Riley County Police say no foul play is suspected after a person was found dead Monday morning in the 600 block of Tuttle Creek Blvd. Officers were called out around 7 a.m. to the area near the Manhattan Crossing shopping center to perform a welfare check. Officers found a deceased male. No further details have [...]
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — A Junction City teenager is behind bars after leading police on a pursuit Saturday morning. Deputies from the Geary County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched shortly after 7 a.m. to an erratic pickup driver traveling eastbound on Interstate 70. The driver reached speeds of up to 90 mph, swerving all over the [...]
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The 190th Landon Lecture was delivered Friday by US Secretary of State and former Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo. Speaking for about 20 minutes to a packed house at K-State’s McCain Auditorium, Pompeo spoke about refocusing American diplomacy on the promotion of unalienable human rights. He described politicians as framing pet causes as fights for “rights” [...]
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TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court will hear two cases next week involving appeals from Riley and Geary counties. The case from Riley County is a petition for review of Ziad Khalil-Alsalaami (zee’ odd call leel’ awl suh law’ mee) vs. the state of Kansas. Alsalaami was convicted in 2011 of two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, [...]
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FORT RILEY, Kan. — Seitz Elementary was the spotlight of a tour Thursday morning which included U.S. Senator Jerry Moran and Acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy. The Fort Riley school, which opened in 2012 houses roughly 700 students whose parents are active in the Army. It is part of the USD 475 Geary County School [...]
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Riley County Police have identified a 16-year-old girl who drove drunk and damaged a Manhattan duplex over the weekend. Keaira Robinson was arrested Saturday afternoon shortly before 3 p.m. on the charge of driving under the influence, after failing a DUI test. No injuries have been reported. The home damaged was located at 2421 Anderson [...]
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Officials at Kansas State University announced Thursday some last minute adjustments in preparation of Friday’s Landon Lecture. According to the K-State Division of Communications and Marketing, doors at McCain Auditorium will open at 9 a.m. Friday, 30 minutes earlier than originally announced. With a large crowd expected, university officials announced the adjustment to ensure sufficient [...]
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Hayes Drive closure remains in place until further notice: Manhattan marks one year anniversary of Wildcat Creek flood
Flooding continues to be a problem in Manhattan, as evidenced last Friday when 4 to 5 inches of rain fell in the early morning hours. Hayes Drive was one of the roads affected with a sinkhole developing north of McCall Road, less than a mile north of another sinkhole south of Walmart at the Bluemont [...]
A status hearing for a Manhattan man accused of sex crimes is moving forward. Robert Iacobellis appeared via his jail cell Tuesday for his third hearing in as many weeks, in front of Judge William Malcolm. Iacobellis informed the court that he was to meet with an attorney Friday to represent him, but due to [...]
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Riley County Public Works crews are beginning a culvert replacement project Tuesday north of Ogden this week. The department says Vinton School Road will be closed through November 1 from West 68th Ave. west to Mallon Road. The project has been allotted 80 working days, and is expected to be completed by late October. Adverse [...]