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Area unemployment numbers released for July

Manhattan area unemployment numbers remain somewhat low according to numbers released Friday by the Kansas Department of Labor.  The Manhattan metropolitan area, which includes Riley and Pottawatomie Counties was 3.7 percent in July, compared to 3.4 percent in June. The Manhattan/Junction City combined statistical area was 4.2 percent in July–with that number nearly half a percentage point [...]

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By | 2017-08-18T11:15:33-05:00 August 18th, 2017|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Area unemployment numbers released for July

Fatal accident in Pottawatomie County

A 78-year-old Wamego man died in a two vehicle accident on Highway 24 at Levee Drive at 1:14 p.m. Thursday. Francis Whitney died in the collision KMAN first told you about Thursday afternoon,  with traffic blocked in eastbound lanes for a couple of hours. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol , Whitney was driving a [...]

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By | 2017-08-18T06:02:59-05:00 August 18th, 2017|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Top Story|Comments Off on Fatal accident in Pottawatomie County

‘Devil’ brigade soldier dies in Topeka

A Fort Riley solider died Wednesday in Topeka, according to a press release from the army post Thursday. Spc. Richard Cox, an indirect fire infantryman with Troop A, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., died at Stormont Vail Hospital. Cox suffered a gunshot wound Sunday at Fort Riley [...]

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By | 2017-08-17T15:48:39-05:00 August 17th, 2017|Fort Riley, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on ‘Devil’ brigade soldier dies in Topeka

Former Manhattan City Attorney pleads guilty to child porn charges

A former city attorney of Manhattan pleaded guilty Thursday to federal child pornography charges.  According to  U.S. Attorney Tom Beall,  Bill Raymond, 55, of Andover pleaded guilty to three counts of transporting child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. Raymond admitted that he emailed child pornography to himself using a cellular telephone and a [...]

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By | 2017-08-17T10:49:34-05:00 August 17th, 2017|Local News, Manhattan, State News, Top Story|Comments Off on Former Manhattan City Attorney pleads guilty to child porn charges

Acting dean named for K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine

April Mason, provost and senior vice president, has appointed Bonnie Rush to serve as acting dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine effective Sept. 1. Rush will take over leadership for Tammy Beckham who recently announced her resignation as she accepted an offer to work for the Department of Defense, but will remain as a [...]

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By | 2017-08-16T08:07:50-05:00 August 16th, 2017|K-State Activity, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Acting dean named for K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine

Manhattan City Commissioners approve budget

The 2018 budget was narrowly approved by the Manhattan City Commission Tuesday night. Lingering issues with funding for the Convention and Visitors Bureau and aTa Bus Service refused to sell a pair of commissioners on the budget, which was passed by a 3-2 margin. Highlights of the budget include a uptick of .35 mills on the [...]

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By | 2017-08-16T06:27:49-05:00 August 16th, 2017|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Manhattan City Commissioners approve budget

Ness County magistrate selected for vacancy in Riley County

TOPEKA — The 21st Judicial District Nominating Commission has selected Ness County District Magistrate Judge James R. Kepple to fill a magistrate judge vacancy in Riley County. The commission conducted public interviews of applicants for the position Monday, August 14, in Manhattan. Eight people had applied for the opening. Kepple’s new position will be effective [...]

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By | 2017-08-15T10:52:54-05:00 August 15th, 2017|Local News, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Ness County magistrate selected for vacancy in Riley County

KMAN takes top newscast, station website in 2017 KAB Awards

The winners of the 2017 Kansas Association of Broadcasters annual awards were released Monday and Manhattan Broadcasting Company was well represented against other stations across the state in medium-market radio. KMAN won first place for its website and Sunny 102.5FM was second in that category. KMAN also received first place for its daily morning newscast [...]

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By | 2017-08-14T16:35:29-05:00 August 14th, 2017|Fort Riley, Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on KMAN takes top newscast, station website in 2017 KAB Awards

Over 200 gather at Triangle Park Sunday in response to Charlottesville

Among a crowd of nearly 250 people at Triangle Park Sunday evening in Manhattan, a man stood sullen and silent towards the back of the crowd. He clutched a pole adorned with a large American flag. He said his name was Mike. He said he was an Army veteran who served in Iraq and Kenya. He [...]

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By | 2017-08-14T15:25:51-05:00 August 14th, 2017|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Over 200 gather at Triangle Park Sunday in response to Charlottesville

Opening of new roundabout announced

The roundabout under construction at the Anderson/Scenic/Kimball intersection will open to traffic on Wednesday, Aug. 16, weather permitting. Temporary roads and stop signs will be removed, and traffic will be able to use one lane in and out of the roundabout in each direction. Additional lanes of traffic in and out of the roundabout will open [...]

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By | 2017-08-14T10:42:30-05:00 August 14th, 2017|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Opening of new roundabout announced