three counts of aggravated child endangerment, aggravated assault and criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied building. The [...]
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Coronavirus has been in the headlines recently for an outbreak in China that’s infected thousands and killed more than 100 people to date. The first potential case of Coronavirus in Kansas is now being investigated in Douglas County, prompting alerts from local health departments. The Riley County Health Department has stated no cases of the [...]
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The Flint Hills Breadbasket is hoping to cash in on the Kansas City Chiefs being in the Super Bowl this weekend. The nonprofit organization is holding its annual Souper Bowl collection effort this week, partnering with area schools and churches as they try to collect 10,000 pounds of food. Executive Director Maribeth Kieffer says they’ll [...]
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Manhattan parents hoping to save unique Sunset Zoo preschool program, despite decision to discontinue
A recent decision to close the Sunset Zoo’s Zoo Sprouts nature-based preschool program has left some local parents less than satisfied with the explanation they’ve been given as to why it’s shutting down. A memo sent to parents in late December explained different reasons for the closure, effective May 22, 2020. Marketing and Development Officer [...]
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Local officials from Manhattan and Riley County gathered Monday for the monthly Intergovernmental luncheon. K-State finalizing E-Scooter regulations, proposals E-scooters will soon litter the K-State campus and surrounding areas thanks to a pilot program that begins later this year. Last fall, the Manhattan City Commission amended the ordinance regulating bicycles and skateboards to extend to [...]
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Riley County Police are seeking the public’s help identifying suspects from a recent burglary of Kellstrom Pharmacy on Claflin Road. Surveillance photos show a handful of male suspects, all wearing hooded sweatshirts or coats. While the images aren’t the best quality, police are hoping someone may be able to identify the individuals based on their [...]
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