Commission reviews Chamber of Commerce 2019 funding requests, considers internal loan

The Manhattan City Commission met in City Hall Tuesday to review funding requests from the proposed 2019 budget by the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce for economic development, their Military Relations Committee (MRC) and the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and take a look at the 2019 to 2023 Capital Improvements Program. Assistant Director of [...]

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RCPD Report 7/11/18

Officers filed a report for burglary in the 1600 block of Fairchild Ave. in Manhattan on July 10, 2018 at approximately 6:45 PM. Officers listed Corey Neill, 20, Nathan Rapue, 20, Ryan Ash, 21, Mihailo Illich, 21, all of Manhattan as the victims when it was reported an unknown suspect took miscellanous electronics from the [...]

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RCPD set to host meetings with public on new director search Thursday, Friday

The Riley County Police Department Law Board, in coordination with McGrath Human Resources Group, will be hosting community meetings on the search for a new director for the RCPD, according to a press release from the department. Earlier this year, current Director Brad Schoen announced he will retire in December. The first community input meeting [...]

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First MPRD ‘Trail Talks’ with neighborhoods set to begin Thursday

Manhattan Parks and Recreation will be hosting several community meetings this summer to talk about trails within the Little Apple. Five “Trail Talk Thursday” meetings will be held throughout the city and participants will get to explore interactive concepts, provide feedback, and ask questions. The first meeting will take place Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to [...]

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Road work in Manhattan, Riley County expected to cause delays

Multiple summer infrastructure projects are starting up in the Manhattan area this week. Riley County announced a few asphalt overlay projects in Keats starting Thursday, July 12. The projects will occur on Reservation Drive, Blue Spruce Lane and Keats Avenue and should be completed in 5 business days – weather permitting. Traffic will be reduced to one [...]

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Three armed men stick up Short Stop convenience store

The Short Stop on the 2000 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard was robbed early Monday morning, according to the Riley County Police Department. Three men wearing masks held up the convenience store with a handgun around 4:20 a.m. The men and their getaway vehicle were captured by the store’s surveillance camera, but no identification has [...]

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Man dies after trying to walk across I-70 east of Manhattan

Authorities say a 21-year-old man died while trying to walk across Interstate 70 during the early morning hours Sunday. The crash east of Manhattan forced the closure of I-70 for a couple hours after it happened shortly before 4 a.m. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Matthew Bailey of Mayetta died after he was struck by [...]

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RCPD Report 7/9/18

Officers filed a report for theft in the 5500 block of Skyway Dr. in Manhattan on July 6, 2018 at approximately 3:00 PM. Officers listed National Rental Car as the victim when it was reported an unknown suspect rented a 2018 Dodge Durango and never returned it. The total loss associated with this case is [...]

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Kansas Supreme Court backs Riley County in 2013 shooting case

The Kansas Supreme Court has unanimously affirmed the Riley County District Court’s summary denial of Matthew Wilson’s post-sentence plea withdrawal motion. On the night of April 7, 2013, Wilson broke into an apartment and began shooting the occupants. During the ensuing panic, one occupant fired a defensive shot—meant for Wilson—that killed Michael Lowery, a Fort [...]

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Junction City man arrested following I-70 chase, heroin charge filed in Ogden

A car chase temporarliy closed I-70 for 10 minutes Thursday afternoon. According to Capt. Brian Hornaday of the Geary County Sheriff’s Office, deputies initially responded to the 1700 Block of West Ash Street in Junction City after a victim reported a vehicle was stolen from that area. The vehicle was located by a Geary County [...]

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