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Junction City woman indicted on child porn charges

A Junction City woman was indicted Wednesday on charges of producing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a press release from his office. Kayla Michelle Simpson, 22, is charged with one count of using a child to produce child pornography and one count of violating the conditions imposed on a registered sex offender. [...]

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By | 2018-01-10T12:34:13-06:00 January 10th, 2018|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Junction City woman indicted on child porn charges

RCPD Activity Report 1/8/18

Officers filed a report for theft in the 2100 block of Poyntz Ave. in Manhattan on Friday at approximately 6:00 PM. Officers listed Quay Luong, 41, of Manhattan and a female juvenile as the victims when it was reported an unknown suspect took the victim’s iPhone X. The total loss associated with this case is [...]

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By | 2018-01-08T13:23:38-06:00 January 8th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Activity Report 1/8/18

Officer shot in Friday standoff treated and released

The Riley County Police Department officer who was shot when responding to a domestic disturbance Friday in Manhattan has been treated and released from the hospital, according to a statement released by the RCPD Monday morning. At approximately 12:30 p.m., Friday, Sergeant Pat Tiede was shot after responding to the report of a domestic situation [...]

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By | 2018-01-08T10:10:51-06:00 January 8th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Officer shot in Friday standoff treated and released

Manhattan man listed as the shooter in Friday’s standoff

The name of the man who shot at Riley County police officers and injuring one while barricading himself at his home at 3716 Hawthorne Woods Circle in Manhattan Friday afternoon has been identified. According to an arrest report by the RCPD, 38-year-old Mark Harrison was taken into custody after surrendering to authorities after two hours. Harrison [...]

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By | 2018-01-07T18:50:43-06:00 January 7th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Manhattan man listed as the shooter in Friday’s standoff

RCPD investigating officer-involved shooting

Riley County police officers are currently on the scene of what is being called an “officer-involved shooting” in the 3700 block of Hawthrone Woods Circle. According to RCPD Public Information Officer Hali Rowland, emergency crews were on the scene of the reported shooting. One officer was was shot and suffered a “non-life threatening gunshot wound,” [...]

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By | 2018-01-05T13:22:24-06:00 January 5th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, officer-involved shooting, RCPD, Top Story|Comments Off on RCPD investigating officer-involved shooting

RCPD Activity Report 1/4/18

Joseph Geske, 28, of Manhattan was arrested in the 3000 block of Anderson Ave. on January 3, 2017 at approximately 10:40 PM. Geske was arrested on a Riley County District Court warrant for aggravated battery. Geske was issued a bond of $20,000.00 causi...

By | 2018-01-04T09:31:25-06:00 January 4th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Activity Report 1/4/18

Overnight Fire Occurs on Osage St, Manhattan

An overnight fire resulted in no injuries but caused $175,000 in losses to an apartment house in Manhattan, authorities said Thursday morning. The fire was reported at 2:22 a.m. at a house at 600 Osage St., about three blocks north of the city’s downtown area. Upon their arrival, crews found a three-story apartment house with [...]

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By | 2018-01-04T09:28:35-06:00 January 4th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Overnight Fire Occurs on Osage St, Manhattan

KSU’s Chief of Staff to Retire

Jackie Hartman, Kansas State University’s chief of staff and its first director of community relations, has announced her retirement, effective Feb. 1. Appointed by President Kirk Schulz in 2010 as director of community relations and assistant to the president, Hartman was later named chief of staff. She currently reports directly to President Richard Myers and [...]

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By | 2018-01-04T09:08:12-06:00 January 4th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on KSU’s Chief of Staff to Retire

First female president of Malawi to speak at K-State

A woman living in exile after spending two years as president of the east African country of Malawi is speaking at Kansas State University. Joyce Banda’s Jan 29 appearance is open to the public. Banda was the Republic of Malawi’s first female president from 2012 through 2014. She has also been a women’s rights activist, [...]

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By | 2018-01-03T11:11:30-06:00 January 3rd, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on First female president of Malawi to speak at K-State

State Fire Marshal releases name of deceased in Pott County blaze

The State Fire Marshal has released the name of a man who died in a Dec. 26th fire in Pottawatomie County. The State Fire Marshal Wednesday morning says 35-year-old Wade Parkhurst of Wamego was the fatality victim located within the residence after the blaze. This information is still pending official identification from the medical examiner’s [...]

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By | 2018-01-03T10:19:49-06:00 January 3rd, 2018|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on State Fire Marshal releases name of deceased in Pott County blaze