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Dead man found on Top of World

Kansas State University police found a man dead of an apparent suicide near Top of the World Drive in northwest Manhattan Thursday.Police said they were notified of an unconscious man on the hiking trail in the park at 6 p.m.Officers found the body of Steven Shawgo, 54, Manhattan, when they arrived.

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-08-17 21:00:00

Hazmat team responds to ammonia leak at Manhattan water treatment plant

City officials say they will complete repairs Friday. For now, they are using a backup line, so there is no disruption in service or effect on the water quality.

WIBW - 2018-08-16 16:24:00

Proposed Fort Riley dams would reduce county flood damages

Building two dams on Fort Riley would reduce flood damage in Riley County by 49 percent in the event of a “100-year flood,” according to a study.Joe File of Wood Group, an engineering consulting company, presented this information Thursday during a joint meeting between Manhattan and Riley County of

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-08-17 21:00:00

How did the voter roll change in five months?

Q: If Aaron Estabrook used a voter roll from March to gather petition signatures, how were so many of them invalid?A: Because voters are responsible for keeping their information up to date, which doesn’t always happen.Estabrook’s independent campaign for the Riley County Commission District 1 seat

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-08-17 21:00:00

Fort Riley Visitor Control Center hours to change Sunday

From 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, drivers can escort their non-DoD visitors through any access control point open for non-commercial traffic. From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. every day, non-DoD visitors need to be sponsored and signed in at Henry or Ogden access control points.

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-08-17 21:00:00

Manhattan Kiwanis Club raising $70K to make overlook accessible

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) --Some residents in the Little Apple are wondering why some of the letters on the Manhattan Hill are purple.The breathtaking views, giant letters, and rich history of the Bluemont Scenic Overlook make it a destination spot for many.During the Civil War, it served as a lookout

WIBW - 2018-08-16 23:22:00

SCHOOL NOTEBOOK | USD 383 bond election receives state approval

A $129.5 million bond issue for the Manhattan-Ogden school district will officially be on the November ballot.The school district received state approval on Wednesday to move forward with the bond election, said Eric Reid, assistant superintendent.The Kansas State Board of Education approved the bon

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-08-17 20:00:00

Auditorium's interactive kiosk completed

The kiosk includes short biographies of the 101 Riley Countians killed in World War II, profiles of Congressional Medal of Honor recipients from Riley County, a list of the 2,610 local men and women who served in World War II, information about local war memorials, and historical information about t

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-08-16 21:00:00

Long time Topeka restaurant torn down

"We're from Horton and we used to drive up this way and it was a treat to be able to stop in and check this place out, and the food was really good," said Karen Wahwasuck.

KSNT - 2018-08-17 21:34:54

Homicide under investigation in Topeka Thursday - WIBW News Now!

A man shot in Central Topeka Thursday afternoon died from his wounds.Police were called just before 5:30 p.m. to the 400 block of SW Taylor in the west alley after someone heard several gunshots and a man was found down in the alley.The wounded man was taken to a local hospital where he died. The na

WIBWNEWSNOW.COM - 2018-08-17 01:49:45

Police investigating after gunshot victim arrives at Newman Regional Health

At about 8 p.m. Thursday evening, Emporia Police Department officers responded to Newman Regional Health for a gunshot wound. Marquise Johnson, 21, of Emporia was reported to be the victim. Johnson was later transported to Stormont Vail in Topeka. At last notice, his wounds were considered serious b

EMPORIA GAZETTE.COM - 2018-08-17 15:19:00

Driver flees scene after hitting bus stop in SW Topeka

Driver crashes into bus stop at 21st and Wanamaker.Posted byHannah Brandt KSNTon Thursday, August 16, 2018

KSNT - 2018-08-16 13:21:09

Topeka police release name of 20-year-old killed in Thursday shooting

When officers arrived on the scene, they found the Noriega unresponsive, laying in an alley, police said. He was pronounced dead after being taken to a local hospital.

WIBW - 2018-08-17 10:52:00

One killed in central Topeka shooting

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) —One person has been killed in a shooting in central Topeka late Thursday afternoon.Authorities say Topeka Police officers responded around 5:20 p.m. to the 400 block of SW Taylor Street where they found the victim.Police have not released many details about a possible suspect, o

WIBW - 2018-08-16 18:01:00

Urban Quest, Brew at the Zoo, Third Thursday and more

It’s the “Amazing Race” and “Jeopardy” rolled into one right here in Manhattan.The second-annual Little Apple Urban Quest is this weekend.Compete with teams of up to four people as you solve clues and compete challenges. You’ll discover the places you think you know around town, as well as find spac

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-08-16 21:00:00

Topeka police investigating fatal shooting

The Topeka Capital-Journalreportsthe man, who was believed to be in his early 20s, was shot several times.

EMPORIA GAZETTE.COM - 2018-08-17 11:31:45

USD 383 board approved compensation increases for administrative, classified staff

Classified and administrative staff of the Manhattan-Ogden school district will soon receive a raise.In the new budget, the board included a 4.37 percent increase to administrative staff compensation, which will cost an extra $196,650. The board also approved a 5.37 percent increase to non-teaching

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-08-16 20:00:00

More witnesses drop out of state’s lineup in Motel 6 murder case; shooting victim takes Fifth at last moment

Defendants Tyrone Carvin, front, Shawn Smith, back left, and Ramone Singleton, back right, listen to testimony on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 in Division II courtroom of the Douglas County Courthouse. The three defendants are charged with the murder of Cameron Hooks and other crimes in connection with

LJWORLD - 2018-08-16 17:33:00

Police search for white SUV after Downtown Topeka murder

Topeka police are looking for a white SUV after a gunman shot and killed a person in Downtown Topeka.The murder happened Thursday evening in a neighborhood near Sixth and Topeka.Officers said they are reviewing surveillance video for a better description of the vehicle involved.

KSNT - 2018-08-16 23:24:52

City mostly in favor of future MHK parking fee

The majority of the Manhattan City Commission is in favor of adding a parking fee at Manhattan Regional Airport.The commission discussed the airport’s $4.5 million parking improvement project Tuesday. The work session didn’t involve a vote on setting fees.Andrew Vidor of Walker Parking Consultants s