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RCPD Report: 11/25/20

By |November 25th, 2020|

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 [...]

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Gas prices at lowest since 2015, as AAA anticipates lower holiday travel

By |November 25th, 2020|

Gas prices are the cheapest this Thanksgiving holiday week since 2015, according to AAA. The national average is at $2.10, with gas prices in Manhattan trending around $1.91 most places. Five years ago the national average was about a nickel cheaper at $2.05. This year, nearly half of all states are seeing gas prices anywhere [...]

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Sunset Zoo; not just a summer outing

By |November 24th, 2020|

Sunset Zoo in Manhattan isn’t just a summertime trip, but also a winter outing as well. Melissa Kirkwood, zoo Marketing and Development Officer, says that the zoo is open throughout the entire year. She says the winter hours are a little shorter this year and tells KMAN one reason why. “Our keepers can do that [...]

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Local healthcare officials react to Pott. County Commission’s decision to opt out of mask mandate

By |November 24th, 2020|

While the Pottawatomie County Commission unanimously voted to opt out of the statewide mask mandate on Monday, the decision did not come without opposition from county health officials. Leslie Campbell, Pottawatomie County health director, says she was disappointed by the commission’s decision and hopes efforts from other counties will help prevent spread caused by inter-county [...]

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