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Busby becomes first candidate to file for USD 383 board race

A retired military officer is the first candidate to announce a run for a seat on the Manhattan-Ogden School Board. Robert Busby filed for the November general election Friday, according to the Riley County Clerk’s Office. Busby, who resides in the Green Valley area, is the current Vice Chair of the Pottawatomie County Planning Commission [...]

By |2023-01-30T14:34:20-06:00January 30th, 2023|Local News|Comments Off on Busby becomes first candidate to file for USD 383 board race

New RCPD director settling in to new position

In the first month since taking over as the sixth director of the Riley County Police Department, Brian Peete has done a lot of visiting with members of the public. A well-attended meet and greet was held Thursday at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. A day later, Peete visited with KMAN, calling the ceremony both [...]

By |2023-01-29T12:14:17-06:00January 29th, 2023|Local News|Comments Off on New RCPD director settling in to new position

JCPD arrest woman in connection to August fentanyl-related death

Junction City Police on Thursday arrested a woman in connection to the death of a 19-year-old woman last August. Police charged 22-year-old Alyzah Benitez, of Junction City, with distribution of a controlled substance causing great bodily harm or death. The arrest follows a nearly six month investigation into the death of Caytlin Hinkle. Police say [...]

By |2023-01-27T06:44:08-06:00January 27th, 2023|Local News|Comments Off on JCPD arrest woman in connection to August fentanyl-related death

Manhattan man charged for threatening woman with baseball bat

A Manhattan man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police say he threatened a woman with a baseball bat. According to the Riley County Police Department, 31-year-old Dakotah Garner was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and criminal threat. Garner and the 34-year-old victim reportedly got into an argument at a home in the 1400 block [...]

By |2023-01-25T10:53:22-06:00January 25th, 2023|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan man charged for threatening woman with baseball bat

Governor Kelly calls for lawmakers to “meet her in the middle” during annual State of the State address

Gov. Laura Kelly called on state lawmakers to work together to ensure Kansas is the best place in America to raise a family. “Continue to meet me in the middle. That’s how Kansans solve differences in their everyday lives, and it’s the only way we’ll solve the big challenges ahead of us,” she said. The [...]

By |2023-01-25T07:58:36-06:00January 25th, 2023|Local News|Comments Off on Governor Kelly calls for lawmakers to “meet her in the middle” during annual State of the State address

Public invited to meet new RCPD Director Thursday

A public reception for the new Riley County Police Department Director will take place Thursday at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. The ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include remarks from Director Brian Peete. City Commissioner and current Law Board Chair John Matta as well as fellow commissioner and former Chair Linda Morse [...]

By |2023-01-25T07:26:49-06:00January 25th, 2023|Local News|Comments Off on Public invited to meet new RCPD Director Thursday

Kyle withdraws name from consideration to fill district magistrate vacancy

A former Riley County Police Department Administrative Captain has withdrawn his name from consideration for a district magistrate vacancy. Josh Kyle had been one of three nominated to fill the seat vacated by James Kepple in November in the 21st Judicial District, composed of Riley and Clay counties. Kepple is now the municipal court judge [...]

By |2023-01-25T07:19:13-06:00January 25th, 2023|Local News|Comments Off on Kyle withdraws name from consideration to fill district magistrate vacancy

Online petition seeking return to free parking for Aggieville employees

One week has passed since the City of Manhattan implemented paid parking in Aggieville, but not everyone has been happy about the change. An online petition, started by employees at Aggieville’s Bluestem Bistro, is calling for a return to free parking, citing specific concerns with the City of Manhattan’s charging Aggieville employees a monthly fee [...]

By |2023-01-23T20:44:09-06:00January 23rd, 2023|Local News|Comments Off on Online petition seeking return to free parking for Aggieville employees

Pottawatomie, Wabaunsee counties review updated cost estimates for Belvue Bridge rehab

Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties met briefly Monday to discuss impending improvements to the Belvue Bridge. Earlier this month, the two counties learned that $6.4 million in federal money had been secured by Sen. Jerry Moran to go toward bridge rehabilitation, one of several Congressionally directed spending requests in Kansas. Updated cost estimates were presented Monday [...]

By |2023-01-23T14:45:12-06:00January 23rd, 2023|Local News|Comments Off on Pottawatomie, Wabaunsee counties review updated cost estimates for Belvue Bridge rehab

RCPD investigating second jewelry theft reported at Manhattan Town Center

Riley County Police are investigating a Friday jewelry theft at Manhattan Town Center, the second in two days at the shopping center. Monday’s RCPD activity report, noted Kay Jewelers was victimized Friday evening, when an unknown man stole a white and yellow gold necklace, valued at $6,500. The theft was reported one day after JCPenney [...]

By |2023-01-23T10:17:54-06:00January 23rd, 2023|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD investigating second jewelry theft reported at Manhattan Town Center
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