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Manhattan man arrested for threatening protestors

One person was arrested Tuesday during the largely peaceful protest through Manhattan. Riley County Police charged 65-year-old Ralph Walters with making a criminal threat in the 1300 block of Fremont Street shortly after 8 p.m. Witnesses at the scene allege Walters shouted profanities at the group including using the N-word and threatening protestors with violence. [...]

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By |2020-06-03T10:52:00-05:00June 3rd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan man arrested for threatening protestors

Geary County Health Dept. confirms first COVID-19 death

Geary County health officials have confirmed the county’s first death of COVID-19. The patient, a 65-year-old man had been a patient at Geary Community Hospital. He died Tuesday. No additional information about the patient is being released. The news comes as Geary County has now totaled 22 cases since March. Area wide it’s the fourth [...]

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By |2020-06-03T10:40:02-05:00June 3rd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Geary County Health Dept. confirms first COVID-19 death

College Ave. closure to impact traffic around hospital, stadium

A large portion of College Avenue will remain closed for the next eight weeks as construction continues on the city’s North Campus Corridor project. It will include full-depth lane removal and reconstruction between Kimball Ave. and Dickens, near Ascension Via Christi Hospital and Bill Snyder Family Stadium. No thru traffic will be allowed. Access to [...]

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By |2020-06-03T10:00:32-05:00June 3rd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on College Ave. closure to impact traffic around hospital, stadium

RCPD acknowledges lack of diversity in patrol leadership

The Riley County Police Department lacks diversity in some of its highest ranking positions. According to information provided by RCPD spokesperson Hali Rowland, 40 RCPD patrol employees currently hold leadership titles of corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, assistant director and director. Of those 40 employees, all of them are white, 38 are white males. The two [...]

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By |2020-06-03T07:01:41-05:00June 3rd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on RCPD acknowledges lack of diversity in patrol leadership

Manhattan city officials cite need for more conversations on diversity locally

As concerns about racial equality continue to be raised nationally, high ranking Manhattan City officials admit more work must be done. Manhattan Mayor Usha Reddi cited one specific problem in policing. She noted a viral incident in New York’s Central Park showing Amy Cooper, a white woman, seen calling police on Chris Cooper, an African [...]

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By |2020-06-02T16:23:30-05:00June 2nd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan city officials cite need for more conversations on diversity locally

Manhattan appoints interim finance director

The City of Manhattan has named Human Resources Director Tammy Galvan its interim finance director following the recent retirement of long-time Director Bernie Hayen. Galvan will hold both titles, with the city planning to reopen the finance director position as the post COVID-19 period stabilizes and supports the recruitment environment both financially and from an [...]

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By |2020-06-02T07:51:59-05:00June 2nd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan appoints interim finance director

2020 Riley and Pottawatomie County candidate filings

The deadline for candidates to file for the 2020 election has passed. Here’s a look at the contested and uncontested races in both Riley and Pottawatomie Counties. The primary election is Aug. 4 and the general election is scheduled Nov. 3. This list includes all Manhattan area filings in both counties as well as state [...]

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2020 Riley and Pottawatomie County candidate filings

The deadline for candidates to file for the 2020 election has passed. Here’s a look at the contested and uncontested races in both Riley and Pottawatomie Counties. The primary election is Aug. 4 and the general election is scheduled Nov. 3. This list includes all Manhattan area filings in both counties as well as state [...]

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Update: KBI investigating allegation made against RCPD officer

Updated 10 p.m. Monday The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is looking into an alleged complaint against a Riley County Police officer. Preliminary information indicates that a 27-year-old man flagged down an RCPD officer shortly before 11 a.m. claiming that he saw a patrol car outside his residence near 15th and Humboldt around 3:30 a.m. The [...]

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Manhattan man arrested on assault and property damage charges at Walmart

A Manhattan man was arrested this weekend after causing some damage inside Walmart. Riley County Police arrested 24-year-old Sherman Sherin Sunday morning on two charges of aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and criminal trespass. According to police, Sherin is accused of damaging property and criminal trespass. The incident was broken up by a citizen [...]

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