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Riley County reports 114 new positive COVID-19 cases and 73 recoveries

Riley County is reporting 114 new positive COVID-19 cases and 73 recoveries since Wednesday. This puts the county’s total number active cases at 473 and recoveries at 2,670. Ascension Via Christi Hospital is currently caring for six COVID-19 positive patients and four persons under investigation. 1,492 people took part in the free testing events at [...]

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By |2020-11-20T14:29:40-06:00November 20th, 2020|COVID-19, Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County reports 114 new positive COVID-19 cases and 73 recoveries

Pott. County Sheriff’s Office arrests man in connection to reports of criminal threat

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a homeless man in connection to a report of criminal threat. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, Riley County Police Department and Kansas Highway Patrol reported to the 8200 block of Southport Dr. in Manhattan Thursday morning in response to reports of a possible active shooter. While there was [...]

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By |2020-11-19T12:56:22-06:00November 19th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pott. County Sheriff’s Office arrests man in connection to reports of criminal threat

Update: RCPD looking for suspect in Thursday morning stabbing

The Riley County Police Department is investigating a stabbing that occurred Thursday morning at about 8:15 a.m. in the 400 block of Leavenworth St. Emergency workers reporting to the scene found a 34-year-old man with a stab wound to his chest. He was later transported to Ascension Via Christi Hospital, reportedly in critical condition. As [...]

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By |2020-11-20T09:42:58-06:00November 19th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Update: RCPD looking for suspect in Thursday morning stabbing

City discusses Aggieville parking restrictions and sidewalk cafes

Aggieville and City Park parking restrictions The Manhattan City Commission Tuesday discussed adding parking restrictions in Aggieville, City Park and nearby neighborhoods. The move is in response to what will be a sizable decrease in available parking stalls during 2021 due to the construction of a parking garage near the N. Manhattan Ave./Laramie St. intersection. [...]

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By |2020-11-18T19:59:20-06:00November 18th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on City discusses Aggieville parking restrictions and sidewalk cafes

Riley County reports 56 new positive COVID-19 cases and 175 recoveries

Riley County is reporting 56 new positive COVID-19 cases and 175 recoveries since Monday. This brings the county’s total number of active cases to 432 and recoveries to 2,597. The percent positive rate in Riley County for the week of Nov. 8 came in at 18.6 percent, down slightly from the previous week’s rate of [...]

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By |2020-11-18T19:02:09-06:00November 18th, 2020|COVID-19, Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County reports 56 new positive COVID-19 cases and 175 recoveries

Pott. County health administrators urge increased mask wearing; commission discusses on-call engineering services

Increasing COVID-19 cases numbers and calls for mask wearing Local health administrators spoke to the Pottawatomie County Commission Monday about the urgency of the local COVID-19 situation and the need for increased mask wearing. Steve Land, Wamego Health Center administrator, says that increased hospitalizations and the inability to transfer patients to other hospitals is currently [...]

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By |2020-11-17T18:53:32-06:00November 17th, 2020|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pott. County health administrators urge increased mask wearing; commission discusses on-call engineering services

Riley County reports 180 new positive COVID-19 cases and 54 recoveries

Riley County is reporting 180 new positive COVID-19 cases and 54 recoveries since Friday. This brings the county’s total number of active cases to 551 and recoveries to 2,422. Ascension Via Christi Hospital is currently caring for 11 positive patients and two Persons Under Investigation (PUI). Two of the PUIs and three of the positive [...]

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By |2020-11-16T14:28:40-06:00November 16th, 2020|COVID-19, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County reports 180 new positive COVID-19 cases and 54 recoveries

StartUp MHK business-pitch competition to conclude Saturday with $20,000 at stake

The fourth annual StartUp MHK business-pitch competition will conclude this weekend. Eight local entrepreneurs will present their business ideas to a panel of judges Saturday for the chance to win part of the $20,000 that is up for grabs. $8,000 will go to the winner of the Technical category, $8,000 will go to the winner [...]

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By |2020-11-13T18:20:30-06:00November 13th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on StartUp MHK business-pitch competition to conclude Saturday with $20,000 at stake

Riley County reports 14th COVID-19 related death, 170 new positive cases and one new outbreak

Riley County has reported its 14th COVID-19 related death. The victim was an 81-year-old male who died at the Wamego Health Center after testing positive on Nov. 1. Riley County is also reporting 170 new positive cases and 96 recoveries. This brings the county’s total number of active cases to 425 and recoveries to 2,368. [...]

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By |2020-11-13T14:44:11-06:00November 13th, 2020|COVID-19, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County reports 14th COVID-19 related death, 170 new positive cases and one new outbreak

Riley County to offer free COVID-19 testing on Monday, Nov. 16

The Riley County Health Department will offer a free testing event this Monday, Nov. 16, in addition to the weekly testing event on Thursday. “We’re doing that mainly for individuals who want to travel for Thanksgiving and students who’d like to travel home,” Gibbs said. “We’re doing that so that they know what their status [...]

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By |2020-11-12T10:37:51-06:00November 12th, 2020|COVID-19, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County to offer free COVID-19 testing on Monday, Nov. 16
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