Riley County

County commissioners make efforts to avoid potential budget election

It appears the Riley County Commission has avoided an election for its proposed 2020 budget, but an increase in the mill levy is still likely. The commission picked back up on their 2020 budget work session during their meeting Monday.  Budget and Finance Officer Tami Robison brought the updated list of appropriation adjustments made by [...]

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Local News – News Radio KMAN 2019-06-23 12:59:56

MANHATTAN — Flooding is occurring across much of north-central and northeast Kansas after storms pushed through the region on Saturday. Reports of 2 to 4 inches of rainfall were commonplace across the region. Numerous flood warnings are posted including for the Kansas River at Manhattan until Wednesday afternoon. At 11 a.m. Sunday the river had [...]

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By |2019-06-23T12:59:56-05:00June 23rd, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Local News – News Radio KMAN 2019-06-23 12:59:56

Two people trapped in vehicle after crash rescued

Five people were involved in a motor vehicle accident south of Manhattan Wednesday. According to the Riley County Police Department, just before 7 p.m. a vehicle was leaving the area near Pillsbury Crossing on Deep Creek Road when it left the roadway. As a result, two of the five passengers became trapped inside the vehicle. [...]

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By |2019-06-20T07:52:59-05:00June 20th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Two people trapped in vehicle after crash rescued

Manhattan, USD383 to split costs related to rotating planned middle school rec centers

The City of Manhattan and USD383 will share the costs to re-orient the planned Middle School recreation centers to accommodate planned additions at the schools that include storm shelters. The City Commission approved the decision 4 to 1, Mayor Pro Tempore Usha Reddi opposed. The cost of the change will be at most $500,000 (a [...]

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By |2019-06-19T18:09:29-05:00June 19th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Manhattan, USD383 to split costs related to rotating planned middle school rec centers

RCPD Report 6/18/19

Officers filed a report for criminal use of a financial card in Wichita on June 17, 2019, at approximately 1:20 PM. Officers listed a 67-year-old male and a 64-year-old female of Manhattan, as the victims when it was reported an unknown suspect used the victim’s bank information for purchases. The estimated total loss associated with [...]

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By |2019-06-18T09:54:22-05:00June 18th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Report 6/18/19

Topeka man arrested after leading police pursuit west of Manhattan

MANHATTAN — A Topeka man was arrested Monday after leading Riley County Police on a brief pursuit onto Kansas Hwy 18, west of Manhattan. 28-year-old Dylan Wayne Massey faces four total counts including a charge flee or attempt to elude, reckless driving, possession of stolen property and operating a car without a required device. According [...]

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By |2019-06-18T08:46:35-05:00June 18th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Topeka man arrested after leading police pursuit west of Manhattan

RCPD unveils new armored vehicle to Law Board, public

MANHATTAN — After much anticipation, Riley County Police Department officials on Monday unveiled its new Lenco Bearcat armored vehicle to members of the Riley County Law Board. The primary function of the vehicle is providing ballistic protection for officers in high risk situations. In the past, RCPD has relied on outside agencies, such as Junction [...]

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By |2019-06-17T17:17:21-05:00June 17th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD unveils new armored vehicle to Law Board, public

Geary County man jailed for Ogden robbery, burglary

OGDEN, Kan. — A Junction City man is jailed in Riley County on charges of aggravated robbery and burglary. The Riley County Police Department says 31-year-old Fredrick Swinson was arrested just after 1 a.m. Monday at 1823 College Ave. (Ascension Via Christi Hospital). He’s charged with three counts of aggravated robbery and one count of [...]

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Three injured in Friday Riley County wreck

RILEY COUNTY, Kan. — The Kansas Highway Patrol says three people were injured in a Friday evening crash on US 24 in Riley County. A passenger car driven by 35-year-old Amanda Neipert of Manhattan was westbound on Hwy 24 just after 5 p.m. attempting to make a left turn onto South Dam Road. It failed [...]

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By |2019-06-16T01:04:47-05:00June 16th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Three injured in Friday Riley County wreck

Riley County Health Department urges vaccinations and mosquito protection this summer

MANHATTAN — The state of Kansas was recently put in a moderate risk of West Nile Virus due to rising waters throughout the state. Riley County has been seeing these rising waters due to heavy rainfall last month that affected both Wildcat Creek and Tuttle Creek Lake. All the extra water in the county has [...]

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By |2019-06-14T13:06:22-05:00June 14th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County Health Department urges vaccinations and mosquito protection this summer