MANHATTAN — The Riley County Police Department has been approved for its $22.1 million budget for fiscal year 2020. (A link to the budget slideshow from RCPD can be found here) The budget was adopted following a public hearing during Monday’s monthly meeting of the Riley County Law Board. The total amount was a 2.8 [...]
MANHATTAN — An electrical issue caused smoke in the basement of a Kansas State University building Monday afternoon. Manhattan Fire Department officials were dispatched around 3:30 p.m. to Trotter Hall, located south of the KSU Veterinary Hospital for the report of a structure fire. When they arrived, they noticed smoke filling the basement and the [...]
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MANHATTAN — After much anticipation, Riley County Police Department officials on Monday unveiled its new Lenco Bearcat armored vehicle to members of the Riley County Law Board. The primary function of the vehicle is providing ballistic protection for officers in high risk situations. In the past, RCPD has relied on outside agencies, such as Junction [...]
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MANHATTAN — Riley County Police have released more information regarding Monday’s crash at Tuttle Creek Blvd and Allen Road that sent three people to the hospital. Police say the accident happened when a Ford Taurus driven by 83-year-old Patricia Duggan of Manhattan crashed into a Toyota Camry driven by 26-year-old Hang (Hong) Huynh (Hween) of [...]
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OGDEN, Kan. — A Junction City man is jailed in Riley County on charges of aggravated robbery and burglary. The Riley County Police Department says 31-year-old Fredrick Swinson was arrested just after 1 a.m. Monday at 1823 College Ave. (Ascension Via Christi Hospital). He’s charged with three counts of aggravated robbery and one count of [...]
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MANHATTAN — There was reason to celebrate Saturday in Manhattan City Park at the 30th annual Juneteenth festivities. Daphne Maxwell, vice chair of the Kansas African American Commision, gave a strong opening statement to event goers Saturday morning as the celebration kicked off. Maxwell spoke to event goers Saturday about the importance of Juneteenth in [...]
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — A meth lab was discovered early Saturday morning in the 300 block of North Washington Street. The Junction City-Geary County Drug Operations Group conducted a search warrant in reference to a methamphetamine manufacturing investigation. As a result, a clandestine meth lab was located and processed. Avery Louis Pierson, 35, of Junction [...]
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RILEY COUNTY, Kan. — The Kansas Highway Patrol says three people were injured in a Friday evening crash on US 24 in Riley County. A passenger car driven by 35-year-old Amanda Neipert of Manhattan was westbound on Hwy 24 just after 5 p.m. attempting to make a left turn onto South Dam Road. It failed [...]
WESTMORELAND, Kan. — Sentencing is coming next month for a Wamego man connected to the stabbing death of a teenager in late 2018. According to Pottawatomie County Attorney Sherri Schuck, 24-year-old Cody Lamia-Beck entered a no contest plea Friday to a charge of intentional second-degree murder of Jacob Bouck. The court was presented evidence of [...]
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TOPEKA — The Kansas Supreme Court says the state legislature has increased spending enough to satisfy the high court’s mandate. Earlier this year, lawmakers approved a bill to add $90 million per year over four years. The court on Friday declared the money to be sufficient, saying it’s in “substantial compliance” with last year’s ruling. [...]
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