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Manhattan man charged with falsely reporting assault at hands of RCPD officer

A Manhattan man made his first appearance Monday after being charged with a misdemeanor of interference with law enforcement for falsely reporting a crime. The Riley County Attorney’s Office filed the one count complaint against 27-year-old Mike Rivera in early November, based upon completed Kansas Bureau of Investigation report.  It alleged Rivera falsely reported he was assaulted [...]

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Holiday parade a go without tree lighting ceremony

A holiday tradition will continue this Friday as the 19th annual Spirit of the Holidays lighted parade returns to Manhattan. There had been uncertainty if the parade would in fact take place with rising coronavirus cases in the area. Downtown Manhattan, Inc. says the City of Manhattan, along with the Riley County Emergency Operations Center [...]

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Riley Co. Health Department says 40 percent of its COVID positive cases were tallied in November

November wasn’t kind to the Manhattan area in terms of new coronavirus cases reported locally. The Riley County Health Department on Monday confirmed 145 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, while also adding 251 people to the recovered list. There are currently 330 active cases including 10 positive patients wre receiving care at Ascension Via [...]

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Katie’s Way seeing success with alternative treatment option for veterans

Katie’s Way of Manhattan is just one of many local organizations that will benefit from generous giving during Giving Tuesday. Resource and Development Coordinator Deanna Nitschke says about $5,000 was given during their first non-event event in October. They also raised nearly 80 percent of their goal during Wamego Community Foundation’s Match Day. She’s hoping [...]

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