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Vehicle chase involving Manhattan man ends in crash near Paxico

A police pursuit involving a Manhattan man with past criminal offenses, resulted in a crash Thursday afternoon in Wabaunsee County. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 31-year-old Sangla Stevens was traveling north on Northwest Snokomo Frontage Road, in the Paxico area, in an attempt to elude law enforcement, just after 2 p.m. The vehicle was traveling [...]

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By |2021-12-03T06:51:33-06:00December 3rd, 2021|Categories: Local News, Wabaunsee County|Comments Off on Vehicle chase involving Manhattan man ends in crash near Paxico

Manhattan couple injured in I-70 rollover crash

A pair from Manhattan were transported to Ascension Via Christi Hospital Wednesday morning following an injury crash on Interstate 70. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the couple were eastbound near mile marker 322, along the Riley/Wabaunsee county line, when the trailer they were pulling started to sway. The trailer laid over on its side and [...]

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By |2021-10-07T06:25:07-05:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Wabaunsee County|Comments Off on Manhattan couple injured in I-70 rollover crash

Burnt power line blamed for Wednesday power outage in southern Riley, Wabaunsee counties

Some residents in southern Riley County and a portion of Wabaunsee County were without power for as long as 4 hours Wednesday evening. Bluestem Electric Cooperative says the cause for the outage was burnt power lines across US Hwy 177 south of Manhattan. It impacted the Hunter Island substation as well as areas south of [...]

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By |2021-08-26T08:28:51-05:00August 26th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County, Wabaunsee County|Comments Off on Burnt power line blamed for Wednesday power outage in southern Riley, Wabaunsee counties

Gov. Kelly issues new mask mandate

A mask mandate goes into effect Sunday morning at midnight for all state buildings as the Delta variant of coronavirus continues to drive new cases. Governor Laura Kelly announced the mandate while encouraging residents to get vaccinated Wednesday afternoon. Kelly kept the mandate strictly to state facilities, leaving counties, cities and school districts able to [...]

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By |2021-07-29T11:20:39-05:00July 29th, 2021|Categories: Clay County, COVID-19, Fort Riley, Geary County, Junction City, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Wabaunsee County, Wamego|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Gov. Kelly issues new mask mandate

10-digit dialing coming soon to 785, 620 area codes

Kansans living in the 785 and 620 area codes will soon be required to use 10-digit dialing when making local calls. The change, announced this week by the Kansas Corporation Commission, will take effect Oct. 24. The KCC is encouraging callers to begin using 10-digit dialing on April 24, to get into the habit, but [...]

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By |2021-03-30T14:13:37-05:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Wabaunsee County|Comments Off on 10-digit dialing coming soon to 785, 620 area codes

Power in short supply, possible controlled outages ahead

Residents in Wamego and Clay Center are being asked to conserve energy during this extreme cold weather. Kansas Electric Cooperative reported Monday morning their Southwest Power Pool (PPP) was in a Level three energy emergency alert. This pool is used by Bluestem Electric for Wamego and Clay Center. Level 3 may mean implementing controlled outages [...]

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By |2021-02-15T13:06:11-06:00February 15th, 2021|Categories: Clay County, Fort Riley, Geary County, Junction City, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, State News, Wabaunsee County, Wamego|Tags: |Comments Off on Power in short supply, possible controlled outages ahead

K-99 reconstruction and realignment project to begin Monday south of Wamego

A portion of K-99 in Wabaunsee County, south of Wamego will see a $12.6 million reconstruction and realignment project beginning on Monday, weather permitting. According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, the project will start two miles north of Interstate 70, ending just south of K-18. Phase one of the project will last through July. [...]

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By |2020-12-11T23:17:03-06:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: Local News, Wabaunsee County|Comments Off on K-99 reconstruction and realignment project to begin Monday south of Wamego

Tracey Mann hopes to represent Kansas’s 1st District in Congress

A former Kansas lieutenant governor and K-State student-body president is hoping to succeed U.S. Senate candidate Roger Marshall as the latest Republican to represent the state’s 1st District in Congress. Tracey Mann, a United States House of Representatives candidate who currently lives in Salina, KS, says if elected, he will make agriculture and trade a [...]

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By |2020-11-02T17:44:52-06:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Clay County, Fort Riley, Geary County, Junction City, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, State News, Wabaunsee County, Wamego|Comments Off on Tracey Mann hopes to represent Kansas’s 1st District in Congress

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran talks mental-health legislation, potential stimulus package

National Suicide Prevention Hotline United States Senator Jerry Moran recently spoke with KMAN about the signing of his 9-8-8 National Suicide Prevention Hotline bill into law. He says that while the number isn’t currently accessible, he hopes it will be soon. “We’re in the process now of the FCC implementing a three-digit 9-8-8 number that [...]

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By |2020-10-23T17:05:50-05:00October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Clay County, COVID-19, Fort Riley, Geary County, Junction City, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, State News, Wabaunsee County, Wamego|Comments Off on U.S. Senator Jerry Moran talks mental-health legislation, potential stimulus package

Pottawatomie, Wabaunsee counties reach agreement for engineering study to repair Belvue Bridge

A joint agreement has been reached between the Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee County Commissions to move forward with a $200,000 engineering study for repair of the Belvue Bridge. The two boards met for close to an hour Tuesday before agreeing to have their attorneys draw up an agreement for research into the eventual $7.5 million project [...]

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By |2020-10-20T13:55:37-05:00October 20th, 2020|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County, Wabaunsee County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie, Wabaunsee counties reach agreement for engineering study to repair Belvue Bridge
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