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“Okt-Flu-ber” Fest returns ahead of Flu Season

The Riley County Health Department will be holding it’s annual “Okt-FLU-ber” Fest flu vaccine clinic a week from Thursday. Clinical supervisor Aryn Price tells KMAN the day will include activities for kids getting their flu shot on the 26th. Price also went on to say that 2020’s flu season was mild. During KMAN’s In Focus [...]

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By |2021-10-20T15:32:33-05:00October 20th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on “Okt-Flu-ber” Fest returns ahead of Flu Season

Open letter from RCPD Director Dennis Butler

On August 16, the Law Board unanimously offered me an extension of employment beyond my current contract terms scheduled to expire on December 31, 2021. I thought it appropriate to write your readers and listeners about why I have chosen to retire. I doubt I can say everything that I would like so I may [...]

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By |2021-10-20T13:48:04-05:00October 20th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Open letter from RCPD Director Dennis Butler

RCPD reports uptick in use of force numbers, attributed to new accreditation standards

The Riley County Police Department’s use of force numbers increased slightly, between 2019 and 2020. Captain Josh Kyle addressed the Riley County Law Board Monday, regarding the analysis of the Use of Force Report. There was a 6% increase in total use of force incidents and a 4% increase in applications of force from 2019 [...]

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By |2021-10-19T07:26:22-05:00October 19th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD reports uptick in use of force numbers, attributed to new accreditation standards

New COVID infections holding steady in latest Riley County weekly report

The Riley County Health Department has reported 74 new COVID infections and 44 more recoveries in its weekly report Thursday. The health department says it’s monitoring 111 active cases. The percent positive rate for new infections ticked up slightly to 4 percent, up from 2.5 percent the week before. As of Thursday seven COVID-positive patients [...]

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By |2021-10-15T06:23:58-05:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on New COVID infections holding steady in latest Riley County weekly report

League of Women Voters’ Candidate Forum – City Candidates

Opening comments. What should the city’s role be in supporting the Riley County Health Department, including decisions made for public health such as the masking ordinance and other COVID response measures? What commitments will you make to ensure that Manhattan has safe, quality, and affordable housing? Please offer a specific example. How best should the [...]

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By |2021-10-12T12:06:08-05:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Tags: |Comments Off on League of Women Voters’ Candidate Forum – City Candidates

Two arrested following burglary of Manhattan Dairy Queen

Two Manhattan reportedly forced entry and battered two victims at the Manhattan east Dairy Queen Friday night. According to the Riley County Police Department, 37-year-old Cornelius Lee Sisson and 38-year-old Kenneth Dotson were charged after a male and female victim reported the two men forced entry into the store, shortly before 8 p.m. while holding [...]

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By |2021-10-11T10:37:58-05:00October 11th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Two arrested following burglary of Manhattan Dairy Queen

USD 378 showcases updated facilities during annual Riley Fall Festival

USD 378 Riley County school officials welcomed patrons to the newly renovated grade school and high school during Saturday’s Riley Fall Festival. Doors to the newly renovated grade school and high school opened during the event to showcase the recently completed work. High school principal Harold Oliver says being part of the town celebration was [...]

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By |2021-10-11T08:19:17-05:00October 11th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on USD 378 showcases updated facilities during annual Riley Fall Festival

Update: Elevated charges brought against suspect who allegedly fired at woman in car

Charges have been upgraded for a Manhattan man who allegedly fired shots into another car Sunday on K-18 in a domestic incident. Formal charges were filed Tuesday showing 37-year-old Torrey Lindsay is now charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and criminal discharge of a weapon into an occupied vehicle. The incident is alleged from [...]

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By |2021-10-12T17:30:34-05:00October 10th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Update: Elevated charges brought against suspect who allegedly fired at woman in car

Riley County approves request for qualifications for potential EMS station upgrade

Riley County commissioners approved a request for qualifications for an EMS headquarters building on Thursday. The RFQ includes a study of the current and future space needs for the department for either on site or a new facility. Public Works Director John Ellerman says the current station was built in 1980 and was only meant [...]

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By |2021-10-08T07:26:41-05:00October 8th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County approves request for qualifications for potential EMS station upgrade

Manhattan man convicted by jury on all counts in child sex abuse case

Jurors have found a Manhattan man guilty of all 17 charges against him in a child sex abuse case. On Thursday, a Riley County jury delivered the verdict against 67-year-old Alan Ingwersen, convicting on five counts of rape, four counts of sodomy and eight counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. According to the [...]

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By |2021-10-08T05:43:33-05:00October 8th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Manhattan man convicted by jury on all counts in child sex abuse case
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