Seven Day Forecast for Monday, August 3


According to the National Weather Service of Topeka, there is a chance for storms late this afternoon and overnight mainly across northeast Kansas. A few of these storms may be strong with damaging winds, large hail, and localized heavy rainfall. The rain chances continue through Friday. Storms may be strong again on Tuesday and widespread heavy […]

Update – MFD Responding to Outdoor Fire

MFD on Lincoln Drive

Update – 3:29 p.m. – The MFD Engine that responded has now returned to it’s station. No significant fire was found on Lincoln Drive. The Little Apple Post will update when more information becomes available.   Original – 3:11 p.m. – The Manhattan Fire Department is responding to the 1900 block of Lincoln Drive for a […]

Riley County Arrests for Saturday, August 1


The following summary of calls for service/reports filed by the Riley County Police Department is a portion of those received by police.  Some names, addresses, and case details are withheld to follow local, state, and federal law as well as in an attempt to protect community members from being victimized further.  Those arrested are presumed innocent […]

Seven Day Forecast for Sunday, August 2


According to the National Weather Service of Topeka, hot and humid weather will persist across the area today with heat indices expected to reach to around 100 this afternoon. Isolated storms are also possible near the KS/NE state border later today and a strong storm can’t be ruled out. Slightly better chances for storms by […]

Record-breaking 1,691 Guests Visit Sunset Zoo’s Water Safari

Guests cool off at Sunset Zoo’s annual Water Safari & Kids Free Day. Photos courtesy of Zoo Staff.

August, 1, 2015, Manhattan, KS – A record-breaking 1,691 community members, including 739 children that received free admission, attended Sunset Zoo’s Water Safari & Kids free Day presented by Murdock Manhattan on Saturday, August 1. This annual end-of-the-summer bash allowed guests to cool off under the spray of a fire truck from Manhattan Fire Department, […]

Kansas vying for $40M federal grant for Wildcat Creek


MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has reached the final phase of a competition for a large federal grant that would be used to ease flooding in the Manhattan area. The state Agriculture Department says the state’s grant application to remodel the Wildcat Creek Watershed to address flooding reached the final phase of a Department of […]

Update – Rollover Accident on Highway 24

Photo courtesy Jennifer Gonzalez

Update – 12:05 p.m. – The Blue Township Fire Department has cleared the scene of the accident. Rescue 1 has cleared the scene of the Rollover Accident at Highway 24 and Hoffman Lane and is returning to Station — Blue Township Fire (@BTFD5) August 1, 2015     11:25 a.m. – The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s […]

Moran Listening Tour to Stop in Wamego

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U.S. Senator Jerry Moran will visit Wamego as part of his Kansas Listening Tour on Monday, Aug. 10. Area residents will be able to attend and share feedback with Sen. Moran on issues facing Kansas and the nation. The Listening Tour visit is scheduled from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Wamego Telephone Company, 1009 […]