Manhattan

An alligators eyes seen just above the water line
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AP News Staff
June 12, 2020 - 10:04 am
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in Kansas have closed a trail around a creek as they try to catch an alligator spotted there. The 5-foot (1.5-meter) alligator is believed to be one of two stolen from a pet store in the northeastern Kansas city of Manhattan last weekend, the Mercury reported. A...
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Bill Grady
August 29, 2019 - 7:47 am
Manhattan, KS - Indictments this week in a massive Kansas drug trafficking case may be a wake up call, federal prosecutors say. More than 50 people are named in indictments that were handed down in Operation Chicago Connection , which involved regular trips to Chicago to pick up illegal drugs,...
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Marc LaVoie
September 04, 2018 - 5:10 am
About 300 people were forced to evacuate their homes after a rare 8.9-inch rain event early Monday morning. Areas were flooded that had never flooded before, said Ron Fehr, Manhattan city manager, as reported in the Manhattan Mercury. The event was not a 100-year flood, but more like a 700-year or...
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April 26, 2018 - 5:14 pm
Olathe, KS - Devonte Dominique Wash, 26, of Kansas City, Kansas, has been charged with Capital Murder for the death of Ashley Harlan in January, according to the Johnson County District Attorney's Office. Bond is currently set at $5,000,000. Wash is expected to make his first appearance in District...
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Kara Marxer
November 07, 2017 - 6:39 am
The man who reported someone had painted vile, racist graffiti on his car in Manhattan, touching off criticism of the city and Kansas State University, vandalized the car himself, Riley County Police said. Dauntarius Williams, 21, reported Nov. 1 that someone had vandalized his vehicle, which was...
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Marc LaVoie
July 28, 2017 - 7:59 am
A 14th case has been linked to a serial rapist who has targeted college students living off-campus in Manhattan and Lawrence dating back to 2000. Police in Riley County and Lawrence announced Thursday a $10,000 reward increase and called for possible victims to come forward in connection with the...
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