Riley County crews are ready to go for the impending snow storm Saturday. Public Works Operation Manager Alvin Perez says crews had been preparing all morning Thursday. They loaded the trucks up with salt to treat the roads before the snow hits the streets. Public works is also fully stocked with salt, which Perez says [...]
The K-State Research and Extension Office is advising growers of a new corn disease that’s emerged in the region, that if left unchecked could inflict costly yield damage. . It’s called tar spot, and has spread from the corn belt west. K-State row crop disease specialist Rodrigo Onofre is advising corn growers to become more [...]
Pawnee Mental Health Services is applying for federal grants to expand its services. The federal government passed statutes and definitions for community mental health centers to be defined as Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers. Pawnee Executive Director Robbin Cole says the CCBHC is essentially a federal definition for a range of services. Last Spring, the [...]
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A New Year’s Day snowstorm could potentially bring near record-setting snowfall to Manhattan. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued from midnight Saturday to midnight Sunday. Forecasters say confidence is increasing for heavy snowfall accumulations northwest of Interstate 35 and especially north of Interstate 70. Snowfall amounts are uncertain, but the National Weather Service is [...]
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Riley County Police are investigating after an unknown suspect stole a car containing thousands of dollars worth of valuables on over the weekend. Officers listed four victims in the burglary reported Christmas morning in the 300 block of E. Chase Street in Leonardville. Stolen items included a blue 2013 Ford Focus with an Apple Watch [...]
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Registration is open now for Riley County’s Protective Home Program. The program provides temporary housing for children in need who are in Police Protective Custody (PPC), often in circumstances of abuse or neglect. Community Corrections Intensive Supervision Officer Sara Darnell says the program was created locally in 2017. There are currently 16 volunteer families in [...]
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Policing in America & The RCPD I don’t know if I have ever seen the topic of police legitimacy remain front page news for as long as it has since May 2020. I’d like to share my perspective as a gauge of what we read and watch about other communities and what I have learned [...]
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Riley County identified 131 new COVID-19 cases and 110 additional recoveries in its latest weekly report Wednesday. That brings the active case count to 227 countywide, with a percent positive rate for new infections currently at 7.6 percent. The health department says so far, no cases of the new Omicron variant in Riley County, despite [...]
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The Riley County Police Department has announced updates to an existing policy regarding educational requirements for promotions. Director Dennis Butler told Law Board members Monday that they are adapting an update on educational requirements for lieutenants looking to be promoted to captain. Butler says the requirements will not affect current captains and won’t harm their [...]
Riley County EMS presented a proposed alternative for an ambulance station in northern Riley County. The alternative would have create two full time paramedic positions that would be based out of the Leonardville fire station. EMS Director David Adams says this was a similar idea he had discussed with former emergency management director Pat Collins. According [...]
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