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Pottawatomie Co. Commission to move quickly on county administrator position; Green Valley EMS site plan approved

WESTMORELAND, Kan. — Pottawatomie County Commissioners are evaluating how they’ll move forward on the position of County Administrator. The position became vacant last week after longtime administrator Robert Reece announced plans to retire. He’ll transition out of the job over the next six months. At Monday’s meeting, commissioners reviewed the job description and plan to [...]

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By |2019-07-16T15:23:37-05:00July 16th, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County|Comments Off on Pottawatomie Co. Commission to move quickly on county administrator position; Green Valley EMS site plan approved

Wamego Police say hundreds affected by financial crimes; source of breach undetermined

WAMEGO, Kan. — Hundreds of people were victims of identity theft recently in Wamego, according to law enforcement officials. An investigation is trying to determine where the breach occurred and who is responsible. Wamego Police said Tuesday that it’s become a felony criminal investigation after reports started pouring in to the office over the weekend. [...]

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By |2019-07-16T14:19:26-05:00July 16th, 2019|Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on Wamego Police say hundreds affected by financial crimes; source of breach undetermined

MFD, RCPD wrangle escaped pigs Monday morning

Manhattan Fire officials added pig wrangling to their resumes Monday after four swine fell from the back of a truck. MFD and Riley County Police responded to the scene at Tuttle Creek Boulevard and Kimball Avenue around 8:40 a.m. They had received multiple calls regarding pig sightings on the highway, one near 3rd Street and [...]

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By |2019-07-16T12:14:55-05:00July 16th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on MFD, RCPD wrangle escaped pigs Monday morning

RCPD Report 7/16/19

Officers filed a report for aggravated indecent liberties in Riley on July 15, 2019. Officer listed a 12-year-old female as the victim and a 14-year-old male known to her as the suspect. Due to the nature of the crime reported, no additional information will be released. Those with information about crimes in our area are [...]

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By |2019-07-16T08:56:34-05:00July 16th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Report 7/16/19

Riley County Commission approves emergency purchase for law enforcement center; change order for Leonardville fire station

Riley County Commissioners on Monday approved an emergency purchase for a new monitoring system at the Riley County Law Enforcement Center. Public Works Director Leon Hobson told commissioners he received a call Friday from RCPD Captain Josh Kyle saying the company they used for the monitoring and controlling of the air handlers for the building, [...]

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By |2019-07-16T08:23:53-05:00July 16th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County Commission approves emergency purchase for law enforcement center; change order for Leonardville fire station

FIT Closet seeking to fill supply gaps following Stuff the Bus event

Some gaps remain following Saturday’s Stuff the Bus event for the USD 383 FIT Closet. Organizers say there are still plenty of needs to fulfill before the school year begins. They are hoping to have these supplies no later than Wednesday. Facial Tissue: 500 boxes Hand Sanitizer (12 oz bottles): 450 bottles Clorox Wipes: 600 [...]

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By |2019-07-16T06:27:42-05:00July 16th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on FIT Closet seeking to fill supply gaps following Stuff the Bus event

Aggravated assaults, vehicle thefts in Riley County up in June compared to average

Riley County has seen an increase in reported aggravated assaults in June 2019, contributing to an uptick in the part 1 crime statistics compared to 2018 and the five-year average. The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency — colloquially known as the Law Board — discussed the trend Monday at the Ogden Community Center. Part 1 [...]

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By |2019-07-15T16:49:07-05:00July 15th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Aggravated assaults, vehicle thefts in Riley County up in June compared to average

Meredith pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit first degree murder

A Junction City man accused of murdering a confidential drug informant has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit first degree murder. Jury selection was planned to begin in Riley County District Court Monday morning. Steven Meredith made his plea late Friday afternoon Steven Meredith was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 48-year-old Carrie [...]

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RCPD Report 7/15/19

Officers filed a report for criminal damage to property in the 3000 block of Tuttle Creek Blvd. in Manhattan on July 12, 2019, at approximately 9:20 AM. Officers listed a 23-year-old man from Manhattan as the victim when he reported an unknown suspect damaged his 2016 Mazda 6. The estimated total loss associated with this [...]

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Jury selection begins Monday for Steven Meredith murder trial

Jury selection begins at 9 a.m. Monday in Riley County District Court, in the case of a Junction City man accused of murdering a confidential drug informant. Steven Meredith is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 48-year-old Carrie Jones, whose body was found by deer hunters in southern Riley County in October 2017. [...]

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By |2019-07-15T07:24:15-05:00July 15th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Jury selection begins Monday for Steven Meredith murder trial