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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

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

Riley County sides against consolidation of ambulance services

Riley County informed Pottawatomie County officials Thursday afternoon during a monthly joint meeting between the two governments, along with the City of Manhattan, that they would not consolidate ambulance services. The meeting was held inside the Riley County Commission Chambers in Manhattan. Earlier in the day at the close of Riley County’s commission meeting, Riley [...]

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By | 2017-10-19T18:44:06-05:00 October 19th, 2017|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Riley County sides against consolidation of ambulance services

K-State announces budget cuts

As KMAN has been hearing since last week, budget cuts are being implemented at K-State. The following is a letter from Cindy Bontrager of K-State in K-State Today: Dear K-State community, The 20th day fall enrollment census was recently announced and the fiscal year 2018 main campus tuition revenue projection has been completed. The projected [...]

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By | 2017-10-18T07:56:56-05:00 October 18th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on K-State announces budget cuts

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

Pot arrests, racial bias dominate Monday law board meeting

Manhattan citizen Johnathan Cole was one of many to address the Riley County Law Board inside Manhattan’s City Hall Monday afternoon. Marijuana and perceived racial bias in the policing of it dominated the meeting. “It’s not the fact that the crime is happening,” Cole, a young white male said. “It’s the fact that the stops [...]

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By | 2017-10-16T19:20:48-05:00 October 16th, 2017|Local News, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Pot arrests, racial bias dominate Monday law board meeting

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

KBI investigating events surrounding the escape of two Marshall County Jail inmates

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is assisting the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office following the Saturday afternoon escape of two inmates from the Marshall County Jail in Marysville, Kan.   On Saturday, Oct. 14 at approximately 4:55 p.m., the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the KBI to investigate the events surrounding the escape of two Marshall [...]

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By | 2017-10-16T05:56:58-05:00 October 16th, 2017|Local News, State News, Top Story|Comments Off on KBI investigating events surrounding the escape of two Marshall County Jail inmates

Fort Riley soldier found dead on post; 8th non-combat death since August

A 1st Infantry Division soldier was found dead on Fort Riley Thursday, according to a press release from the Army post. Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Boone, a signal support systems specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 82nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., was found deceased in his on-post residence. [...]

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By | 2017-10-15T20:05:14-05:00 October 15th, 2017|Fort Riley, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Fort Riley soldier found dead on post; 8th non-combat death since August