Lightning blamed for duplex fire in southwest Manhattan

Storms are being blamed for causing another structure fire this week in Manhattan. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched around 12:30 this morning to 320 Rosewalk Place, in southwest Manhattan. Upon arrival, fire was discovered on the exterior gable above the garage. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and an investigation determined it [...]

By |2022-06-24T06:53:17-05:00June 24th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Lightning blamed for duplex fire in southwest Manhattan

Wife of accused former Wamego teacher now facing charge in sex crime investigation

A former Wamego High math teacher is facing criminal charges, three weeks after her husband, a former Wamego Middle School science teacher was arrested. Arrest records show 55-year-old Deborah Sylvester was booked Tuesday in Wabaunsee County Jail on a Pottawatomie County warrant charging her with unlawful sexual relations. Her husband, 51-year-old Allen Sylvester is charged [...]

By |2022-06-23T14:13:42-05:00June 23rd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Wife of accused former Wamego teacher now facing charge in sex crime investigation

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

Woman arrested for theft, obstruction outside Manhattan Taco Bell

Riley County Police arrested a woman in Manhattan Wednesday after she is alleged to have attempted to drive off with a vehicle parked at the west side Taco Bell. 36-year-old Andrea Freeman was taken into custody after 7 p.m. Wednesday outside of the Taco Bell on Westport. She’s been charged with two counts of theft [...]

By |2022-06-23T11:12:05-05:00June 23rd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Woman arrested for theft, obstruction outside Manhattan Taco Bell

Riley County enters HIGH incidence rate of COVID cases

Riley County has reached the High incidence rate with 76 new COVID cases. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recorded 76 new cases between Jun 11 – 17. The Incidence Rate is 102.4, putting the county in the HIGH incidence category with 100 or more cases per 100,000 people. Ascension Via Christi Hospital in [...]

By |2022-06-22T16:02:46-05:00June 22nd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County enters HIGH incidence rate of COVID cases

Manhattan City manager discusses rumors about Parks and Rec

Rumors about certain services provided by Manhattan Parks and Rec being removed have made their rounds. KMAN spoke with City Manager Ron Fehr, who says there have been discussions around some programming where they are having trouble filling positions. Typically, Fehr says they have had a strong ability to get seasonal workers for these positions, [...]

By |2022-06-22T16:00:17-05:00June 22nd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan City manager discusses rumors about Parks and Rec

Junction City couple killed in Clay County crash

A pair of Junction City residents were killed Tuesday, when the truck they were traveling in, crashed southeast of Wakefield in Clay County. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the driver of a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup lost control while traveling northbound on County Line Road, just after 6 p.m. The vehicle struck a nearby bridge [...]

By |2022-06-22T13:48:18-05:00June 22nd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Junction City couple killed in Clay County crash

Wamego Police Chief out of a job following week-long suspension

Long time Wamego Police Chief Mike Baker is out of a job. An emailed statement from City Manager Stacie Eichem Wednesday says Baker’s employment with the city ended Wednesday, more than a week after he was suspended, for reasons that are still unclear. Eichem wrote “The City of Wamego would like to thank Mike Baker [...]

By |2022-06-22T11:13:15-05:00June 22nd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Wamego Police Chief out of a job following week-long suspension

Law Board approves nearly 8.5 percent budget increase for RCPD to bring up salaries

The Riley County Law Board has approved a $1.9 million increase to the RCPD budget for 2023, an increase of about 8.5 percent. The increase, approved by a 6 to 1 measure Tuesday, more than doubles the 3.5 percent increase approved for 2022. It includes over $1 million in additional funds aimed at making RCPD [...]

By |2022-06-22T07:51:03-05:00June 22nd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Law Board approves nearly 8.5 percent budget increase for RCPD to bring up salaries
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