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Unidentified person dies in Junction City residential fire

An unidentified person died Wednesday evening after a residential fire in Junction City. JC Fire Chief Jason Lankas released a statement Thursday, saying crews responded to the scene just before 7:30 p.m. The unidentified person is said to have been suicidal, with dispatchers informing emergency responders that they had indicated they would shoot anyone that [...]

By |2022-07-28T12:26:21-05:00July 28th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Unidentified person dies in Junction City residential fire

Community proposes shift in constitution of Riley County Law Board

Multiple community members proposed a shift in the constitution of the Riley County Law Board at Tuesday’s Manhattan City Commission meeting. The discussion came amid consideration of the proposed 2023 city general fund, the primary operating account for Manhattan’s government operations. City staff presented on some of the struggles they’ve faced in trying to maintain [...]

By |2022-07-27T11:12:30-05:00July 27th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Community proposes shift in constitution of Riley County Law Board

Manhattan City Commissioners cold to possible sales tax ballot question

Manhattan City Commissioners Tuesday were not supportive of a possible sales tax ballot question to support Parks and Recreation operations. The idea was floated as a possible consideration to address years of flat revenues and declining program fees coming into the city department — and in response to public opposition this Summer to potential reductions [...]

By |2022-07-27T10:59:20-05:00July 27th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan City Commissioners cold to possible sales tax ballot question

Man arrested for June 5 shooting in Manhattan

Riley County Police on Friday arrested a man in connection to a June 5th shooting. 25-year-old Tyrell Harper was taken into police custody just before 3 p.m. July 22nd. Harper is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon as well as aggravated battery. Police accuse Harper of punching a 21-year-old woman in the face [...]

By |2022-07-25T10:53:12-05:00July 25th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Man arrested for June 5 shooting in Manhattan

Over 150 residents attend meeting on Manhattan Parks & Rec programming

A standing-room only crowd came out Monday for a public forum on the future of Parks and Recreation programming, held at Manhattan Fire HQ. Manhattan in June had announced the possibility of programs being modified or suspended depending on the city’s revenue picture into Fall and Winter, leading to organization and conversation around the topic [...]

By |2022-07-19T19:31:45-05:00July 19th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Over 150 residents attend meeting on Manhattan Parks & Rec programming

2022 Mandela Washington Fellows say farewell to Manhattan after 6 week program

The Staley School of Leadership Studies bid farewell Friday to visitors from the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship class. The flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative, Kansas State University’s Staley School has hosted cohorts for the 6-week leadership institute since 2016. This year saw 24 fellows from across the African continent come to Manhattan [...]

By |2022-07-17T15:59:25-05:00July 17th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on 2022 Mandela Washington Fellows say farewell to Manhattan after 6 week program

Parks & Rec board planning public discussion to address departmental challenges

A community conversation is planned Monday, July 18, to discuss interests and expectations for Manhattan Parks and Recreation into the future. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Monday was unanimous in setting the special meeting, planned for 7 p.m. in Manhattan Fire Department HQ’s meeting space. Board Chair Ed Klimek says hearing from the public [...]

By |2022-07-12T14:04:10-05:00July 12th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Parks & Rec board planning public discussion to address departmental challenges

Former Northview paraeducator to return to court in August

Still awaiting additional charges to be filed, a new status hearing for a former Northview Elementary paraprofessional was scheduled for August. Aaron Zachry on Monday appeared via video in Riley County District Court represented by attorney Cole Hawver, facing nearly three dozen counts including sexual exploitation of a child. Scheduled for arraignment, that’s once again [...]

By |2022-07-11T15:48:44-05:00July 11th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Former Northview paraeducator to return to court in August

Manhattan storm debris cleanup likely to continue well into July

After multiple rounds of severe weather throughout June, significant tree damage has slowed City of Manhattan efforts to tidy up area Right-of-Ways. Initially planned to take a week starting June 21st and rotate through the city as divided into 5 zones, crews took multiple days to get through zone 1 – which constituted the Ward [...]

By |2022-06-28T07:16:10-05:00June 28th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan storm debris cleanup likely to continue well into July

Man arrested Thursday with stolen gun in Manhattan

An 18 year old was arrested in Manhattan early Thursday morning after being found in possession of a stolen gun. Ryan Tierney was taken into custody in the 1800 block of Anderson Avenue just after 2:30 a.m. He’s charged with a trio of crimes including possession of stolen property, criminal carry of a concealed weapon [...]

By |2022-06-23T11:38:11-05:00June 23rd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Man arrested Thursday with stolen gun in Manhattan
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