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Manhattan hit-and-run suspect remains at-large

Riley County authorities continue to search for a Manhattan man involved in a hit and run crash that seriously injured a woman. According to a social media post from the Riley County Police Department Monday, 23-year-old Hassan Rueda, who goes by the name Jonathan, remains at large following the Nov. 30 crash that injured 61-year-old [...]

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Yo ho ho: Tis the season for porch pirates

(Video: courtesy Kansas City, Missouri Police Department) MANHATTAN — As people are ordering their Christmas presents online, “porch pirates” might be waiting for them as well. Porch pirates are people who steal packages from porches around the holiday season. In the above video a man is seen trying to steal a package from a South [...]

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Kiwanis members serve up hundreds of flapjacks at annual fundraiser

MANHATTAN — Pancakes were grilled up Saturday as the Manhattan Kiwanis Club held its biggest major fundraiser of the year. Pottorf Hall at Cico Park was filled with the smells of flapjacks, eggs and sausage as Kiwanians put on their 68th annual event in Manhattan. Preparation got underway Friday evening as more than 50 volunteers [...]

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More than 1,500 K-State students celebrate with commencement activities

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University students said their goodbyes to the school as they completed their journey with commencement ceremonies held over the weekend. During the College of Agriculture ceremony Saturday, Agricultural Economics Professor Jason Bergtold urged graduates to think about the impact they will have on the future. Bergtold said the invitation to engage [...]

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Junction City woman guilty of conspiracy to commit murder

JUNCTION CITY — A Junction City woman has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder.  At a hearing Friday in Geary County District Court, 34-year-old Amanda Lynn Edison entered a guilty plea to one felony count of conspiracy to commit first degree murder, according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office. Edison also pleaded guilty [...]

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Fort Riley’s Big Red One to be honored at Army-Navy game

FORT RILEY — A lot of eyes will be focused on the 119th Army-Navy football game Saturday and perhaps the one thing that will stand out the most to Kansans who tune in is the uniforms worn by Army. Nike has designed special uniforms specifically for Army to rival the Under Armour jerseys which will [...]

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Mall to host holiday tubas, Santa visits this weekend

The Manhattan Town Center is hosting a pair of holiday-themed events this weekend.  On Saturday, there will be two performances as part of the Holiday Music Festival which features various local artists. The Geary County Children’s Choir will perform at 1 p.m and the Manhattan Tuba Christmas, featuring 55 tubas, will be perform at 3 p.m. All performances will [...]

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RCPD Report 12/7/18

Officers filed a report for identity theft, forgery and theft by deception in Manhattan on December 6, 2018 at approximately 2:30 PM. Officers listed Diane Daniel, 68, of Manhattan, Clifford Jett, 88, of Manhattan and Commerce Bank as the victims when it was reported an unknown suspect fraudulently opened a bank account using the victim’s [...]

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Oz Museum officials reflect as Wizard of Oz named most influential movie of all-time

WAMEGO — The Wizard of Oz was recently named the most influential movie of all time according to an article by the Telegraph news. It beat out Star Wars, Psycho, and 47,000 other films. The article cited work from researchers at the University of Turin who developed a computer program that measures the success of a [...]

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Strengths, weaknesses identified in Manhattan/Pottawatomie County labor force analysis

MANHATTAN — Results of a recent 2018 Labor Force Analysis for the Greater Manhattan/Pottawatomie County area shows some intriguing signs about where the economy is trending. The Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation recently teamed up with the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce to form the Greater Manhattan Economic Partnership. The two entities interviewed 45 area human resource [...]

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