Manhattan

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

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

City green lights sale of KSU-IC building

Manhattan City Commission members approved a motion to allow Kansas State University to purchase the Innovation Center from the city. The university has leased the building for the last ten years. The purchase total of $5.645 million will be paid out over 15 years. The money, as Commissioner Wynn Butler explained, will return to the [...]

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By | 2017-10-18T01:31:35-05:00 October 18th, 2017|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on City green lights sale of KSU-IC building

Redesigned Grover Cobb Memorial rededicated Tuesday

The 2017 Kansas Association of Broadcasters Convention ended honoring one of its founders Tuesday afternoon. Following the convention’s closing lunch at the Manhattan Conference Center, family, friends and colleagues of Grover Cobb gathered on the campus of Kansas State University to rededicate the redesigned memorial in Cobb’s name. Cobb was one of founding members of [...]

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By | 2017-10-17T17:38:06-05:00 October 17th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Redesigned Grover Cobb Memorial rededicated Tuesday

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

K-State PD: Sukkah damage was weather-related

The Kansas State University Police Department has concluded the investigation of damage to a Sukkah and vehicles and determined that severe weather caused the damage, according to a press release from the department Friday morning. A Sukkah is a temporary Jewish gathering place. Sunday, the K-State Collegian reported the damage to the Sukkah and foul [...]

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By | 2017-10-13T10:07:33-05:00 October 13th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on K-State PD: Sukkah damage was weather-related

K-State ready to fund infrastructure improvements on Kimball

Kansas State University officials say they’re ready to commit to funding a portion of the massive infrastructure improvements needed as part of the University’s North Campus Corridor project along Kimball Avenue. Total cost for infrastructure needs currently sits at $40 million dollars. The City/University Fund would pay for $10 million of the project cost, while [...]

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By | 2017-10-12T20:18:53-05:00 October 12th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on K-State ready to fund infrastructure improvements on Kimball

Riley County Police Department Daily Activity 10/12/2017

Officers filed a report for aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and kidnapping in Odgen, Kansas on October 11, 2017. Officers listed a 24 year old female as the victim when she reported a male suspect known to her battered her and would not let her leave. Due to the nature of the crimes [...]

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By | 2017-10-12T10:00:08-05:00 October 12th, 2017|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County Police Department Daily Activity 10/12/2017

Riley County Police Department find two card skimmers in county

Riley County Police have announced the financial card readers or skimmers found in Riley county were discovered in Ogden in the 400 block of Riley Avenue. A Shop Quik store is located at that address.  Area residents are asked to keep an eye on their bank accounts if they use credit cards to pay for fuel.  In a [...]

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By | 2017-10-12T08:58:02-05:00 October 12th, 2017|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County Police Department find two card skimmers in county

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