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Riley County confirms five new COVID related deaths, 127 new positives

Riley County health officials have confirmed five additional COVID-19 related deaths since Friday, bringing the total number of deaths to 28. Each of the patients ranged in age from 46 to 85. The health department also confirmed 127 new cases and 306 additional recoveries since Friday. Ascension Via Christi is caring for 12 positive patients, [...]

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By |2021-01-20T13:23:54-06:00January 20th, 2021|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County confirms five new COVID related deaths, 127 new positives

Massimi introduced as new Riley County PIO

Riley County has officially introduced Alice Massimi as its new Public Information Officer. Massimi started Jan. 12 and is already working closely with the county’s health and emergency officials to ensure critical information and updates concerning the Coronavirus Pandemic response are reaching the community. She will coordinate and manage public affairs programs across the Riley [...]

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By |2021-01-20T11:37:43-06:00January 20th, 2021|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Massimi introduced as new Riley County PIO

RCPD seeing significant improvements in retention of dispatchers

Retention rates for Riley County dispatchers have improved significantly since 2019, according to a report from Riley County Police Department Director Dennis Butler. “I expected it to take about two years to achieve the gains that you’re seeing in this report, which has cut our vacancy rate in half,” Butler told Riley County Law Board [...]

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By |2021-01-19T15:15:18-06:00January 19th, 2021|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD seeing significant improvements in retention of dispatchers

K-State president bracing for deepest budget cuts since 2009

Kansas State University’s top official is asking community members to reach out state officials as it anticipates some of its deepest budget cuts in over a decade. President Richard Myers, in a letter to the K-State community Tuesday, says Gov. Laura Kelly’s 5.5 percent cut outlined in her 2022 budget proposal to the legislature last [...]

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By |2021-01-19T10:44:21-06:00January 19th, 2021|K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on K-State president bracing for deepest budget cuts since 2009

Local pastor encourages community not to lose hope in power of unity at virtual MLK prayer breakfast

Inspiring hope for a better tomorrow, Manhattan Christian Fellowship Church Associate Pastor JahVelle Rhone says the only way forward is to appreciate the path carved out by those who came before. “It is so imperative that we as leaders and teachers, educators move forward, yet still reach back to show of a hope and a [...]

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By |2021-01-18T14:04:05-06:00January 18th, 2021|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Local pastor encourages community not to lose hope in power of unity at virtual MLK prayer breakfast

K-State rodeo canceled due to COVID restrictions

The annual K-State rodeo, planned for February has been canceled. The university’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry says K-State, Riley County and Manhattan restrictions won’t allow for the annual event to take place at Weber Arena this year. K-State Rodeo Club Coach Casy Winn says plans were initially to have the rodeo moved to [...]

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By |2021-01-18T07:28:07-06:00January 18th, 2021|K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on K-State rodeo canceled due to COVID restrictions

Rape investigation reveals 12-year-old girl posed as adult on dating app

New details in a rape investigation revealed that a 12-year-old girl posed as an adult on a dating app, leading to the arrest of four Fort Riley Soldiers. According to the Manhattan Mercury, the girl, who is now 13, revealed during a court hearing Friday that she met one of the four men charged, through [...]

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By |2021-01-18T06:52:08-06:00January 18th, 2021|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Rape investigation reveals 12-year-old girl posed as adult on dating app

Riley County confirms 23rd COVID death; hospital inpatient census remains high

Riley County health officials confirmed Friday a 23rd death tied to the novel coronavirus. The 85-year-old patient tested positive for COVID-19 Dec. 28 and died Jan. 8. His death comes amid 130 new positive cases and 64 additional recoveries reported Friday. The health department says there are 545 active cases, including 23 positive patients and [...]

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By |2021-01-15T14:40:42-06:00January 15th, 2021|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County confirms 23rd COVID death; hospital inpatient census remains high

Manhattan man in stable condition after being reported missing Thursday

Riley County Police say a man reported missing is recovering at Manhattan’s Ascension Via Christi Hospital for treatment of hypothermia. Officers filed the missing person report shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday in the 4200 block of Spook Rock Way. Less than six hours later, police found the 29-year-old man in the Rocky Ford Outdoor Recreation [...]

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By |2021-01-15T11:25:29-06:00January 15th, 2021|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan man in stable condition after being reported missing Thursday

Airport to propose $2.50 user fee to Manhattan city officials

Improvements to the Manhattan Regional Airport’s parking lot are now complete and the next step now is determining a user fee. For years the airport has had free parking, but Airport Director Jesse Romo says a proposal to the Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday, will request a daily $2.50 fee be implemented on Feb. 1 [...]

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By |2021-01-15T08:27:12-06:00January 15th, 2021|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Airport to propose $2.50 user fee to Manhattan city officials
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