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Gov. Kelly issues executive order to ease access to unemployment benefits

Kansans needing to file unemployment benefits due to loss of income related to COVID-19 are being encouraged to do so online to alleviate the high volume to its call center. Gov. Laura Kelly announced Tuesday that the Kansas Department of Labor is receiving over 230,000 calls everyday. “We went from an average of 1,800 unemployment [...]

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By |2020-03-31T16:17:29-05:00March 31st, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Gov. Kelly issues executive order to ease access to unemployment benefits

Update: Riley County reports fifth COVID-19 case; Pottawatomie County cases total two

Riley County saw three new positive cases of COVID-19 reported Tuesday. Pottawatomie County also reported one new case. 7 p.m. update Late Tuesday, the Riley County Health Department learned that a 22-year-old K-State student who traveled to England in the group with a K-State journalism professor tested positive. The professor, Drew Smith, was released from [...]

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By |2020-03-31T19:12:13-05:00March 31st, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Update: Riley County reports fifth COVID-19 case; Pottawatomie County cases total two

RCHD says one COVID-19 test is pending; students who traveled to Italy cleared from quarantine

Riley County continues to see just two positive cases of coronavirus, but that number could soon change. Health Department Director Julie Gibbs says they are awaiting a test result on one patient and monitoring close to two dozen other individuals. Results could be shared as early as Tuesday. Gibbs has said the turnaround to get [...]

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By |2020-03-31T07:14:05-05:00March 31st, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on RCHD says one COVID-19 test is pending; students who traveled to Italy cleared from quarantine

Sen. Moran skeptical of how quickly some may receive stimulus checks; urges more oversight of medical equipment suppliers

After Congress passed a record $2 trillion dollar bill in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the question becomes how long folks will have to wait to receive their money from the federal government. “The circumstance is that we were not prepared,” said U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) Monday on the KMAN Morning Show. Moran says [...]

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By |2020-03-30T15:38:08-05:00March 30th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Sen. Moran skeptical of how quickly some may receive stimulus checks; urges more oversight of medical equipment suppliers

RCPD weekend arrests include suspects in rape, domestic incidents

Riley County Police made two significant arrests over the weekend. The first involved 19-year-old Royce Dixon of Manhattan, who’s charged with one count of rape from a 2019 alleged incident. Dixon was arrested Friday afternoon on a Riley County warrant. He remains jailed on a $150,000 bond. In a separate, unrelated incident, 40-year-old Tyran Hernandez [...]

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By |2020-03-30T06:55:44-05:00March 30th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on RCPD weekend arrests include suspects in rape, domestic incidents

Manhattan Surgical Hospital scaling back elective procedures amid COVID-19 concerns

The number of total positive cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus strain jumped to 319 on Sunday, nearly five times as many cases as their were just a week prior (64 — according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on March 22). With those numbers expected to climb higher in the next few weeks, [...]

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By |2020-03-29T17:51:26-05:00March 29th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan Surgical Hospital scaling back elective procedures amid COVID-19 concerns

Boys State canceled amid COVID-19 concerns

Another annual event has fallen victim to cancellation due to concerns with coronavirus. On Friday it was announced the 83rd annual American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy has cancelled its 2020 session. It had been scheduled for May 31 through June 5 at K-State. The decision to cancel this year’s session was made [...]

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By |2020-03-27T14:30:41-05:00March 27th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Boys State canceled amid COVID-19 concerns

Manhattan Chamber to request $500k for small business emergencies

The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce is requesting a $500,000 loan from the city’s economic development fund to provide a small business assistance program as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Chamber plans to make a formal request Tuesday evening to the Manhattan City Commission. The program, if approved, would be established for [...]

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By |2020-03-27T13:30:50-05:00March 27th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan Chamber to request $500k for small business emergencies

K-State professor with COVID-19 joins “The Game” with update on his health

A week after finding out he was the Manhattan’s area’s first positive COVID-19 case, K-State journalism professor Drew Smith is making some progress. He joined “The Game” on News Radio KMAN Thursday to give an update on his health and ongoing battle with not only the coronavirus, but also pneumonia and hepatitis. Smith traveled to [...]

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By |2020-03-27T10:20:37-05:00March 27th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on K-State professor with COVID-19 joins “The Game” with update on his health

RCPD March statistics show drop in crime, calls for service

As more people have been staying indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Riley County Police Department has seen a drastic reduction in calls for service, crime, arrests and accidents. That may not be surprising since most people are heeding the caution from local, state and federal health officials to stay at home as much [...]

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By |2020-03-25T15:23:32-05:00March 25th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on RCPD March statistics show drop in crime, calls for service