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Fort Riley welcomes new garrison commander, says he’s “excited” about regional partnerships

With a blast from “Old Glory,” a replica 1855 model 3-inch ordinance cannon, the ceremony had officially begun. A Change of Command ceremony held at Fort Riley on Friday welcomed in Col. Stephen Shrader as garrison commander, replacing retiring Garrison Commander Col. John Lawrence. Col. Lawrence has served in the Army for more than 34 [...]

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By | 2018-07-15T18:16:24-05:00 July 15th, 2018|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley welcomes new garrison commander, says he’s “excited” about regional partnerships

RCPD investigating rape in Bluemont Avenue apartment

The Riley County Police Department is investigating a rape that was reported early Friday morning. RCPD said in a media release that an unidentified man forced a 22-year-old woman into an apartment she was standing outside of on the 1100 block of Bluemont Avenue at approximately 12:30 a.m. There, he sexually assaulted her and then [...]

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By | 2018-07-13T14:12:05-05:00 July 13th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on RCPD investigating rape in Bluemont Avenue apartment

Manhattan man sentenced to life in death of 3-month-old baby

A Manhattan man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend’s baby. The Manhattan Mercury reports that 28-year-old Andrew Gibson must serve 25 years of his sentence for first-degree murder in the May 2016 death of 3-month-old Serenity Reich before becoming eligible for parole. He also was sentenced Thursday to three years [...]

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By | 2018-07-13T10:53:42-05:00 July 13th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan man sentenced to life in death of 3-month-old baby

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

City announces utilities work, warn of low water flow in work zones

The City of Manhattan announced the Utilities Department will begin a project in conjunction with their 2018 Valve and Hydrant Replacement project. Utilities workers will be performing temporary water isolations on July 11th and 12th that will cause short periods of low water pressure in the area adjacent to the work. City officials say the [...]

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By | 2018-07-12T11:55:06-05:00 July 12th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on City announces utilities work, warn of low water flow in work zones

Human trafficking conference provided training, discussion to array of professionals

The 2018 Human Trafficking Conference was held in the Manhattan Conference Center Wednesday. The conference, which started Tuesday, provided two days of training and discussion on human trafficking. It started with a speech from U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister. The keynote speaker was Peter Qualliotine, director of Men’s Accountability in King County, Washington. More than 200 law [...]

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By | 2018-07-12T11:30:28-05:00 July 12th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Human trafficking conference provided training, discussion to array of professionals

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 Report 7/12/18

Bradley Kingsley, 39, of Manhattan was arrested while in the 100 block of Courthouse Pl. in Manhattan on July 3, 2018 at approximately 5:10 PM. Kingsley was arrested on a Riley County District Court warrant for probation violation. Kingsley was issued a total bond of $5,000.00. Kingsley was not confined at the time of this [...]

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By | 2018-07-12T10:06:08-05:00 July 12th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Report 7/12/18

Commission reviews Chamber of Commerce 2019 funding requests, considers internal loan

The Manhattan City Commission met in City Hall Tuesday to review funding requests from the proposed 2019 budget by the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce for economic development, their Military Relations Committee (MRC) and the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and take a look at the 2019 to 2023 Capital Improvements Program. Assistant Director of [...]

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By | 2018-07-11T17:19:44-05:00 July 11th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Commission reviews Chamber of Commerce 2019 funding requests, considers internal loan

RCPD Report 7/11/18

Officers filed a report for burglary in the 1600 block of Fairchild Ave. in Manhattan on July 10, 2018 at approximately 6:45 PM. Officers listed Corey Neill, 20, Nathan Rapue, 20, Ryan Ash, 21, Mihailo Illich, 21, all of Manhattan as the victims when it was reported an unknown suspect took miscellanous electronics from the [...]

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By | 2018-07-11T13:29:48-05:00 July 11th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Report 7/11/18