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Area unemployment rates drop

September unemployment numbers in Manhattan were down considerably from the month before, according to information just released by the Kansas Department of Labor. The 3.3 percent unemployment rate was down from 4.1 in August for the Manhattan metro area including Riley and Pottawatomie Counties. The Manhattan/Junction City combined statistical area showed a lower rate also [...]

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By | 2017-10-20T11:34:09-05:00 October 20th, 2017|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Area unemployment rates drop

National Veterans Caregivers month recognized

It’s National Veterans Caregivers Month and KMAN’s Cathy Dawes had a chance to visit with Veterans and Military Caregivers Support Network of Kansas Founder Carolyn Tolliver-Lee. Toliver-Lee is also a Fellow with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. Her interview follows:

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By | 2017-10-20T10:48:38-05:00 October 20th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on National Veterans Caregivers month recognized

Plea entered in Wamego kidnapping case

A man charged in connection with a Wamego kidnapping this past May entered a plea in Pottawatomie County Court Thursday.  David Rojas, 31, of Wamego, entered a plea of no contest to kidnapping and criminal discharge of a firearm and was found guilty by the court. His sentencing is set for December 14th. Rojas was [...]

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By | 2017-10-20T06:54:54-05:00 October 20th, 2017|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Top Story, Wamego|Comments Off on Plea entered in Wamego kidnapping case

Rape arrest in Riley County case

A Manhattan man faces rape and other charges following his arrest in Pottawatomie County.  Thursday’s Riley County Police report indicates Jesse Porter, 22, was taken into custody in Westmoreland, last Friday October 13th at approximately 2:50 PM. Porter was arrested on a Riley County District Court warrant for one count of rape, one count of aggravated sexual [...]

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By | 2017-10-20T05:52:16-05:00 October 20th, 2017|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Rape arrest in Riley County case

RCPD investigating shooting

Riley County Police are reporting a shooting in Manhattan this past weekend, with one person suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Riley County Police announced  Monday morning that at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday RCPD received a 911 call from a citizen reporting shots fired near 519 North Manhattan Avenue. When officers arrived on scene they [...]

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By | 2017-10-16T07:56:37-05:00 October 16th, 2017|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on RCPD investigating shooting

Injury accident in Riley County

A Manhattan woman was injured in an accident on Highway 24 near Walters Drive, on the northeast side of Manhattan, Wednesday afternoon.  Alexis Hamilton, 35, was taken to Via Christi following the accident, reported shortly after two p.m. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Hamilton was driving a Pontiac passenger car eastbound on highway 24 [...]

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By | 2017-10-12T05:51:43-05:00 October 12th, 2017|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Injury accident in Riley County

Fatal accident in Pottawatomie County Sunday

A fatality accident was reported in Pottawatomie County early Sunday afternoon. According to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s office the accident involved a sport utility vehicle and motorcycle and occurred just west of Belvue on highway 24. The accident was reported at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Further information including names are not yet available and due to the Columbus Day [...]

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By | 2017-10-09T05:46:38-05:00 October 9th, 2017|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Fatal accident in Pottawatomie County Sunday

Update: Gas line break in Wamego causes evacuation of elementary school and nearby residents

Updated 11:30 a.m. Thursday: Wamego Fire Chief Phil Stultz tells KMAN a gas line break occurred during road construction in the area of fourth and Parkview on the west side of town Thursday morning. Stultz adds some residents close to Fourth were told to evacuate, with others living farther away being notified but given the [...]

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By | 2017-10-05T10:43:15-05:00 October 5th, 2017|Local News, Top Story, Wamego|Comments Off on Update: Gas line break in Wamego causes evacuation of elementary school and nearby residents

Theft reported by Pottawatomie County Sheriff

The Pottawatomie county Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of a construction trailer this past week. Sheriff Greg Riat indicates on Monday deputies responded to the 9000 block of Roepke Road in rural Manhattan, for the theft of a construction trailer. The trailer is described as a white 2000 Pace enclosed trailer.  The trailer reportedly was stolen [...]

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By | 2017-10-05T06:52:09-05:00 October 5th, 2017|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Top Story|Comments Off on Theft reported by Pottawatomie County Sheriff

Area accidents Wednesday include a fatality in Clay County

A fatal accident was reported in Clay County  Wednesday evening. Mary Rowland, 57, of Longford died in the two vehicle crash on K-82 westbound at K-15, one mile south of Clay Center.  According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a Chevrolet Silverado driven by Zachary Howard, 28, of Clay Center was westbound on K-82 and failed [...]

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By | 2017-10-05T06:15:17-05:00 October 5th, 2017|Local News, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Area accidents Wednesday include a fatality in Clay County