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Update: Snowblower determined to cause odor that led to elementary evacuation

Update 11 a.m. Manhattan Fire Department officials have determined the source of a gasoline-type odor in Amanda Arnold Elementary School to have come from a snowblower. The building is currently airing out and students will be brought back to campus once the smell has dissipated. Original story Students at Amanda Arnold Elementary School have been [...]

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RCPD Report 11/16/18

Derek Anthony Doby, 24, of Manhattan was arrested while at the Riley County Police Department on a Riley County District Court warrant for lewd and lascivious behavior (x5) and sexual battery (x3).  Doby was issued a total bond of $10,000.00. Doby was not confined at the time of this report. Officers filed a report for [...]

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Update: Manhattan man accused of murdering infant child makes first court appearance

MANHATTAN — A Manhattan man accused of first-degree murder involving an infant child earlier this month made his first appearance in Riley County District Court Friday. D’Khari Lyons, 23, appeared via teleconference in front of Magistrate District Judge James Kepple, who read the charges against him. Lyons has applied for a court appointed attorney. Judge [...]

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German, Italian officers talk reconciliation, shared values at POW ceremony

World War II prisoners of war from Germany and Italy were remembered at a wreath-laying ceremony at Fort Riley Cemetery Thursday. Representatives from the German and Italian armed forces travel to the Kansas post every Fall to honor POWs who were held and/or died at Fort Riley. The storied base was one of 600 locations [...]

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Drought monitoring through K-State’s Mesonet highlighted during Governor’s Water Conference

MANHATTAN — During this week’s Governor’s Conference on the Future of Kansas Water, Assistant Scientist at K-State Christopher Redmond gave a presentation on drought monitoring with the university’s Mesonet soil moisture monitoring system. Mesonet consists of 16 weather stations across the state that create a network. Redmond said the data they record is provided through [...]

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New Manhattan walking trail aims to improve safe access to essential services

MANHATTAN — A northeast Manhattan neighborhood is a little more connected to essential services after the completion of the Old Blue River Trail. Local officials and patrons came out for a special ribbon cutting Thursday afternoon to mark the occasion. The 0.7 mile trail located just east of Tuttle Creek Blvd. near McCall Road gives [...]

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Riley County Police Department Daily Activity 11/15/2018

Officers responded to the report of an injury accident near the intersection of Denison and Kerr on November 14, 2018, at approximately 5:40 PM. When officers arrived on scene, they found a 2007 Black Kia Optima driven by Liangliang Gao, 38, of Manhattan was hit by a 2006 Silver Chevrolet Equinox driven by Brooke Young, 34, [...]

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USD 383 names Braxmeyer as Master Teacher

Manhattan High School math teacher Dedra Braxmeyer has been announced as USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden’s 2019 Master Teacher. Braxmeyer has been teaching for 19 years – 13 of which have been at Manhattan High. She earned a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Secondary Education from Kansas State University in 1999, earning her Masters in [...]

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Red Cross, facing blood shortage, calls for residents to donate

Facing a severe blood shortage after storms and disasters around the nation, the American Red Cross has issued a call for donations of all blood types — especially from people with blood types O positive and negative. As a result, local Red Cross branches are advertising multiple blood drives being held around the Manhattan area [...]

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Foreign WWII POWs to be remembered at Fort Riley

Fort Riley will be honoring former Italian and German prisoners of war with a wreath-laying ceremony on Thursday at Fort Riley. Guest speakers for the morning will be Italian Army Major Stefano Catania and German Army Colonel Carsten Doding, both currently stationed at Fort Leavenworth. Fort Riley housed 4500 Italian and German POWs during World War II — one of 600 [...]

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