Fort Riley welcomes new CG, says farewell to Kolasheski

With a blast from “Old Thunder,” a replica 1855 model 3-inch ordinance cannon, the ceremony had officially begun. Fort Riley’s transfer of authority played out a little different than usual amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the accelerated departure of the 1st Infantry Division’s commanding general. Lt. Gen. John Kolasheski was promoted to his three-star position [...]

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Riley County sees slight increase in cases since Wednesday

Riley County Friday reported 6 new positive COVID-19 tests and 1 recovery since Wednesday. That brings the active case county to 120. 370 recoveries, 5 deaths and 12 probable cases add up to 495 total cases confirmed or suspected among Riley County residents. Additionally, 118 tests are pending and 5,329 negative test results have come [...]

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RCPD Report 8/14/20

Officers filed a report for aggravated domestic assault in Manhattan on August 13, 2020, at approximately 2:56 PM. Officers listed a 23-year-old female as the victim when it was reported a 28-year-old male pointed a gun at her. Officers filed a report for criminal damage to property in the 800 block of Commons Pl in [...]

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Wamego Police searching for suspect car from early Thursday shooting

Police are searching for a suspect involved in a shooting early Thursday in Wamego. The Wamego Police Department says nobody was injured in the incident that happened just after 1 a.m. in the 600 block of Maple Street. According to Police Chief Michael Baker, several bullet casings were located in the street. No damage was [...]

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Riley County commission approves $14.9 million CARES Act distribution plan

Riley County commissioners approved the CARES Act funding distribution plan during their meeting Thursday. Budget and Finance Officer Tami Robison presented the allocation recommendations made by the consulting firm Witt O’ Brien. One of the biggest portions of the $14.9 million is going back to the county services for an allocation of $4,573,990.  The requests [...]

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E-scooter pilot program set to launch in Manhattan, K-State

E-scooters officially launch this weekend in Manhattan. Kansas State University and the city have partnered with e-scooter company LINK to pilot the micro-mobility program this fall. Initially the plan had been to launch the e-scooters in April, but plans were shifted by the coronavirus pandemic. “Many students, faculty and staff  have been asking for an [...]

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Sunset Zoo announces birth of gibbons, flamingo

Sunset Zoo is celebrating the recent births of a white-handed gibbon and a Caribbean flamingo. The zoo announced the births in a release Thursday. The gibbon, named Neta, was born at the end of April and is doing well. The sex of baby Neta won’t be determined until a full physical occurs, which typically happens [...]

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Sunset Zoo announces birth of gibbons, flamingo

Sunset Zoo is celebrating the recent births of a white-handed gibbon and a Caribbean flamingo. The zoo announced the births in a release Thursday. The gibbon, named Neta, was born at the end of April and is doing well. The sex of baby Neta won’t be determined until a full physical occurs, which typically happens [...]

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Nearly two dozen COVID cases linked to Junction City church

Health officials in Geary County have linked nearly two dozen COVID-19 cases to the Faith Tabernacle Church in Junction City. The health department says anyone who attended church between Saturday, Aug. 1 and Saturday, Aug. 8 is at risk for potential exposure and should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the date of attendance. [...]

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RCPD Report: 8/13/20

The following summary of calls for service/reports filed by the Riley County Police Department is a portion of those received by police.  Some names, addresses, and case details are withheld to follow local, state, and federal law as well as in an attempt to protect community members from being victimized further.  Those arrested are presumed innocent [...]

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By |2020-08-13T15:02:22-05:00August 13th, 2020|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Report: 8/13/20