Two people were injured Sunday night following a three-vehicle crash in Geary County that closed a portion of K-18 for several hours. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, just after 9 p.m., a Nissan Maxima was eastbound in the westbound lanes of K-18 when it struck two vehicles head-on. An unidentified passenger in the Maxima [...]
TOPEKA — Long time Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Director of Economic Development Trent Armbrust is joining the Kansas Department of Commerce as its director of strategy for Bioscience and Technology. Armbrust begins his new job Sept. 23. He spoke briefly to Riley County commissioners Thursday and says his new role will allow him to [...]
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The Riley County Police Department is investigating after it received multiple reports of shots fire in the area of Westwood and Oak Street in Manhattan, directly south of the Manhattan High School West Campus. Capt. Josh Kyle said in a news release Friday that officers arrived just after 6:45 p.m. and found several spent shell [...]
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A Riley County jury on Thursday found a 22-year-old Manhattan woman originally from Texas guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2018 death of her boyfriend. Gregoria Baez was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Felix Florez, a former Geary County correctional officer. Florez died Sept. 22, 2018 after being shot below his [...]
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A local developer has officially dropped plans for a multi-million dollar redevelopment of Anderson Village. Chris Elsey says the project, which would have included apartments, a hotel, retail spaces and a parking garage among other amenities is dead due to a lack of support from the City of Manhattan and surrounding neighbors. Elsey’s plans had [...]
A contingency of Kansas legislators descended on Pawnee Mental Health’s new Crisis Stabilization Center Wednesday afternoon – the last stop on a three-day bus tour of Kansas public mental health facilities. The purpose of the tour was to bring exposure to resources currently available across the state. State Senator Tom Hawk of Manhattan says he [...]
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Seven Manhattan High School students have been named semifinalists for the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden Schools announced Wednesday that Elizabeth Hohn, Elizabeth Kim, Ethan Myer, Alejandro Ortiz, Allen Zhang, Robert Zhang and Stepan Zharkov were named among approximately 16,000 semifinalists nationally. Of those, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the [...]
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A Manhattan man who had been sought in connection to multiple property crimes is in custody. Riley County Police say 26-year-old Collin Wood was arrested just after 6 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of Overlook Drive. He faces 15 total charges including six counts of vehicle burglary, five counts of theft, two counts of [...]
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The Manhattan Fire Department was called out to a fire alarm Tuesday morning at K-State’s Hale Library. Fire officials were dispatched at 6:30 a.m. to a report of a sprinkler issue in the basement of the library. According to the fire department, a construction worker accidentally hit a sprinkle head. The issue was shut down [...]
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JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — Junction City Police Chief Dan Breci is retiring after 43 years of public service. Breci’s last day with JCPD is September 20. He’s spent 20 years with the department including the last three years as the Chief of Police. The department announced Monday that Lt. Kirt Nichols will serve as interim [...]
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