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Damage from Manhattan hotel fire estimated at $5 million

The Manhattan Fire Department says a Jan. 20 fire at the Manhattan Hampton Inn caused $5 million worth of damage. The estimate comes following a five-day investigation. The fire loss was estimated at $2.5 million and the loss of contents was also estimated at $2.5 million.  The cause was determined to be accidental and started [...]

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By |2021-01-25T17:53:31-06:00January 25th, 2021|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Damage from Manhattan hotel fire estimated at $5 million

Pottawatomie County not sitting on vaccines, says it plans to start phase two vaccinations this week

The race to get COVID vaccines into the arms of individuals is one local health officials has been a slow, but steady success. Vaccine clinics have proved to be efficient in getting most critical health care and high risk patients vaccinated. Pottawatomie County Health Department Director Leslie Campbell says her department has been receiving about [...]

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By |2021-01-25T15:53:55-06:00January 25th, 2021|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County not sitting on vaccines, says it plans to start phase two vaccinations this week

RCPD arrest suspect wanted on two dozen counts of passing worthless checks

Riley County Police have arrested a man on numerous counts of forgery and passing worthless checks. According to its weekend arrest report, 33-year-old Larry McVey Jr. is charged with 24 total counts of passing worthless checks, six counts of forgery, two counts of theft by deception as well as a single count of attempted theft. [...]

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By |2021-01-25T13:43:21-06:00January 25th, 2021|Clay County, Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD arrest suspect wanted on two dozen counts of passing worthless checks

RCPD arrest one following alleged assault, threats made against two women

A Fort Riley soldier is jailed in Riley County after police say he threatened and injured two women. According to Riley County Police, 23-year-old Jamie Bernard Smith was arrested in connection to charges of attempted domestic battery, interference with law enforcement, aggravated child endangerment and two counts of aggravated assault. The incident reportedly occurred in [...]

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By |2021-01-25T13:38:15-06:00January 25th, 2021|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD arrest one following alleged assault, threats made against two women

Update: Winter storm to bring heavy snow, ice accumulations

Update 11 a.m. Sunday Much uncertainty remains over when and how much snow will fall in the Manhattan area, but forecasters believe it will be a significant storm for the area regardless. The National Weather Service in Topeka says the storm system will bring several inches of snow as well as minor ice accumulations beginning [...]

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By |2021-01-24T11:06:09-06:00January 23rd, 2021|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Update: Winter storm to bring heavy snow, ice accumulations

Riley County tallies 75 new COVID cases; nearly 2,900 vaccines administered

Riley County health officials confirmed 75 new coronavirus cases and 34 additional recoveries Friday. The number of patients being cared for at Ascension Via Christi fell to nine, including one in the Intensive Care Unit. Active cases totaled 402 as of Friday and the amount of total cases is nearing 5,800 since the pandemic began. [...]

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By |2021-01-22T14:00:06-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County tallies 75 new COVID cases; nearly 2,900 vaccines administered

RCHD vaccinates over 1,000 as phase 2 gets off to shaky start

More than 1,000 people received the coronavirus vaccine Thursday, as the Riley County Health Department officially kicked off its second phase of vaccinations. The process did not go as smoothly as health officials had hoped. Shortly before 4 p.m., there was a lack of parking availability and congested traffic became a major safety concern, as [...]

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By |2021-01-22T08:57:31-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCHD vaccinates over 1,000 as phase 2 gets off to shaky start

USPS increasing first class, priority mail rates Monday

It will soon cost more to mail some letters and packages. Starting Monday, the U.S. Postal Service is increasing rates for Priority Mail shipping services, about 3.5 percent overall. First-class mail is going up roughly 1.8 percent. Priority small flat-rate boxes will be $8.45 to ship, up 15 cents; medium flat-rate boxes will cost $15.50, [...]

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By |2021-01-22T07:54:14-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Local News|Comments Off on USPS increasing first class, priority mail rates Monday

K-State celebrating record year of graduates in Ice College of Engineering

A record number of graduates received degrees in 2020 through Kansas State University’s Carl R. Ice College of Engineering. President Richard Myers informed the Kansas Board of Regents this week that 782 bachelor’s degrees were earned during the spring, summer and fall semesters, outpacing each of the three previous years. “In 2017 that number was [...]

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By |2021-01-21T13:53:46-06:00January 21st, 2021|K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on K-State celebrating record year of graduates in Ice College of Engineering

Bison, brown and gold approved for Oliver Brown Elementary mascot, school colors

The USD 383 school board voted 5-2 in favor of Oliver Brown Elementary welcoming the new brown & gold color scheme and bison mascot. Following more than 1,600 responses to an online survey late last year, the public had the final say in deciding the colors and mascot for the new school. Newly elected board [...]

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By |2021-01-21T10:30:11-06:00January 21st, 2021|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Bison, brown and gold approved for Oliver Brown Elementary mascot, school colors
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