Manhattan

Manhattan man sentenced to life in death of 3-month-old baby

A Manhattan man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend’s baby. The Manhattan Mercury reports that 28-year-old Andrew Gibson must serve 25 years of his sentence for first-degree murder in the May 2016 death of 3-month-old Serenity Reich before becoming eligible for parole. He also was sentenced Thursday to three years [...]

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By | 2018-07-13T10:53:42-05:00 July 13th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan man sentenced to life in death of 3-month-old baby

City announces utilities work, warn of low water flow in work zones

The City of Manhattan announced the Utilities Department will begin a project in conjunction with their 2018 Valve and Hydrant Replacement project. Utilities workers will be performing temporary water isolations on July 11th and 12th that will cause short periods of low water pressure in the area adjacent to the work. City officials say the [...]

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By | 2018-07-12T11:55:06-05:00 July 12th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on City announces utilities work, warn of low water flow in work zones

Human trafficking conference provided training, discussion to array of professionals

The 2018 Human Trafficking Conference was held in the Manhattan Conference Center Wednesday. The conference, which started Tuesday, provided two days of training and discussion on human trafficking. It started with a speech from U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister. The keynote speaker was Peter Qualliotine, director of Men’s Accountability in King County, Washington. More than 200 law [...]

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By | 2018-07-12T11:30:28-05:00 July 12th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Human trafficking conference provided training, discussion to array of professionals

Train hits, injures person on bridge east of Manhattan

Authorities say a train has struck and injured a person on a bridge just east of Manhattan. The Manhattan Mercury reports the unidentified man was sleeping on a railroad bridge over the Big Blue River at 7:06 a.m. Wednesday morning when he heard the train whistle and woke up, Union Pacific Railroad media director Jeffrey [...]

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By | 2018-07-12T11:14:36-05:00 July 12th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Train hits, injures person on bridge east of Manhattan

RCPD Report 7/12/18

Bradley Kingsley, 39, of Manhattan was arrested while in the 100 block of Courthouse Pl. in Manhattan on July 3, 2018 at approximately 5:10 PM. Kingsley was arrested on a Riley County District Court warrant for probation violation. Kingsley was issued a total bond of $5,000.00. Kingsley was not confined at the time of this [...]

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By | 2018-07-12T10:06:08-05:00 July 12th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Report 7/12/18

Commission reviews Chamber of Commerce 2019 funding requests, considers internal loan

The Manhattan City Commission met in City Hall Tuesday to review funding requests from the proposed 2019 budget by the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce for economic development, their Military Relations Committee (MRC) and the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and take a look at the 2019 to 2023 Capital Improvements Program. Assistant Director of [...]

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By | 2018-07-11T17:19:44-05:00 July 11th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Commission reviews Chamber of Commerce 2019 funding requests, considers internal loan

RCPD Report 7/11/18

Officers filed a report for burglary in the 1600 block of Fairchild Ave. in Manhattan on July 10, 2018 at approximately 6:45 PM. Officers listed Corey Neill, 20, Nathan Rapue, 20, Ryan Ash, 21, Mihailo Illich, 21, all of Manhattan as the victims when it was reported an unknown suspect took miscellanous electronics from the [...]

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By | 2018-07-11T13:29:48-05:00 July 11th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Report 7/11/18

Manhattan Parks & Rec announce slate of ‘Trail Talks’ with neighborhoods

Manhattan Parks and Recreation will be hosting several community meetings this summer to talk about trails within the Little Apple. Five “Trail Talk Thursday” meetings will be held throughout the city and participants will get to explore interactive concepts, provide feedback, and ask questions. MPRD Community Relations Officer Melissa Kirkwood and Park Planning Intern Chuck Klutho [...]

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By | 2018-07-11T11:34:27-05:00 July 11th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan Parks & Rec announce slate of ‘Trail Talks’ with neighborhoods

Road work in Manhattan, Riley County expected to cause delays

Multiple summer infrastructure projects are starting up in the Manhattan area this week. Riley County announced a few asphalt overlay projects in Keats starting Thursday, July 12. The projects will occur on Reservation Drive, Blue Spruce Lane and Keats Avenue and should be completed in 5 business days – weather permitting. Traffic will be reduced to one [...]

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By | 2018-07-10T11:51:51-05:00 July 10th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Road work in Manhattan, Riley County expected to cause delays

Three armed men stick up Short Stop convenience store

The Short Stop on the 2000 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard was robbed early Monday morning, according to the Riley County Police Department. Three men wearing masks held up the convenience store with a handgun around 4:20 a.m. The men and their getaway vehicle were captured by the store’s surveillance camera, but no identification has [...]

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By | 2018-07-09T16:21:46-05:00 July 9th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Three armed men stick up Short Stop convenience store