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Morse, Hatesohl and Estabrook elected to commission; Manhattan voters reject tax hike

Morse, Hatesohl and Estabrook win seats on the Manhattan City Commission Numbers may be unofficial but they are final. The Manhattan City Commission will see some shake up in the new year. Incumbent Linda Morse received the most votes in Tuesday’s Manhattan city commission race, garnering 3,649 votes or 37 percent. Morse says one of [...]

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By |2019-11-06T07:56:58-06:00November 6th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Morse, Hatesohl and Estabrook elected to commission; Manhattan voters reject tax hike

2019 general election results

RILEY COUNTY RESULTS Manhattan City Commission (three seats) Aaron Estabrook Mark Hatesohl Kaleb James Linda Morse (incumbent) Maureen Sheahan Mary Renee Shirk Sarah Siders Vincent Tracey Two highest vote earners receive four-year terms. The third-place candidate receives a two-year term. ——————————————————————————————— City of Manhattan 0.3 percent retail sales tax increase question Yes: No: ——————————————————————————————— USD [...]

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By |2019-11-05T19:21:34-06:00November 5th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on 2019 general election results

Manhattan murder suspect makes first court appearance; second victim identified in criminal complaint

A Manhattan man charged with first-degree murder made his initial appearance Monday in Riley County District Court. Judge Kendra Lewison read the formal charges against 29-year-old Richard Goens, including first-degree murder and attempted aggravated robbery, in the Nov. 1 shooting death of 24-year-old Tanner Zamecnik of Manhattan. Goens has not entered a plea. A criminal [...]

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By |2019-11-04T16:51:22-06:00November 4th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan murder suspect makes first court appearance; second victim identified in criminal complaint

Update: 130 new charges filed in Iacobellis sex abuse case

An amended complaint filed Tuesday in Riley County District Court lists 130 new charges against Bob’s Diner owner Robert Iacobellis. Those charges, add another layer to the complicated criminal case building against Iacobellis, who was arrested Aug. 2 on one count of rape and two counts of aggravated indecent liberties. Each alleged case involves minors [...]

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By |2019-11-05T14:59:01-06:00November 4th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Update: 130 new charges filed in Iacobellis sex abuse case

St. George man injured in Atchison County crash following pursuit

A pursuit which began in Jackson County and ended with a rollover crash in Atchison County resulted in a hospital trip for a St. George man Sunday. The Kansas Highway Patrol’s crash log says 49-year-old Ronald Snowberger of St. George was a passenger in the car driven by 56-year-old Robert Neal Kirk of Topeka. Authorities [...]

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By |2019-11-04T07:55:29-06:00November 4th, 2019|Local News, State News|Comments Off on St. George man injured in Atchison County crash following pursuit

Fees says goodbye after two decades of service to Manhattan

Longtime Manhattan City Clerk Gary Fees said goodbye Friday to colleagues at a retirement ceremony. “I’m retiring from the city today, but I’m not retiring from other pursuits. I want you all to know how an important part of my dash, that you all have been,” Fees said. Fees, who has served in the role [...]

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By |2019-11-04T07:27:21-06:00November 4th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Fees says goodbye after two decades of service to Manhattan

Kiwanis members unveil new overlook platform at Bluemont Hill

Visitors to the iconic Manhattan letters atop Bluemont Hill now have a safe and secure platform to enjoy the view. Members of the Manhattan Kiwanis Club officially unveiled the new platform which includes a glass railing. Fundraising over the past year totaled $70,000 to construct it. Kiwanis Club President Doug Meloan, stated that while having [...]

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By |2019-11-04T06:23:13-06:00November 4th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Kiwanis members unveil new overlook platform at Bluemont Hill

RCPD searching for suspect who escaped custody

Riley County Police are attempting to locate a suspect who escaped custody early Saturday morning. Police say 33-year-old Cory Ryan Calkins escaped after being arrested on probable cause offenses of aggravated burglary, possession of meth, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. It’s advised that if you see Calkins, do not attempt to approach [...]

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By |2019-11-02T10:32:54-05:00November 2nd, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on RCPD searching for suspect who escaped custody

KHP: Junction City child safe following apparent kidnapping, pursuit on I-70

TOPEKA — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a man accused in a Friday kidnapping, who led authorities on a pursuit on Interstate 70, is in custody. Authorities with KHP were alerted by Junction City Police of a kidnapping that reportedly occurred around 2 p.m. They were notified that the armed suspect was reportedly eastbound on [...]

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By |2019-11-01T18:30:51-05:00November 1st, 2019|Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on KHP: Junction City child safe following apparent kidnapping, pursuit on I-70

Update: Head on crash near St. Marys kills one

One person was killed Friday morning following a head-on crash west of St. Marys on Hwy 24. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a pickup driven by 19-year-old Joseph McIntyre of St. Marys was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane and struck an SUV driven by 54-year-old Kathleen Cummings of Belvue. It’s not clear from [...]

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By |2019-11-01T17:52:01-05:00November 1st, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Update: Head on crash near St. Marys kills one