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K-State launching community visit presidential initiative focused on new strategic plan

Kansas State University is launching a new presidential initiative this fall, focused on community level engagement to help drive the university’s new strategic plan. A series of nine community visits throughout the state will take place over the course of the school year, and will include a day of conversations, events to highlight community partnerships [...]

By |2022-08-16T12:35:59-05:00August 16th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on K-State launching community visit presidential initiative focused on new strategic plan

RCPD confirms 14 have applied for vacant director position

Fourteen applications have been submitted to the Riley County Law Board for the vacant Riley County Police Department Director position, since a nationwide search was launched on May 23. RCPD says the applications, which include three from Kansas and 11 from out-of-state, are currently being reviewed by a screening committee. That committee will make recommendations [...]

By |2022-08-16T11:44:31-05:00August 16th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD confirms 14 have applied for vacant director position

KHP: Wamego boy dies from injuries sustained in wreck that killed his father

A 7-year-old Wamego boy has died, days after a fatal crash near Wamego that also claimed his father’s life. The Kansas Highway Patrol has confirmed that Korbin Tinkel died Saturday from injuries sustained in the Aug. 10 crash. Korbin was a passenger in a pickup that his father, 37-year-old Randy Tinkel, was driving before being [...]

By |2022-08-15T19:38:20-05:00August 15th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on KHP: Wamego boy dies from injuries sustained in wreck that killed his father

Pottawatomie Co. approves resolution for sales tax initiative to fund infrastructure projects

Pottawatomie County residents will consider levying a quarter percent sales tax when they head to the polls this November for a host paving and improvement projects on roads and bridges. Commissioners approved a resolution Monday, two weeks before the state deadline to pose such questions on the general election ballot. Before Monday’s vote, former Public [...]

By |2022-08-15T14:37:12-05:00August 15th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Pottawatomie Co. approves resolution for sales tax initiative to fund infrastructure projects

Fundraisers established for Wamego family involved in fatal crash

Local fundraisers have been established for a Wamego family of four involved in a fatal crash Wednesday on Highway 24. The Tinkel family were in a pickup that overturned after a semi rear ended their vehicle and an SUV just east of Wamego. The crash killed 37-year-old Randy Tinkel and seriously injured his wife, 36-year-old Jillian [...]

By |2022-08-12T15:08:39-05:00August 12th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Fundraisers established for Wamego family involved in fatal crash

Emmett man busted for cultivating a controlled substance

Authorities in Pottawatomie County have arrested an Emmett man on suspicion of growing marijuana. Sheriff Shane Jager says 56-year-old Brien Montgomery was taken into custody Wednesday on charges of cultivation of a controlled substance, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Kansas Highway Patrol assisted in the execution of a search warrant at Montgomery’s [...]

By |2022-08-12T14:20:39-05:00August 12th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Emmett man busted for cultivating a controlled substance

Riley County fire crews safely rescue driver following crash near Randolph

Crews with Riley County Fire District No. 1 made a rescue early Friday morning after a car crashed into a tree line just west of the Green Randolph Road bridge near Fancy Creek State Park. Shortly after 4 a.m. crews from two north county stations were dispatched and made access to the patient and were [...]

By |2022-08-12T14:11:38-05:00August 12th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County fire crews safely rescue driver following crash near Randolph

Three injured in Wednesday crash at Seth Child and Southwind Road

Three people were injured Wednesday afternoon following a crash near Seth Child and Southwind Road, just north of the RCPD headquarters. According to RCPD, the crash occurred just after 2 p.m. and involved three vehicles, including a semi truck. 23-year-old Rebecca Lazarus was northbound in a passenger car when she turned west onto Southwind Drive [...]

By |2022-08-11T10:47:17-05:00August 11th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Three injured in Wednesday crash at Seth Child and Southwind Road

Manhattan Regional Airport runway reconstruction price tag significantly reduced

Nine months ahead of a planned major reconstruction of the Manhattan Regional Airport, the cost estimate on the project has been significantly reduced from what it was just a year ago. In July 2021, airport officials were looking at a $47 million total project, with the local share estimated around $11 million. Airport officials quickly went to [...]

By |2022-08-11T07:11:50-05:00August 11th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan Regional Airport runway reconstruction price tag significantly reduced

One killed, 4 injured in crash east of Wamego

One person was killed Wednesday and four others were seriously injured, following a three vehicle crash east of Wamego. It happened shortly after 5:30 p.m. near Highway 24 and Airport Road. The Kansas Highway Patrol says a pickup carrying four individuals was eastbound on the highway waiting to make a left turn. An SUV slowed [...]

By |2022-08-11T06:13:02-05:00August 11th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on One killed, 4 injured in crash east of Wamego
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