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Dorst named as new Manhattan High School principal

Manhattan High School Assistant Principal Michael Dorst will be taking over as the new MHS principal later this year. The announcement came from USD 383 Superintendent Marvin Wade during last night’s board of education meeting.  Dorst was chosen from a pool of five candidates. Dorst says he was drawn to the position since he has [...]

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Manhattan sets placement priority list for 5g small cell towers

New small cell 5g mobile network towers will have to follow some design guidelines when they begin increasingly popping up around Manhattan. The City Commission unanimously approved aesthetic standards and a placement prioritization for the towers in public right of ways Tuesday. 5g networks will deliver users much higher rates of data to their devices [...]

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Manhattan approves airport parking expansion project to go out for bid

The City of Manhattan took the first steps toward a $4.9 million expansion of the Manhattan Regional Airport parking lot. The City Commission unanimously approved authorizing administration to request bids at its Tuesday meeting. Parking expansion has been in the city’s plans for years, which Airport Director Jesse Romo says is warranted. He says they [...]

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Police deploy taser in pursuit of suspect in domestic incident

A man was taken to Riley County Jail after being tased while running from police Wednesday, according to the Riley County Police Department. The incident occurred in the 9 o’clock hour on the 1400 block of Flint Hills Place. Police were responding to a domestic incident call that came in just before 9 a.m. Due [...]

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Police searching for missing Manhattan girl

Riley County Police are asking for help locating a girl who was last seen Monday, March 18. Officials say 17-year-old Sharlet Ann Hubner was last seen shortly after 5 p.m. that afternoon. Hubner is described as having brown hair and blue eyes, standing about 5 feet and 8 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds. [...]

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Manhattan construction company, bank defrauded

A Manhattan bank and construction company were the victims of theft and fraud Tuesday, according to Riley County Police. RCPD says a known suspect stole Kansas State Banks cheques from Walters Morgan Construction and made false information. The loss associated with the case is $8,001. The case is ongoing, KMAN will update as more information [...]

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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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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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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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Trailer stolen from Habitat for Humanity

An unknown suspect stole a donated trailer from Habitat for Humanity, according to Riley County Police. The trailer was taken from the ReStore parking lot. RCPD received the theft report just after noon on Monday, but Manhattan Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Karmen Davenport says they don’t know when the theft actually occurred. “The trailer [...]

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