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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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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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Thomas Lane named new K-State VP of student life and dean of students

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University has selected Thomas Lane as the university’s new vice president for student life and dean of students. Kansas State University President Richard Myers announced the appointment of Lane, who currently serves as associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Missouri State University. “We are excited to [...]

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Johnson Cancer Research Center awarded $345,000 to cancer research efforts in 2019

MANHATTAN — The Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University has announced just how much funding has been raised this year for cancer research. The university said Wednesday the research center awarded $345,042 in fiscal year 2019. In addition to $50,000 to establish a Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer Research and nearly $115,000 [...]

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Army Corps of Engineers holds special informational meeting for flood conditions

The Army Corps of Engineers held an information meeting for the public to inform them on the current conditions of Tuttle Creek and the dam. The main purpose of the meeting was to explain the corps’ flood control functions, the operations of the local basin lakes, and why the lakes have so much water in [...]

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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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RCPD Report 5/22/19

Officers filed a report for aggravated domestic battery in Manhattan on May 21, 2019, at approximately 3:30 PM. Officers listed a 20-year-old female as the victim and a 24-year-old male known to her as the suspect. Due to the nature of the crime reported (domestic), no additional information will be released. Officers filed a report [...]

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Manhattan officials hold special meeting to discuss flood potential

MANHATTAN — The Manhattan City Commission called a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the potential for flooding in the area. (Full video of Tuesday’s meeting can be found above). Manhattan Fire Chief Scott French says the level at Tuttle Creek Lake has reached 1126 feet as of Tuesday, which is when area emergency officials begin [...]

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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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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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