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Riley County Law Board approves 2020 RCPD budget

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 [...]

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By |2019-06-18T07:20:52-05:00June 18th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Riley County Law Board approves 2020 RCPD budget

Trotter Hall basement fills with smoke after electrical issue

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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By |2019-06-17T17:31:42-05:00June 17th, 2019|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Trotter Hall basement fills with smoke after electrical issue

RCPD unveils new armored vehicle to Law Board, public

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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By |2019-06-17T17:17:21-05:00June 17th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD unveils new armored vehicle to Law Board, public

Update: Victims of Monday crash identified, one person cited

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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By |2019-06-18T11:25:54-05:00June 17th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Update: Victims of Monday crash identified, one person cited

Geary County man jailed for Ogden robbery, burglary

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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By |2019-06-17T10:53:56-05:00June 17th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Geary County man jailed for Ogden robbery, burglary

Juneteenth celebrates 30 years in Manhattan

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 [...]

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By |2019-06-17T07:53:02-05:00June 17th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Juneteenth celebrates 30 years in Manhattan

Joint Geary County task force discovers meth lab, arrests one

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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By |2019-06-16T01:06:31-05:00June 16th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Joint Geary County task force discovers meth lab, arrests one

Three injured in Friday Riley County wreck

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 [...]

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By |2019-06-16T01:04:47-05:00June 16th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Three injured in Friday Riley County wreck

Pottawatomie County judge finds Wamego man guilty of murder

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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By |2019-06-14T13:29:08-05:00June 14th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County judge finds Wamego man guilty of murder

USD 383 officials react to Supreme Court opinion on school funding

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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By |2019-06-14T12:40:09-05:00June 14th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on USD 383 officials react to Supreme Court opinion on school funding