RCPD Report 6/14/18

Officers filed a report for criminal damage to property in the 2300 block of Staghill Rd. in Manhattan on June 12, 2018 at approximately 6:55 PM. Officers listed Timothy Poell, 63, of Manhattan as the victim when he reported an unknown suspect damaged his lawn, and other miscellanous items. The estimated total loss associated with [...]

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Motorcyclist in Vietnam Memorial replica convoy hospitalized after fall

A man was taken to Via Christi hospital on Wednesday after falling from the saddle of his motorcycle 11 miles northeast of Manhattan according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Jeremy Scott, a 31-year-old from Junction City, was riding eastbound on K-18 with a convoy at 9:30 a.m. when he lost control of his bike. The [...]

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City commissioners eyeing $6.7M increase for 2019 budget

The Manhattan City Commission discussed the proposed 2019 budget at their meeting in City Hall Tuesday. The new budget amounts $155 million total, a $6.7 million increase from 2018. Despite the increase, multiple city revenue sources are falling short of projections. Sales tax is one of the sources coming up short, expected to fall $100,000 [...]

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Manhattan Regional Airport awarded $450K in federal grants

Manhattan Regional Airport is among 16 airports in Kansas that will be receiving federal funds through an ariport infrastructure grant. The grant was announced through Republican Congressman Roger Marshall’s office. According to Marshall’s office, a $7.4 million in grant monies will be distributed through Kansas First District airports, with the Manhattan airport set to receive [...]

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Replica Vietnam Veterans Memorial arrives in Wamego

A scaled replica of the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial made its way through Wamego Wednesday morning on its way to Wamego City Park. Opening ceremonies for “The Wall That Heals” will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Wamego City Park. Caterpillar Wamego Operations and the Wamego Area Chamber of Commerce partnered to bring the memorial, along [...]

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Investigation finds cause of Tuesday blaze incendiary

The Manhattan Fire Department battled a residential blaze Tuesday afternoon. At 3:31 p.m. the MFD was dispatched to 2501 Meadowood Drive for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, crews found a one-story residential structure with smoke showing. Crews were able to locate and extinguished a fire in the basement within 20 minutes of [...]

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RCPD Report 6/13/18

Officers filed a report for vehicle burglary in the 1200 block of Wyndham Heights in Manhattan on June 12, 2018 at approximately 4:30 PM. Officers listed Elisa Davis, 33, of Junction City, Kansas as the victim when she reported an unknown suspect took her purses and money. The estimated total loss associated with this case [...]

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RCPD Report 6/12/18

Officers filed a report for theft in the 700 block of Humboldt St. in Manhattan on June 11, 2018 at approximately 12:15 PM. Officers listed Kenneth Lewis, 22, of Manhattan as the victim when he reported an unknown suspect took his 2005 Yamaha Motorcycle. The estimated loss associated with this case is approximately $2,300.00. The [...]

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Highway Patrol advises extra caution on roads during harvest

The Kansas Highway Patrol offered tips to help motorists stay safe with harvest and hay season underway. There are more farm trucks, tractors, combines, and other implements on the road during harvest time. Statewide statistics for 2017 report 118 crashes involving farm equipment, resulting in three deaths and 41 people injured. This year has already seen [...]

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Photos show aftermath of 2008 tornado

(Staff photos by Tyler Dreiling) Pictured above is the Miller Ranch area following the June 11, 2008 tornado that blew through Manhattan. Today is the 10-year anniversary of that tornado. There were no deaths in Manhattan caused directly by the tornado, but the storm did destroy 45 houses and 3 businesses and damaged hundreds more structures. [...]

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