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Manhattan offers initial support for drafting MOU with Housing Authority on downtown project

Manhattan City Commissioners Tuesday supported drafting a memorandum of understanding with the Manhattan Housing Authority, currently eyeing the sky above a city-owned parking lot as the site for a new affordable housing building Downtown. Though a nearby senior service agency expressed concerns that things were moving too quickly. The project is being prompted by the [...]

By |2022-08-11T12:03:20-05:00August 11th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan offers initial support for drafting MOU with Housing Authority on downtown project

Eight-day trial for Manhattan man accused of murder set for Aug. 30

After a pre-trial hearing in Riley County District Court Monday, a trial is set for a Manhattan man charged with killing two people in October of 2020. Montrell Vassar’s case will be heard by a jury over eight days starting on Aug. 30 with Judge John Bosch presiding. The trial will break for Labor Day [...]

By |2022-08-08T18:51:16-05:00August 8th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Eight-day trial for Manhattan man accused of murder set for Aug. 30

Two deer collisions reported in Geary County Sunday night

Geary County police filed reports for two separate deer collisions Sunday evening. The first occurred around 9 p.m. at mile marker 5 of K-57. Sheriff’s officials report Kevin Jones of Milford was travelling eastbound when a deer entered the path of his Chevy Uplander. Jones walked away unharmed and with minor vehicle damage. Later, just [...]

By |2022-08-08T10:26:02-05:00August 8th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Two deer collisions reported in Geary County Sunday night

Second man arrested in 2021 Geary County murder case

A second arrest has been made in the investigation into the murder of 22-year-old Enfinnity Hayes of Fort Riley. Geary County Sheriff’s officials announced Monday that Jonathan Franklin, also of Fort Riley, was taken into custody Sunday on charges of first degree murder as well as conspiracy to commit first degree murder. In July, Hayes’ [...]

By |2022-08-08T10:10:50-05:00August 8th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Second man arrested in 2021 Geary County murder case

Iacobellis attorneys withdraw, status hearing with new attorney scheduled Aug. 15

A former Manhattan restaurant owner facing more than two dozen charges of sex crimes had his sentencing delayed after his lawyers motioned to withdraw as counsel Friday. 63-year-old Robert Iacobellis is accused of 27 counts of sexual assault and rape by four different people, three of whom were minors at the time. Iacobellis, the longtime [...]

By |2022-08-05T11:30:45-05:00August 5th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Iacobellis attorneys withdraw, status hearing with new attorney scheduled Aug. 15

Junction City not on board to commit up to $3 million to Geary Community Hospital

The City of Junction City again did not commit to a funding request to support Geary Community Hospital through the end of the year. City Commissioners Tuesday heard from GCH Board Chair Theresa Bramlage, asking Junction City officials to commit up to $3 million in funds to help the hospital cover necessary capital improvements and [...]

By |2022-08-04T13:49:43-05:00August 4th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Junction City not on board to commit up to $3 million to Geary Community Hospital

Vehicle stolen Thursday from 76-year-old man

An older adult from Manhattan’s car was stolen Thursday afternoon. Police say they filed the report around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, when a 76-year-old man reported his truck was stolen from the 500 block of Bertrand Street. The vehicle was a 1989, two-tone tan and brown GMC Sierra. The estimated loss associated with the theft is [...]

By |2022-07-29T14:01:59-05:00July 29th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Vehicle stolen Thursday from 76-year-old man

Underage man in custody after attempted liquor purchase

A Fort Riley man was taken into police custody late Thursday evening, accused of using a fictitious or revoked driver’s license to purchase liquor while underage. 19-year-old Joseph Hawthorne was arrested by Riley County Police just before midnight in the 1200 block of Moro Street. Police allege that Hawthorne, in addition to the alcohol charges, [...]

By |2022-07-29T13:50:33-05:00July 29th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Underage man in custody after attempted liquor purchase

Police investigating Thursday armed robbery in Northview

A young man was robbed at gunpoint before he and a woman were shot at in Manhattan Thursday afternoon. Riley County Police say the crime occurred in the 20 block of Waterway Place, in the Countryside Mobile Home Parks in Manhattan’s Northview neighborhood. According to the police report, a 17-year-old male victim was stuck up [...]

By |2022-07-29T11:01:15-05:00July 29th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Police investigating Thursday armed robbery in Northview

Teenager arrested for throwing rocks, breaking windows at Riley County Office Building

A teenage girl was arrested Wednesday in connection with a report for criminal damage to property that occurred at the Riley County Office Building. Riley County Police officials say a 14-year-old girl is accused of throwing rocks at the offices and, in the process, broke out windows on the building. Police filed the report around [...]

By |2022-07-28T13:05:58-05:00July 28th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Teenager arrested for throwing rocks, breaking windows at Riley County Office Building
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