A man is in police custody after shots were fired during the four o’clock hour in the Aggieville area Friday. Riley County police searched for the suspect for a little more than an hour following multiple 911 calls reporting gun shots in the 1100 block of Bluemont Avenue. Initial scanner traffic indicated the man fired [...]
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Sen. Hawk says NBAF could play key role in future pandemics; says need for mail-in voting is critical
A lot of questions remain from a legislative perspective amid the COVID-19 pandemic. State Sen. Tom Hawk of Manhattan says he hopes the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) will play a key role going forward with any future pandemics with animal disease, knowing well that many diseases can be transferred from animals to [...]
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Manhattan hotels have taken a major hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, with one hotel closing its doors temporarily. Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Karen Hibbard says around this time of the year, hotels have had close to 70% occupancy rate. For the week of March 22-28 of this year, occupancy was 21.3%. This is [...]
Riley County confirmed a ninth positive case of coronavirus Friday morning. Two of the positive cases are being treated at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. As of Friday morning, the Riley County Health Department had 13 pending tests and over 20 people continuing to be monitored. The number of negative tests is up to [...]