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RCPD Report 7/20/18

Officers filed a report for theft in the 100 block of Bluemont Ave in Manhattan on July 20, 2018 at approximately 1:30 AM. Officers listed Joshua Jacobs, 32, of Manhattan as the victim when he reported an unknown suspect took his Samsung Galaxy 8 Note phone. The estimated total loss associated with this case is [...]

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By | 2018-07-20T10:13:30-05:00 July 20th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Report 7/20/18

RCPD, USD 383 to conduct joint active violence training exercises this week

The Riley County Police Department and emergency personnel from the Manhattan Fire Department, Riley County EMS, KSU PD and other law enforcement partners will be participating in a joint active violence training exercise taking place over three consecutive days later this week, beginning Wednesday. According to a press release from the department, this training will [...]

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By | 2018-07-17T13:51:15-05:00 July 17th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD, USD 383 to conduct joint active violence training exercises this week

Fort Riley to hold change of command ceremony Friday

Fort Riley will bid farewell to current garrison commander Col. John Lawrence and welcome incoming commander Col. Stephen Shrader at a change of command ceremony tomorrow (Friday) at 10 a.m. The ceremony will take place at Ware Parade Field on 500 Huebner Road. Col. Shrader’s previous assignment was director of the Combined Joint Operations Center, [...]

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By | 2018-07-12T13:50:17-05:00 July 12th, 2018|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley to hold change of command ceremony Friday

Train hits, injures person on bridge east of Manhattan

Authorities say a train has struck and injured a person on a bridge just east of Manhattan. The Manhattan Mercury reports the unidentified man was sleeping on a railroad bridge over the Big Blue River at 7:06 a.m. Wednesday morning when he heard the train whistle and woke up, Union Pacific Railroad media director Jeffrey [...]

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By | 2018-07-12T11:14:36-05:00 July 12th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Train hits, injures person on bridge east of Manhattan

RCPD set to host meetings with public on new director search Thursday, Friday

The Riley County Police Department Law Board, in coordination with McGrath Human Resources Group, will be hosting community meetings on the search for a new director for the RCPD, according to a press release from the department. Earlier this year, current Director Brad Schoen announced he will retire in December. The first community input meeting [...]

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By | 2018-07-11T12:58:20-05:00 July 11th, 2018|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD set to host meetings with public on new director search Thursday, Friday

Manhattan Parks & Rec announce slate of ‘Trail Talks’ with neighborhoods

Manhattan Parks and Recreation will be hosting several community meetings this summer to talk about trails within the Little Apple. Five “Trail Talk Thursday” meetings will be held throughout the city and participants will get to explore interactive concepts, provide feedback, and ask questions. MPRD Community Relations Officer Melissa Kirkwood and Park Planning Intern Chuck Klutho [...]

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By | 2018-07-11T11:34:27-05:00 July 11th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan Parks & Rec announce slate of ‘Trail Talks’ with neighborhoods

Fort Riley to hold full-scale exercise July 11

A full-scale exercise is scheduled for Wednesday at Fort Riley. During the day, residents, employees and community members may see an increase in emergency response vehicle activity. Additionally, certain roads on the installation may be temporarily closed and traffic could be rerouted to accommodate exercise activity. Grant Gate access control point is also going to [...]

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By | 2018-07-06T10:11:20-05:00 July 6th, 2018|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley to hold full-scale exercise July 11

City asking for community participation in survey about Aggieville’s future

The City of Manhattan’s Aggieville “Vision to Reality” team is asking for community participation in a survey about proposed streetscape and parking improvements to Aggieville. The survey can be found at AggievilleVision.com and will be live through Aug. 31. The city hopes to receive a wide range of survey responses from groups such as Manhattan [...]

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By | 2018-06-29T12:03:22-05:00 June 29th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on City asking for community participation in survey about Aggieville’s future

Minton to serve as interim dean of KSU College of Ag, Research and Extension

Kansas State University has named Ernie Minton as College of Agriculture interim dean and interim director of K State Research and Extension. Minton, associate dean of research and graduate programs for the college and associate director of research for K-State Research and Extension, will replace John Floros on July 1. In the interim role, Minton [...]

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By | 2018-06-27T11:02:22-05:00 June 27th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Minton to serve as interim dean of KSU College of Ag, Research and Extension

Kansas Supreme Court to conduct special session at MHS on Sept. 24

The Kansas Supreme Court will conduct a special evening session Sept. 24 at Manhattan High School in Manhattan as part of its ongoing outreach to familiarize Kansans with the high court, its work, and the overall role of the Kansas judiciary. According to a press release from the Office of Judicial Administration, the court will [...]

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By | 2018-06-18T13:15:51-05:00 June 18th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Kansas Supreme Court to conduct special session at MHS on Sept. 24