The future of the Emmett Fire Station in eastern Pottawatomie County may be known before the end of the year. During a work session Monday, Pottawatomie County Fire Chief Jared Barnes informed commissioners he’s reached out to a company to do a feasibility study to determine whether it makes sense to renovate the existing station [...]
A Manhattan man is jailed on charges of arson and using explosives. According to a Riley County Police Department investigation, two fires were intentionally set Monday, both involving a device commonly known as a Molotov cocktail. Police identified and captured 36-year-old Matthew Spooner on suspicion of two counts of aggravated arson and two counts of [...]
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Local leaders are remembering Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, who died Monday at 84, from COVID-19 complications. Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel John Armbrust got to work closely with Powell his tenure as Joint Chiefs chairman under former President George H.W. Bush. Armbrust remembers Powell’s visit to Kansas State University’s [...]
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The Riley County Health Department has reported 74 new COVID infections and 44 more recoveries in its weekly report Thursday. The health department says it’s monitoring 111 active cases. The percent positive rate for new infections ticked up slightly to 4 percent, up from 2.5 percent the week before. As of Thursday seven COVID-positive patients [...]
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No injuries were reported after a train struck a truck on a railroad crossing east of Emmett in Pottawatomie County Wednesday night. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and emergency personnel from St. Mary’s, Pottawatomie County EMS and the Emmett Fire Department, along with Union Pacific Railroad, responded to the scene shortly after 9 [...]
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The family of a late Manhattan man, who drowned last year at the Wamego Indoor Aquatics Center, has reached a settlement with Wamego city government. A joint statement from the family of Thomas (Wyatt) Balman and the Wamego city government Tuesday, announced that John and Seana Balman received a $350,000 pre-litigation settlement for the wrongful [...]
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For the first time in well over two years, Wamego High School is taking local veterans to Washington, D.C. as part of the Kansas Honor Flight program. The 2-day whirlwind trip allows veterans and their student guardians to visit some of the monuments and memorials and in some cases meet with dignitaries. The flight was [...]
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Authorities say a Wamego man was killed early Sunday in a rollover accident on Military Road near Bluebird Road, west of Wamego. According to Pottawatomie County Sheriff Shane Jager, an investigation into the crash determined 34-year-old Joshua Higdon was traveling eastbound in his truck at a high rate of speed, when he lost control and [...]
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The Manhattan Fire Department was called out to an apartment fire in Manhattan Monday afternoon in the 1300 block of Marlatt Ave. Upon arrival, crews found a two-story, eight unit apartment building with fire on the first floor. The fire was extinguished within five minutes. Residents were not home at the time and no injuries [...]
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Two Manhattan reportedly forced entry and battered two victims at the Manhattan east Dairy Queen Friday night. According to the Riley County Police Department, 37-year-old Cornelius Lee Sisson and 38-year-old Kenneth Dotson were charged after a male and female victim reported the two men forced entry into the store, shortly before 8 p.m. while holding [...]
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