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Area public works leaders talk road conditions following stormy winter

Roads across the region have taken a beating following a winter with multiple storms. Representatives from the Riley and Pottawatomie County as well as the City of Manhattan governments discussed how the season impacted each of their roads at a joint city/county/county meeting Thursday. The Riley-Pottawatomie County area has seen 13 storms since November, 2018 [...]

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By |2019-03-22T13:27:33-05:00March 22nd, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Area public works leaders talk road conditions following stormy winter

BlacKkKlansman, national tensions and a filmmaker’s local roots

On Thursday evening on the Kansas State University campus, filmmaker Kevin Willmott addressed the unsettling link between democracy and racism to an overflowing room in the student union.  Willmott’s discussion was titled, “BlacKkKlansman: A Response to the Resurgence of Racism in America Today”, and it was part of K-State’s The Art of Democracy symposium co-organized [...]

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By |2019-03-21T19:04:51-05:00March 21st, 2019|Geary County, K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on BlacKkKlansman, national tensions and a filmmaker’s local roots

Riley County 4-H to hold entrepreneurship challenge

On Tuesday, the Riley County 4-H is meeting for a fun annual event that challenges area high school students to come up with innovative business ideas. The event is called 2019 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge.  K-State Research and Extension 4-H Agent, John Jobe has been updating KMAN for a few months now on the progress of [...]

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By |2019-03-03T21:27:58-05:00March 3rd, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Riley County 4-H to hold entrepreneurship challenge

Experts testify in trial of man charged with shooting RCPD officer

Multiple forensic crime scene investigators testified as expert witnesses on Tuesday, day 5 of the Mark Harrison Trial in Riley County District Court. The 38-year-old Manhattan engineer is charged with three counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer after a stand-off that resulted in one RCPD officer being shot in the leg in [...]

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By |2019-02-26T20:38:07-05:00February 26th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Experts testify in trial of man charged with shooting RCPD officer

Area representatives talk ongoing flood recovery, dark store theory at joint meeting

Area representatives received updates on “dark store theory” legislation as well as ongoing recovery and mitigation efforts following the Labor Day flood of Wildcat Creek at a joint governmental meeting Thursday. Officials of the Pottawatomie and Riley Counties and the City of Manhattan held their monthly meeting in the Riley County Commission chambers Feb. 22. [...]

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By |2019-02-22T13:00:20-05:00February 22nd, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Area representatives talk ongoing flood recovery, dark store theory at joint meeting

Body camera footage, 911 calls played in Manhattan attempted murder trial opener

The trial for a Manhattan engineer charged with three counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and one count of criminal property damage opened Wednesday afternoon. Mark Harrison, 38, appeared before Judge Grant Bannister represented by attorneys Barry Clark and Jeremy Platt on Feb. 20. The trial is scheduled to run six days. Harrison [...]

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By |2019-02-21T01:01:56-05:00February 21st, 2019|Court, Crime, Kansas, KMAN, Local News, Manhattan, news, Police, radio, RCPD, Riley County, Riley County Police Department, shooting, Top Story, Trial|Comments Off on Body camera footage, 911 calls played in Manhattan attempted murder trial opener

Area political, religious leaders criticize bill defining same-sex marriages as ‘parodies’

A Kansas bill co-sponsored by an area legislator that says homosexuality is intrinsically religious and would ban counties from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples faces hurdles to becoming a law as well as criticism from some area political and religious leaders. The Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act (HB 2320), introduced by Sabetha Rep. Randy [...]

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By |2019-02-16T19:09:08-05:00February 16th, 2019|Alma, bill, HB2320, Kansas, KMAN, laws, legislature, lgbt, Local News, Manhattan, marriage, news, Pottawatomie County, religion, Riley County, same-sex marriage, Top Story|Comments Off on Area political, religious leaders criticize bill defining same-sex marriages as ‘parodies’

Area political, religious leaders criticize bill defining same-sex marriages as ‘parodies’

A Kansas bill co-sponsored by an area legislator that says homosexuality is intrinsically religious and would ban counties from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples faces hurdles to becoming a law as well as criticism from some area political and religious leaders. The Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act (HB 2320), introduced by Sabetha Rep. Randy [...]

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By |2019-02-16T19:09:08-05:00February 16th, 2019|Alma, HB2320, Kansas, KMAN, laws, legislature, Local News, Manhattan, marriage, news, Pottawatomie County, religion, Riley County, same-sex marriage, Top Story|Comments Off on Area political, religious leaders criticize bill defining same-sex marriages as ‘parodies’

Chamber leadership talks change at 94th Annual Meeting

Change of both perspective and leadership were the night’s themes during the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Banquet. The Chamber held the 94th annual event in the Manhattan Conference Center Friday, Feb. 15. “Change is debilitating when done to us, but exhilarating when done by us,” says Matt Crocker, 2018 Chamber Board [...]

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By |2019-02-16T16:57:21-05:00February 16th, 2019|Chamber of Commerce, Conference Center, Kansas, KMAN, Local News, Manhattan, Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce, news, radio, Region Reimagined, Top Story|Comments Off on Chamber leadership talks change at 94th Annual Meeting

Manhattan not expecting to see return on Tallgrass eco-devo investments

Manhattan Deputy City Manager Jason Hilgers expects the city won’t see any more return on $317,000 of investments it made in the Tallgrass Brewing Company. He presented the annual economic development report at the city commission work session Tuesday. Tallgrass suspended operations last August after negotiations with new investors languished. Recapitalization efforts seem to have failed for the time being [...]

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By |2019-02-13T10:10:37-05:00February 13th, 2019|alcohol, beer, brewery, City of Manhattan, Kansas, KMAN, Landmark Bank, Local News, Manhattan, radio, Tallgrass, Tallgrass Brewing Company, Tallgrass Tap House, Top Story|Comments Off on Manhattan not expecting to see return on Tallgrass eco-devo investments