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RCPD: 3 suspects escape Walmart with $1,700 in merchandise

MANHATTAN—Law enforcement authorities are investigating theft from a Manhattan retalier. Just after 1p.m. Tuesday, officers filed a report for theft in the 100 block of Bluemont Ave. in Manhattan, according to the Riley County Police Department activity report. Walmart reported three unknown male suspects stole a crossbow, Samsung speaker,...
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Belleville native new AD at Emporia State University

EMPORIA - David Spafford, an experienced professional with a proven track record for fundraising, has been named the new Director of Athletics for Emporia State University. Spafford, a Kansas native, brings a successful 27-year career in athletics to Hornet Nation. Spafford will officially begin his duties on July 17, 2022.
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RCPD: Woman allegedly made unauthorized credit card purchases

RILEY COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a case of alleged fraud in Manhattan. Just after 4:30p.m. Tuesday, officers filed a report for fraud in the 700 block of Crestwood Drive in Manhattan, according to the Riley County Police Department activity report. A 31-year-old woman reported a 33-year-old female suspect...

Former Wamego police chief to attend appeal meeting Friday

WAMEGO, Kan. (WIBW) - Wamego’s ousted Chief of Police will make the case to keep his job this week. Former Wamego Police Chief Michael baker told 13 NEWS Wednesday that he has an appeal meeting scheduled Friday. Baker was relieved of his position last week after being placed on...

K-State basketball adds 11th player

MANHATTAN, KS. (KSNT)- Stony Brook transfer Tykei Greene announced his commitment to Kansas State on Wednesday. The transfer guard averaged 14 points and 8.1 rebounds as a junior the past season. He shot 52% from the field and 42.6% from three-point land. He played for Manhattan College, in Bronx, New York, for two seasons before […]

Founders of Sundown Salute will be honored during the parade

John Summers, Ed Berney and the late Bill Deppish are credited with being founders of Sundown Salute. This week, Michelle Stimatze, who chairs the planning committee said Summers will be in attendance for the celebration. He, along with other members of his family and the Bill Deppish family, will be recognized as grand marshals for the Sundown Salute parade that is scheduled at 10 a.m. on Monday in Junction City. "We decided to put them as grand marshals because without them starting this we may not have ever had this event.

K-State men's basketball adds veteran Stony Brook guard

Kansas State men’s basketball added its 11th player to its roster Wednesday morning after Stony Brook (New York) guard Tykei Greene announced his transfer on social media. Greene comes to K-State with one year of eligibility after starting his career at Manhattan University (New York) and playing two years there before spending the last two seasons at Stony Brook.

Butler proposes city no longer fund social service agencies in the future

A majority of the Manhattan City Commission is on board with the city government eventually getting out of funding social services. Manhattan city commissioner Wynn Butler on Tuesday proposed an outside entity like the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation (GMCF) provide the money that the city would normally give social service agencies from the general fund, which is supported by property taxes.

Outdoor recreation takes a step forward with Acorns Wild

Hunting enthusiasts can enjoy Acorns Wild, a 1,000 acre tract located about five miles southwest of Junction City. Owner Mike Harris said the property is basically an extension of Acorns Resort, which is at Milford Lake. The Acorns Wild property was acquired a little over a year ago. "We've been...

Wahlburgers opens at MHK Hy-Vee

Manhattan Hy-Vee is now offering a new food option in their store, opening the fourth Wahlburgers location in Kansas on Tuesday. Wahlburgers is the creation of Paul Wahlberg, brother of singer, Donnie Wahlberg and actor, Mark Wahlberg. Menu items include mouth-watering burgers, sandwiches, salads and appetizers. Ordering can be done...

Two more defensive backs commit to Kansas State football in the 2023 recruiting class

Kansas State continued to bolster its secondary for 2023 when coach Chris Klieman and his staff secured commitments from a pair of defensive backs on Tuesday. The first to announce was Del City, Okla., cornerback Kanijal Thomas, who chose the Wildcats over offers from Big 12 foes Iowa State, Kansas, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State, as well as Memphis State. He visited Oklahoma State over the weekend.

True Colors House set to open Friday for LGBTQ+ youth in Manhattan area

An open house is planned Friday for a new space aimed at connecting LGBTQ youth in the Manhattan area. True Colors will officially launch its Flint Hills Chapter with a Pride themed 4th of July party at the new space. Manhattan-Ogden school board member Jayme Morris-Hardeman and her husband recently donated a rental property for the project. Morris-Hardeman says she gathered feedback from young people who wanted a safe place to hang out with friends and access mental health services .

Emporia State finds new Athletic Director

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - There is a new man in charge at Emporia State University as their new Athletic Director. David Spafford will take over the role July 17. Spafford spent the last seven years at NCAA Division II Regis University in Denver, Colorado, serving as Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics since January 2016.

Manhattan Cleanup Making Progress

The severe weather that hit Manhattan earlier this month caused considerable damage, and it’s taking a bit longer than originally anticipated to collect all the downed tree limbs. Citywide cleanup efforts moved into Area Two late last week, after City crews finished picking up tree and limb debris in...