Pottawatomie County

Community to commemorate Wamego Honor Flight homecoming

Wamego area students and veterans will embark on their Honor Flight to visit Washington D.C. war memorials, and the community will gather to welcome them Thursday. The Homecoming Ceremony will take place in the Wamego High School gymnasium at 9:30 p.m., but doors open at 8:30 p.m. The celebration will feature a band and the [...]

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By |2019-04-25T09:39:18-05:00April 25th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Wamego|Comments Off on Community to commemorate Wamego Honor Flight homecoming

May hearing set for man accused in Wamego teen’s murder

WESTMORELAND — The man accused in the December murder of a Wamego teenager is set for a preliminary hearing next month. A Pottawatomie County judge Tuesday set a 10 am. hearing May 31 for 23-year-old Cody Lamia-Beck, also of Wamego. Lamia-Beck was arrested earlier this year in connection to the death of 19-year-old Jacob Bouck. [...]

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By |2019-04-24T13:16:09-05:00April 24th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on May hearing set for man accused in Wamego teen’s murder

Manhattan eyeing 0.3 percent sales tax increase

City of Manhattan administration will continue working on a potential ballot question to raise the city’s sales tax rate. Manhattan City Commissioners expressed interest in sending the decision to voters in November at their Tuesday work session. They’re looking at a 0.3 percent sales tax increase, which would raise the base rate in Manhattan from [...]

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By |2019-04-24T12:31:25-05:00April 24th, 2019|city, government, KMAN, Local News, Manhattan, Manhattan City Commission, news, Pottawatomie County, radio, Riley County, sales tax, Top Story|Comments Off on Manhattan eyeing 0.3 percent sales tax increase

St. George woman arrested on Idaho warrant for drugs, failure to appear

MANHATTAN — A 28-year-old St. George woman is awaiting extradition to Idaho after a number of charges there from a 2017 arrest. Riley County Police arrested Brandi Danielle Sunderman just before 1 a.m. Wednesday. Sunderman is charged in Bingham County, Idaho District Court with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine); a [...]

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By |2019-04-24T11:00:52-05:00April 24th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on St. George woman arrested on Idaho warrant for drugs, failure to appear

KDHE, K-State continue air quality research amid busy burning season

A report out by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment shows over 2.2 million acres of grassland were burned in Kansas and Oklahoma between March 15 and April 14. Controlled burns are up substantially in the Manhattan area as 43,908 acres were burned in Riley County (up 36 percent) and 69,870 acres were burned [...]

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By |2019-04-23T15:13:02-05:00April 23rd, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on KDHE, K-State continue air quality research amid busy burning season

Tuttle Creek Lake officials nearing potential for some water releases

MANHATTAN — Rising waters at Tuttle Creek Reservoir have been a concern for many in the region since a wet March inundated the lake with its third highest readings since 1973. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Operation Project Manager Brian McNulty informed a joint meeting of Manhattan, Riley and Pottawatomie county officials that the lake [...]

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By |2019-04-19T07:57:11-05:00April 19th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Tuttle Creek Lake officials nearing potential for some water releases

Pawnee breaks ground on crisis stabilization center

MANHATTAN — With a swing of a sledgehammer by Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services Secretary Laura Howard, Pawnee Mental Health ceremonially broke ground — or rather drywall — on its new voluntary Crisis Stabilization Center Thursday. The formation of the center is the result of years of work from stakeholders from across the [...]

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By |2019-04-18T18:18:28-05:00April 18th, 2019|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Pawnee breaks ground on crisis stabilization center

Second status hearing set for Wamego man accused in Bouck murder

Judge Jeff Elder set another status hearing on April 23 for a Wamego man accused of second degree murder during a Thursday status hearing in Pottawatomie County District Court. 23-year-old Cody Lamia-Beck was arrested in March for the killing of 19-year-old Jacob Bouck, who was found dead on the Kansas River about half a mile [...]

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By |2019-04-11T15:18:03-05:00April 11th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Wamego|Comments Off on Second status hearing set for Wamego man accused in Bouck murder

Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Report 4/5/19

On Friday April 5, 2019 at about 7:39am, The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s received a report of a two vehicle accident on Highway 13 near Michael’s Road, about 3 miles north of Tuttle Creek Dam in rural Pottawatomie County. Sheriff’s Deputies, EMS and Fire units responded to the scene and due to total road blockage of [...]

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By |2019-04-05T15:36:24-05:00April 5th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Report 4/5/19

Pottawatomie County SUV, semi collision hospitalizes one

POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY — One person was hospitalized and Highway 13 was closed temporarily Friday morning due to a collision between an SUV and semi truck southwest of Westmoreland. The driver of the SUV was taken to a local hospital as a result of the incident, occurring at approximately 7:45 a.m. North and southbound traffic on [...]

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By |2019-04-05T10:07:28-05:00April 5th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County SUV, semi collision hospitalizes one