Riley County

New electronic-voting machines unveiled to local government officials

Local voters will be seeing new voting machines at polling places this year. New electronic-voting machines were unveiled to local government officials during a meeting Thursday afternoon. The old machines have been replaced simply because the technology being used needed to be updated. “We started those (the previous voting machines) in 2006,” Rich Vargo, the [...]

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By |2019-10-17T21:21:44-05:00October 17th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on New electronic-voting machines unveiled to local government officials

RCPD arrests man accused of possessing, introducing commercial explosive into occupied building

A 35-year-old Manhattan man is behind bars on a Riley County warrant that alleges criminal use of explosives. Roger Lee Smith III was taken into custody Wednesday night. A criminal complaint obtained by KMAN from the Riley County District Court Clerk’s office states that on May 4, 2018, Smith “possessed or manufactured a commercial explosive [...]

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By |2019-10-17T16:00:49-05:00October 17th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD arrests man accused of possessing, introducing commercial explosive into occupied building

RCPD Report 10/16/19

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 [...]

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By |2019-10-16T10:15:04-05:00October 16th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Report 10/16/19

Unattended death investigated near Randolph

RANDOLPH — The Riley County Police Department is investigating after an unattended death was reported in north Riley County late Monday night. Shortly after 8:30 p.m., dispatchers were alerted to the Green Randolph Bridge. RCPD says they discovered a deceased individual but their investigation concluded there was no threat to the public and that the [...]

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By |2019-10-15T12:38:14-05:00October 15th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Unattended death investigated near Randolph

USD 378 presents forum on upcoming bond referendum

The Riley County USD 378 school board on held a forum to discuss a proposed $15 million dollar bond referendum with the public. Speaking to a gathering at the Riley County High School cafeteria Monday, Superintendent Cliff Williams said the bond would cost the owner of a $100,000 home around $18 per month or about [...]

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By |2019-10-15T08:47:57-05:00October 15th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on USD 378 presents forum on upcoming bond referendum

RCPD Report 10/14/19

Officers filed a report for motor vehicle theft in the 800 block of Fremont in Manhattan on October 11, 2019, at approximately 9:00 AM. Officers listed a 36-year-old female as the victim when she reported a known male suspect took her white 1999 Mercedes. The estimated total loss associated with this case is approximately $1,500.00. [...]

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By |2019-10-14T14:18:22-05:00October 14th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Report 10/14/19

RCPD holds police interaction course for individuals with autism

The Riley County Police Department hosted a police interaction course as a learning opportunity for autistic adults and teenagers. The event, held at Westview Community Church Saturday morning showcased how those individuals should act in certain police situations, like traffic stops. “I think it’s good for us as individuals to learn that this is how [...]

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By |2019-10-14T07:48:30-05:00October 14th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD holds police interaction course for individuals with autism

RCPD Report 10/11/19

Officers filed a report for theft in the 800 block of Brierwood Dr. in Manhattan. Officers listed a 40-year-old female as the victim when she reported an unknown suspect took her diamond ring. The estimated total loss associated with this case is approximately $1,200.00.  Police ask that anyone with information please contact RCPD or the Manhattan [...]

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By |2019-10-11T10:42:28-05:00October 11th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Report 10/11/19

USD 378 to hold bond forum Monday

A special USD 378 Riley County board meeting is scheduled for Monday evening to discuss the proposed $15 million bond referendum on the Nov. 5 ballot. A bond history, overview and a time for questions will be on Monday’s agenda. The proposed bond addresses issues of safety and security and would include several building repairs [...]

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By |2019-10-10T13:29:33-05:00October 10th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on USD 378 to hold bond forum Monday

Judge sets new trial date in Lyons murder case

A new trial date is now set for a Manhattan man accused in the 2018 death of his former girlfriend’s 2-month-old son. At a status conference Monday in Riley County District Court, a Jan. 13 date was set in the case of 23-year-old D’Khari Lyons, charged with first-degree murder in the death of Michael Calvert, [...]

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By |2019-10-07T14:53:30-05:00October 7th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Judge sets new trial date in Lyons murder case