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

University Park Wastewater Treatment Plant fined by EPA, residents task Riley Co Comm with doing better

Riley County Counselor Clancy Holeman presented a consent order Monday to the Commission regarding a fine of $1,750, for violation of the Clean Water Act at the University Park Wastewater Treatment Plant. Holeman reiterated it’s only regarding the fine, not the project being discussed to remedy the violation. University Park resident James Slaymaker thanked the county [...]

By |2022-08-15T18:07:40-05:00August 15th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on University Park Wastewater Treatment Plant fined by EPA, residents task Riley Co Comm with doing better

Riley County Clerk’s Office preparing for continued overtime to perform recount on recent failed constitutional amendment vote

Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo addressed the Commissioners Monday regarding the recent primary election, and state constitutional question. Two of the many stipulations of a recount are, it cannot be started until the the vote canvas is approved, and the bond has to be paid by the petitioner. The canvas was approved Monday, but as [...]

By |2022-08-15T17:24:12-05:00August 15th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County Clerk’s Office preparing for continued overtime to perform recount on recent failed constitutional amendment vote

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

Manhattan man jailed on alleged sexual battery charge

A Manhattan man was arrested over the weekend on a 2021 Riley County warrant alleging aggravated sexual battery. RCPD says 56-year-old Arthur Davey was booked into jail Friday. Online court records show a complaint was filed Aug. 9 alleging the crime f...

By |2022-08-15T08:09:33-05:00August 15th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan man jailed on alleged sexual battery charge

Jury finds Manhattan man guilty of attempted 2nd degree murder

A Manhattan man was found guilty of attempted second-degree murder and other charges Friday, following a trial for his role in an October 2019 incident. The Manhattan Mercury reports that Mark Anthony Koch was additionally found guilty of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary, aggravated battery, burglary and theft. 37-year-old Neta Ambar testified that Koch attacked her [...]

By |2022-08-15T08:06:41-05:00August 15th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Jury finds Manhattan man guilty of attempted 2nd degree murder

Leonardville Pride 2022 Hullabaloo well attended despite extreme heat

Kansas Pride is a program dedicated to serving communities across the state to encourage and assist local government and volunteers in making their community a better place to live and work. Local communities identify what they would like to preserve, create, or improve for their future. Saturday, Leonardville Pride hosted their 2022 Hullabaloo, and to [...]

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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 [...]

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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
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