A Manhattan man was briefly taken into custody Monday after turning himself in to Riley County Police on an outstanding warrant from sex crimes with an underage girl. 18 year old Tyler Staatz has been charged with rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, intercourse with a child between 14 and 16 years in age, [...]
The current director of the Riley County Police Department says he hopes his successor keeps up strong communication with the community and department employees. Dennis Butler said on KMAN’s In Focus Friday morning he took note early on during his tenure that communication is a priority. Butler says he also made a point from day [...]
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The Riley County Health Department will be holding it’s annual “Okt-FLU-ber” Fest flu vaccine clinic Thursday Clinical supervisor Aryn Price tells KMAN the day will include activities for kids getting their flu shot.. Price also went on to say that 2020’s flu season was mild. During KMAN’s In Focus Wednesday, Price mentioned that registrations for [...]
The new Aggieville parking garage being built by the city of Manhattan continues to move towards an early 2022 opening date. Project manager Ken Hays says the 450 spot facility is nearing completion in time for opening early next year. Hays says a majority of the interior is complete. Hays adds construction is on schedule [...]
Following the evacuation efforts as American troops pulled out of Afghanistan, one family has already resettled in the area and more are expected over the next few months. Aaron Estabrook took time during Tuesday night’s Manhattan City Commission meeting to recognize those who have been helping, including assisting the first of the families that has [...]
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The Manhattan City Commission got a final look at the draft of a five-year strategic plan Tuesday night, including a look at potential priorities based on surveys of community members. While noting the limited number of those surveyed, Commissioner Mark Hatesohl said that it was a laudable list, but one that will likely change with [...]
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While the year-long closure of Kimball between North Manhattan and Denison Avenues is likely to draw plenty of consternation from drivers, it was the subject of praise Thursday at an event hosting KDOT Secretary Julie Lorenz. The latest phase of the North Campus Corridor project is being mostly funded by a KDOT grant. Lorenz praised [...]
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The latest coronavirus outbreak in schools locally has been confirmed at Wamego’s Central Elementary. Interim USD 320 Superintendent Greg Mann says four students and four staff members tested positive for the virus, prompting a Monday closure to allow for all staff members to be tested. Mann said Wednesday on KMAN’s In Focus that a number [...]
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A well earned week off with pay will be given to K-State staff. Last Thursday, President Richard Myers put out an email to K-State faculty and staff about receiving a week off with pay. Myers acknowledged the staff members for the accomplishments they’ve made navigating through the pandemic. To show gratitude he mentioned employees will [...]
As Congress continues to look at a reconcilliation measure, one area that could impact Kansas State University would be funding for new or renovated agricultural research facilities at the nation’s land grant schools. Dean of K-State’s College of Agriculture Dr. Ernie Minton tells KMAN the needs are a result of what was a building boom [...]
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