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Scott City man arrested in Manhattan on Sumner County warrant alleging child sex crimes

A Scott City man is jailed in Riley County on charges of alleged child sex crimes. The Riley County Police Department says 21-year-old Jessie Ivey was arrested Wednesday afternoon on a Sumner County warrant alleging single counts of rape and aggravated indecent liberties with a child under the age of 14. An official with the [...]

By |2022-07-21T11:32:56-05:00July 21st, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Scott City man arrested in Manhattan on Sumner County warrant alleging child sex crimes

Riley County COVID cases continue to increase

Riley County remains in the high incidence rate for COVID with over 100 new cases. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 123 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between July 9 – 15. The Incidence Rate is 165.7, keeping the County in the HIGH incidence category with 100 or more cases per [...]

By |2022-07-20T15:05:13-05:00July 20th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County COVID cases continue to increase

USD 383 approves COVID response plan; receives budget planning update

The USD 383 school board discussed Wednesday the district’s current COVID-19 response plan for the upcoming school year. Masks are not included, but could be brought back for discussion, if conditions warrant. Superintendent Marvin Wade explains the factors that the district plans on monitoring the most as kids return to school. Board President Curt Herrman says he’s [...]

By |2022-07-08T14:04:39-05:00July 8th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on USD 383 approves COVID response plan; receives budget planning update

Riley County firefighters contain structure fire at abandoned home near Randolph

Riley County Fire District 1 responded to a fire at an abandoned Randolph home early Tuesday. Crews arrived around 1 a.m. to a fully engulfed structure fire at 100 East Stockdale Lane. Firefighters extinguished the fire but remained on scene for two hours to ensure it did not spread to neighboring fields or property. No [...]

By |2022-07-06T07:15:18-05:00July 6th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County firefighters contain structure fire at abandoned home near Randolph

Riley County remains in high incidence rate category; COVID vaccines now available for young children

Riley County remains in the high incidence rate category for COVID-19 transmissions for a second straight week. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recorded 92 new cases between June 18th and June 24th. The Incidence Rate is 123.9, well above the 100 case threshold per 100,000 people metric the department uses for its data [...]

By |2022-06-29T15:24:20-05:00June 29th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County remains in high incidence rate category; COVID vaccines now available for young children

AAA estimating busy 4th of July weekend despite high gas prices

With the Fourth of July coming up, millions of Americans are traveling for the holiday. AAA estimates that 47.9 million people and over 387 thousand Kansans will travel 50 miles or more July 4th weekend. AAA representative Jana Tidwell says they expected the record high gas prices to push travel numbers down this year. But [...]

By |2022-06-27T15:51:44-05:00June 27th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on AAA estimating busy 4th of July weekend despite high gas prices

Pottawatomie County approves C-U-P requests for event spaces; continues discussion on rock quarry proposal

Pottawatomie County commissioners capped a busy day Monday with decisions on two of three conditional use permits in front of them. During their regular morning session in Westmoreland, the commission approved a pair of conditional use permits for rural properties north of Rock Creek High School wanting to host events, such as weddings and other [...]

By |2022-06-21T11:53:27-05:00June 21st, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Pottawatomie County approves C-U-P requests for event spaces; continues discussion on rock quarry proposal

K-State veterinarians help vaccinate Sunset Zoo animals against COVID-19

Many of the animals at Sunset Zoo were given protection against COVID-19 this spring thanks to a local effort involving veterinarians in the Manhattan area. Kansas State University zoo veterinarians worked closely with Sunset Zoo staff to inject animals with a slightly different vaccine, produced by Zoetis, which donated over 15,000 doses of the USDA [...]

By |2022-06-21T06:22:53-05:00June 21st, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on K-State veterinarians help vaccinate Sunset Zoo animals against COVID-19

Two of three GOP candidates for Kansas AG visit Manhattan for Saturday forum

Riley County Republicans Saturday hosted two of three candidates to be the party’s nominee in the race for attorney general in a town hall forum and meet and greet in the Wareham Opera House. Former Kansas Sec. of State Kris Kobach and retired Asst. U.S. Attorney Tony Mattivi spoke for more than an hour in [...]

By |2022-06-19T14:02:49-05:00June 19th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Two of three GOP candidates for Kansas AG visit Manhattan for Saturday forum

MFD begins hydrant flowing

Manhattan residents can expect to see fire crews out and about performing annual hydrant flowing and maintenance starting this week. MFD released notice Thursday, indicating flowing and painting will continue through late Fall. The program is a yearly task necessary to flush out water lines and ensure hydrants operate as intended when needed. Fire officials [...]

By |2022-06-16T15:13:34-05:00June 16th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on MFD begins hydrant flowing
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