Manhattan

Family, friends and advocates celebrate 9th Annual Little Apple Pride

Younger participants in Saturday’s Little Apple Pride celebration at City Park may take for granted that the event was held for its ninth year. But one Manhattan born-and-raised resident remembers a time when such a day of public festivities would’ve been fantasy. “I came out as gay in 1976 at the age of 19, right here [...]

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By | 2018-04-09T11:31:22-05:00 April 9th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Family, friends and advocates celebrate 9th Annual Little Apple Pride

RCPD Daily Activity 4/09/18

Tommie Baggett, 18, of Manhattan was arrested while in the 1400 block of Hartman Pl. in Manhattan on April 6, 2018 at approximately 10:40 AM. Baggett was arrested on a Riley County District Court warrant for rape, aggravated criminal sodomy (x2), aggravated robbery, attempted rape (x3), aggravated burglary (x2), and aggravated battery (x3). Baggett was [...]

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By | 2018-04-09T11:21:05-05:00 April 9th, 2018|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Daily Activity 4/09/18

MFD responds to apartment fire Thursday night

The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 704 Dondee Drive in Manhattan for a report of a structure fire Thursday evening just after 8 p.m. Upon arrival, crews found a three-story apartment building with a fire on the second floor. Crews entered the building and extinguished a kitchen fire in less than 10 minutes. A [...]

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By | 2018-04-06T12:45:48-05:00 April 6th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on MFD responds to apartment fire Thursday night

RCPD Activity Report 4/6/18

Officers filed a report for motor vehicle theft in the 800 block of Bluemont Ave. in Manhattan Thursday at approximately 7:40 AM. Officers listed Mario Garcia Jr., 25, of Manhattan as the victim when he reported an unknown suspect took his 2006 Dodge Dakota Pickup. The estimated total loss associated with this case is approximately [...]

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By | 2018-04-06T11:26:13-05:00 April 6th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Activity Report 4/6/18

Manhattan man struck by two vehicles in Topeka Wednesday night

An unidentified 33-year-old Manhattan man was seriously injured in Topeka Wednesday night when he was struck by two different vehicles while attempting to cross Topeka Boulevard. The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office reports the man was knocked to the ground when he was hit by the mirror of a U-Haul box truck and was then run [...]

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By | 2018-04-05T13:15:39-05:00 April 5th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan man struck by two vehicles in Topeka Wednesday night

Board of Education approved land transfer agreement

The Manhattan-USD 383 Board of Education gave final approval to the land transfer agreement between the district and David Nelson and Leon H. Borck.   Assistant Superintendent Eric Reid presented the agreement to the board during the March 28 meeting.  In the presentation, Reid said they would be trading the land they owned near Elbo Creek [...]

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By | 2018-04-04T21:51:58-05:00 April 4th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Board of Education approved land transfer agreement

Pott County expresses desire to add ambulance station

The Pottawatomie County Commission has expressed interest in establishing a fifth ambulance station. It would serve the southwest portion of the county, according to County Administrator Robert Reece, who appeared before the commission Monday morning. According to a report in the Manhattan Mercury Tuesday, such talks are occurring amid Riley County recently stating that it [...]

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By | 2018-04-04T13:00:26-05:00 April 4th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Pott County expresses desire to add ambulance station

RCPD Daily Activity 4/03/18

Officers responded to the report of an injury accident in the 100 block of Bluemont Ave. in Manhattan on April 2, 2018 at approximately 2:45 PM. When officers arrived on scene they found a pedestrian, Dale Budden, 71, of Manhattan had been struck by a 2011 Chevy Silverado Pickup driven by Stanley Fegter, 79, of [...]

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By | 2018-04-03T12:04:04-05:00 April 3rd, 2018|Fort Riley, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Daily Activity 4/03/18

Colorado man pleads guilty to robbing Manhattan bank

A Colorado man pleaded guilty Monday to robbing a bank in Manhattan, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister. Kenneth Wayne Fisher, Jr., 42, formerly of Colorado Springs, Colo., pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. Fisher admitted that on Aug. 26, 2015, he robbed Sunflower State Bank at 2710 Anderson [...]

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By | 2018-04-03T10:50:11-05:00 April 3rd, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Colorado man pleads guilty to robbing Manhattan bank

RCPD report 4/2/18

Officers filed a report for aggravated criminal sodomy in Manhattan on March 30, 2018. Officers listed a 14 year old female as the victim and a 14 year old male known to her as the suspect. Due to the nature of the crime reported, no additional information will be released. Jaylin Riley, 21, of Manhattan, [...]

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By | 2018-04-02T12:01:30-05:00 April 2nd, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD report 4/2/18