Officers filed a report for motor vehicle theft in the 500 block of Stone Pointe Dr. in Manhattan on August 15, 2019, at approximately 8:30 AM. Officers listed 29-year-old male as the victim when he reported an unknown suspect took his 2007 Grey Nissan Altima. The estimated total loss is not listed but is expected [...]
Severe storms pushed through the region last night, knocking out power briefly to more than two thousand Manhattan residents. The storm dumped 2 to 4 inches of rain throughout most of the area, in addition to hail up to golf-ball size and prompted overnight flash flood warnings. Storms intensified further south. In Wabaunsee County, a [...]
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Part of College Avenue north of Marlatt will be closed to through traffic starting Monday during construction by Riley County Public Works. The structure replacement project is located on the stretch of College between Marion Avenue and Livestock Units Road. County crews will be removing two culverts and replacing them with a 12 by 4 [...]
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The Riley County Police Department will be starting a new campaign to better help deliver mental health services to the community. RCPD Director Dennis Butler told the Riley County commissioners on Thursday that the One Mind campaign is a pledge to deliver this service for the next one to three years. The campaign includes reaching [...]
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Officers filed a report for aggravated assault and criminal damage to property in the 4200 block of Spook Rock Way in Manhattan on August 14, 2019, at approximately 10:00 AM. Officers listed a 32-year-old male and a 22-year-old male as the victims and a known male as the suspect when it was reported the victims [...]
Riley County EMS was recently awarded the 2019 career EMS service of the year from the Kansas EMS Services Association. Assistant EMS Director Josh Gering recently spoke on KMAN’s In Focus about their award saying this isn’t the first major award they have received. “In 2018, we actually received the KAMZA community outreach of the [...]
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A Manhattan man convicted of attempted rape and other crimes was sentenced this week in Riley County. The Manhattan Mercury reports 19-year-old Tommie Baggett was sentenced Monday by Riley County Judge Meryl Wilson to nearly 25 years in prison, including 77 months for the first count of attempted rape, 190 months total for two other [...]
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The Riley County Police Department has signed onto an initiative aiming to improve their response to calls related to mental health crises. The One Mind Campaign is a creation of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. It’s an effort to promote coordination and cooperation between police agencies and local mental health organizations. RCPD Director [...]
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Officers filed a report for theft in the 600 block of Tuttle Creek Blvd. in Manhattan on August 12, 2019, at approximately 9:05 AM. Officers listed Staples as the victim when it was reported an unknown female took money from the business. The estimated total loss associated with this case is approximately $700.00. Police ask [...]
During the Riley County commission meeting last Thursday, Riley County Health Department Director Jennifer put in her resignation as director. The commissioners on Monday discussed who would be on the committee to find Green’s replacement. They were told a member of an outside entity to the county would like to have a say in who [...]
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