Manhattan teenagers injured in Friday crash near Seth Child, Marlatt

A 14-year-old Manhattan boy was seriously hurt in a vehicle crash Friday night on the city’s northern edge, the second such crash involving a group of teens, in less than a week. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 5:30 p.m., when a sport utility vehicle carrying four teenagers, was struck by a [...]

By |2022-05-21T06:06:41-05:00May 21st, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Manhattan teenagers injured in Friday crash near Seth Child, Marlatt

Pfizer boosters now authorized for 5 to 11 year olds

Riley County Health officials are encouraging parents to get their children up-to-date with recommended vaccines and boosters, with FDA and CDC guidance rolling out in the past week authorizing the use of a single Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine booster dose for kids ages 5 through 11. Children in that age range are now eligible to receive [...]

By |2022-05-20T13:56:50-05:00May 20th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Pfizer boosters now authorized for 5 to 11 year olds

RCPD arrests man suspected of stabbing woman in neck

A Manhattan man, accused of stabbing a woman, has been arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder. RCPD arrested 44-year-old Jarman Morgan Thursday afternoon, hours after a 27-year-old woman reported he stabbed her in the neck, in the 1000 block of Moro Street. The circumstances leading up to the alleged incident aren’t clear, but the [...]

By |2022-05-20T08:00:11-05:00May 19th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on RCPD arrests man suspected of stabbing woman in neck

GMCF grant to provide outdoor musical art space, mural at Ogden Elementary

Sweet sounds of music will be coming to an outdoor space at Ogden Elementary, thanks to a grant from the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation Deihl Community Arts Grant Fund. On Wednesday the Manhattan-Ogden School Board gave final approval for the $35,000 outdoor public art proposal. Board member Jayme Morris-Hardeman was ecstatic for the project. “This [...]

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Hensler named Director/Curator of Riley County Historical Museum

A new director and curator of the Riley County Historical Museum has been announced. Katharine Hensler will start in the position May 31. Hensler will oversee the organization’s mission to educate the public on the history of Riley County. She’ll also stand as a Department Head of Riley County Government, advocating and supporting historic preservation [...]

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Trial scheduled for Manhattan man accused in 2020 double homicide

After numerous delays in the courts over the past two years, a Manhattan man charged with killing two people will face a jury trial late this summer. Riley County Judge John Bosch on Monday set a jury date for Aug. 30 for Montrell Vassar, who faces two counts of first-degree murder and possession of stolen [...]

By |2022-05-18T18:58:38-05:00May 18th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Trial scheduled for Manhattan man accused in 2020 double homicide

Man charged with ex-wife’s murder to stand trial in October

A trial for a Manhattan man accused of murdering his ex-wife last fall will face trial later this year. At a Monday arraignment, Judge Kendra Lewison set an Oct. 31 trial date for 27-year-old Kamahl Bobian, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Shanell Bobian on Sept. 25 in the 400 block [...]

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Two injured in crash near Tuttle Creek Blvd and Hwy 13

At least two people were injured Tuesday following a crash near Tuttle Creek Blvd (US-24) and Hwy 13. The crash involved a pickup hauling a trailer and an SUV. Crash details are pending from the Kansas Highway Patrol. One person was transported by Life Star helicopter from the scene and another by ambulance. The extent [...]

By |2022-05-17T15:17:54-05:00May 17th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Two injured in crash near Tuttle Creek Blvd and Hwy 13

Riley County EMS north county first responder to go live next month

Riley County EMS will have its north county first responder go live next month. EMS Director David Adams confirmed to Riley County Commissioners Monday that the position will start June 6. This is a position based out of Leonardville and in place until the new station is constructed. “Staff are hired and will be starting [...]

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Riley County Law Board launches search for next RCPD Director

The Riley County Law Board announced Monday it is beginning the search for the next director of the Riley County Police Department. The job posting will go live next week, with the Law Board accepting applications starting May 24. Screening of applications will immediately follow the posting of the job and continue until the position [...]

By |2022-05-16T13:30:33-05:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Riley County Law Board launches search for next RCPD Director
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