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Emergency response crews, USD 383 wrap up active violence training

Since Wednesday, the Riley County Police Department and emergency personnel from the Manhattan Fire Department, Riley County EMS, KSU PD and other law enforcement partners have participated in active violence training exercises at Manhattan High School West Campus. After the exercises on Thursday, KMAN spoke with Lt. Brad Jager, Training Coordinator at the RCPD, about their work. [...]

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By | 2018-07-20T13:18:14-05:00 July 20th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Emergency response crews, USD 383 wrap up active violence training

Collins: ’93 flood showed ‘resilience’ of Manhattan, Riley County communities

The 1993 Manhattan flood was 25 years ago Wednesday. The flood came after weeks of heavy rainfall filled the Tuttle Creek dam and forced officials to raise the spillway, releasing 68 thousand cubic feet of water per second which flowed into the city. Manhattan’s flooding was not an isolated incident — storms led to floods [...]

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By | 2018-07-18T14:44:02-05:00 July 18th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Collins: ’93 flood showed ‘resilience’ of Manhattan, Riley County communities

JCPD: Still no I.D. on body found in May, rules out missing woman connection

The Junction City Police Department says the investigation into the identity of a deceased woman found between two buildings in Junction City on May 28 continues. Wednesday, JCPD Public Information Officer Capt. Trish Giordano said the identity is still unknown, but added one has been ruled out. “We have received several calls inquiring whether this individual [...]

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By | 2018-06-20T13:30:14-05:00 June 20th, 2018|Geary County, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on JCPD: Still no I.D. on body found in May, rules out missing woman connection

Tuttle Lake officials offer Country Stampede traffic, parking tips

Country Stampede is set to start Thursday, June 21, and Tuttle Creek Lake officials are offering tips to help event attendees find their way. There are multiple construction projects obstructing popular routes to the state park. Through traffic to the event grounds from the west entrance off of Highway 24 is blocked by work on [...]

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By | 2018-06-15T11:51:37-05:00 June 15th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Tuttle Lake officials offer Country Stampede traffic, parking tips

PHOTO GALLERY: The 2008 Manhattan tornado, 10 years later

(Staff photos by Tyler Dreiling) Pictured above is the Miller Ranch area following the June 11, 2008 tornado that blew through Manhattan. Today is the 10-year anniversary of that tornado. There were no deaths in Manhattan caused directly by the tornado, but the storm did destroy 45 houses and 3 businesses and damaged hundreds more structures. [...]

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By | 2018-06-11T12:35:05-05:00 June 11th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on PHOTO GALLERY: The 2008 Manhattan tornado, 10 years later

City accepts 99-acre donation, eyes local economic incentives

The Manhattan City Commission met at City Hall Tuesday night and accepted a large land donation from the Kansas Department of Transportation. KDOT first offered Manhattan a 99-acre property known as the VMI tract — located north of K-18 and east of the Scenic Meadows subdivision — with the condition the city does not develop the [...]

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By | 2018-06-06T14:10:21-05:00 June 6th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on City accepts 99-acre donation, eyes local economic incentives

Two juveniles arrested in Saint George with stolen guns

Two juveniles with several weapons, including an AK-47 rifle, were arrested Monday afternoon in Saint George. Chief of Police Dan Trechter told KMAN Tuesday afternoon the juveniles were identified as a 16-year-old white male and a 17-year-old as a black male. According to a press release from the department, authorities say at 12:13 p.m. a call [...]

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By | 2018-06-05T15:49:32-05:00 June 5th, 2018|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Top Story|Comments Off on Two juveniles arrested in Saint George with stolen guns

Man sentenced in 2016 crash that killed Junction City mother, kids

A Texas man has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for causing the 2016 crash deaths of a Junction City mother and her two children on Interstate 70. The Wichita Eagle reports that 45-year-old Steven Johnson, of Houston, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in March to one count of second-degree murder [...]

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By | 2018-06-04T12:58:43-05:00 June 4th, 2018|Geary County, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Man sentenced in 2016 crash that killed Junction City mother, kids

BREAKING: Manhattan man dead following accident at Jeffrey Energy Center

Updated: Monday, 2:44 p.m. Two Westar Energy employees who worked at Jeffrey Energy Center in Pottawatomie County died from injuries suffered there over the weekend, according to media reports. Monday afternoon, Westar said Jesse Henson of Manhattan and Craig Burchett of Overbrook — both operations supervisors — were critically injured when a piece of equipment [...]

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By | 2018-06-04T13:18:28-05:00 June 4th, 2018|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Top Story|Comments Off on BREAKING: Manhattan man dead following accident at Jeffrey Energy Center

U.S. Ag Secretary voices support for Colyer, talks farm bill during area tour

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was in Manhattan Wednesday for a full day of tours and discussion panels. He began the day at River Creek Farms east of Manhattan with Kansas Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran, then co-hosted an open Q&A panel at K-State’s Stanley Stout Center with Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer. Finally, Perdue [...]

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By | 2018-05-31T13:34:49-05:00 May 31st, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on U.S. Ag Secretary voices support for Colyer, talks farm bill during area tour