Manhattan

Ogden man arrested for escaping custody

An Ogden man arrested on drug distribution charges in August was arrested again Friday night for escaping custody and probation violation. Billy Joe Womack, 32, was taken back into custody at the Westwood Motel in Manhattan just after 9 p.m. Friday. Womack was one of several arrested for drug charges in August that involved opiates, [...]

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By | 2017-12-23T07:24:31-06:00 December 23rd, 2017|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Ogden man arrested for escaping custody

County attorney’s office says no charges for Schartz, special prosecutor announced

Manhattan High School football coach Joe Schartz will not be facing any charges for child endangerment, according to a press release from the Riley County Attorney’s Office sent to KMAN Friday afternoon. The matter stems from investigations into hazing and the football program that first came to light in October. The county attorney’s office also [...]

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By | 2017-12-22T13:31:29-06:00 December 22nd, 2017|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on County attorney’s office says no charges for Schartz, special prosecutor announced

Unemployment numbers remain low in the Manhattan area

Unemployment numbers for the Manhattan metro area including Riley and Pottawatomie counties went up just a little in November–but Manhattan is still the lowest for metro areas in the state at 2.6 percent. October numbers were 2.3 percent. Even Manhattan combined with Junction City shows a low rate of three percent for November. Junction City [...]

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By | 2017-12-22T10:33:07-06:00 December 22nd, 2017|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Unemployment numbers remain low in the Manhattan area

Official statement from MHS Principal regarding MHS football hazing incident October 25, 2017

Manhattan High School has completed its investigation into alleged events that occurred at Bishop Stadium, in a locker room, after a football practice on October 25, 2017. I wish to thank the Riley County Police Department for their efforts and assistance in this investigation. Our desire to be thorough and to hold responsible parties accountable [...]

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By | 2017-12-22T05:46:03-06:00 December 22nd, 2017|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Official statement from MHS Principal regarding MHS football hazing incident October 25, 2017

Manhattan man arrested for attempted murder

Officers filed a report for attempted murder in the 2nd degree, aggravated endangering a child and criminal use of weapons in the 1900 block of Lincoln Dr. in Manhattan on December 21, 2017 at approximately 7:00 AM. Officers listed Stephen Hollinhead, 27, of Manhattan as the victim and Curtis Norman, 57, of Manhattan as the [...]

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By | 2017-12-21T08:55:21-06:00 December 21st, 2017|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Manhattan man arrested for attempted murder

USD 383 School Board approves wolf as secondary mascot

The school board’s discussion and vote on the secondary mascot issue begins at the 1:06:17 mark. The Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 School Board voted 4-3 Wednesday night to create a physical wolf mascot character for Manhattan High School. The vote concludes a long-standing issue that had many in the community wanting the school district to drop [...]

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By | 2017-12-21T00:02:30-06:00 December 21st, 2017|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on USD 383 School Board approves wolf as secondary mascot

Former Manhattan City Attorney Sentenced on Child Porn Charges

According to a news release from U.S. ATtorney Tom Beall’s office,  a former city attorney of Manhattan was sentenced Tuesday to 210 months in federal prison on child pornography charges. Bill Raymond, 55, Andover, Kan., pleaded guilty to three counts of transporting child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. Raymond admitted that he emailed child [...]

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By | 2017-12-20T10:03:38-06:00 December 20th, 2017|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Former Manhattan City Attorney Sentenced on Child Porn Charges

12 year sentence in Riley County rape case

A Manhattan man will serve more than 12 years with the Kansas Department of Corrections in connection with a rape and indecent liberties cases. Derrick Bishop was sentenced in Riley County District court earlier this week to 147 months with lifetime post release. Following a nearly week long trial, Bishop was found guilty by a [...]

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By | 2017-12-20T08:25:45-06:00 December 20th, 2017|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on 12 year sentence in Riley County rape case

RCPD concludes MHS battery investigation

Riley County Police have announced early Wednesday morning they’ve concluded the investigation into a battery report involving members of the Manhattan High School football team this past October. The case will be submitted to the Riley county Attorney’s office for a determination on charges. In addition to the original battery offense, a supplemental report has [...]

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By | 2017-12-20T06:26:34-06:00 December 20th, 2017|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on RCPD concludes MHS battery investigation