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Manhattan, Riley County eye 18 dams to reduce impact of Wildcat Creek

Manhattan and Riley County are looking at the possibility of building a series of 18 dams around the county — two of which could be on Fort Riley land — that based on preliminary estimates could reduce peak flows on Wildcat Creek by 30 percent during a 100-year flood. According to Joe File of Wood [...]

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By |2019-07-18T23:09:54-05:00July 18th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan, Riley County eye 18 dams to reduce impact of Wildcat Creek

Seven-phase road project on Henry Drive at Fort Riley starts Monday, continues through March

Motorists around Fort Riley are advised to be cautious and possibly consider alternate routes due to planned construction to begin Monday, July 22. Starting the 22nd, traffic on Henry Drive will be reduced to one lane and controlled with a signal from the Kansas River bridge to the railroad bridge for pavement repair, with completion [...]

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By |2019-07-18T14:29:20-05:00July 18th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Seven-phase road project on Henry Drive at Fort Riley starts Monday, continues through March

Hearing on flood-damaged building scheduled for Sept. 3

  After nearly a year with little to no progress to renovate or demolish and no communication from the owner, the City of Manhattan will hold a hearing September 3 on the safety of a Plaza West building damaged in the Labor Day flood of Wildcat Creek. Code officials say that 3003 Anderson Avenue — [...]

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By |2019-07-17T15:25:15-05:00July 17th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Hearing on flood-damaged building scheduled for Sept. 3

Manhattan exploring E-Scooter regulations with a focus on safety

While still a ways off, Manhattan may see electric scooters become a community fixture in the future. With cities like Topeka and Wichita joining in the wave of cities with E-Scooter specific regulations — which are cropping up across the U.S. — the City Commission at its Tuesday meeting was open to further exploring allowing [...]

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By |2019-07-17T13:46:00-05:00July 17th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan exploring E-Scooter regulations with a focus on safety

“Little Apple on the Prairie” wins Manhattan Flag contest

A total of 120 design submissions were whittled down to seven, and following a public vote a winner has been named in the Manhattan Flag contest. The design submitted by Kim Medvid called “Little Apple on the Prairie” won with 29 percent of the vote, which overall saw more than 3000 ballots cast online and [...]

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By |2019-07-17T07:55:18-05:00July 17th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on “Little Apple on the Prairie” wins Manhattan Flag contest

MFD, RCPD wrangle escaped pigs Monday morning

Manhattan Fire officials added pig wrangling to their resumes Monday after four swine fell from the back of a truck. MFD and Riley County Police responded to the scene at Tuttle Creek Boulevard and Kimball Avenue around 8:40 a.m. They had received multiple calls regarding pig sightings on the highway, one near 3rd Street and [...]

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By |2019-07-16T12:14:55-05:00July 16th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on MFD, RCPD wrangle escaped pigs Monday morning

Aggravated assaults, vehicle thefts in Riley County up in June compared to average

Riley County has seen an increase in reported aggravated assaults in June 2019, contributing to an uptick in the part 1 crime statistics compared to 2018 and the five-year average. The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency — colloquially known as the Law Board — discussed the trend Monday at the Ogden Community Center. Part 1 [...]

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By |2019-07-15T16:49:07-05:00July 15th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Aggravated assaults, vehicle thefts in Riley County up in June compared to average

St. Marys man arrested on suspicion of multiple child sex crimes

A St. Marys man was arrested on multiple sex crimes involving children Tuesday, according to a Thursday release by Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s officials. 52-year-old Peter Palmeri was arrested on a warrant for 2 counts of rape, 6 counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, 3 counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, 1 count of aggravated [...]

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By |2019-07-11T15:51:27-05:00July 11th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on St. Marys man arrested on suspicion of multiple child sex crimes

Workers rescued from vehicle fire near KSU football, results in no injuries, structure damage

A construction worker was briefly trapped in the basket of a high-lift — a cherry-picker style vehicle with controls located in the basket — as a result of a fire on the vehicle Wednesday near Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The work was occurring close to the north side of the stadium between the ticketing area [...]

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By |2019-07-11T15:36:08-05:00July 11th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Workers rescued from vehicle fire near KSU football, results in no injuries, structure damage

Havensville residents vote to construct new city hall

The City of Havensville will be getting a new city hall after nearly two-thirds of registered voters came out to vote in a special election Tuesday. Located in the far northeast of Pottawatomie County and touting a population of approximately 200, residents voted 33 to 15 in favor of the $220,000 project to replace their [...]

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By |2019-07-10T19:52:50-05:00July 10th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Havensville residents vote to construct new city hall