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RCPD investigating after house party brawl results in gunfire; no injuries reported

Riley County Police responded to a weekend fight where shots were fired in central Manhattan. According to Capt. Josh Kyle, the fight broke in the parking lot of a house party just after 3 a.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of Fremont Street. The house where the fight occurred was struck by bullets, but police [...]

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By |2019-09-16T10:24:00-05:00September 16th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD investigating after house party brawl results in gunfire; no injuries reported

Two injured in Sunday crash on K-18

Two people were injured Sunday night following a three-vehicle crash in Geary County that closed a portion of K-18 for several hours. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, just after 9 p.m., a Nissan Maxima was eastbound in the westbound lanes of K-18 when it struck two vehicles head-on. An unidentified passenger in the Maxima [...]

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By |2019-09-16T06:20:33-05:00September 16th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Two injured in Sunday crash on K-18

Armbrust leaving Manhattan Chamber for new position with State Department of Commerce

TOPEKA — Long time Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Director of Economic Development Trent Armbrust is joining the Kansas Department of Commerce as its director of strategy for Bioscience and Technology. Armbrust begins his new job Sept. 23. He spoke briefly to Riley County commissioners Thursday and says his new role will allow him to [...]

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By |2019-09-13T12:39:24-05:00September 13th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Armbrust leaving Manhattan Chamber for new position with State Department of Commerce

RCPD investigating after shots fired Thursday evening near Manhattan High School

The Riley County Police Department is investigating after it received multiple reports of shots fire in the area of Westwood and Oak Street in Manhattan, directly south of the Manhattan High School West Campus. Capt. Josh Kyle said in a news release Friday that officers arrived just after 6:45 p.m. and found several spent shell [...]

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By |2019-09-13T08:06:13-05:00September 13th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD investigating after shots fired Thursday evening near Manhattan High School

Riley County jury finds woman guilty of involuntary manslaughter

A Riley County jury on Thursday found a 22-year-old Manhattan woman originally from Texas guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2018 death of her boyfriend. Gregoria Baez was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Felix Florez, a former Geary County correctional officer. Florez died Sept. 22, 2018 after being shot below his [...]

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By |2019-09-12T19:27:01-05:00September 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County jury finds woman guilty of involuntary manslaughter

Anderson Village redevelopment proposal shelved

A local developer has officially dropped plans for a multi-million dollar redevelopment of Anderson Village. Chris Elsey says the project, which would have included apartments, a hotel, retail spaces and a parking garage among other amenities is dead due to a lack of support from the City of Manhattan and surrounding neighbors. Elsey’s plans had [...]

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By |2019-09-12T08:52:14-05:00September 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Anderson Village redevelopment proposal shelved

State legislative contingency tours Pawnee Mental Health’s Crisis Stabilization Center

A contingency of Kansas legislators descended on Pawnee Mental Health’s new Crisis Stabilization Center Wednesday afternoon – the last stop on a three-day bus tour of Kansas public mental health facilities. The purpose of the tour was to bring exposure to resources currently available across the state. State Senator Tom Hawk of Manhattan says he [...]

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By |2019-09-12T08:27:15-05:00September 12th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on State legislative contingency tours Pawnee Mental Health’s Crisis Stabilization Center

Seven MHS students named National Merit Scholar semifinalists

Seven Manhattan High School students have been named semifinalists for the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden Schools announced Wednesday that Elizabeth Hohn, Elizabeth Kim, Ethan Myer, Alejandro Ortiz, Allen Zhang, Robert Zhang and Stepan Zharkov were named among approximately 16,000 semifinalists nationally. Of those, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the [...]

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By |2019-09-11T15:28:58-05:00September 11th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Seven MHS students named National Merit Scholar semifinalists

Update: RCPD arrests Manhattan man connected to string of property crimes

A Manhattan man who had been sought in connection to multiple property crimes is in custody. Riley County Police say 26-year-old Collin Wood was arrested just after 6 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of Overlook Drive. He faces 15 total charges including six counts of vehicle burglary, five counts of theft, two counts of [...]

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By |2019-09-12T07:22:51-05:00September 11th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Update: RCPD arrests Manhattan man connected to string of property crimes

MFD responds to sprinkler issue at Hale Library Tuesday

The Manhattan Fire Department was called out to a fire alarm Tuesday morning at K-State’s Hale Library. Fire officials were dispatched at 6:30 a.m. to a report of a sprinkler issue in the basement of the library. According to the fire department, a construction worker accidentally hit a sprinkler head. The issue was shut down [...]

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By |2019-09-10T10:40:54-05:00September 10th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on MFD responds to sprinkler issue at Hale Library Tuesday